Thursday, May 3, 2018

For Today

May 3, 2018

Outside my window . . . 

I am hearing. . . the splash of puddles on the pavement as cars drive by, students heading to the high school up the street.

I am thinking . . . about all of the plants that are loving this wet weather, and how much they'll sprout up in the next few days.

I am thankful . . . for girlfriends who have become the sisters I never had.

In the kitchen . . . a recipe for fajita bowls that we'll make tomorrow night when my niece and her friend come for dinner.  Local family will be here, too, and I'm hoping for nice weather so we can eat outside on the patio.

I am wearing . . . jeans, tunic top, and (grudgingly) a pair of boots, covering up my pedicure because it's too cold for sandals today.

I am creating. . . a balanced budget?

One of my favorite things. . .  this new water bottle.  I bought two of them at the grocery store - one for Dan and one for me.  The top part screws off making it easy to clean and easy to fill with ice. Ingenious!


I am watching hooked on . . . Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It's a wonderful series about a beautiful, feisty woman detective in 1920s Melbourne.  I love the era, her clothes, and her spitfire attitude.

I am listening to . . . Alison Krauss, "In the Palm of Your Hand" on Pandora.

I am looking forward to . . . having breakfast with a girlfriend tomorrow morning.

Around the house. . . my friend Renee gave me this lovely flowering plant. It's called an Orange Star (that's what the tag says).  It has been blooming for weeks, and there are still lots of buds.

A favorite quote for the day. . . 
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
(Deepak Chopra)

A few plans for the rest of the week . . The weather is supposed to clear up and it should be sunny and warm. I'm going to finish planting outside, see a friend who is moving out of state, and see where the weekend takes me.

A peek into my day. . . I found these plant markers at the local garden store. It makes me feel very organized and efficient to have the herbs identified and neatly labeled:)

Happy Thursday to all,



Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, Oh yes, your plants will love the rain! I bought 2 of those same water bottles at WM. We love them because they are easy to clean. Fajita bowls sound delicious - hope the sun comes out and you guys can enjoy eating outdoors. Hope you enjoy your breakfast with a friend too. We've had several days of sun and the flowers are really taking off. I love your plant markers. Don't you just love the smell of fresh herbs?
Have a nice evening.

Patti said...

Rain---free irrigation water for our gardens!! We don't get much moisture here in Boise from May through September, so we definitely have to water our gardens.

I would be rebelling at the thought of wearing boots too. After living in Florida for 20 years, I am definitely a sandal person. I really hate closed-in shoes, so even in winter, I go shoeless as much as possible (at home). I just wear socks.

Yes, eating outdoors on the patio is wonderful! What is it about eating outside that makes eating even more enjoyable? Maybe it's the memories I have of eating on my grandparents' patio when I was a child.

Have a great breakfast with your friend.


Mereknits said...

I had breakfast with a dear friend today, hope yours was lovely with your friend. HAve a great weekend. Karen.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

A friend of mine has plant labels like yours. She said she plants all her herbs in alphabetical order in the ground. I asked her, "Where do you find the time?" She said, "It's there next to the sage!"

God bless.

Susanne said...

I finally packed away all winter footwear last weekend. No more! Love the little herb labels. I want to do a container filled with different herbs this summer.