Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Daybook

 "Every day is a blank page."
FOR TODAY, Monday, August 25, 2014

Outside my window . . .A tad bit cool this morning with cloudy skies.  I sense that Fall is making it's way here, maybe just down the road a bit, suitcase in hand filled with colored leaves, pumpkins and crisp mornings.

I am listening to . . .Zac Brown Band, "Keep Me In Mind."

I am thinking . . .how nice it is to have a day off and nothing on the calendar.  Attacking the to-do list today.

I am thankful . . .for the good life I have.

In the kitchen . . .Bay scallops and tomatoes over spaghetti

I am wearing . . .shorts and flip-flops

I am creating . . .a writing plan. Trying to get some of my stories down on paper.

I am going . . .to Hawaii in one week!  My sister-in-law and I are going on a girls trip to watch my niece in a volleyball tournament and to play in the sun.

I am wondering . . .how I'm going to do the above without checking a bag!  It's going to be a challenge, to travel light and leave all the unnecessary stuff behind.  I'm excited!

I am reading . . . The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

I am learning . . . how to scrap journal.  It's lots of fun, lots of cutting and pasting.

Around the house . . . still working on outside stuff.  Dan put a sidewalk in on the side of the house, and now we're going to landscape that area a bit.
I am pondering . . .my naval.  Sorry.  That's the first thing that comes to mind when I read this prompt, so just had to say it.

A favorite quote for today . . ."If you don't like where you are, move.  You are not a tree."

One Some of my favorite things . . . Blake Shelton songs, Colorado peaches, fun postage stamps.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . breakfast with Kathy, haircut, renew my passport, start walking again with my friend Joan.

A peek into my day . . .I planted an assortment of veggies this year, just to have something in our raised beds that we built in May.  The eggplant is going nuts! They're really good when they're picked small (baby eggplant -- so cute!).  Also zucchini and butternut squash.  The rest of our stuff didn't fare so well.  Note to Marie:  the celery never really took off:( 

The Simple Woman's Daybook is hosted by Peggy.  Click here for the link to join in.


Jerralea said...

I see you and I had the same thankful thought - giving thanks for the good life I have. I try not to take it for granted.

Good thinking on making a writing plan. I've been reading how a writer needs to write. Every. Day.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Hi Karen, Thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed reading your daybook post. I would love to have some of those baby eggplants, yum! Enjoy your upcoming trip to Hawaii! :)

Melanie Cook said...

Hi, Karen. So great that you are headed to Hawaii!! My dream vacation destination. Ah, maybe someday. Your dinner sounds wonderful. I love scallops. Have a great evening!

Mrs. C (Paula) said...

Your trip to Hawaii sounds exciting! Someone gave me 4 eggplants yesterday. Any good recipes for them you could recommend other than eggplant Parmesan? That's the only way I've had them besides fried.