Outside my window~ Outside my window. Perfect temperatures. It is about 66 degrees. It may get as high as 72 degrees today. I love it! Not too hot, not too cool. Just right for sleeping at night with the window open. I put my hummingbird feeders out last week and had my first birdie of the season on Friday! I think that is a week earlier than I saw them last year. I love to watch those little birds.
I am thankful for~ I am thankful for the ones who made me a mother.
My mother, Sharol.
I had a great day yesterday. My husband set his alarm to make me a hot breakfast. Scrambled eggs, toast with lemon curd, and orange slices. Besides 'helping' me make breakfast. . .I think that is the first time in 22 years he has cooked a hot breakfast for me.
I also got a sweet phone call from my #1 son.
A sweet phone call from my daughter to be. . .
And a phone call from my brother in Christ. . .
From the learning room~ Reading, Reading, READING, READING!
(( . . . for both students!))
From the kitchen~ I've tried hard to stick to my menu. My grocery shopping has been a major stock up on the first of the month, weekly trips for fresh produce, and a quick trip to the store for a missing ingredient. It's working out well for me that way. My produce is staying fresher, less waste. If I could just master the art of cooking without leftovers!
Monday~ Turkey lettuce wraps, brown fried rice
Tuesday~ Salisbury steak with mushroom gravey, scalloped poatoes, sweet green beans, pear salad.
Wednesday~ Black bean soup with polish sausage, toasted bread, green salad
Thursday~ baked fish, rice a roni, spinach salad
Friday~ marinated chicken pieces, baked sweet potato, salad
Saturday~ Hamburgers and french fries
I am wearing~ Bright colored top, denim capri's, bare toes, orange sweater for warmth
I am creating~ We cleaned the house this morning. That's about all the creating that I've done lately.
((#2 son is the KING of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser . . . ((p.s. I LOVE THAT PRODUCT!!)) #2 son cleaned the stair risers for me!)
I am thinking~ I am thinking I really should get on the ball and choose a mother of the groom dress. I'd like to see Coldwater Creek bring back a purple one they had several years ago that I should have purchased but did not. I don't think the wedding is going to be formal more casual. It looks like it will be in Pensacola, Florida with wedding pictures on the beach.
((it looks more lilac colored in the catalog))
I am watching~ Road to Avonlea
Favorite Things~ FISHING!!
((teaching Sharon how to fish. She is good! She just doesn't enjoy killing sacrificing the worm for the sport of catching the fish, even IF the fish swallows the worm. (She is a veterinarian so she has LOTS of compassion for all of God's creatures!))
Friday we took out my husbands TOY -ota
We took it (the Toyota) on a country drive , with a picnic lunch, the fishing poles and the spirit of adventure!
(a beautiful pond with good fishing)
~~Ssshh! Do not disturb the residents of the pond!!~~
At another place in that county, we stopped by a trout stocked pond. The local residents made it difficult to fish!
(There must have been at least 30-40 baby geese on this pond)
Around the house~ It's is Monday, therefore laundry day around the house.
I am praying~ Praying for the desires of my heart, praying for a good attitude, PRAYING!
Something to share~ We joined a gym. . .yes weird I know. I love to swim and cycle. Our gym provides opportunity to do both in any type of weather. Maybe I will be motivated to sit on work out equipment this fall and winter and exercise!. I am not a New York/New Jersey yuppie now believe me.
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8
Our gym has a family changing room with a private stall and locking door so I can change with my family and not be separated from my #2 son in the men or ladies locker room.
~~Have a GREAT week Friends!~~