Outside my window:
It’s sunny and pleasantly cool and is supposed to stay a pleasant temperature for the rest of the weekend. The dad just mowed the lawn around the house, so it smells like fresh cut grass. The mama hummingbird is back at the hummingbird feeder, filling up on nectar. She’s chirping like an angry squirrel because she found another hummingbird at the feeder. We know we have at least three that feed here because we’ve seen three of them converge at once.
I am thinking:
The staycation at home instead of the trip to the island cottage has worked out pretty good so far. The girls had some friends over for a sleepover, they’ve been swimming at the lake twice, been taken out for ice cream cones, had a campfire with s’mores, played outside, slept in a tent (partially) and we’ve had a leisurely morning and breakfast.
I am thankful:
That the hyper giggles seem to have calmed down with the sleepover crowd. I think they are all tired.
In the kitchen:
We’ve made and consumed some donut muffins and pancakes already this morning. We have plans for pizza making later in the day. I think I’d like to try one with zucchini, swiss chard, grape tomatoes and basil. Maybe we could make small ones and grill them on the bbq.
I am wearing:
A tank top, short sleeved jean shirt and black cargo pants. I’m comfortable. No jewelry yet, but bright pink painted toes.
I am creating:
I’m still working on a pair of socks. I put it down partway through starting the heel, so I might have some unravelling to do to figure out where to start again.
I am going:
To a local ball diamond with the family this afternoon to watch our godson’s game, then we’re all coming back here for a rest and some pizza in between games.
I am reading:
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende. I keep putting it down and getting involved in something else, but I’m almost done and should finish it up today. I just got another stack of books from the library and would like to start reading through them before their due date.
I am hoping:
To try out the new hammock at some point this weekend. Tomorrow looks promising for that.
I am looking forward to:
The baseball game and the company of friends.
I am learning:
That when your children beg to sleep out n the tent or in the porch, promising that they will stay there all night – they don’t really mean it. And someone will need to get up at some point in the night to tell the littlest ones to go back to sleep.
Around the house:
Not much going on there – we are on “vacation”. Though the grass is getting cut and I should maybe cut down a few
trees weeds in the garden tomorrow.
A favorite quote for today:
“No one knows what’s next, but everybody does it.” ― (George Carlin)
One of my favorite things:
Donut muffins and coffee on a weekend morning.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
We’ll probably do some more swimming, some reading and a nap or two, maybe another campfire. Then back to work on Monday, a birthday dinner (mine) at my mother’s house and hopefully a night out at the movies on Tuesday night.