Monday, March 16, 2009

For Today . . . Monday, March 16, 2009

Outside my window . . . cool, overcast. We missed the snow that was coming our way last week. It is as dry as can be. We need moisture!

I am thinking . . . back to the wonderful weekend. On Saturday, my friend Terry and I went to see a two-women show at the Denver Center for Performing Arts called For Girls Only. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard! On Sunday, Dan treated me and the kids to brunch at the Egg & I:)

I am thankful for . . . Webcam! I talk to Joe every other day, or so.

From the kitchen . . . Chicken Broccoli Casserole for supper. My friend Pamela's recipe and Luke's favorite-of-all-time.

I am wearing . . .Vera Wang gown and stilettos. Not really.

I am reading . . . I just finished The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian. Very rough at the beginning. But I am reading it for book club, so I continued and it eventually settled into a really good read. The very last sentence of the book revealed the answer to the story and a twist that left me with my mouth hanging wide open. I made the mistake of staying up late to finish it last night. Then I couldn't go to sleep because I kept going over the story in my head, looking for clues to the ending.

I am hoping . . . we get some rain, or I fear the grass will NEVER green up.

I am creating . . . a clean house, one room at a time. Last week it was the bedrooms. This week, the office and kitchen.

I am hearing . . . the radio -- Sugarland, Baby Girl

Around the house. . .laundry needs to be done, keep on cleanin'

One of my favorite things . . .the tulips bulbs that I planted last fall are sprouting up.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .Baseball and soccer begin -- practices and games. A social at Em's school on Tuesday -- I'm working the pizza booth. St. Patty's Day dinner with corned beef and cabbage. Book Club on Wednesday.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . .a peek out my front window. The bowl and pitcher set belonged to my mother. It is sitting on a desk made by my husband's great-grandfather.

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Judy said...

Oh! The desk and the pitcher and bowl! Sooo very beautiful.

And, I must say, that book sounds VERY interesting.

Becky said...

Oh, I love your picture this week. So lovely.

You are going to busy. I can't believe it is time for the sports to start up already.

And .. I miss tulips

Renna said...

Karen, you cracked me up with your 'what you're wearing' comment! ;-Þ

I clicked to enlarge your picture. The water pitcher is very lovely. As to the desk, I can't imagine owning something a great-great grandparent built, wow!

For that matter, the picture itself is beautiful. It's the kind of picture that if I saw it on a bookcover jacket, it would make me want to read that book!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

You can have all the rain we've been getting! It's been raining for 5 days now...although I can't really complain because we need it!

That picture is just much history there. It made me (once again!) want to come over and have a nice cup of coffee in your kitchen!


gail@more than a song said...

If I could I would give you the rain we've had for 5-6 days straight now! I'm tired of it.
And oh I laughed at your answer for what you're wearing! I think you should wear it and take a picture for us.
The picture you put up is so pretty!

Paula said...

I, too, laughed out loud at what you were wearing. Have a good week

Joanne said...

I like the sound of your Chicken Broccoli Casserole, both ingredients favorites of my family. Maybe one day you might post the recipe?

Jen said...

I love the nice...something from both sides...

And i laughed and almost spit my sweet tea out on your gown and

We both said our favorite things were the spring flowers..we are related....

have a good week friend.

Susanne said...

Stilletos and cleaning somehow don't go together. Not at my house anyway. LOL.

I can't see your pictures. :v( I'll have to come back later.

Susanne said...

Stilletos and cleaning somehow don't go together. Not at my house anyway. LOL.

I can't see your pictures. :v( I'll have to come back later.

Bill said...

You got me, too. I was thinking "she's lounging around the house in Vera Wang???" Plus, the only thing I've seen on TV has been Vera Wang wedding dresses, so that looked real nice with stilettos. The Whips & Chains Bridal Collection by Vera Wang.

diana said...

i've seen the commercials for 'girls only' and wondered if it was as funny as they said. glad to hear it's a good show and that you enjoyed it.

i'm loving the weather, but i wish we would get some moisture.

Kelly said...

Oh! I love this. I love your appreciation, your sentiment, your amazing gratitude! ~Kelly

Robin said...

We are getting rain - maybe it will had your way.
That book sounds good - I have so many stacked up on my nightstand with no time to read them! But that ending reminded me a bit of 'Uncharted" by Angela Hunt.

annie said...

Chicken broccoli casserole sounds so good!