FOR TODAY … 8 August, 2012
Outside My Window… heavy, multi-colored clouds.
I Am Thinking… this week is moving along rather slowly, e.g., “It’s only Wednesday??”
I Am Thankful For… my new computer coming today!!!!!!!! More on this later.
From the Kitchen… eating a lot out of the garden. Hubby made amazing stuffed peppers from our homegrown pablanos. Now that we polished a round of those off, we are back to tomato sandwiches on artisan bread with various toppings, oils, vinegars, and fresh garden herbs. I love this time of year.
I Am Wearing… black ruffly tank, stripey knit cardigan, light khakis, and enough Brighton jewelry to make even me happy today. ;-p
I Am Creating… well on my way along piecing my summery Sandcastles quilt; about one-third of the way on hubby’s crocheted scarf. (He might actually have it in time for winter this year!!)
I Am Going… to do something outside this weekend! Nice relief in temperatures will have us in the 70s for a few days, and once the rain has moved off, we will play.
I Am Learning… having mastered the double crochet stitch, I just bought more practice yarn (and a slightly largely hook), to work on triple crochet. Am finding that keeping my hands busy with crochet really calms me and helps me focus.
I Am Reading… spontaneously re-read “The Secret Garden” over the weekend. I don’t know what made me pull it out (off of my iPad), but it was so comforting on a rainy day. Always a classic…
I Am Hoping… that my daddy completely heals in the wake of surgery for a detached retina, and that my parents will still have time to fully enjoy their European sojourn. (Also thankful for the kind and competent care he’s received in Denmark.)
I Am Hearing… traffic, paper-shuffling (elsewhere in the office; clearly, I’m not doing any work at the moment.)
Around the House… been staying pretty on top of things, but the garden could use a good tidying up.
One of My Favorite Things… my hand-turned crochet hooks made from exotic hardwoods. Here is an example:
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… need a haircut; general outdoor frolicking.
Something That Made Me Laugh this Week… Some scenes from the movie “Mirror, Mirror” which a friend brought by over the weekend.
My Picture Thought … the lovely town of Vejle in Denmark. Denmark is relatively flat, so this hilly area surrounding a fjord makes for an unusual and appealing landscape. It was also fun to drive through.