Monday, July 24
Outside my window…….it’s sunny but damp. The streets are pretty quiet right now, although they were busy a little bit ago with everyone heading out to work.
I am thinking…….about what I’d like to get done today and this week.
I am thankful for……good coffee, good friends, good food and plenty of sleep!
From the kitchen…..I’ll be making up a batch of salad base today, and perhaps I will also make some granola. Later this afternoon I plan to make pizza for dinner.
I am wearing…..a sort-of tie-dyed maxi skirt & a white 3/4 length sleeved shirt.
I am creating…..nothing right now.
I am going…….nowhere today, except maybe on a walk.
I am reading……..Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (this was for book club, but I didn’t quite finish it); The Better Angels of Our Nature by Stephen Pinker (audio book in my car), & Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (audible book I listen to while doing chores).
I am hoping……for good sleep this week.
I am hearing…..birds chirping outside, the occasional cat making mischief.
Around the house…….I need to do some laundry and go through the papers I shoved in the spare room prior to book club, in addition to my regular Monday chores.
One of my favorite things……a tidy house — I rarely accomplish this, but it is so much more inviting to see a cleared off table, a neat living room and a made bed than the opposite. We’re reaping the benefits of having had company over, so for the most part the house is tidy right now.
A few plans for the rest of the week…..I have a few work projects to complete and submit, a long paper and presentation to prepare for Thursday’s class and some work related to my volunteering as well. Kind of low-key, really, so I think I’m going to convince Michael that we should try out this new coffee and game shop near us.
Here is a picture I am sharing…….of the sunset at from my mom and dad’s place. We’re headed there later this summer and I am very much looking forward to being back in Pennsylvania!