Monday, February 27, 2012

Grateful for...

... coffee just about done brewing in the kitchen.  smells good.

... a freshly tuned piano, and about 45 minutes of uninterrupted time to sit down and play.  Someday they'll be old enough to let me sit and play, but right now the sound of the piano is an immediate call to attention and they come running.  Not to hear me play, to pull me away.   Of course, when they're old enough to leave me alone to play, they'll also be old enough to have practicing of their own to do...

...  homemade sausage lentil soup and a chunk of sourdough bread packed in my lunch.  I love soup for lunch.
And a nice big slice of lemon poundcake for dessert.  Or you know... breakfast.  Or after breakfast snack.  Or... whenever.

...  watching the sun come up this morning, in a completely quiet house.  Looking out the front windows and

...  seeing trees cleared out of the yard, (such a lot of trees!!!  and wood!) making way for some fruit trees this Spring.  A goal we set when we bought this home 5 years ago... finally happening.  It's very exciting!

... also grateful for a husband who can turn the fallen trees and brush that's all around us into a cool little play hut for the kids in a matter of minutes.  He's a crafty guy too - there's no doubt!

... the addition of 2 new work benches from Mike's shop which have been re-purposed into a pretty perfectly sized sewing and cutting bench in my craft room... I'll show you pictures of that this week after I get the space a little more organized.

...  time spent this weekend filling up and then leafing through more family photo books, another project that was waiting for EVER for the right "not too busy" weekend day to come along.  The kids love seeing pictures of themselves and laughing... so I'm happy that I dug the loose pictures out of their hiding spots and got them into  a book.  They're not really in the best order, chronologically speaking, but it's close enough.   I love a LOT of crafty things, but a scrapbooking enthusiast... I am not.

... the bright new paintings of robots I'm seeing around here.  And along that note... the newly-scrubbed dining/craft/art room floor that is now 90% paint dribble free, thanks to an hour on my hands and knees with water and sponge.  Looks right shiny down there now!

And then, just for fun, something I'm not  so grateful for:

The ENDLESS pile of mismatched socks and the hopeless task of sorting said socks with mates.  Egh.  Everytime I see this pile, I'm tempted to haul out the trash bin and just send them all flying into it with one swoop of my arm...  But then,

... our feet would be very cold.

                                                          What are you grateful for today?

1 comment:

  1. I love that play hut. JoJo is so adorable in there. Also, your front yard looks so naked. Wow, I can't wait to see the fruit trees. Yum, to the lemon cake and coffee. And lastly, I read one time that a lady bought all the exact same white socks for her kids so she never had to sort them again.......maybe worth thinking about. Love and Huge Hugs.
    I'm so glad you're back. M.E.


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