Monday, December 21, 2009


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 grapefruit, 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 dished 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.

From my picture journal..





Sharing with Sherri said...

Ahhh.. I love the smell of Christmas spice candles too! Definately of the seasons most delightful simple pleasures...

Have a safe trip and a very happy Holiday Laura!


Sharing with Sherri said...

Definately "one" of the seasons most delightful simple pleasures...:)

Theresa said...

Sweet! I love your list, it made me realize that I haven't made one:) Have a blessed day and be safe on your journey!!!!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Magic Bars? Everything that comes out of your kitchen is magic!!!! Sounds good, I guess the magic is that they have no calories? Tell me that's what it is, 'cause they sound great!!

trash talk said...

Would you adopt me...or at least ask your dad to? I promise not to be any trouble...I just want to live at your house during Christmas.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I love your list.
Safe travels to you, and Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

... and you are going to have a marvelous time, my friend. May your celebration be joyous ...

Merry Christmas,
TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas.

June said...

Hi Laura,
Don't you just love that book! Yes I will be baking this week too. This is my favorite thing to do for the holidays...other than eating it.
I loved reading your daybook entry. Esp. the trying not to laugh at hubs item.
Have a blessed Christmas friend.

Carole said...

Magic bars sound wonderful!
Have a safe trip!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your daybook. I've enjoyed my visit.

May you and your family have a Christmas filled with many blessings!

P.S. You are invited to drop by my blog on 12/27 and enter my New Year's Giveaway!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Have a most wonderful Christmas! Wow -- you're taking a sack full of goodies! Could you come to my house for Christmas next year?

Blondie's Journal said...

I would love to know what goes in to those magic bars.. You are always making things that are foreign to me!!

Have a safe trip and a very Merry Christmas, Laura!


Wren Barrett 2011 said...

Awesome post! Love your list and every feeling it evokes. You see, I'm an expat Texan living in Missouri; we won't be going home to San Antonio this year and your mention of a warm Christmas and hot tamales made me a little homesick. Merry Christmas to you and yours Laura!

Marguerite said...

Those hot tamales sound so good! Bon voyage and have a safe and happy holiday!

donna baker said...

Sounds like you wrote that for me. A very Merry Christmas to you, Laura.

Ann @ HouseOfEstrogen said...

I'm a Texan living in the Carolinas, and your mention of tamales made me homesick too! We often had tamales on Christmas Day. Yum!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Sounds like lots of yummy food is going with you!

Have a safe trip and wonderful Christmas!


trish said...

What a joy to read your daybook.
The Shack is one of my favorite books.
I need to read it again.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

sanjeet said...

Have a safe trip and a very happy Holiday

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