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Monday, May 17, 2010

Daybook May 31, 2010

FOR TODAY 
Monday, May 31, 2010

IMG_1029 (One of my very own vine-ripened tomatoes.  After I took this photo, I immediately went inside and ate it.  I almost wept it was so good.)

Outside my window... my yard looks beautiful. 

I need a flag pole next to my mailbox.  If my grandsons lived closer ,we would have a Memorial Day flag raising ceremony under the pecan tree in the front yard.

Then they could salute their great-grandfathers.

Papa (my father) built roads in Korea.

Big Da, my husband’s father, ran a refinery in Duval County that provided fuel during the war. He lost a brother in the war.


I am thinking... about the wonderfu

I am thankful for... and humbled by the selfless giving of others for our safety and freedom.

 
From the learning rooms...  I learned at the training I attended this past week that

50% of all teachers entering the profession leave within the first 5 years.

They need support.


From the kitchen... I am making my favorite green beans for supper.

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Green Beans

Prepare a bag of frozen whole green beans according to package directions

After draining the green beans, slather them with real butter, and top them with sliced almonds.

Sprinkle with sea salt.

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I am wearing... yard clothes.


I am creating... a new perennial bed of white plumbago. I am so excited I found the white variety.


I am going... to baby-sit my grandsons this week.I can’t wait.

I think I am going to take them to the Houston zoo.

I am reading... Dominique Browning’s Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas, and Found Happiness.

Dominique Browning was the editor of Home and Garden, one of my favorite magazines before it was cancelled. I always enjoyed reading her editorial letters. They were like wonderful essays.

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I am hoping...  for a good night’s rest. I have been staying up too late reading, blogging, and watching television.

I am hearing... the Texas Parks and Wildlife television show in the background. I love that program on Sunday afternoons.


Around the house... I am going to start packing for my trip to see my grandsons.  I want to find a paint by number set or a macaroni art project we can do.


One of my favorite things...Lipton’s Cold Brew tea, lots of ice, no sweetener.


A few plans for the rest of the week:

*learning more about my new wide angle lens

Visit the Simple Woman’s Daybook for more entries.
 
http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com 

19 comments:

Scrappy Doo said...

I sent the hubby out to do the weed % feed this afternoon, after he finished cutting two of our peach trees we lost due to high wind.

What is going on with bees have been this yr? Swarms everywhere.

Have a blessed week

Julie Harward said...

I always enjoy these...like listening to a person think! You think nice..have a good week! :D

Theresa said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I love being outside and catching a butterfly on a bloom:) OHHH, sorry about another limb falling, at least it fell in the open without damaging anything!

Enjoy your day, my friend!

Jojo said...

Sounds like you are really busy. Hard to imagine you needed a photography class as the flower photos are beautiful!

Have a wonderful week!

LDH said...

Sweet visiting this morning, Laura... peaceful music... beautiful photos and reading your Daybook thoughts... kind of like chatting over coffee. Pretty zinnia's ~ they were one of my dad's favorites. For some reason mine end up with a powdery mildew on the leaves. It's disappointing.

Diana said...

Enjoyed your "Thoughts."

Deb said...

love the zinnias...one of my favorites...funny conversation with daughter #3...LOL

diane said...

Laura...you are inspiring me ~ daily =)
Not a true photography class...but....Have you thought about taking Susan Tuttle's newest class? It is Digital Layering, and I will be there =)
I took her Visual Poetry class last year, and it was excellent =) She is a great teacher.
Have a blessed week my friend....

trash talk said...

I love strolling through your mind. It seems so clear and "focused"...not like mine clouded with confusion.
Debbie
P.S. Your photos also seem well focused to this untrained eye!

Linda said...

Wonderful thoughts and love following along with you!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us.
Enjoy your week.

Snappy Di said...

I adore Michael Buble's music.. He's such a doll.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Lou Cinda said...

I enjoyed this post and your zinnias are beautiful! I just love them! Your photos are stunning!

Lou Cinda :)

Ann said...

Zinnias is one my favorite flowers. The seem to bloom for a long while. All of the flowers are lovely though.

Stacey said...

Laura, you make the simplest days sound wonderful! I understand about working really hard in the yard. That's my favorite thing to do but sometimes I go over the limit. Try this link for a clematis in Zone 9:
http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/clematis-texensis-duchess-of-albany-scarlet-clematis.aspx

Sandy said...

Sweet thoughtful post.. thoughts on everyday life are always sweet!
Nice post!

Sandy

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Laura, I so enjoyed this post. I had to chuckle at your considering removing red from your den... I *removed* red from my ceiling and furniture this year... seems the call for serene is pulling me along a new path...

Man, that roasted chicken sounds yummy! Thank you so much for your encouraging words today... They are deeply appreciated. Shalom...

Debbie's Garden said...

I love Michael Buble. Love him, Love him. There is something so relaxing about downsizing clutter. What was fun "collecting" suddenly seems to be smothering. I notice when I clear out a room of stuff so I can paint, that I'm not to eager to put everything back.

Andrea said...

Laura, your garden looks beautiful! I am liking the Michael Buble too!

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