From Mama Bear's Journal...
Outside my window...Its 59 °F, (15 °C) this morning and is predicted to reach 69 today...much cooler than the weekend when we approached 90. There is a nice breeze blowing, ruffling the trees and causing the wind chimes to sing...the grass is green and freshly mowed...I can see the Hummingbird Feeder, the seed feeder and the mealy worm feeder from where I sit...I bought the worm feeder yesterday as we had purchased some live ones intending to grow more for the Bluebirds.
We have lots of Robins and have seen them carrying building material in their mouth....Mockingbirds, Wrens, Doves, Goldfinch and Chickadees have all paired up..we expect to see some young ones soon....I have begun to feed our Goldfish in the pond again..they survived the winter nicely...I feed in the upper left corner at around the same time every day and they come there when they hear me coming(do they really hear or is it just the vibration of the ground?)....I bought a waterlily for the pond yesterday...I suppose Tuesdays have become my new Monday for a while as Honey Bear is taking Mondays off for two months...
Hearing...wind chimes and a neighbor's small dog barking....leaves of the Maple being tossed in the wind(I hope it drops all its seeds soon as we've blown pounds of them off the porch already...lots of little Maples will be coming up all over the place.)
I am thinking...my arm will be sore from scrubbing the carpet where I spilled the coffee when I fell this morning(just tripped over the computer cord--didn't hurt anything but the carpet)
Feeling thankful for...soft landings....singing wind chimes...cool breezes....bird song....the sound of trickling water....sunshine and shade....the companionship of furry friends
I am remembering...how busy the last 3 days have been....ready for some calm "me" time
This is the cross stitch project I've been working on
for several weeks...the little squares are to represent quilt blocks and there will be a Bible verse in the center....the end product will be
I'm also working on the crochet projects shown weeks ago
and the Stitch-a-long stitcheries...
Below are a few touches of Spring and the Easter season
new to our home this year
One year ago today...I didn't do a Simple Woman page the second week of April 2010...no idea why...I did post that week that I was washing planters and sprucing up the front entry porch..getting ready for new plantings...our Botanical Garden has an annual plant sale this week and I always buy way more than I'll want to plant when its time....
I am hoping...to stay home today and meander along doing this and that...just enjoy this day that God has given me....
On my mind...tidying up the house when I finish this post....starting a new care package for our son..
Noticing that...God is in the simple things if we just open our eyes and our hearts
Pondering these words...to "Battle Hymn of the Republic"...
From the kitchen...sent lots of leftovers with Honey Bear this morning but kept a few for myself....is a new toaster I used for the first time this morning....a red Mandevilla and two red Gerber Daisies that need planting..only half a cup of coffee left....thinking of having a grilled chicken salad for lunch
Around the house...To-do List: vacuum, change bedding, sort mail and do general tidying.....start laundry
I am praying for...Abbey(continues to improve for which we are thankful but will continue prayers for her and her family)....Son in Afghanistan.....Val's silent request...Honey Bear...Others
A few plans for the week...spend time with daughter tomorrow...club meeting Thursday evening
One of my favorite things...shadows on the ground caused by the sun shining through the trees
From my picture file...more Charleston Benches
Yesterday, our county organization (of which my club is a part) held what we call our "Spring Event". We met at Bennett's Nursery for a guided tour, explanation of various plantings and the way they acquire new species, and a beautiful and delicious lunch served outdoors in a covered patio at "Across the Pond" which is next door...the weather was perfect...there were over 50 of us ladies and we enjoyed the event so much....of course, I had left my camera at home....since I began taking photos of benches, I see them everywhere...this was the case yesterday...I saw at least 5 or 6 different designs...I'll have to return one day when I have my camera and more time to look over all that is offered in these two businesses.
credit goes to Peggy at The Simple Woman
for the prompts of this