Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, Monday

From Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
Would you like to linger on the simple things...then join me and many others in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those who are focusing on simplicity...beauty of the 'everyday moments'.



FOR TODAY...October 19th from Peggy's Daybook

Outside my window... Just a few hours left for this day. I'm late in posting. It is dark and cool, a slight wind rustles the leaves and sends them dancing in the streets.

I am thinking... how different the world seems when you see it through the eyes of a five-year-old.

I am thankful for... the time I am spending with my five-year-old nephew, Tommy, this week. His mom and dad get a little vacation together, and I get to love on my nephew for four days.

I am remembering... how lovely it is to read bedtime stories and I can recite all of Goodnight Moon without having to read the words!

I am going... to enjoy a cup of tea and sleep well tonight.

I am reading...Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra King.

I am hearing...the hum of the refrigerator, classical music playing softly on my compter.

On my mind... not a lot.

Noticing that... More and more, I enjoy just being home. I resent the intrusions of errands, being a taxi driver, even having to go to the store. I just want to be home, puttering around my house, doing all the little mundane chores that keep it running. That's one of the many reasons I'm enjoying my time with Tommy this week. I follow his lead. And if that means sitting on the floor and playing with Mr. Potato Head and watching Star Wars, then all the better. (I know. Interesting combination.)

Pondering these words...
If you observe a really happy man, you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that had rolled under the radiator, striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day. ~ W. Beran Wolfe

From the kitchen... We're making good use of the meals I prepared last week. I'm still feeding my family supper, so it's very handy to have it all prepared and ready to throw into the oven.

Around the house... my house is a tad bit disheveled. I painted the kitchen and family room over the weekend. Still have a wall left to do and some touch up, which Dan is taking care of this week. I will post some pictures when I get the curtains up and everything is put back together.

One of my favorite things... cookies and milk for bedtime snack.

From my picture journal...new pictures are still in my camera!

11 comments:

Jen said...

I liked your quote....it is so true. Oh how I wish I could be so content. I think it comes with age. I'm getting there.
Still excited about your meals.
A 5 yr old around the house this week will keep you going....enjoy his youth.
Enjoy your home this week as well friend.

Joanne said...

Sounds like you're in a good place ... early evening, classical music playing, books, family, tea. Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you are having fun with your nephew...so nice of you to help your family out that way. Sounds like it is a double blessing - to them, and to you!

I agree with wanting to be home and all the homemaking opportunities. I think that is what makes me tick.

I also LOVE that quote!

Susanne said...

Love the quote.

I feel a lot like you. The older I get the more I like to be home and find it hard to deal with the intrusions that demand I leave it.

Dandy said...

Lovely, I should do this more often.

BClark said...

That quote is wonderful and I have copied it. I also find myself not wanting to leave the house. I am content where I am with my critters. With out all the stimulus from big city living I am much more relaxed. The grooves between my eye from trying to make deadlines, commuting and all the other stuff have disappeared. Enjoy!!

Becky said...

Sounds like a very good week for you. Fun with a 5 year old. That will teach you to appreciate the small things and sleep well :)

I am going to check the Book of Bright Ideas. You know I always keep a running list of books to read and you are a frequent contributor.

Kat said...

I enjoyed the Simple Woman's Day book. I enjoyed the words of a happy man in Pondering This. yes the world would look so different from a child's eyes. How sweet that would be to see the world that way forever! have a wonderful day!

RIZZI said...

HI KAREN, I LOVE YOUR BLOG, READING YOUR QUOTES WAS REALLY SO ENJOYABLE. I CAN'T BELIEVE TOMMY IS 5 YEARS OLD ALREADY. HOW TIME FLIES. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR KITCHEN. THINK I AM GOING TO TRY THE SIMPLE WOMAN'S DAYBOOK. TAKE CARE. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

diana said...

i love your words to ponder.

and how fun to have your nephew there. i think that would be fun to have a little one around for a couple of days. i do look forward to being a grandmother =)

Marie said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visting my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I love our daybook. I'll be back for another visit. I loved being a stay at home mom and wish some days that I still was. Working outside the home is not all it's cracked up to be!