Monday, August 15th
Outside my window…….the school hub-bub has died down. Today is the first day of public school and it’s always a little chaotic.
I am thinking…….about my schedule for the week. I always feel a off kilter when I return from a trip.
I am thankful for……the fact that my family places a priority on getting together and that we all have a good relationship with one another, even though we are vastly different and live far from each other.
From the kitchen…..I’m prepping a few things for this week (eggs, veggies, hummus).
I am wearing…..leggings and a tank top. Will change shortly into “real” clothes for work.
I am creating…..uh, nothing. Right now I’m trying to keep creations and projects to a minimum.
I am going…….to work later today, then to a volunteer commitment. When I get home I am going for a walk.
I am reading……..The Noonday Demon: an Atlas of Depression, by Andrew Solomon. This is a fascinating and well-written book, although I am moving through it pretty slowly. Lots to think about.
I am hoping……that we get a little rain this week.
I am hearing…..the timer for one of our lights — it’s really loud! We set them when we are out of town and this one is weirdly noisy.
Around the house…….I need to mow tonight or tomorrow. I really need to get caught up on laundry. I also want to do some kind of decluttering goal again this month, although I am not quite sure what that will be. Maybe I will set a small goal each week.
One of my favorite things……coffee made in my coffee pot, from my own freshly ground beans. I really missed this while we were away.
A few plans for the rest of the week…..in addition to working, I need to make sure I’ve got everything lined up for school. I may meet a friend for drinks this weekend.
Here is a picture I am sharing…….Monticello! We toured Thomas Jefferson’s home during our recent vacation. We took our oldest nieces, as I think days and days of toddler wrangling starts to wear on teens. I’m not sure that hanging out with their middle-aged aunt and uncle really tipped the scale the other direction…but at least it was a distraction! We had a good time. Thomas Jefferson was a fascinating person and his home reflected that.