Outside my window... thunderstorms and cooler temperatures in the upper 60's. Everything is so GREEN and blooming.
I am thinking... today should be the day I quit procrastinating and finally finish organizing my office.
I am thankful... Tim has started a new project and is getting more hours again. With gas prices what they are and the cost of everything else on the rise, every little bit helps.
I am remembering... my grandmother and the time I spent at her house. This time of year always makes me think of her.
On my mind... finding time and someone to go with me to visit my father. He is 85 and his wife will be 90 in August. He keeps making comments about how much harder it is for them to accomplish the things they've always enjoyed. I don't want to miss a chance to spend time with him when I've only just met him 2 years ago. I'm very aware of the ticking of time in this particular situation.
I'm pondering these words... "Your birthday is a reminder that God gave you life. It gives you a fresh start every year. It symbolizes the fact that there was something about God's image that He wanted to create in you and share with the world." ~ Sadie Robertson Duff
I'm studying... Elijah by Priscilla Shirer. I'm loving what I've learned about Elijah's time away at Cherith.
I am wearing... jeggings and a t-shirt.
I am creating... I hope, a welcoming place of peace for my grandchildren. Things are always in turmoil at their house, there is drama, arguing, anxiety, and as with so many these days, an over connectedness to screens, be it television, cell phone, tablet, or laptop. My goal is to create for them the kind of place I remember my own grandmother's home to be.
I am going... to a used book sale with my mom this weekend. I really don't need to go, especially with our own library's book sale coming up on the 18th. We like to support this library as much as we can, it is staffed totally by volunteers and all the money to run it comes from book sales and donations. Plus, they are going to come and take all the books left over at the end of our library's sale.
I am reading... The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser. I am loving the story, the characters, the setting...but I really could do without the f-bombs and the use of Jesus as a cuss word. It would have been an even better book without the effort to shock.
I'm hoping... to find my motivation again. I have been such a slug, lately.
I'm hearing... the rain on the roof, gentle rolls of thunder, and the occasional thump of the cat landing as he pursues a fly that has gotten into the house. I've had no luck catching it with the swatter so I rather hope Jasper's successful in his hunt.
Around the house... everyone is finally healthy and with summer in full swing the kiddos are in and out nearly every day.
One of my favorite things... how about two of my favorite "things"?
A few plans for the rest of the week... other than the book sale, I am seeing my client, Angel, on Friday...Megan ran over a steel rod and broke the riding mower last week, the part came yesterday so Tim's got to get that on so we can mow our yard before it needs baled...and that's about it. With the price of everything up so much, I'm trying to be good and find things to do at home.
Pictures to share... the kids went to the beach at the local state park yesterday.
I need to get that Priscilla study! I love her so much.ReplyDelete
I was just thinking about my grandfather this morning... memories with grandparents are just precious. Glad to have them
Your babes are precious!ReplyDelete
Well, with a name like Crumpets, how could I NOT go inside?! I, too, like the aura of historic buildings. More so, your idea of collecting cups and saucers as party favors/souviners.
Your two favorite things are absolutely adorable!ReplyDelete
I think the idea of thrifting cups and saucers as favors is brilliant
I LOVE the birthday quote! Those little ones are SO cute!! Such a blessing for them and for you to have them next door!! That counter made of books is pretty amazing!! xoReplyDelete
Oh, I loved all of this. I don't know where to begin. Loved the pictures of the kiddos. I love your ideas for tea rooms an that you do have a tea room near you. I do hope you can go see your father soon. Don't put it off too long. Glad you are all feeling better now. Oh, I love your idea of the thrift shop tea cups to give to your guests. That is a great idea! I need to remember that!! (((hugs))) to you. This was a full post...all good!ReplyDelete
I love each of the shops. Anything with books and I'm in. Love the pictures of your grandkids...they are adorable and look like they are having a good time.ReplyDelete
I love the book/coffee shops you showed. Thank you so much for joining in!ReplyDelete
Loved your answers and love the idea of lots of plants in a coffee shop, definitely a cozy space for me too. So many cool ideas out there.ReplyDelete