LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW...It's hot, hot, hot outside, but, I love these warm summer days, they remind me so much of when I was a teenager. When I was young, we didn't have blow dryers, so, on hot summer days when the wind was blowing, I would go outside and dance around in the wind. My hair was dry in no time! My flowers are also loving these warm summer days, they are blooming and growing like mad.
I AM THINKING . . . I have been trying to simplify my home, and my life, so that has been on my mind lately. The other day I took two garbage bags full of "stuff" out of the main bathroom...and I'm still not finished! It's amazing how much you can put in a large cupboard! But the satisfaction factor is wonderful. I plan on taking one room at a time and go through every nook and cranny until it's all done. I know it's an awful thought, but I don't want to leave a mess for my kids to have to go through when I am gone...not like I'm going anywhere soon... ;0)
I'M THANKFUL FOR . . . On Father's Day (wow, that was a long time ago!) all of my kids and grandkids were here. What a blessing it is to live close to them. And, I only see one cell phone!! I'm also thankful for my husband, who is a wonderful father and grandpa.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS . . . Well, you know me...storm clouds and sunsets.
I AM WEARING . . . Jeans and a t-shirt, my usual summer uniform.
I'M CREATING . . . My husband gave me this wonderful journal/tablet/art paper for Mother's Day. It's full of wonderful thick paper so that I can start my "Junk Journal". I may even use it for pencil sketches. I can't wait to get started!
I'M READING. . . flight of the Sparrow, by Amy Belding Brown. I just started it and so far it's wonderful.
I'M LISTENING TO . . . Just about anything from, Katie Melua. Right now, it's this beautiful song from the movie, Miss Potter...
FROM MY KITCHEN . . . My son gave me these beautiful beets from his garden. When he pulled them out of the ground they were the most gorgeous magenta, and when they were cooked they were golden with pink stripes...gorgeous and delicious!
I'M LEARNING . . . To take life one day at a time, to simplify where I can and not worry so much about the rest...life is good.
WORDS TO LIVE BY . . .
SHARED FROM MY PINTEREST BOARD...
photo by, Jens Myer
A MOMENT FROM MY WEEK . . .
The most beautiful thing in the world is,
of course, the world itself.
Hugs and Love,