Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Glimpse Into My Day

Outside my window...the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day!

I am thinking...that I'm glad I took out my contacts a little while ago because my eyes feel so much better now. For some reason when I look at the computer for awhile my contacts have been going all buggy on me.

I am thankful...for my health, especially after being sick a few days ago, and to have good health overall.

In the kitchen...I need to do some de-cluttering, for three reasons: 1) it needs de-cluttering, 2) a guy is coming over to measure our counters tomorrow. We're having granite countertops put in this summer at my husband's insistence. And he says I'm the spender! and 3) we're having a huge party here on Saturday for around 60 of my husband's co-workers, so the kitchen needs to be totally clean and clutter-free.

I am wearing...a purple shirt and a knee-length denim skirt.

I am creating...this blog post.

I am drive halfway across the country at the end of next week, from Iowa to Massachusetts! And then from Massachusetts we're going up to Prince Edward Island, Canada for our ten-year wedding anniversary vacation where we honeymooned. I can't wait!

I am I'm going to get everything done that I need to do before then.

I am reading...The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning. It's a good historical fiction novel set on Cape Cod and in Boston at the time of the American Revolution.

I am sleep well tonight after having insomnia for the last two nights.

I am looking forward to...our vacation plans this summer and going back East to see family and friends for much of the summer. I'm also looking forward to watching the Summer Olympics in London in August (on TV, not in London. I wish!).

I am just let some things go in order to have more balance, sanity, and peace in my life.

Around the's clean but a little cluttered here and there (like in the kitchen), and I need to start really packing for our summer trip. Almost every time I go in a room I think about what I need to pack that's in that room. It's starting to feel a little OCD.

I am pondering...the slow but steady improvement of the condition and health of my hair. Deep, I know.

A favorite quote for today...I've been repeating this quote to myself this week: "When you find yourself at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." (from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.) It's been a difficult week, with my sons and I all at various levels of sickness, being stuck at home a lot because of it, feeling stressed and not in control of things and overwhelmed by all that I want to get done, not having my husband here (he's in Baltimore on a business trip). But I keep tying that knot and hanging on! So far, so good.

One of my favorite things...Just one? How about three? Summertime, Pinterest, and banana splits.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Getting ready for our party on Saturday, shopping, errands, copyediting, and packing.

A peek into my day...It's not a peek that will make you want to switch places with me, that's for sure! This was Sam having a meltdown this afternoon. I think it was his longest one ever. This is one of the more mellow pictures--in the other ones I took he's screaming his head off and kicking his legs in classic toddler tantrum fashion. He's getting over pneumonia so it's not all his fault. But man does it drive me nuts!

This was a fun thing to do--I like random things like this. I always wonder about the little details of people's lives so I don't mind sharing my own. This is from The Simple Woman's Daybook blog. I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my day!