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FOR TODAY May 18, 2009
Outside My Window... Birds are singing, oblivious to the impending rain.
I am thinking... I need to figure out what to wear for a date with my hubby in the big city tonight! A Monday night date… who would’ve thought???
I am thankful for... my wise husband who gives such wonderful counsel to our extended family. He may have a second career ahead of him. Ask anyone who knows him and they will tell you what a great listener he is and what sage advice he dishes out.
From the kitchen… I need to prepare dinner for the kids before I catch that train later. I’m thinking sautéed chicken breast because it is so simple and they all love it.
I am wearing... p.j.’s and robe, still.
I am creating... summer plans that are not too structured, yet structured enough that we don’t get bored! Does that make sense?
I am going... to starve myself all day. Tonight’s date will be to a BBQ restaurant in Manhattan. The meal, served family style, will consist of appetizers ( including something called Frito Pie, and Barbecued bacon chunks), a sampling of various BBQ’d meats; onion strings; corn bread ; and other yummy-sounding things too numerous to list; and for dessert a choice of bacon chocolate chip cookies or fried Oreos. Since I can’t reconcile even saying bacon and chocolate in the same sentence, I may try the Oreo, but even that doesn’t sound appealing. If the plaque in my arteries doesn’t increase threefold after this meal, I will report back on it sometime this week! Wish me luck!
I am reading... A book by Dr. Peter Kreeft called How to Win the Culture War: A Christian Battle Plan for a Society in Crisis. After hearing Dr. Kreeft speak at my son’s high school a few weeks ago I ordered this book immediately. I can’t put it down!
I am hoping... my back continues to heal so I can get back to walking the dog.
I am hearing... hardly anything except for my daughter’s alarm which she has just snoozed for the third time!
Around the house... much catching up to do. An unexpected bout with a bad back set me back with the housework, but I think I can begin to do some catching up today.
One of my favorite things... the first time I serve baked beans and corn on the cob this time of year. It gets everyone excited for summer!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: track; ballet; pre-cana couples here Thursday night; a long five day weekend ahead for my two in school; a wedding in Pennsylvania Saturday(what to wear???)
Here is picture thought I am sharing...Ben is the frontrunner in the blue and gold. I love the look of determination on his face. He is a talented long distance runner, who in spite of his asthma, competes in the 800m at most meets.