Monday, June 6, 2011

Daybook - June 6

Outside my window...the sun is shining brightly and very warmly. Need to go outside when Blueberry wakes up.

I am thinking...of all the things I "should" be doing while I'm busy writing this. And then I'm thinking that I'm enjoying writing, so the "should do's" are just going to have to get over it.

I am thankful for...some new dresses. I love dresses, and my wardrobe has needed some serious help the last few months in terms of warm weather clothes that are convenient for nursing. With the permission of my husband, I got a few new dresses (he's definitely a dress fan--dresses on me that is--in case you needed clarification for some odd reason), and am very happy! Shirts and even skirts I can find cheap at thrift stores. Dresses that don't make me look like I'm 60 or don't require a prom or wedding to wear--not so much.

From the learning rooms...[or in our case--the learning brain]...I can barely keep up. As I write, Blueberry is discovering our CD shelves. Dandy. Something else to pick up. I will admit, they do make nice plunky noises when dropped.

From the kitchen...comes two roasted chickens (some for freezing for future meals) and a Brown Sugar Spice Cake (gluten free of course). I hope the latter tastes good as it's for dessert tonight with company. I really shouldn't attempt a brand new dessert with company, but spice cake just sounded so yummy! Oh, and I made meatballs with oatmeal (baby style) as the base for Blueberry. She loves food. It's rather amusing. Need to look up more recipes to make with baby food. We get lots through WIC, and she's beginning to definitely prefer not-pureed foods more and more.

I am wearing...a blue nursing dress. No shoes. or socks. Thank goodness.

I am creating...organization out of chaos! I got inspired by some Pins about having a closet office, and so I am officially coming out of the closet. OK, bad pun. And technically it's wrong. I'm actually going into the closet. With my desk. Right now it's functional (nicely functional) if slightly utilitarian. We'll work on pretty later.

I am going...to my brother's house for dinner tonight. Some old (and by old I mean, they were missionaries in Thailand when we first went out there when I was only 3 years old) friends are going to be with us. One of them (the daughter of the missionary--few years older than me) is bringing her newly adopted son! So excited to see them.

In my mailbox today.. .was a bill and a receipt. How boring.

I am reading.. .The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel. So far, in love. Good humor, fascinating subject. Really enjoying it. I also recently waded--skimmed?--through The Strong-Willed Wife: Using Your Personality to Honor God And Your Husband. Interesting book, but I quickly realized that it wasn't really something I needed as much as I sometimes think I do. Which was kind of a nice realization. That one will get listed on Paperbackswap shortly.

I am hoping...that this phase of Blueberry sleeping 7 or more hours in a row at night will continue. It's been three days so far, and I'm loving it!

I am hearing...Blueberry chattering to me. She just woke up from her nap and is crawling around the floor while I finish writing this. Must get off computer quickly. Don't like being on the computer when she's awake.

Around the house...Piles still exist. But they're getting worked on, so that's what matters, right?

One of my favorite things...unexpected friendships. I love it when a relationship just suddenly begins to blossom. That makes me happy.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Enjoy the sunshine. Hang out with a friend tomorrow night. Hopefully see another friend later in the week. Next week is recital week at the studio. Going to be busy every single night. Exhaustion.

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1 comment:

HPTeach said...

Love the closet desk idea! It's so cute...good job!