FOR TODAY … 5 October, 2009.

Outside My Window… now that the weekend is over and any plans we had soaked, the blue skies and sunshine are back.  It is, however, a really “crisp” morning.  Brr…

I am thinking… that the merry-go-around at the office is spinning without me this week, and I don’t miss it a bit.  😉

I am thankful for… the wonderful and long anticipated chance to visit northern Michigan this week.  I get homesick for the area, all those rolling hills, forests and farms, and bright blue water… the dramatic coast of Lake Michigan and the smaller domestic shores of Lake Charlevoix that I know so well.  The fall colors should about be at their peak!  I am a fortunate girl.

From the kitchen… picked up some apricot-glazed sausage from the local market to heat up, but have mashed potatoes from scratch (from the garden) to go with, and homegrown carrots too.

I am wearing… pink and black jammies.

I am creating… pretty busy these past couple of days on other things, but am taking my Featherweight sewing machine and 2009 Thimbleberries project supplies out of town with me.  Oh!  And I’m taking a class in beginning redwork at a local quilt shop thereabouts.

I am going… to get my hair cut tomorrow on my way out of town.  What a mop!

I am reading… just finished the current issue of Victoria magazine.  Always a treat.

I am hoping… that my daddy and my grandma start feeling better soon!

I am hearing… the comforting hum of the furnace.

Around the house…one more load of laundry, some dusting and vacuuming, then packing!

One of my favorite things… having the car all loaded up as I take myself off to a favorite destination.  I feel like a snail, with my home on my back.  😉

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… I think I’ve talked enough about this enough already in this post LOL!

My Picture Thought … images from where I’m staying, from previous visits.  It’s set on a bluff overlooking a bay, and surrounded on three sides by cherry orchards.

CH Front

CH Side

A favorite place to read (and conveniently just outside their library):

CH Hammock

What it looked like 150 years ago (not taken by me):