Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Daybook


For Today. . . Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Outside my window... the air is hazy and smells like a campfire.  A wildfire is burning to the north of us, covering thousands of acres and displacing many families from their homes. Our local airport is homebase for a dozen slurry bombers, and the drone of the engines fills the air. 

I am thinking . . . about all the families whose lives are affected by the fire.  About the firefighters who are right in the thick of it.  My eyes have been itchy and watery all morning, and we are 15 miles away.

I am thankful for. . . firefighters.

I am remembering . . .a great weekend.  Baseball tournament (four games), 90 degree weather during the day, and a  night game where we bundled in blankets and drank hot chocolate. Labor Day bike ride with DH.  Hanging out on the back porch with all my kids.

I am going . . .on a fun trip next weekend!  More details later.

I am currently reading . . .a couple of books I'm trying to finish up, and looking forward to my book club selection this month, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

I am hoping . . .that I get everything accomplished that I need to in this three-day week. 

On my mind . . .will the beta fish make it through the week?  He's looking rather sickly.

Noticing that. . . the housekeeping plan I created last week is working well and coming in handy.  With so much going on, I just check my list and go like mad, until I get everything done.  Planning ahead -- what a concept!

From the kitchen . . . ingredients for spaghetti sauce, which I'll make this afternoon.  Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie bars.

Around the house . . .getting ready for fall.  I put out a few fall things last week, including a candle from Yankee Candle called Autumn something-or-other. A dog is lying on my feet, so I won't get up to check the exact name.

One of my favorite things . . .Diet Coke on ice.

From my camera . . .

I always enjoy writing a Daybook, sponsored by Peggy Hostetler at The Simple Woman's Daybook.  She reminds us that 'every day is a blank page' and to appreciate the simple things in life.

7 comments:

Becky said...

I heard about those fires on the news yesterday. I hope they get them under control soon. They said even some of the firefighters' homes were in danger. So sad and scary.

I am doing this today. I have not done the Day Book for a long, long time.

Susanne said...

Praying that everyone stays safe with those fires burning.

It's been fall like weather here but I'm still stuck on my summer Yankee Candle "Seaside Escape". I just can't bring myself to change it to a fall one yet. It seems like we haven't really had summer and it's gone already.

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
HOW SAD, I FEEL FOR ALL THE FAMILIES THAT LOST THEIR HOMES. GOD BLESS THE FIRE FIGHTERS, THEY ARE SO BRAVE. LOVE YOUR POST TODAY, VERY INTERESTING. TWINS STARTED SCHOOL TODAY, JENNA STARTS TOMORROW.
OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN NICE, SOME DAYS ARE COOL AND BREEZY. I AM WAITING FOR THE FALL, I LOVE THE FALL.
TAKE CARE, HAVE A NICE WEEK.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Country Dreaming said...

Wishing everyone in the fire area the best. Stay safe and take care.
Sounds like you have been very busy!!

Melinda

Dandy said...

Wishing everyone safety during the fires!

Love that photo. I read Garden Spells years ago when it first came out- let me know what you think of it.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I love these posts, they make me smile all over :)

I have an Autumn something candle that I love too, maybe Autumn wreath? It will have to cool off here a bit before I feel like burning candles.

I've loved the Sarah Addison Allen books I've read, including Garden Spells. There's something so fanciful and enchanting about her stories. I believe she has a fairly new one that I have not read (I get them at the library)... need to do that soon :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Jen said...

Love the picture....I should do this with Miller and his friends.
I need to slow down and appreciate things like you are...I'm a stressed mess now a days...lol