Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, again!


FOR TODAY, February 15th, 2010...

Outside My Window...

The sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue as can be and it is COLD.

I am hearing...Three Dog Night blaring from the next room. My son's latest favorite group.

I am thinking...It's President's Day. I think. No, I'm sure. Last month was MLK Day, so this month must be President's Day. All I know for sure is that the kids (all three, ages 13 to 20) are home from school. Sometimes this doesn't bother me. Today, it does. In fact, I'm so desperate to be alone, this afternoon I'm going to let someone put hot wax on my face and rip the little hairs off just to get out of the house for an hour.

I am thankful for...Well, after telling you what I'm thinking, I guess I better say that I really am thankful for the little buggers.

From the kitchen...Leftover Valentine cake. Burritos for supper.

I am wearing...jeans and a sweater.

I am creating...a loving home:)

I am reading... Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The story is about the friendship between a Chinese boy and a Japanese girl, set in the Seattle area and taking place in 1942.

A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel.
-- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

I am hoping...
that Dan has a safe week in Columbus, Ohio. They are having tons of snow -- he almost got diverted to another airport. . .I wish they had just turned around and flown home:(

Around the house...baby gates. To keep the puppy contained in the kitchen, the only large area without carpet. Except today I found myself "climbing" in and out of my kitchen -- while the puppy was romping around the living room with the kids. It was nice to not have her underfoot while I worked in there.

One of my favorite things...reflecting on the week ahead through this Daybook. It is a nice way of journaling.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...Book club at my house on Wednesday night, my nieces are staying over Thursday night, a friend's 50th birthday party this weekend, vet appointment for "puppy", watch the Olympics!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...she's napping! How does she sleep this way?Thank you, Peggy, for keeping the Daybook going!

9 comments:

Susanne said...

I sometimes know the desperate feeling of needing some time alone! I have never got to the point of allowing someone to rip the little hairs on my face out though. I'd probably just go to the library. LOL.

Joanne said...

My cat sleeps that way, with her head propped up on something, too. So cute!

I remember seeing Three Dog Night at a big stadium concert when I was a teenager, on a hot summer night with about 20,000 other people. Great memory!

Inglesidemom said...

I would leave my house for hot wax...

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
VERY NICE DAYBOOK, LOVED READING IT. ALL THE KIDS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY, YES, IT WAS HECTIC AROUND HERE TOO. WE ARE HAVING MORE SNOW TODAY, IF ONLY THE SPRING WERE HERE. LILLY IS SO ADORABLE, HOPE SHE IS A GOOD LITTLE PUPPY. ENJOY YOUR WAXING. LOVE AUNT RIZ

Sherri said...

What a cutie that Lilly is! We had a dog that slept like that-it seems so uncomfortable to me but I'm not a dog-LOL!

Becky said...

And I love catching up with your week this way too. I wrote that book on my list ... I need to get to the library so badly.

Jen said...

Very cute picture...you are as busy as me. Waxing...ouch..I get eyebrows waxed and it does hurt for a second...hope your week is going well.

Country Dreaming said...

Hi--Not sure how I missed this post but...........
Love the dog! :)

Melinda

diana said...

what an adorable picture.

sorry i haven't been around all week. hopefully, i'm back on track and will be able to keep up with blog reading. hope you had a good weekend.