.... .. .. .. ... .. .. .... .. .. ..... .. ... .... .. .. .. .. ... .. ..FOR TODAY ~ The third Monday of August.
Outside my window... the longest line ever of kids clothes, drying in the sun! I promise! With sheets and towels to follow. As well, the meadow is full of sparkles as the dew drops have hit it pretty good this morning! I also hear Mr. A. - our farmer-landlord - calling for his cows to come on in out of pasture. It's all beautiful.
I am thinking... how blessed we are. We sure have had beautiful weather all summer long. Speaking of Summer. I'm thinking of...just how fast the Summer has gone by! Amazed that school is right around the corner. I'm thinking I'm a little bit excited about that - for the kids. They're ready!!
I am thankful... for a place to plant some garden - after all - this year! and for the yield the garden is producing. More than we need, for sure! It sure is loads of fun to share... and share I HAVE!
|More of Aubrey's photo taking!!|
BTW: the beets are still in the ground. My mom persuaded me to let them get just a tad bigger. I'll most likely get to them this week... sorta planning on doing them tomorrow!
You know it is the thick of summer when meals consist of fresh sweet corn, cucumber appetizers (post forthcoming!) and sliced tomatoes (for BLT's) with chunks of watermelon for dessert. :) What gets better than that?
I am wearing... a pink and yellow striped tee shirt with a long blue jean skirt...
I am creating... quite the schedule for this week. Jamming it all in before school starts - on the 25th!
I am going... to have drive Aubrey to her Kindergarten, this year, and then she'll get to ride the bus home - with her older brother. Here is where I might be going today! I've been collecting quite the van-load of items to be hauled off to the local thrift store!! Good feeling...as always.
I am wondering... I got some loose-leaf tea the other day - upon recommendation from a friend. It's called Herban Lyme Away, purchased HERE! (It's what is in the mug!!) ... I'm wondering how it will help "overall" in feeling better. The truth is... I already am, even without the tea. I've talked about the relapse feeling (from this tick bite and Lymes that I had contracted last year!) that I've had early on this summer... and how awful it's been. I think that that is passing.. and how I know is by judging in how long I've been lasting - being in my kitchen all day - canning, etc.
I am reading... a few *new-to-me* blogs have caught my attention, recently. I like to check in on them every now and again. My Freshly Brewed Life, is one. And, Remnants, is another!
I've met these through the Five Minute Friday link-up, that I have recently been enjoying being a part of. There are a couple of others, too! Such as; Where Your Treasure Is and Artful Homemaking. Enjoy!!
I am hoping... to host yet another MUGS & MUFFINS (which includes a guest post, a great giveaway and a muffin recipe) - come September!! I just wanted to spit a bug in your ear about it. Stay tuned..
I am looking forward to... a Wedding in a couple of weeks. My cousin, Sarah, is getting married and it's exciting to see my "younger" cousin all grown up and getting married. Makes me tear up!
Around the house... lots and lots of drawings & various artwork pieces by a certain - near six year old. The other day she pulled petals off a few of my verbena flowers or was it the zinnia... and found a glue bottle - she was "remaking" her own flower(s) and gluing them on to paper. Yes! I took a few photos of that, too!
the girl keeps me on my toes!! All of us, really!
I am pondering... a couple of things. ((Are you ready? here we go!))
- Does my shy side ever come across as that I am snobby? I think about that sometimes and it worries me.
- Am I teachable? And, there is a difference between being teachable and being gullible. You do know that, right? lol!
A favorite quote for today... actually it is more like a favorite scripture right now...
In everything ... present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
One of my favorite things... listening to my son with a few of his "great ideas". You know.. he's seven. And, he's a thinker! He'll often come up to me with - "hey Mom, I have an idea..." and off he is with trying out his latest and greatest invention. What I love best is that Dad will get in on the idea - helping to make it happen - for him (Caleb!) to really see and test out his theory.
Fun times! and yes, unfortunately, there are some tears...
A few plans for the rest of the week: We're looking at a few play-dates this week. Also - canning red beets (most likely!), like I mentioned. I think Grandma Susie is coming in for a few days, from outta state. For real, this time. I say that because I think I mentioned this last time I posted for this daybook, that she was coming, and her plans cancelled. But, Jayne's 3rd birthday is this coming Sunday!! and Grandma just has to be here for that! Of course...
Can you believe my baby will be three?? I can't either.
Oh, and I've been roped into making a tri-fold poster board display for my son's Scout pack...thanks to my hubby with his Cubmaster role... I'm happy to help! IF that doesn't get done this week... at least it will till the end of the month or soon thereafter.
PS: I forgot to mention - we'll be having a Corn Party (1,000+ ears) on Saturday... up at my sister's place.
A peek into my day...
LOVE, love, LOVE!!!
Joining along with Peggy from The Simple Woman's Daybook...