Monday June 26th
Good morning! I love Monday mornings because I don’t have to go into work until later, but Michael is already in his office…a few hours of time just for me.
Outside my window…….the grass is growing like crazy. I’m also listening to birds singing and getting ready to enjoy the day.
I am thinking…….about what I want to accomplish this week and what I need to do today to make those things happen.
I am thankful for……relative good health! Michael tweaked his back yesterday and was in so much pain. I’m really grateful that he’s feeling a bit better today and also that I am healthy, pain-free, and generally able to do with my body what I want, rather than feeling limited by it. (except when i have a migraine…but that is not today…)
From the kitchen…..I am making an impossible egg bake and continuing with meal/food prep that I started yesterday. I got quite a bit done! Yesterday I made whole wheat baking mix (bisquick), chopped up pineapple and watermelon for snacking, boiled some eggs, roasted and shredded some chicken to use in a meal this week, made granola and prepped the veggies I’d need to use in the egg bake I’m making right now.
I am wearing…..pjs. It’s still early! 😉
I am creating…..lots of food. Also I’m working on some little zip pouches for friends. I need to order more zippers, actually!
I am going…….to work in a couple of hours.
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. (Still reading this!)
I am hoping……that the empanadas I make taste as good as I am anticipating!
I am hearing…..right exactly now, the blissful sound of silence. It’s so quiet in my house that I can hear my oven occasionally click (I have an electric oven and stove and when the oven is on, every so often there is a little click, I think to calibrate heat).
Around the house…….I need to do a weekly “home blessing hour” a la Fly Lady.
One of my favorite things……watching this show about eating in the 20th century: Back in Time for Dinner.
A few plans for the rest of the week…..include working out in some form everyday, writing cards to a few relatives, researching a new car for my husband.
Here is a picture I am sharing…….some pretty fabrics I picked up. I’ve decided to re-do my niece’s quilt as I just really didn’t care for it. And I’d prefer to give something that I am proud of rather than something I feel just “meh” about.