Monday, May 4, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - May 4, 2009

For my fellow Sleeping with Bread participants, I will join you again. I've just felt compelled to post my Simple Woman's Daybook the last few weeks.

For today...May 4, 2009

Outside my window...The sun will soon rise. The chairs are strewn about the patio from last night's fire. It was fun roasting marshmallows, making smores, talking and picking out constellations.

I am thinking...I will feel better once I complete a task I've been putting off for the last week.

I am thankful for...easy breezy spring evenings sitting by the fire and enjoying each others company.

From the kitchen...I'm not sure what my husband will whip up but he broke out the grill yesterday so I'm thinking that might be involved.

I am wearing...grey slacks (it's Monday) and my favorite black top. Darn, I forgot to color my hair this weekend. I could let it go silver but it's coming in patches so I'd look pretty strange. Oh, well, I guess my hair will match my outfit!

I am reading...the last few chapters of PoemCrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge. I suggest everyone read it whether you're interested in poetry or not. It is plump, juicy and full of life. The chapters about the kids from her workshops will tug at your heart.

I am hoping...for a quiet work week so I can get caught up on some projects.

I am Full Moon Dreamboard this week!

I am praying...for beautiful weeknights so my family can get out for a few walks.

Around the house...I cleaned the house this weekend so there's really only laundry and a little darning left to do.

One of my favorite things...the smell of oranges and tangerines. I've been allergic to them since my teen years but I can still enjoy their scent!

A few plans for the rest of the week...I'll take my son to see the Wolverine movie and I'd like to get more writing and drawing time in. I'll also make the effort to throw in some random acts of kindness. :)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...


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  1. Oh--we had a fire in the firepit last evening. No s'mores, alas......but star gazing did happen.

  2. Oh how I miss s'mores!! I wish you well on completing your task.

  3. I love the smell of oranges, too, and definitely orange blossoms.

    Good for you - planning to do random acts of kindness. If we don't plan, we'll probably never do it!

  4. Hello Pamela, I loved your list! I am going to delve into Poem crazy, it sounds great! Enjoy watching Wolverine!

  5. Would yo believe I have never had s'mores? What an idyllic night :)

    Kali is adorable :) Reminds me of my Stinky when he was a kitten :)


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