Monday, August 19, 2019

August Daybook

For Today . . . Monday, August 19th, 2019

Looking out my window . . . it is just about dusk and the sun is peeking through a bank of clouds hovering over the mountains. The colors are so pretty -- peach, purple and gold.

I am thinking . . . that I don't have a lot of pictures to put in this post!

I am thankful . . . for a beautiful, sunny morning and my favorite water aerobics instructor at the pool this morning.

One of my favorite things . . . stationery, post it notes, pens, "school supplies."

I am creating . . . a new blouse in the sewing room.

I am wearing . . . shorts, tank top, sandals.

I am just finished reading . . . The Salt Path by Raynor Winn. It's a beautifully written memoir about a couple in their 50s who become homeless just as they learn that the husband has a life threatening illness. They make the decision to walk the South West Coast Path, 630 miles through Devon and Cornwall. They learn much about themselves and what 'home' really means. It is a thought-provoking book and made me wonder what I would consider the "necessities" in my life.

I am watching . . . Designated Survivor on Netflix with Dan. It's soooo good! The series stars Kiefer Sutherland who unexpectedly becomes the President of the United States when almost the entire U.S. government is killed in an explosion. Kiefer has to rebuild the government and discovers enemies and allies along the way.  

I am hoping . . . to get an appointment with Geek Squad this week, so I can take my camera in and start taking pictures again.

I am learning . . . that I have to say 'no' to some things -- things that I might really want to do, so that I can allow time for the REALLY important things I want to do. There isn't time to do everything.

In my garden . . . cucumbers galore!!

In my kitchen . . . refrigerator pickles (see above).
{share your kitchen adventures, weekly menu, as well as recipes}

From my Pinterest board. . . I love anything sewing related, and this little sewing cabinet that is re-purposed for a planter just speaks to me. I love the yellow. I don't think I could put it outdoors though. It's just too adorable.

(Credit for this pin was not given).

Shared Quote . . . 
I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A moment from my day . . . when we Facetime with our Wisconsin grandkids, Ivy smiles at the camera!  I love it and I LOVE her!

If you would like to create your own Daybook, here is the link.

Happy Monday,



Laurel Wood said...

Oh, Ivy is darling!
Thanks for sharing about the book/author. Your cucumbers are looking good. The sewing cabinet is so cute. Folks come up with the best ideas.
I hope you enjoy your day.

Leslie said...

Perfect Day Book Karen!! I miss your peaceful posts. Your grand daughter is so cute! I've got a stack of books that I need to start and the one that I've been really wanting to read is at the bottom of the pile. : )

Glad that you are doing well.