Daybook: August 11


Hosted by Peggy @ The Simple Woman

Outside My Window…Is a bright, sunny, chilly day.  Brr.  What happened to August?

I am thinking…that I seem to FINALLY be over all the sicknesses (first the cold/sinus infection, then a crazy stomach flu or whatever–no  one else got it so I think I ate something wrong–whatever it was I lost quite a bit of weight over it.)  And now I have tons of work to do to get caught up after being sick for a week and on vacation for a week before that.

I am thankful that…I have work to do, a cool day to do it, that the kids are playing happily, that my husband seems to finally be getting over the stupid cold thing.

From the kitchen…is blueberry pie, on plates, on the table, staining my kids and their clothes.  We made it last night and they ate it for breakfast.  Will post the recipe and pictures later (per request.)

I am wearing…my new favorite jeans, a black t-shirt with white cutout flowers and a hoodie–did I mention it is COLD.

I creating…a website in my head which I want to get on the computer soon, several sites for my kids, who also want to blog, another children’s book in my head and a little on paper, a new look for the girls’ room (Deb is an absolute inspiration when it comes to decorating while I am way more practically minded and only buy “useful” things), more work than I can possibly do in the near future but since I have been unable to work  for several days due to illness and vacation I am full of ideas.

I am going…to the store to pick up a cd holder for all of our movies–another idea inspired by Deb.  The kids HATE putting movies in their cases and I HATE having DVD’s everywhere.  Also going thrifting looking for actual curtains for the girls’ room and a bedspread for Rach.

I am reading…Thornyhold by Mary Stewart, again.  It is the book I reread when I want something light that I can read and put down at will.  I need some new books to read.

I am hoping…that my husband will be completely over this plague soon.

I am hearing…the fan, cars go by, my husband cough.

Around the house…there is still laundry to be  done and rooms to clean and tons of work to be done–being knocked out of commission for several days does that.

One of my favorite things…August (my husband’s and my birthday are within a few days of each other, and then school always started right after.)  A new pad of watercolor paper (which I desperately need to order).  Projects that take up all my thought.  A trip to the library with the kids.  Seeking out our fall wardrobes at the thrift shop (I love fashion mags and figuring out how to adapt thingss to our own personal styles and do it for super cheap.)  Watching movies with the kids (Rach and I have been watching the new Dr. Who–I LOVE that she shares my love of cheesy sci fi and can’t wait till she is old enough to watch Cowboy Bebop and Firefly with me. :))

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

Fixing a friends broken website, working on my new site, getting the kids sites up and running.  Organizing around the house, getting caught up on laundry.  Working on new book idea, working on hubby and my joint project.  Making a set of paintings for a friend.  Getting the rest of the photos from our trip posted and organized.

Here is picture thought I am sharing