Outside my window... the windows are covered because the oppressive heat was getting in. I'm enjoying the softer, filtered light, it's the eve of my cycle and I'm not feeling so well.
I am thinking... that I'm so happy there's a pot of pinto beans simmering on the stove. They will be frozen and used as needed.
I am thankful... for a summer of simplicity and taking all the time I need learning how to live in frugal skin.
In the kitchen... already mentioned the beans, but i just did some dishes and it's tidy and organized. I love our cozy kitchen. most important room in the house!
I am wearing... tank top and workout pants, never changed from this morning's walk although usually i like to. again, eve of my cycle ...
I am creating... a knitted hat, a wedding shawl (haven't cast on yet but will very soon), my "easy" shawl (panoramic shawl from coastal knits on ravelry), a more intentional, slow, direct, simplified life
I am going... to finally color my hair tonight and highlight it tomorrow using a kit i found so I will look and feel fresh for my wedding shower this weekend
I am wondering... which dress of mine to wear to said shower
I am reading... mainly David Copperfield. It's a GREAT read, but VERY long and intimidating in that way. I'm also reading snippets of Advanced Montessori Method and I'm almost totally finished with her Education for Life. After those books I'll probably read the memoir "Truck", and there's a book about money and women's emotions coming to me from Paperback swap, and I'll probably read book 3 of the Percy Jackson YA series, and I'll definitely choose something "new" from my collection that I haven't picked up yet. Yep, always reading. Not enough, actually. Seems to have taken a back seat to knitting these days.
I am hoping... to make it through this month alive budget-wise
I am looking forward to... three days in Connecticut (craving a fresh lobster roll from the shoreline) and meeting up with my bridesmaids for dinner and a chat, and my wedding shower at my favorite Indian restaurant
I am learning... how to be patient and make the best use of my time, and learning to find a balance between work and play in the home
Around the house.. really soaking up our final days of peacefulness before we start tearing things apart (gently, i hope, at least on my end) to move. always hard for me.
I am pondering... whether or not i should home-make the trader joe's caramel cashew cookies john loves, but i'm pretty sure i will at some point, and make them better
One of my favorite things... listening to knitting/crafting podcasts or the Splendid Table and knitting with really soft yarn
A few plans for the rest of the week: going through old boxes tomorrow (been putting this off big-time), watching Hell's Kitchen and eating tacos with John, calling the restaurant to reserve for our rehearsal dinner, blueberry festival and new yarn shop friday, traveling to new jersey saturday for dinner with my mom and future MIL (this is john's bachelor party day), wedding shower sunday and driving with my parents back to CT
A peek into my day... the house is quiet, john's on his computer, the dog is sleeping, i'm mostly tucked into my chair reading blogs and listening to podcasts, drinking tea, working on my knitting now and then, trying to wait a couple more hours to heat some leftover chili for dinner.