Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Peek Inside My LIfe

Outside My Window... we've got beautiful blue skies and sunshine, but threats of rain in the forecast. It's been the driest winter in several years, so we could use the rain.
Around the house and garden... Paul put the vegetable garden in this weekend. . . lettuce, squash, tomatoes, beans, herbs. The pear trees have started to blossom, and the apple trees are getting their buds. A few flowers have started to bloom.  I'm hoping to do a little more purging of the kids' rooms since they will be around this week.
I am thinking... about what the week will be like. I have to work, but both the kids are on school break. Clara sometimes finds herself at loose ends without structure. They both probably have some homework to do, too, which they never like doing on break. I know Clara has some knitting to finish up from a class she just finished. Henry missed a week of school, so he will have lots of catch-up for sure. I'd like to give them some house-cleaning chores as well.  Such random thoughts.
I am thankful for... the fact that Henry is returning home from Dallas today. He went for a week with his soccer team, and I really missed him. I am thankful his team was invited and they had the opportunity to play soccer against teams from all over the world (Canada, Mexico, Sweden and the U.S.).  I hope he enjoyed himself and grew from the experience.
From the kitchen... Paul got the cooking bug this last weekend. He made a beautiful spanakopita for Easter. Plus, there will be the inevitable (but welcome)  egg salad this week. And we've been enjoying lentejas (a slightly spicy Mexican lentil soup).
I am wearing ... my pajamas, but will be changing into my running shoes soon to get a run in with Clara. Training takes up a lot of time, but it is definitely worth it.
I am hoping ... that a big work event we have planned for Thursday night goes well. It's an annual lecture for our labor and employment law program.  I always worry about how it will turn out, even though it's always been a success so far (this is our ninth one).
I am reading... not much!  In the blog world, I am definitely enjoying Julie Kirk's blog series, "Push-Up Bra Blogging."  If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here.
I am busy creating... lots of stuff! I was very heavily into photography during March, but I'm thinking April may see a return to more mixed media.  Over the weekend, I finished my dry art journal for Kelly Kilmer's class. I'll post a class review soon. My iphonography class with Cheryl Johnson is also coming to an end soon. Ditto on the review post. I have a few scrapbook pages to post, too. Plus, the end of the month will bring my "Photo-Heart Connection" post, and the new month will witness my newest "Storytelling Sunday" post.
I am hearing... birds outside the window in the kitchen and Clara telling me it's time to get ready to go run.
What's going on in your life right now?


Scrappi Sandi said...

Phew! I'm exhausted just reading this post!! I'll look forward to reading your comments on the iphoneography course & good luck with the presentation! Enjoy your run! :D

Linda said...

I really enjoyed reading a peek inside your life Rinda! I find your blog posts very inspiring, and now want to write a similar blog post of my own. I too am loving Julie's Push-Up Bra blogging. Hope you enjoyed your run, and good luck with the big lecture:)

debs14 said...

Thank you for a little look into your life right now. I know that life in your part of the world is so very different to mine and I love these small insights into what you are doing and seeing. Not to mention the sunshine you are feeling!

Lou said...

Looks like you have a busy holidays - we are on holidays too and i'm waiting for my sister and her family to arrive for our afternoon out. We will need hats, scarves and gloves because it is bitterly cold here. Enjoy your blue skies x

Anonymous said...

It's so nice to read how things are in your part of the world - spring is still trying to get here but.... Good luck on Thursday.

Denise said...

Thanks for giving us a peek into your life- you certainly seem busy.It's lovely to hear you have blue skies too! x

Becky said...

Lovely to have a peak into your life. Hope the training continues to go well and that your work event is successful on Thursday. What is spanakopita?

Cheri said...

Spring hasn't quite happened here yet, but I am SO READY for it! We have had the birds return and have been hearing a bit of bird song lately which is always a nice change.

Alison said...

Blue skies here today too.....I have just discovered the 'push up bra approach to blogging'...great series!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

I think you are amazing training for this run...all runners amaze even though I doubt ya'lls sanity lol Can you email the link to donate, don't think I ever got around to that? Did Henry's team do well? What a cool experience! It makes me to smile to read about Paul gardening and cooking, sounds like he is feeling well, praises lifted :)

Missus Wookie said...

Sounds like a busy week - so glad to hear Paul is feeling well enough to be busy. Hope Henry's team did well and the week goes smoothly.

My two cope better with structure too.

Capescrapper said...

Rinda, wow you certainly have a lot going on.

I do too.
I am on several committee dealing with school changes in our district and there are several meetings this week.
Parent teacher conferences for both girls, a follow up to my root canal, PTA treasurer duties with the Book Fair and of course being a wife and mom. ;) Busy busy busy time of year. And then of course, always fit in my crafting time. Looking forward to getting my Club Scrap kit today. :)
Thanks for asking, Hugs!