Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, Monday

January 16, 2012
Feeling: Happy to be home today
Hearing: Let It Go by Tim McGraw 


Outside today . . . the sun just broke through a very gray, cloudy sky.  It is cold outside and everything looks a bit 'dirty' since the snow melted last week.

Around the house. . . washing machine is going, dryer is humming, dishes in the dishwasher are clean and ready to be put away.  Just finished paying bills.

Martin Luther King Day . . .   so there is no school.  Dan took last week off, so he went in to work today.  Kids are sleeping in, so it's quiet around the house.

I am reading. . .  Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo and just loving it.  I've even read passages aloud to Dan.  What a hoot!  Just what we both need.

What's cookin'. . . I have no idea.  I need to go through the freezer and make up some menu plans.

I am sewing . . . on this quilt.  My mother started it and never had a chance to finish it. It is a family quilt, all the squares made by my sisters-in-law, cousin, aunt, Mom and me. 



It's a good day for . . .  brewing a pot of tea.  I found this teapot on ebay a few years ago.  I love it, because it is just like the one my mom had when I was growing up, except hers was green.  I remember how it was such a treat for us, when she would brew a pot of tea and we would have tea and "sugar bread."



Quote for the Day:
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
~Samuel Ullman


How is your Monday going?

6 comments:

Susanne said...

I love that quote! I think I'll paste it on my forehead so I remember! :vD

What a pretty little teapot. I always loved when my mom made tea when I was little.

Marilyn said...

We never had tea at my house. It wasn't 'til I was married and tea time was an afternoon ritual--before my husband and/or his dad went out to the dairy barn to milk the cows! How's that for a memory?! Then a trip with Young Farmers to the UK made a "believer" out of me.♥♫

Mereknits said...

I love the quilt, quote and everything about your post today. It sounds like a lovely day to be home.
Hugs,
Meredith

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds likes a good day all around.
The quilt looks wonderful.

Melinda

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN.......SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY.......SO YOU HAD MORE SNOW.....WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY......THEY SAY NJ IS ONLY GETTING 15 INCHES OF SNOW THE WHOLE SEASON...
HARD TO BELIEVE.....WE'LL SEE.......
I REMEMBER THAT QUILT.......I HAVE ONE TOO.......I MUST GET IT OUT AND WORK ON IT.......TIME GOES BY SO QUICKLY.....HOPE MY ARTHRITIC FINGERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEW........TAKE CAREW....LOVE YA...AUNT RIZ

Leslie said...

What a great day. I love the quilt and tea pot! Have a great weekend.