Monday, April 16, 2018

My Daybook ~ April edition

For Today. . . Monday, April 16, 2018

Looking out my window . . .the sky is overcast, but the sun is trying to break through and  it's going to be a warm day. Garbage cans line our street waiting for the trucks to empty them.

I am thinking . . . how restorative a good night's sleep can be. Last night, I slept through for the first time in a week!  The hospital wasn't conducive to good sleep, and since I've been home, sleep has been elusive. Hoping this is the start of getting back to normal.

I am thankful . . . for my friends who have been providing us with delicious meals. I'm very limited on what I can eat, but it is so good to know that Dan is provided for and when family stopped by yesterday, there was plenty to share.

One of my favorite things . . . I found this snapshot in one of my albums. It's of my mother and grandmother. Mom had written the year on the back -- 1958, which is the year I was born. They are standing at the sink in the kitchen of Grandma and PopPop's house in Lakewood, New Jersey. I remember that house so well. Always filled with aunts and uncles and cousins. It was such a tiny house, but we all squeezed in. I framed the picture and it is hanging by my kitchen sink.

I am creating . . . not a whole lot. Prior to surgery, I was on a roll, doing a Spring cleaning project with my writer's group. I'm a little foggy still to be going through papers, so it will have to wait for now.

I am wearing . . . my uniform of late, yoga pants with a soft, stretchy waistband, a hoodie, and my favorite slippers.

I am reading. . . 

I am watching/listening to . . . country radio at the moment. Over the weekend, Dan and I watched The Dutchess with Kiera Knightley. Saturday afternoon I watched Fort Apache with John Wayne and Glen Ford. 

I am hoping . . . Spring will soon be here to stay.

I am learning . . . that it takes longer to heal as you get older. I'm not very patient with it.

In my kitchen . . . a full refrigerator that needs to be organized.

In my garden . . . 

Board room . . . I'm collecting pins of potting benches. It's one of my honey-do's for this Spring.

From On My Porch blog

Shared Quote . . .

A moment from my day . . . I don't have a photo for today, but there are two men scurrying up and down the stairs to the basement, working on the electricity hookup for the workshop that Dan is building in the backyard. Our backyard has a big trench dug down the middle where overhead wires will be buried. It's a big step in Dan finally getting his workshop functioning. I'll post pictures another day.


 If you would like to create your own  Daybook, the guidelines and format can be found at the Simple Woman's Daybook. The link is here.

Happy Monday!



Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, So thankful that friends are providing you with food at a time when you need nourishment and time to rest. I love those potting bench ideas. Best wishes with your hubby's workshop. I hope you will continue to rest soundly and feel better soon.

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Dianna said...

Karen, I am so sorry to learn that you've been in the hospital and more than that I'm sorry that you were battling pancreatitis! We have a friend who has dealt with that before and I know it is not fun! Wish I was close by so I could help out, but it sounds as if you are being well taken care of. Rest up and be well, my friend.

happyone said...

Sorry that you've had to deal with a hospital stay. I've heard that pancreatitis is very painful.
Hope your have a quick recovery.