May 4, 2010

For Today... Simple Woman's Daybook for May 4th

Outside my window... the sun is coming up, my husband is leaving for school, and the birds are chirping. Sounds like a nice start to the day...hope it is!

I am thinking... how nice it would be to win the lottery. I know a lot of people have huge dreams of what they'd buy. I'd just be thankful to know I'd have enough money to live on for the rest of my life. (That is, of course, if I won the Power Ball or something, LOL)

I am thankful for... a husband that isn't afraid to get on the phone and handle bill issues. I hate phone calls, especially ones that are made to fix a problem that wasn't my fault, yet they blame you anyway.  Oh, and I'm VERY thankful for a certain bank manager in South Carolina. Unlike our (soon-to-be-former) insurance company, he knows what customer service means!

I am wearing... jammies, of course, it's early!

I am going... to scream if I have on more issue with anything whatsoever!

I am currently reading... Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. I hear he is Stephen King's son, and I can see where he gets his talent!!!

From the learning rooms... Rob is still making A's, and I am still very proud of him! Though, we got a letter saying tuition was going up...will the stream of regrettable news never cease?
I am hoping... that my blues start looking up sooner rather than later.

Noticing that... one tends to want things more when they don't have the means to pay for them...why is that?

Pondering these words... The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. ~Emerson
I am hearing... birdies chirping in the tree out front and my cat meowing, wondering where I got off to this time.

From the kitchen... coffee please! Oh, with that new Sugar Free Italian Creme please!
Around the house... chores, chores, and more chores!

One of my favorite things... digging in the dirt. I had so much fun wedding the future flower beds Sunday. What is it about manual labor in the dirt that is so satisfying? 

A few plans for the rest of the week: My husband and I are going to assemble a small stone wall around our empty flowerbed, I should really find my paints, and I have to find a new car insurance agency. Did I mention Customer Service is EVERYTHING when you, uh, serve the public!?!?

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... my husband and I were out collecting stones for our mini garden wall and decided to stroll through the local garden center in Harborcreek for some floral inspiration. They are really helpful at Stan's, and there are loads for beautiful things. Here were two of my favorite things from our visit  :-)

A beautiful peony at Stan's Garden Center! It was the size of a dinner plate!

LOL, I'm an herb, and didn't even know it!
 And this pretty lady was making sure the benches were fit for sale...and was gracious enough to pose for me :-)

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  1. Things will look up! Just keep on doing what you do! And try not to worry! (Doncha love all that advice that makes you want to slap me?)

  2. I read Heart Shaped Box in January (it was the very first book I read in the new year!). I really, really liked it, but did think it dragged just a smidge towards the end - horror novels are my fav fiction genre. Otherwise, I a huge non-fiction fan.

  3. That peony is stunning!

    We love dreaming about "what if we won", but I think I'd have to actually start playing to really get excited about it =)

  4. Mrs. Deanna, I could NEVER slap you! Telling me not to worry, though, is like telling an Oreo NOT to be fattening!

    Ha! Monique, I have to say, I am the exact same way! I have just about everything Stephen King has ever written, but I am definitely now more into essays and memoir type things. I think Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris are my favorites!

    Samantha, thank you! I wish it was growing in my yard, but alas, I will have to visit the garden center to visit it again. And yeah, I should probably buy a ticket if I want a chance to win anything, LOL.


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