Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Melancholy Tuesday

Truthfully I have been in this state of mind since Saturday. I'm not sure if it's because Seth is on his trip, or because of financial worries, or because I miss spending time with Mike. Probably a combination of several things.

Seth is on his Washington DC trip. Brandon is out playing with neighbor kids. I'm still working.... Mike is due home soon. I will finish up this contest report and go soak in the tub.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Sunday afternoon

It's been a quiet afternoon. There are several things I know I should be doing but I keep putting them off... laundry (washing & folding), sorting mail, watering plants, getting ready for the week ahead. I read a bok this afternoon.. that's pretty much it.

I love sitting at the computer looking at my roses. They are blooming wonderfully. The breeze is causing them to wave around. The climber rose is Joseph's Coat. Therear re a couple dozen blooms in various stages of yellow, coral, pink and orange. The First Prize rose is coming right along. It always takes a little longer. The Loenfeld has grown taller this year, but no flowers yet.

Brandon is at the movies with Alec, and Seth is watching Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Buddy is much happier now that his fleas are mostly gone, and prednisone and antibiotic are working. He is snoozing on the couch... looking like an old dog who loves his nap. :) Ok, back to reality. I'm going to head to the washing machine and get something acoomplished today.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

The boys and I went to the cemetery this afternoon. We walked around and read headstones for about half an hour. If they hadn't been there I probably could have let emotions have free rein and thought a lot longer about wars and US history. Instead I tried to impress on them the respectful nature of the day. They were at least able to parrot the correct information so I guess that's something.

I planted a geranium from Mother's Day and a green thing I bought with Mom. Feeling dumb that I don't know what it's called. I planted it under Brandon's window because it's supposed to like shade. Seth finished up the front grass and Brandon is mowing the back. He wasn't very happy about having to do it.

I'm feeling... comtemplative. I don't know why exactly... just a little quiet in my spirit. I've read two great books since my visit to the library. Wildflowers by Robin Jones Gunn and Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick. That could have something to do with my speculative mood... just thinking about the messages of the authors.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Second Day

Ok, well I made it here today.

I have a hard time knowing what to write since anything online can be read by nearly anyone. My instinct is to pour my heart out and give a voice to my heart and private thoughts... but I'm not sure yet.

I burned my hand this morning on the steam from the water kettle. Didn't seem like it was a big deal until later and eventually it did hurt enough that I did put ice on it. And now I have a blister.

My sixth wedding anniversary is tomorrow. It's very strange to think about the last 6-7 years. Time does fly... Mike is working today so I indulged myself at the library. Only came home with 5 books, and I think I may have read at least 1 of them before, maybe 2. But oh well... keeps my brain busy.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Wow.. that's very pink

I don't think I've been surrounded by that much pink since I was 10 or 11. I'll try it for awhile and see if it grows on me.

The First

Well, I am finally jumping into the blogging universe. Wonder how many first entries start off the same way.

It's a lonely Friday at work, all the office mates in this vicinity are off and it's just me and radio. Oh, and a few birds outside the window. Hubby is working today and tomorow so the boys and I will be on our own for the weekend. Fortunately we'll have a little money for grocery treats to keep ourselves going.