Monday, July 12, 2010

Daybook July 12, 2010

For Today 


(Beach vacation photo, June 2010)

Outside my window... my yard is hanging on for dear life.  Things are green from the rain, but it is so HOT. 

I am making a plan for the fall planting season. I would like to surround the perimeter of the backyard with white plumbago, and I regret not buying more when the Tree of Life nursery had them in stock.

I also want to add more raised beds, but I want them to look pretty- regardless of the season or the success of what I plant .

You were probably inspired , like I was, by the garden in the film It’s Complicated.


Can you imagine working in a space like that each day?

If I had a space like that, I would give it a name. 

So many people refer to garden areas as their potager.

I love that- but I just can’t.

I don’t speak French, and learning to speak French is not on my To Do list.


I could name it

Jardin de las Hermanas

The Sisters’ Garden.

I have 3 daughters (3 sisters), and my father calls me Sister.

I am thinking of... putting a moratorium on spending for a certain period of time (even the flea market, yikes!). So many people in the world of blogging do that.

I am thankful for... my family and friends. 

I am a tad reclusive. Sometimes I feel shy.

I did not set out to be that way.  I want my friends to understand, but I understand if they don’t. They are all so dear to me.

From the learning rooms...  I am going to a work session with my training partner today. We are meeting at a public library (one of my all-time favorite places). The library she has picked serves coffee!

From the kitchen... we had my father and daughter  (who lives nearby)over for supper last night.

Menu: rib eyes, green salad with Marie’s Ranch dressing (the best), corn casserole, twiced baked potatoes, and I made dessert (one of those quick desserts with cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, and a yellow cake mix).

I am wearing…(guess?) yard clothes

I am creating... a new bed with a new tiny cantera fountain I got at the flea market.

I am going... to do more organizing this afternoon.

I am reading... The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

I am hoping... my daughters have a blessed day.

I am hearing... songs on my IPod. I am preparing a post about music some day soon.

Around the house... I am going to start making some changes I have been thinking about for a while.

One of my favorite things... my husband’s sense of humor. Actually it is such a part of who he is, I should just say…my husband.

He cuts me a lot of SLACK, and still makes me laugh.

All he has to say is ‘that’s not right’, and I know I need to straighten up.

A few plans for the rest of the week:

*I am planning a list of school supplies for my oldest grandson- not for school, but rather to use at home.

He will be in first grade.

I am going to buy him an electric pencil sharpener and a million #2 pencils. He can sharpen them down to the nub, and then I’ll buy him a million more.

Everyone enjoys a sharpened pencil, don’t they?

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DKG aka Scrappy Doo said...

one can never have enough plumbago.
dinner with the family, sounds so great! we live to far from ourus :-(
Have a blessed week

Olive said...

I cannot get past a public library that serves coffee! I loves libraries in general but if they served coffee I would be simply smitten and have great difficulty getting on with my day. I always enjoy your day journal entries. Hugs...olive

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Laura, I love this post!! A million pencils and then a million sweet....

It is so hot here too! I walked out my back door this morning and the humidity was HORRID! I said, well there goes the hair!! LOL Gotta love the South!

Hope you have a wonderful and productive week!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Coffee? At the library? Sounds divine! Enjoyed reading about your day and your family.

Pam @ Frippery said...

I tried to comment and something glitched, hope I don't repeat myself. Anyhoo, I love libraries and Barbara Kingsolver, gardening, super sharp pencils and brand new first graders! Great post, Pam

diane cook said...

I do so love a good sharp pencil =) And, I love your raised beds! They are gorgeous...
Yes, the heat it treacherous today outside of Houston. Drink lots of water my friend!

Marguerite said...

We are in the "dog days of summer", too, but hey, beats a hurricane, any day! Lovely beach photo! That's the place to be, right now! Stay cool, cher!

Rebecca said...

Hi Laura
What beautiful photos, the beach scene is so wonderful and so is your garden. Your post was so inspiring, love a sharpened pencil, I will have to buy my grand daughter a bouquet of them!

Unknown said...

Laura I love reading your day book. I always learn so much about you by how you choose to spend your time. Rib eye...yummm, that is my favorite!
Do you ever feel that you may as well wear your garden clothes to bed so you can get an early start in the morning? I do!!!
hugs to you

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey Laura Belle!
I wish I could walk through your lovely garden with you. I just love your outdoor heaven :)
But what I loved the most was reading all about you and what's going on that pretty little head of yours today!!! :)
LOVE the Daybook!!!!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I understand your shyness... I am that way too. I would love that garden...and i love the name you came up with! have a lovely day!

Deb said...

what a great grandma you electrical pencil sharpener...a little boys dream....

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh, coffee at the library, I crave those times. Wishing you a happy lovely sunny Tuesday. xx

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, your posts are so delightful to read and yes, you are a great grandma! The pencil thing, great! I have to have sharpened pencils, I have a sharpener on my desk next to my computer! I hope you all dry out down there soon, it's been something else, hasn't it?

Well, need to run. Mom is visiting and not much time! We have been out and about each day! I have missed my daily reading! Getting it in early today!

Have a great day Miss Laura!


Theresa said...

Your writings are always good reading! Have a blessed day and when you get your garden looking like that picture... come do mine:)

Big hugs! Ganky!

Pondside said...

I really enjoyed this day book post and will have to give it a try. I too like the idea of spending less, especially for the garden - I'll depend on the generosity of friends, and then pass my surplus along too. One more thing - the supplies for at home for your grandson - a great idea!

Janean said...

i completely forgot about the 110 degree heat index when i looked at your beautiful photo of those flowers! wow!!!!!!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

What a great REAL all around woman you are!


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