Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On my mind...

I stole this theme from Alita.  She does it every week.  I'm not sure I'll make it a weekly thing, but I thought it might be fun to try.

For Today...
April 27, 2010

Outside my window... The sky is blue, the birds are singing.  A vast difference from yesterday's gray and stormy weather.

I am thinking... About my upcoming mini-vacation

I am thankful for... health and my kids and  those two combined.  I'm glad they are all well and healthy. 

I'm wearing... a lot of turquoise.  When did that become my color? 

I am remembering... the time (several years ago) when Julia "lost" me at the check out stand in Walmart.  I hadn't gone anywhere, but she turned her back on me to look at something and when she turned around, she couldn't find me.  I could see the confusion and panic set in, so I called to her and asked what was wrong.
She said, "I couldn't see you."
"But I was right here."
"But you weren't wearing pink, so I didn't know it was you."

That's when I knew for sure that I was in a color rut.

I am creating...You mean other than blog posts?  Not much, but I do have an idea rolling around in the back of my head that involves *gasp* sewing.

I am going... to see my husband in just four more days! 

I am reading... You mean other than blog posts?  Again... not much.  Which is kind of unusual for me, since I can pretty much devour books.  For a while there my library hold list wasn't keeping up with me, but now I can't keep up with it. 

Song that is playing over and over in my head... Wow... my brain is rather silent on that one, but it's still early in the a.m.  I hear the birds singing, but it's a tune that I don't know.  I'm also remembering that last night I had "Forever Young" stuck in my head, which means I'll probably be singing it again today.

I am hoping... that I find a half-way decent bathing suit that doesn't look totally ridiculous at a very cheap price.  Is that too much to ask?

Noticing that... fish actually make noises that I can hear when everything else in the house is silent.  I had to get up to see what it was.  They were moving the rocks around.

From the kitchen...Grant has big plans that involve Italian sausages on the grill.

Around the house...What a mess.  This desk is looking ridiculous.  Guess I'll add "clean off the desk" to my list today

One of my favorite things... Quiet

 A few plans for the rest of the week... bathing suit shopping (yuck), packing, cleaning, and heading to the Caribbean (yes, that's what I'll call it, I mean it IS in the Caribbean) to visit my husband (YAY!)

A picture I would like to share... the flowers that Julia picked for me and artfully arranged.


Jess said...

Ah, that was fun! I have a million comments I could make (you planted the seed for a bunch of blog posts of my own), so I'll just say it's been nice getting to know you more. Blogging is so fun! Thanks for sharing.

alita said...

Ok first thing. Love the flowers. I need some to cheer up my house. Although my clover are still alive (gasp) so maybe I'll plant something... hmmm.

2nd- The Caribbean!!! Where? I want to go. Stop by Michigan to come get me. What is your hubby doing there?

3rd- Italian sausages on the grill sounds yummy.

Leslie said...

where do i start...i was going to comment about your pink clothes but then your story about julia said it all...i was cracking up. definintely keep calling it the caribbean it makes it sounds so much better...try target they had a lot of cute swimsuits, honestly.

nana said...

I "met" you through my daughter-in-law's blog. I have had a delightful time reading yours. Enjoy your time with your husband and God bless him (and the familiy for that matter) for his sacrifice.

WackyMummy said...

Beautiful flowers, but... noisy fish? That would totally creep me out!

Colleen said...

Nana.. thanks for stopping by and for your comment! I'm so glad you came.

Jess, Les, Alita, and WM... I'll catch you via e-mail or your blogs, but I'm glad you're here too. :)

Jayne said...

Beautiful photo!

(Enjoy your trip). :)

Rebecca said...

:) I put some azaleas in a vase too! Just beautiful.

T.J. said...

you answered my questions, so the Carribean? How beyond exciting that you will be seeing your husband so soon!!! Is it going to be just the 2 of you? oh oh and imagine the pictures!!! Love Julia's flowers- very sweet.

Hey, saw my button over there- you are the sweetest thing ever. :)

Shelle said...

gorgeous colours in that photo...the last bathing suit i was lucky enough to find...i grabbed as i walked past it on the rack at target, when i tried it on at home it was perfect...go figure, if i'm at the store i would spend over an hour and come home with nothing...i need a new one tooo...ugh!

Brown Family Blog said...

You're pictures are so pretty and I like how you talk in your blog. :O)

Jientje said...

I don't get around to reading much other than blog posts ( I'm so far behind!) and magazines, and turquoise is my favorite color as well. And I really NEED to clear a few places around the house!