This Morning

Outside my window…water’s dripping and tapping on the windowframe.

I am thinking…that I should be ready for our trip out today, and that Mike will be upstairs to gather me up very shortly.  Him chivvying me along is part of the routine of us going anywhere. He pretends to be exasperated with me, but I think he secretly enjoys it.

I am thankful…for having had a two week rest from work. We’ve had a gorgeous holiday in St Ives followed by a few days at home. We’re setting out to Northumberland this morning for another little break, hopefully via a museum that I’ve wanted to go to for too many years.

In the kitchen…we have very little as we’ve been away and then here only briefly, and now we’re going away again. So we’ve been living on bits from the cupboard and the freezer. But then having very little for us isn’t really the case; I’m a terrible hoarder, and I do often joke that we seem to keep enough food in to survive a month with no shopping.

I am wearing…PJs, still. And I really ought to be having a shower.  But, you know, if I had the choice I’d wear PJs all the time.

I am creating…lots of part-posts for blog entries. I so wanted to spend some of my time off on writing more, but that wasn’t to be. I have two jotters for notes (one with butterflies and one with polka-dots, in case you were wondering). I carry them around with me and write beginnings of things and bits of inspiration. Sometimes just a post title or a little spider diagram.  I keep promising myself that I’ll find the time to work through them all and finish them.

I am going… to have a huge clear-out this coming month. We have a space booked at a table-top sale, and I so want to turn some of my old junk into a bit of spare cash.  I never throw anything away, and I just generally have far too much ‘stuff’.  I think I used to feel that ‘stuff’ was part of what defined us. Now it just seems to take up space and get in the way.

I am wondering…whether the weather will hold out for us this weekend, or whether I ought to be double-packing so that I have outfits for warm and cold weather.  I’ll probably double-pack anyway. I usually do.

I am reading…Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott.  I don’t often read real paper books these days, but I’d heard so many good things about this that I ordered a copy. I’m only part-way through and am loving it. I’ve actually filled up with tears twice because there are parts that are so incredibly insightful.

I am hoping…that work has been fairly smooth while I’ve been away. I’ve missed it more than I expected to, and I’m ready to throw myself back in next week.

I am looking forward to…spending lots of time with Mike at the weekend.  Hopefully daytimes taking some creative photographs in interesting places, and evenings of lovely food and romantic strolls.

I am learning…to be calmer and more laid back than I used to be.  I want to be more creative in my personal life, and I need somehow to be more floaty.  That’s the best way I have to explain it right now.

Around the house…we have piles and piles of freshly washed laundry waiting to be ironed.

I am pondering…on whether to take over a different corner of the house for my writing, instead of trying to do it in the same room as the TV.

A favourite quote for today…

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” – Louisa May Alcott

One of my favorite things…is – this is a bit of a silly one – a new Sherbert Lemon cordial drink we found this past week. We were in a different supermarket to our normal one, looking for summery drinks. I think this one’s meant for children, but I’m loving it!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Our trip. A day at home for tidying and so on. Back to work on Wednesday.

A peek into my day…Lazy day so far. About to spring into action once I’ve pressed the post button.


I came across this prompt list at The Simple Woman’s Daybook just a couple of days ago.

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