Saturday, July 24, 2010

Daybook Sunday, July 25th


Outside my window...  My crepe myrtle is blooming. I am amazed at the strength and persistence of plants and trees that thrive in heat and still look beautiful.

I am thinking... that I have to be on my toes this week.  My grandsons are visiting, and I want them to have a great time.

In order for that to happen I need to:

*hook up the DVD player in the little house so they can  sleep in the bunk beds out there with their grandfather.

*buy plenty of pancake mix and syrup

*buy chocolate milk (sshh… don’t tell their mother)

*find out who sells pokemon collector’s cards- I will go to any length to do this- I can not fail.

Surely it can’t be any harder than the fighting I did for Cabbage Patch Dolls (early 80’s) with my friend JB?

*locate the nearest raspa stand (snow cone stand)

*buy a sack of Blue Bell ice cream cups (sshh…don’t tell their mother)

*see if my oldest grandson (age 6) can teach me to play chess

If my father had anything to say about it, he would teach them to drive.  (sshh…don’t tell their mother)

I am thankful for... seeing friends at a baby shower I helped host this morning. 

What was the best part?  Sitting around the table when it was over, shoes off, laughing and visiting. 

From the kitchen...  I know I am a one trick pony, but if not for Sister Schubert cinnamon rolls, I would be in deep shower food/entertaining trouble.

I was wearing... black linen cropped pants, a turquoise , white and black top, turquoise beads and earrings, and black sandals.

I am creating...a list for fall planting . We are going to San Antonio this weekend for a wedding, and I want to visit the nursery owned by the garden guy on KTSA talk radio. He sounds so reassuring. He makes me think I can do it too!

I am stay in the moment.

I am grateful for… anyone who stops by my blog and takes the time out of their day to read. Thank you.

I am reading... The 19th Wife.

I am hoping... that I get the energy and drive to begin creating a wildflower bed. Yikes.   

I am hearing… songs from my IPod..

Around the house.... I see things that offer comfort and welcome.

One of my favorite things... writing daybook entries and thinking about my week.



Sarah said...

Laura, it is relaxing to just read your thoughts here. I need to begin my own daybook. I always enjoy it when I read others.
Have a fun time with the grands. ~ sarah

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sounds like a lot of FUN is planned with the grands...have a wonderfful time!


Diane said...

Just beautiful Laura....and I love your picture at the end =))

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Laura -

I love your daybook posts ~ so much so that I think I need to participate. Your entries are so calming ~ and I've always been fond of lists ;-)

Love the white tray!

Pondside said...

This is such a great way of posting - I appreciate the look you give into your day - and your tomorrow~
Lucky you to have your grandsons coming to visit. I'm counting down the days until I go east to spend a week with our two little fellows.

Jojo said...

Laura, What a wonderful perspective you have as you enjoy your day and week ahead. And oh how your grandsons must be thrilled at the idea of a visit where they are surrounded with love and can bend the rules to make memories they will carry with them for a lifetime.


Theresa said...

Good Morning Laura, It sounds like you have a fun week planned for your little visitors and lots left to do to prepare:)

You have some wonderful plans for the weekend and the planting season for fall flowers. I can't wait to see the process and the beauty!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Crepe myrtles as pretty. They always bloom at the right time when the last of the Spring flowers are spent. Is is not amazing what we do for our Grands ?

Carole and Chewy said...

I'm debating planting crepe myrtles in our yard-our area seems to be in a perpetual drought scenerio no matter how much spring rain we get.
The ones I see around town are beautiful and seem to be fine without much rain.

Olive said...

Mercy, I recall the days of Pokemon cards! My favorite crepe myrtle color is lavendar and yours is lovely. I am thankful they tolerate heat. The hi hear was 103 yesterday. Always enjoy your journal. olive♥

No name said...

I love how you posted this. It reads like I was watching a movie. Make sense?

I loved Cabbage Patch Dolls :) Sounds like you will have a wonderful time.


LPC said...

You know what? I am quite fond of your blog:). Happy Sunday.

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, what a gorgeous crepe myrtle bloom! Mine are just blooming profusely now, they are hot pink! They make me happy. Speaking of happy, your grandsons must be anxious to get there, of course, if you are like me, you can't sleep the night before they arrive, anticipating the fun time you'll have!

You tickle me Laura, your posts are so real and always a great read!

Have a blessed Sunday!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

What fun times are in store for those grandsons! Yup, always have pancake mix and syrup on hand and enjoy the syrup smell all day as it seems to linger no matter how well your wipe their little hands.

I did the Cabbage Patch thing too... what we do for those most precious to our heart.

I am getting two little granddaughters from NY in early August. On their list... have a tea party, a sleep-over with cousin Keri and make 1000 cookies. We'll do our best!

Domestic Designer said...

Have a lovely day!

June said...

Laura I love your Sunday Daybook posts. Call me nosey, but I love knowing what my friends are up to. I think you and your grandsons will have a great time together. You would be a blast to hang with. Enjoy everything about their visit.

Thank you for your sweet well wishes on the studio, dear friend.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Have a great time with your grandsons. It sounds like you have the visit all planned and under control. I also keep a journal which I call my Grateful journal.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Laura, I love this's real, refreshing, and relaxing. Linda

JB said...

Cabbage Patch dolls....holy cow, do you remember that morning when we were there before the doors opened and had about 10 in our basket!!!!! Lordy, those were the days.
I hope we can get together this week...would love to see the me.

Privet and Holly said...

Laura! I smiled as I
read this, as my mom
is making preparations
for my 11-year old son
and his friend to visit
for a week ~ arriving on
Friday! {YOU were obviously
a young mom, unlike me!}
One of the things that he
loves when visiting them
is the ice cream cups! And
fishing in my dad's pond,
and pitching a tent to sleep
outside....and s'mores...
and being spoiled in all
kinds of ways : ) A big
thank you, dear friend,
for your sweet comment on
P&H about my buddy, Kathleen's
journey with cancer. The
surgery is tomorrow....and
your words meant so much, to
both of us!
xx Suzanne

Maree said...

I'm reading the 19th Wife too! Glad you got some grandson time...

Your table scapes are lovely and right up my toile alley~ ;-)


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