Today. April 26, 2010.

(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.

Outside 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.

I am thinking... about the many, many plans I already have for the month of May. (Prepare yourself, Miami!)

I am thankful for... my good gringo husband, Eric, who loves and honors, not just me, but my big, fat, Cuban family.

From the kitchen... perfecting a Flan de Queso recipe!

I am wearing...dark blue jeans and a dark purple tee, sneakers (am I the only one who calls them that?) on my feet.

I am 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 together.

I am going... to the theater tonight (we have season tickets to the Orange County Performing Arts Center) to see Dreamgirls. Yay! So excited about this show.

I am reading... Waking Up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo

I am hoping... the weather will turn beach-warm really soon.

I am hearing...
Celia Cruz on iTunes. (Psyching up for Miami. Azucar!)

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 weekend guest.

One 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...

Dinner table

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!

Happy Monday.

(cross-posted at the Tiki Tiki)