a day book for a simple woman
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Looking out my window
It is rather rainy and windy out there. I can see the old harbour from the windows and it's rather stormy. I am off work today and plan on puttering around the house.
I am thinking about how sweet it is to have a day off and be able to do some unpacking from my family camping trip...laundry and putting things away. I love stormy days.
I am thankful for the opportunity to go camping this past weekend. My daughter, Hannah, found such a beautiful spot. My daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Dan, and my grandchildren, Verne, Abigail, and Natalie were all together! So much fun to be able to spend time with them.
One of my favorite things is stormy days! I love the smell of the harbour, the sound of the wind, the sight of the rain hitting the windows and the waves in the Atlantic at the end of our street.
I am creating a nature basket on the coffee table. My granddaughters and I collected some beautiful natural items while we were camping and I put them into a little plant saucer to remind me of the beautiful spot where we were.
I am wearing my white nightgown and my flowery cotton bathrobe. It's early yet. I'm still sipping coffee at the kitchen table and planning my day.
I am reading N. Scott Mommoday, The Man Made of Words. It's excellent.
I am hoping that the lithotripsy/uretoscopy I have scheduled for Friday goes smoothly.
I am learning that as we age we begin to appreciate life more than we could have when we were young and age had an entirely different meaning.
In my kitchen there will be lentil soup for an early dinner with homemade bread and a green salad.
In my garden the day lilies have gone by now but the shasta daisies are still blooming. Jocelyn's cottage flower garden is looking so pretty.
"August is like the Sunday of summer."
A moment from my day
The formula for greeting in the pueblo of Jemez is,
"where are you going?"
I like this more than "How are you?"
It makes one think from a different perspective. It makes one more mindful.