January 17th - 2010
Outside my window… it's sunny & warmer than yesterday but with scattered clouds. Ms. Kitty is snoozing on her patio pillow ... occasionally looking up to watch the world go by.
(3:15pm addendum - it's raining and skies are grey - Ms. Kitty's moved inside her igloo)
I am thinking… about the series of storms headed our way ... jotting a note to myself on a 'post-it' to check the drains on the front & back decks this afternoon to be sure they're not clogged because I don't want any leaks in the living room or the garage.
I am thankful for…the cute little 'Johnny Jump ups' I noticed on the parkway this morning ... it's nifty how the birds spread the seeds for these marvelous miniature pansy plants each year.
From the kitchen… I just microwaved two tamales and peeled a couple of Satsuma tangerines to enjoy for lunch.
I am wearing… comfy 'sweats' because it's a bit chilly inside with the furnace off, but I'd rather not turn it on in the middle of the day.
I am creating… my very first Simple Woman's Daybook post on this Sunday afternoon. I never seem to remember to do this on Mondays ... probably because there are so many 'photo' activities that I enjoy participating in ... like Mellow Yellow, Mosaic, and Blue Monday (occasionally Macro & Fun Monday too) ... and since I don't usually post two days in a row on any of my blogs any more. I usually share Shadow Shots & Scenic Sunday here and Blog your Blessings on Sundays too, but since shared 13 Thoughts on Thursday here and Friday's Five Favs at Small Reflections ... methinks I'll let that be..
I am remembering… how much I enjoy writing my thoughts & I'm glad to be following through with my intention to share more regularly on my blogs.
I am going… to pick up milk this afternoon because I'm out & will need some for my oatmeal in the morning to avoid the temptation to use the half & half I keep for my coffee ;-)
I am reading… Julia Cameron's Walking in the World for a second time and revisiting a couple of Barbara Sher's books to help me refocus my attention on 'organizing' my time & space in functional ways.
I am hoping… to get myself writing more regularly again. Seems like my interest in photography and Digital Media techniques have consumed my writing time all too often this past year.
I am hearing… Molly's quiet snores as she sleeps on a pillow-bed at my feet ... recuperating from our walk this morning.
Around the house… there's less clutter than usual because I cleared off my desk area while looking for the Medicare information ... and that reminds me I have phone calls to make tomorrow about 'supplemental' coverage. (Thanks to Barb of Live & Learn for reminding me tomorrow is a holiday so I won't be able to make phone calls until Tuesday and that means my Digital Media class won't be meeting either. Sallie's correct - when every day's a holiday, it's easy to lose track of the 'official' ones. LOL)
One of my favorite things… is walking around the neighborhood and along the beach with my camera ... something I may not be able to do much of next week, so perhaps I'll take a walk without Molly this afternoon to snap photos to share on my blogs.
7:30 pm addendum: I also love to watch TENNIS and just remembered that the Australian Open starts today ... so I'll be 'distracted' over the next two weeks.
A picture to share… a favorite shot of Ms Kitty and simple mosaic with 'patches of blue' amidst the gathering clouds in my Southern California skies here at the beach captured Saturday ... (I shared pix of Molly at Small Reflections).
"Are you content to linger on the simple things of life…then join me in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those of us who are focusing on simplicity…the beauty of the everyday moments around us. That is my vision for this idea!"
I'm not likely to
see any blue skies like these
for a while 'cuz
it will be raining
almost all the time next week ...
I'm a happy gal ;-)
"The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein