Monday, February 8, 2010



FOR TODAY... February 8, 2010



Outside my window... my bougainvillea thinks it won the battle we had yesterday, as I trimmed all of its dead, THORN FILLED branches .

This is dangerous work. Really. Who drew first blood? Guess.


I am thinking... about how much I love to write. I enjoy the arrangement of words as much , if not more, than anything else in my life I have arranged.


I am thankful for... the willingness I have had this week to eat delicious vegetables, ruby red grapefuit, drink water and decaf iced tea, move away from artificial sweeteners, exercise, and OVERLOOK things while KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT. (That one almost killed me.)


I am wearing... my new black cotton knit nightgown with little pink flowers that I bought at Ross. I like it so much I wouldn’t mind wearing it to run errands.

Note to Daughters: Don’t worry. I am just kidding.

I am remembering... two post topics I thought of today while driving.


I am going... to wash the supper dishes after I finish this.

I am currently reading... my new Vanity Fair magazine.

I am hoping... my grandsons get their Valentine package by Sunday.


On my mind... my new roses that I will plant this month.

Their names: Touch of Class, Grenada, and First Prize. They are in shades of pinks, peach, and light coral.

True confession: I am not a fan of knockout roses. I like BIG, chubby roses.


Noticing that... I have books stacked everywhere.


Pondering these words... ‘Ooh Child.’

From the kitchen... I made stir fry for supper with fresh vegetables and chicken. I bought this delicious stir fry sauce at Canton back in January.

Around the house... things are looking better.

One of my favorite things… Philosophy Amazing Grace lotion.



21 comments:

Deb said...

I'm sure your daughters appreciate you not wearing your new gown to town...LOL...have a great week...

Preppy 101 said...

I love that comment to the daughters! Oh how they forget that we can joke about things! I think they fear in our "old age" we will go crazy and do such things. Little do they know, we've always been crazy! Isn't that a result of raising children??!!?? haha xoxo

Karen said...

I say, "Where the black cotton gown," Down, girls! What your mama wears today will be tomorrow's fashion statement. ;-)
Stick with it, Laura.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Dixie said...

sounds like contentment to me... brace yourself for colder weather... winter is coming back to south Texas! yikes...

Jenny said...

I like this post. I want a grapefruit.

trash talk said...

I'm thinking I love to read what you write.
Debbie
P.S. I say wear the gown and see if anyone notices...mainly the MAN!

jojo said...

I just love Philosophy Amazing Grace...anything. Have you tried Baby Grace...yummy. I always love the packaging too, I'm such a sucker for things like that.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice post. Stir fry sounds good - have not had it in a while.

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

I love Amazing Grace lotion, too!

XO,
Anne

Theresa said...

You inspire me! Last week after reading your post about your neglected garden, I got out and spent some time in mine:) Have a blessed day!

Barbara said...

Laura, Nice for a change to read a post not about a special day and although those are fun days, it is nice just to sit back and think about want is happening around us. You gave me the courage to just stop and think instead of rushing ahead to post.
Thanks.
Barbara

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Laura, great post - love it!...I'm not inspired to run around buying something to make something I don't need. I AM inspired to just breathe, go about my business, and do what needs to be done. Better get right on that Valentine package for the grandies!! Linda

Nancy said...

Always, always love your posts, every thought and word!

By the way, if anyone could pull of going shopping in that nightgown, it would be you, go for it!

Lisa said...

OK. Where in Heaven's name do they get the names for flowers? I ran across these just this week.
Moonstruck Taffeta, Pillow Talk and Sixteen Candles. Alright. Enough fun for today.

kim said...

Thanks Laura, for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I will follow yours, too. You sound like me.I have been trying to eat healthy and exercise more, too. Look forward to future posts...Kim

The Stylish House said...

Hi Laura,
I'm virtually enjoying your bougainvillea as it's snowing out my window.
Also thank you for joining my Blogiversary PB Giveaway. Good Luck!
Cathy

Debra@Common Ground said...

Amazing Grace lotion...oh wow, sounds wonderful. I need to slather it all over moi! And I love the sound of your roses!
Debra

The Lone Star Queen said...

So glad you found me yesterday because now I have found you. You said the magic word in this post "Canton". Gosh I love Canton! Your blog is lovely and I will be following.

Staci Danford said...

Such thought provoking words. Would do us all some good to take a few moments to just sit and say nothing. haha That might kill me too. Love your photo. Made me so jealous for some warm weather.
Staci

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hi Laura,
I love the look of your blog! I have not visited for so long. I'm actually doing well to do both of my blog posts (1 per week)let alone make the rounds to all my favorites! I like Canton as well! The photo is so vibrant and reminds me of spring....which I'm in dire need of right now! Thanks for the glimpse! Luanne

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Laura,
Love the post. Sounds like you are in a very nice place in your world! Bright, hopeful & fun! I love big chubbie roses too. I'm actually on the hunt for some more for my garden. Any ideas? Pac NW zone. little wet.....
Made me laugh, the whole nightgown thing! I can just hear my girls, saying, Oh Mom! you're kidding right?? ha ha, the things we can do to absolutely mortify them, huh? :-)

Shellagh

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