Monday, November 22, 2010
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 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.
and a self-portrait of my artist hand at work:
Hope you'll join in the daybooking!