Monday June 6th
I’ve seen Nathalie and a few others share a day book account each week and I like the simple structure and the way it documents time. So I’m joining in for a conversation that doesn’t revolve mostly around food!
Outside my window…….it’s rain, rain, rain. We are sitting in the middle of Tropical Storm Colin right now; I just spent over an hour and a half getting home from work (well over twice as long as my normal commute). I left just as a tornado warning was being established for the central and northern parts of our county. I was heading in the opposite direction, so wasn’t worried about running into that, at least! The Governor has declared a state of emergency for several counties along the northeast coast of Florida and we’re one of them. Right now it’s pretty calm but things are supposed to pick up again this evening. I suspect we will get mostly rain, but some parts of our county are vulnerable to flooding (no matter what they say) and high winds are always a little scary.
I am thinking…….about my plans for the backyard and how I am determined to stick to them this year! I’ve decided to take the slow and steady approach and am thinking in terms of years, not just days and weeks. I hope this is a more sustainable approach, as right now the backyard is an awful, awful mess.
I am thankful for……getting home safely, despite the number of emergency vehicles I encountered on the way and actual accidents I passed.
From the kitchen…..I made crumb cake this morning to use up some older milk (still have a bit left so probably will have pancakes at some point this week) and took one into work. I am making a pesto pizza for dinner. I have been super diligent about getting the kitchen cleaned up each evening, which is not always the case. Five nights in a row so far, go me.
I am wearing…..right now, pajama pants and a t-shirt. I did wear a cute maxi skirt and nice shirt to work, but got soaked walking from the library to my car. It’s nice to be in dry clothing!
I am creating…..uh, nothing right now, although I hope to get out the sewing machine tonight.
I am going……a little mad from my cat’s incessant whining. 😉
I am reading……..Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison. It’s an older but well-regarded survey of how and why people commit suicide. I also have a more recent book about depression checked out. These books are very, very interesting but not exactly light reading.
I am hoping……that I manage to get to Winn Dixie tomorrow since I wasn’t able to stop today due to weather.
I am hearing…..my cats (we’re both home, they think they should be fed) and the rain.
Around the house…….I need to do a little laundry and I am focusing on decluttering the bedroom. We pull a lot of things into our room if we have company or for whatever reason. A lot of it is just junk I need to get rid of but didn’t have time to go through before company arrived. My parents were our last visitors. In March.
One of my favorite things……lately, is the protein and probiotic shake I make most days using kefir and plant based protein powder. Yum!
A few plans for the rest of the week…..I am off Wednesday and hope to do a little more work in the backyard. Or even a lot, but that will depend on the weather. If it’s super humid and hot as projected, I will not be able to be out for very long. If it’s nice this weekend, Michael and I might try and get a good hike in at a local park.
Here is a picture I am sharing…….Horseshoe Bend, from our recent trip to Arizona. That tiny spot in the lower right corner is a boat, which gives you a sense of the scale.