Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook for June 1

These writing prompts are available from Simple Woman's Daybook where each Tuesday we're invited to join in celebrating the beauty of everyday moments around us.

FOR TODAY June 1, 2010...

Outside my window...



Mr. Rosy (Rose-breasted Grosbeak) is gathering up seeds for his hatchlings while taking the opportunity to scarf down a few for himself.

I am thinking...
I was thinking of taking this week off from blogging until I realized I took most of last week off from blogging.

I am thankful for...
The years I've been able to live in the country enjoying the fauna, flora, and especially the birds.

From the kitchen...
Raspberry sherbet in the freezer. I plan on having some as soon as I'm finished with this.

I am wearing...
Jeans and a kelly green tee because I recently returned home from grocery shopping. It's getting hot outside. It will be shorts and a ratty looking teeshirt soon.

I am creating...




The Vines and Leaves cardigan from the May issue of Creative Knitting. The yarn is Knitpicks Cotlin and I'm getting exact stitch gauge and row gauge with US 5 needles.

I am going...
To learn how to crochet. I've been thinking that for several years now and finally have several books ordered to see if I can teach myself.

Of course I want to start with an intricate lace doily. That may not work.

I am reading...
The Lily Bard Shakespeare mystery series by Charlaine Harris. I listened to the first one, Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1), as an audiobook. The next two are in my travel bag for hospital waiting room reading.

They're pleasant little books. Interesting but not intense.

I am hoping...
The deer don't eat the hostas down to the nub like they did last summer.

I am hearing...
DH Bob humming totally out of tune and off key. He is listening to music with headphones on. Without the headphones, he has a nice singing voice and is able to carry a tune.

Around the house...
The grass needs mowing again.

One of my favorite things...



When the bird parents bring the fledglings to the feeder to teach them how to eat.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Stay calm, at least outwardly calm, and do what needs to be done to get through Bob's Catheter ablation procedures.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...



The nose knows.

7 comments:

Annesta said...

Your pictures are lovely. I love birds and watching birds feed at my feeder is one of my favorite things to do!
I'm glad you didn't take the week off from blogging as I so enjoyed reading your post.
I will pray as you prepare for Bob's procedure. My mom is recovering right now from an angioplasty.
blessings
~a

Dorothy said...

Vines and leaves is beautiful! I have that color to make a shrug for Isobel. I was a crocheter before I was a knitter. I made lots and lots of intricate doilies. Years ago I was cleaning out books and got rid of all my patterns. Now I wish I hadn't! We'll be praying for both you and Bob. What date is his procedure?

Judy S. said...

Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way that Bob's procedure will go smoothly and be successful. Love your newest creation! How many from that issue have you made now? Great photos. I love birds too!

Artseycrafts said...

I enjoy your Simple Woman's posts - thanks for blogging. All of the bird photos are excellent. You have me buying "Creative Knitting" too.(vbg)

Good luck learning to crochet. It is much easier than knitting IMO. Also, good luck to your DH with his tests.

Robbyn said...

I have been bird-watching, vicariously, through you for quite a while now and I thank you for your observations and wonderful photos. Now my landlord has put up a feeder in the yard that I can watch from my kitchen window! Whee!

I'll keep you and your DH in my thoughts - hope things go very well indeed.

Alwen said...

The cardigan looks gorgeous.

There is nothing wrong with learning inspired by beautiful lace. That's exactly why I relearned to knit.

"Beginner's mind," for me, usually seems to mean lots of frustration and hands that are all thumbs. It's a lot more difficult to knit lace when you have to page back to the k2tog instructions each time!

Kathy said...

Wishing you inward and outward calm. Prayers your way. Your posts are always a tribute to nature. LOVE your knit project. Gorgeous.