Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday musings

February 22, 2010
Feeling: groovy:)
Hearing: Everytime I Close My Eyes (Kenny G)


Outside today was hazy and icy cold this morning. The ground was covered in a new blanket of snow. Eventually the sun came out and I am hearing the dripping of melting snow, running down the rain gutters. It's a good day for jeans, a sweater and snowman socks.

I'm thankful for many things today . . . First, that my husband won't be traveling for the next two weeks. It feels like a holiday when he's in town, even if he's working every day, I know he's close by.

I'm also thankful for...girlfriends to grow "young" with. One of my very good friends turns 50 today, and we went to her birthday party yesterday.

I smile when I think about. . . the weekend and taking my two big boys to Costco. I can't even remember the last time I took the two of them shopping together at a grocery store. However, some things never change, and I came home with snacks and food that were nowhere on my list.

What's cookin'. . . Santa Fe Chicken from this cookbook:
I'm really enjoying this cookbook. My friend, Christine, recommended it to me about a month ago, and it's a nice change from crockpot cooking. The vegetables come out crunchier and flavorful. The meals take about 45 minutes to cook and everything is cooked in just one pot.

In my workshop, last night, I worked on. . .my "ideas notebook". I have a three ring binder that I keep for decorating ideas and gardening. I went through a stack of magazines last night, tore out the pages that looked interesting and filed them away.

I am reading...Knit Two by Kate Jacobs. It's a sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club.

A few of my favorite things: the pocketbook section at T.J. Maxx, white tea and ginger hand soap, homemade cards, chenille bedspreads, and the anticipation of waiting for new pictures to upload on my computer.

Things I do not like. . . unloading the dishwasher, black licorice flavoring, puppies biting my ankles, bank fees.

I'm looking forward to . . . having lunch with a friend on Wednesday, the arrival of spring and daffodils, a new book from Amazon, having a cup of tea later on tonight.

Quote for the Day:
Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.
~~Victor Hugo

10 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

You have had a busy Monday! But it sounds like you had fun!
Life has a way of going on and we need to find the positives in it.
Spring WILL come soon.

Melinda

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
I ENJOYED READING YOUR "MONDAY MUSINGS" POST. YOUR ONE POT MEAL SOUNDS DELICIOUS.
I REMEMBER YOUR GRANDMA MASTERSON MAKING ONE POT MEALS, AND THEY WERE SO HEARTY AND YUMMY. I ENJOY THEM MYSELF. THAT PUPPY THAT BITES YOUR HEELS, IS IT LILLY? :) HOPE SHE IS BEHAVING FOR YOU. I'M SURE SHE BRINGS A LOT OF JOY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ENJOY DAN WHILE HE IS HOME, IT DOES GET LONELY WHEN THEY ARE AWAY.
WELL, HAVE A GREAT WEEK, LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I love reading about all the day to day things you post on Monday. It really does feel like a holiday when our husbands are home, doesn't it? Have a great week!

Xandra

Mica said...

thank you for popping by and the sweet comment. Nice to meet you! Your blog is very sweet and that pup of yours...she is darling!Hope you are keeping warm in that icy cold weather you described. Have fun... hope to see ya here again soon,Mica

Robin said...

Love that quote for the day!

I always enjoy your Monday musings - sounds so nice and cozy at your place!

Sahara said...

Hi Karen! I love reading your blog, I really like the way you write! The last photo of Lilly caught my eye, that's exactly how my toy poodle rests her head on my feet when I'm stitching!

Susanne said...

Funny how when guys are involved in the shopping it always come back looking different. I sent mine out today for bread, apples and bananas. When he came home he handed me bread, 3 big bags of apples and not one, but two 5 lb. blocks of cheese! LOL.

Paula said...

Hi, Karen! Enjoyed reading your post from Monday. I am anxious to check out the cookbook you recommended! Wow, do I need to do more "one pot" meals! Especially since I hate doing the dishes after cooking! HA!

Hope you're having a great week!
Paula

Anita said...

You just gave me a lot of "easy" things to think about. Good to get my mind off of the "hard" things once in a while. :)
I like the quote at the end. I'll have to remember that one. :)

diana said...

i love that quote. sadly, it seems to be true.