Monday, November 22, 2010

Daybooking, Monday 11/22


Outside my window... it is pitch dark, even though it is only 5:30 p.m.  Winter hours have definitely set in.  There are twinkling lights from the City, as I wait for my 6:30 p.m. class to begin.
I am thinking... sometimes there seems to be so many little parts of life to manage that I feel overwhelmed.  I think (fear) that I lost my iphone and that I have a flat tire on my car. The kids need to get to the dentist, and we just got a letter saying that our health insurance will no longer have a contract with their pediatricians (who I adore) after the first of the year.  Sigh.
I am thankful for...being featured in the member's spotlight over at Get It Scrapped.  Check me out at this link and you can learn even more about me.  I am also thankful for the fantastic blog prize I received today, a booklet with every recipe from the Let's Eat Blog Hop!!!  Thanks Beverly!
From the learning rooms...tonight I teach my last law school class for the semester.  On Saturday past, I taught a Christmas mini journal class.  Even though there were only two students, it was a lot of fun to teach. It has made me rethink the optimal number for classes.
From the kitchen...there's a turkey in the refridgerator, thawing out for Thursday. It's a small one because it looks like it will be "just us" for Thanksgiving, although we'll join the neighbors for a glass of wine before dinner and perhaps they'll come over later for pie.
I am wearing...my favorite work outfit . . . pinstriped pants, bright white shirt, rust colored sweater and Italian loafers.  Also the Claudaugh ring made of rose gold that I inherited from my Aunt Vera and Uncle Nano.
I am creating...plaster nichos for my December class.
I am going...to meet blog friend Karen this weekend, and I'm very excited about!
I am reading...Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, an Australian author who blog friend Amy also likes.  I am about to start Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
I am hoping...to do some actual scrapbooking this weekend!
I am hearing...cars driving by and last night I heard hail.
Around the house...Clara is getting ready for basketball practice.  She made the "A" team, and we are all horribly proud of her!
One of my favorite things...Discovering interesting things for my blog, like the Daybooking Site.  You can find it at this link.  Feel free to join the party. I found out about it from this post at Tammy Lee Bradley's blog.
A few plans for the rest of the week:  beginning to think about Christmas; Clara and Paul have been painting her room - I'll step in with some finishing touches this weekend; Henry plays in the Alumni Soccer Game on Saturday. Did I mention he made the Varsity High School team (quite an accomplishment for a sophomore).
Here is picture for thought I am sharing... the current view from my office.
after night class (Mon.)
and a self-portrait of my artist hand at work:
Self Portrait - fingers (Sat.)
Hope you'll join in the daybooking!

9 comments:

Karen said...

I was so excited when I clicked on the Let's Get It Scrapped Blog this afternoon and saw a familiar face. What a great article! Can't wait to meet you on Saturday.

Amy said...

I have been meaning to play along with this for a while - good reminder!
My window view is vastly different - bright blue sky, gum trees blowing in the wind and a hot end to the day! We are all in shorts and t-shirts and cooking on the bbq :-)
I loved the interview at GIS, my reading will be a blog topic soon - I seem to have read an inordiate number of books from the one genre this year!

Sian said...

You have quite a lot going on there Rinda! It cheered me, today, to read about someone else with lots and lots of little things on her mind. So many small things needing accomplished.

I'm off to check out your GIS post now. And congrats to Henry!

Deb said...

That's so cool that you and Karen get to meet up!!! So awesome. :o)

And I love your list here, Rinda. I'm jealous that you have all the blog hop recipes in one little book! I thought that was such a clever giveaway prize!

Fun interview over at GIS too! xo

scrappyjacky said...

Loved reading your list,Rinda....what busy lives we all lead these days.....no wonder we get stressed sometimes!!!
And really enjoyed the interview.

Becky said...

What a lovely post - so nice to hear what is going on in your life and how busy you are too! Hope you and Karen have a great time together on Saturday - how nice to meet with a blog friend in real life :)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Yay! So happy to see you doing this. You will find it relaxing. And it will hold you accountable. When you look back next week, will you have done the things you said you were going to do? Are you still wearing the same clothes? hee hee...

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on winning the recipe book!!

I think I may use this for my Thanksgiving post

Beverly said...

What a great glimpse into everything going on for you right now...life seems very full. So glad you like the recipe book :)