Monday, January 12, 2009

Simple Daybook #24

For Today . . . January 12, 2009

Outside My Window . . . snowing and windy but milder temperatures (-5 degrees C) and poor driving conditions

I am thinking . . . about a gift for Kelsey and Darrin's Garage Party (our version of a wedding shower) at the end of the month

I am thankful that . . . we could go to Airdrie and help out while Silas was sick

From the kitchen . . . Sticky Chicken Thighs, brown rice, winter salad and leftover Christmas cookies :))

I am wearing . . . brown cords, brown long sleeve tshirt, orange down-filled vest and brown loafers

I am reading . . . just finished The Book Thief this morning - looking forward to discussing it at book club

I am hoping . . . that it doesn't rain tomorrow - crazy weather swings happening up here!

I am hearing . . . Michael W. Smith's Christmas CD - we are still enjoying it!

I am creating . . . layouts for the last 4 weeks of the Design Your Life class - Christmas got in the way of my finishing - I'm looking forward to getting these done

Around the house . . . groceries to finish putting away and still a few Christmas display pieces out

One of my favourite things . . . crisp and crunchy fresh green and red grapes - and they were a good price too ($1.99 per lb.)

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . playdate with Meadow, book club coming to our house, searching for a dress to wear to Darrin and Kelsey's wedding, a shopping trip to find some baby flannelette

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . . the blossoms of a pineapple plant, which each form a fruit, that presses against the neighboring fruit and grows together as one, taken in Bahia, Brazil.  They are native to Brazil and Paraguay.    Did you know that hummingbirds are pollinators of pineapples and their importation is not allowed in Hawaii!!

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  1. You have so totally inspired me to get on with my scrapbooking. I have got a friend on board to keep me committed. I am going to put a picture up on my blog which will help you to see that there is - well - let's say - (unlike your master pieces)plenty of room for improvement. The flip side to having my friend support me is that we are going to both create some thing that involves quilting - I blame Linds for that!

    Please send over a little of your talent - cheers.

  2. I went out for a walk and realized that I used the word 'blame' - I meant to say that Linds' quilting talent has also totally inspired me.

  3. I'm sure in all that you're busy doing subbing comes somewhere in all that. Have fun on your playdate. I miss the girls and Silas lots already. Counting down the days until March 20, which reminds me I need to also find a gift for D & K and connect with you about delivering it. The pregnancy hormones are getting to my brain. Somedays I am so unproductive. Miss you. Hope to talk soon.

  4. I'm so glad you were able to come and help us out - it was soooooo good to see you and Dad.

    Can't wait to see the rest of the LOs you create in your class.