Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For Today


Outside my window…..  is a gorgeous full moon, so bright that it makes a shadow between our houses. 

I am  thinking...about calendar stuff and how to make everything fit in between now and graduation what with moving two college kids, prom, parties, some new responsibilities at work and so on.  I get calendar fatigue and panic several times a day of late.

I am thankful for...the life of my brother-in-law’s father.  He died peacefully at home on Sunday.  My brother-in-law is the solid rock of our family and such a fine fine man.  That didn’t just happen by accident.  I didn’t know his dad well, but know he must have modeled a lot of that to his son.

From the kitchen...there is mostly the smell of carryout food.  Again.  Seems like lately cooking good meals has been a challenge and tonight I needed something quicker than even a crockpot meal could offer.

I am wearing...brown.  Which does nothing for my spirits.  And oddly enough, is the color DH says is his favorite color.  Who picks BROWN as their favorite color?!

I am creating...nothing.  Maybe tomorrow!  That’s my new mantra.

I am be nice tomorrow.  No matter how hard my teenage daughter tries to bait me into acting poorly.  I swear I will just be nice.

I am reading...All the Living by C. E. Morgan.  This is this month’s book group read and so far it’s very good.  Written by an author from Berea!

I am hoping...that Thursday is pretty.  We have a long long tradition of attending the Derby Parade.  That’s my one Derby event!  Anyway, we go hours early and stake out this big spot and then friends and family slowly join us and I do love a marching band!  Can’t wait.

I am hearing...nothing.  A sleeping household.  Makes me happy!

Around the’s still decorated for Easter.   Need to make the transition to seashells and then I’m good to go until Fall.

One of my favorite an afternoon nap.  And I haven’t had one for a while.  I miss that old friend!

A few plans for the rest of the week……..S is coming home and bringing her boyfriend!  And it’s Derby weekend!  Lots of prom prep shopping for the next weekend which will be so so so so busy getting S moved back and K to the prom.

Here’s a picture for thought I am sharing….



I wish I could roller skate in the Derby Parade.  Or just roller skate.  Or be in the parade…..

Today I have joined with other women who are choosing to linger on the simple things on Tuesdays through The Simple Woman’s Daybook.


Queen of Fun said...

Thought you could just drop that in? NTK
When we were at a board meeting dinner over the weekend everyone at the dinner table answered the question -- what was your favorite sport as a child.
Hmmmmmmmmmm none. Like you - never athletic -- alergic to sweat.
But in heaven we'll be roller derby queens and skate backwards and in circles and they'll be like -- wow!

Allison said...

have a great derby weekend! i haven't been to the parade since i was a kid, but my mom has been wanting to go. maybe i'll tag along, especially if there's going to be rollerskaters.

donna said...

Can't take my eyes off of Phillip when he's roller skating or roller blading. Roller skating in a parade? Sounds impossible.

I'm so sorry about your bil's father. I bet he was a wonderful role model.

Good luck with your calendar, makes me weary just reading about it all.