(Inspired by TheSimple Woman's Daybook.)
I usually do this every six months or so, just to kind of "take the
temperature" of where my life is at the time. I encourage you to do the
same. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the extraordinarily ordinary
lives we lead.
my window… a dozen birds are scrambling for the best
position on the feeder and my roses are in full, glorious bloom. This
puts a big smile on my face.
am thinking… about the many, many plans I already have for
the month of May. (Prepare yourself, Miami!)
am thankful for… my good gringo husband, Eric, who loves
and honors, not just me, but my big, fat, Cuban family.
the kitchen… perfecting a Flan de Queso recipe!
am wearing…dark blue jeans and a dark purple tee, sneakers
(am I the only one who calls them that?) on my feet.
creating… a Week in the Life Book (inspired by Ali
Edwards). I took photos all day/every day of last week, documenting
how I spend my days and now I’m working all this week on pulling it
am reading… Waking Up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy
am hoping… the weather will turn beach-warm really soon.
hearing… Celia Cruz on iTunes. (Psyching up for Miami.
Around the house… I am decluttering my
office/schoolroom/studio space. We have lots of books that we are
donating to the library. It’s quiet today because only Eric and I are
home. Piles of sheets and towels in the laundry from having my mom as a
of my favorite things… I have a beautiful silver bracelet
that I unearthed while I decluttered my closet. I have been wearing it
constantly. Even though I’m a stay-at-home-mom and really no one is
going to see it, it totally makes me feel good.
A few plans for the rest of the week… both of my kids
have STAR testing this week, so I have a light school load for them. I
have an appointment with my Mac Genius at my local Apple Store. This
makes me completely happy. I’ll also be finalizing costumes for Lucy’s
high school production of Fiddler on the Roof this week. And then I
think we’ll go to Disneyland. =D
A picture to share…
My family at the dinner table. I know the picture is not in perfect
focus and that there are dirty dishes still on the table, but it
perfectly captures what our loud and sometimes goofy family
mealtimes look like around here.
Please feel free to join in. Tell me about your day. If you decide
to write this on your own blog or on Facebook, please leave a comment
with a link. Thanks!
(cross-posted at the Tiki Tiki)