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.
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.