For Today, August 4, 2016
"Every day is a blank page."
Looking out my window . . . A cool, breezy, cloud-covered day. A welcome reprieve from the 90 plus degree heat wave of the past weeks.
I am thinking. . . that taking a quick walk with Lilly this morning was a good way for both of us to start the day.
I am thankful . . . for my friend Pam. We talked on the phone yesterday for over an hour. She is someone who hears my heart and -- how does that go? -- reminds me of what it's feeling and thinking when I've forgotten or can't hear it myself.
One of my favorite things . . . toasted English muffin with almond butter.
I am creating . . . organization in the china hutch and dish pantry. I have so many pretty dishes, but rarely use them because I have to weed through all of my holiday knick knacks to get to them. So, the other day, I emptied the china hutch and filled it back up with just my special sets of china. Next, I'll organize the pantry Dan put in for me downstairs and store all those 'special things' that I forget I have (after purging a few things.)
I am reading. . . The Seasons of God by Richard Blackaby. It's helping me understand and embrace this new season in my life.
I am listening to . . . Pandora Radio (Jim Croce's Time in a Bottle -- hello 1970s!)
I am hoping . . . that someone I've reached out to will hear my heart.
I am learning. . . names for plants and flowers. I'm terrible about remembering these things, so making an effort to pay more attention.
In my kitchen. . . there's not a lot going on today. I'm working late, so we'll have grilled cheese sandwiches for supper.
In my garden . . . zucchini, patty pan squash, jalapeno peppers galore. Purple cone flowers, black-eyed Susans and daylillies in bloom,
Post Script. . . a blogging friend is featuring a new blog to explore each day in August. I've found some fun new blogs to read and met the nicest people. She was kind enough to feature my blog, too:)
Shared quote. . . "At first glance it may be too hard. Look again. Always look again."
(Mary Anne Radmacher)
A moment from my day. . . this dragonfly was in the garden yesterday, with lots of her? friends. They literally looked like leaves of gold darting among the flowers. From what I can tell (according to the Boulder Audubon's dragonflies of Boulder County website - ahem) she's a Band-winged Meadowhawk. Apparently there are over 40 different species of dragonflies in our area. Who knew?
I am linking up with Peggy for the August Daybook. The Simple Woman's Daybooks are a welcome opportunity to celebrate the joys of the ordinary and simple things in life. Thank you, Peggy!
Happy Thursday to all,