Thursday, January 31, 2013

Daybook entry 1-31-13

Outside my window it’s dark and chilly.

I am thinking that I’ve put off paying the monthly bills long enough.

I am thankful that I can pay the monthly bills.

From the kitchen come the sounds of silence. We just finished dinner and I was hoping for dessert.

I am wearing Black jeans from Chico’s, gray lambswool v-neck sweater, a scarf, and a long sleeveless thick knit Ann Taylor sweater.

I am reading The Book Thief. Very interesting.

I am going to get my monthly bills paid in time to watch the last episode of 30 Rock which comes on at 8:00.

I am creating a montage of photographs to share with you after this post.

I am hoping that my husband can get his hearing restored.

I am hearing an annoying commercial about Celebrex.

Around the room are the remnants of George’s last fetch game. I have got to get him to pick up his toys.

One of my favorite things is having my husband make dinner for me.

A few plans for the rest of the week – or rather the weekend, include the possibility of seeing a movie.

Here is picture thought I am sharing.


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I took these last year at this time on the property where I live with my husband and a dog named George.

How are things in your neck of the woods?

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JC said...

It's been rainy here. When isn't it though ... very quiet today except when Jodie Belle goes outside and barks at any noise from our woods. She's very good at that. Me, I give her a few minutes and tell her to come back in.

Karen said...

Dark and chilly! And I'm reading Gone Girl. Interesting. Weird. I don't know if I like it.

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty collage! Lovely winter scenes. Have a happy weekend!

Smalltowngiggles said...

love the pictures. It is very cold here. High tomorrow is suppose to be 5 with wind chills in the minus teens.

Sheila said...

Cold and windy here in the Finger Lakes. Yesterday we had spring for a day, today we are back to winter. I am definitely ready for spring :)

Cloudia said...

cool fresh new format for today's post. Gotta try something like this

Sending Aloha to YOU
from Honolulu,
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Country Gal said...

Our neck of the woods is gloomy, windy , cold and snowy no sun for a week ! Pretty quite here at the Our Country Cove Lovely photos and post . Your header photo is pretty ! Stay cozy and have a good evening !

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The pictures are gorgeous.

We just returned from my daughter's final basketball game. They were undefeated the whole season!

Christie - Fine Lines said...

Things here are quite pleasant, largely due to your potato soup that I made for dinner last night and had again as "left-overs" tonight. I LOVED the addition of the bacon and I added a dollop of sour cream and some chopped chives on top, too. YUM! YUM! YUM! and a BIG thank you!!!

mrs mediocrity said...

Brrrr.... Super windy and freezing here, I'm the only one awake in front of the fire, I have a sleeping husband, three cats and a dog all snoring around me.

I hope George is feeling better, our dog had a similar thing last year and the mess cleared it all up, no more Nyla bones for him though. And I have my fingers crossed for your husband as well.

Dar said...

Things are going well in my neck of the woods. I am celebrating the birth of my son, 40 yrs. ago...he has grown into a wonderful husband, father of 2 of my 11 grandloves, has a sweet, loving wife, a successful business anticipating is fun.

Donna S. said...

Snowing again. Got 3 grandkids off bus. When hubby got home 1 granddaughter & I went back to work to do month end. Then to grocery store for us & my parents. It started snowing & blowing like crazy-got an inch pretty quickly. Reading Safehaven.

If weather cooperates going to Owensboro, KY for night tomorrow for fiber group (knit, spin, crochet, sew, weave). Then 2 friends coming to my house to quilt Saturday when I get home.

Merisi said...

Beautiful, serene images!

Best well wishes to your husband,

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I LOVE this Kate ..... what a great idea! and always LOVE your pics! I've been diving into some of mine from WAY back in 2008 - I'm having fun with that :)

Cheryl said...

This was such a fun post to read. Snippets of your life. I think it should be a regular.

altar ego said...

We actually got some lasting snow last night. I love snow, so this transplanted Yankee living in TN is a happy girl this morning. It won't last more than a few hours, but I'm enjoying it nonetheless!

I'm plunging deeper into a vocational crisis that is beginning to cause me great anxiety. I'm praying a lot, others are praying for me, and I have sought the wisdom of professionals on this matter. In the end, it's my work to do, but I am so STUCK! I had to express this somewhere, so thanks for listening.

Have a great weekend, Kate! (and hubby and George and cat)

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh goodie, another book recommendation. I'm enjoying The Thirteenth Tale, so far.

Love your montage!

A Glowing Ember

Daryl said...

life here is okay ...

Em Parkinson said...

I love the way the squirrel and bird are looking the same way.

I've done that drawing of the Northern Spotted Owl at last! It's on the blog at the moment and I'd love to send you a copy when I get the printing sorted out. If you send your address to my email I'll get it in the post as soon as it's ready.
It's Have a great weekend! x

Pauline said...

Chilly here in Brantford...keep turning up the thermometer and it still feels cold. Maybe warm fuzzy socks will help? Or potato soup? Hubby is down and out again with a migraine - its like watching a little one sleep.

Pauline in Brantford

sharon said...

love your pictures. Love the red barn. We were cold today, tomorrow should be nice. This up and down weather is wreaking havoc on my allergies!

Photokismet said...

It's freezing in this neck of the woods. Went to dinner tonight with an friend from high school and her sister up from sunny Florida...others showed up....too noisy in the bar/restaurant...too many drinking too much...hated it...glad to be home! LOL..thanks for letting me say that...I was holding those thoughts in all evening. Sigh...enjoy the weekend! And love the photos!

Annie said...

the month of January has gone by in a flurry of family visits and HOT weather, rain, CYCLONES, FLOODS, no POWER for a few days, etc etc. All very exciting, well, the family visits were, not the weather events .. and exhausting!

Always good to catch up here Kate. Love the new header! Very wintry!

Unknown said...'s chilly out there today.... but bright and shiny at the same time....grateful for the sunshine.
I am tired of dry sinuses suffer this time of year, how about yours?
I love your photographs! ALL of them....smiles....

thecatalanway said...

lovely change of header photo - it looks cold over with you!
I love the way you wrote this one - it is like a celebration of NOW! i am trying to live more in the present - to really be here, with whatever is happening or not. And reading your words makes me see how rich is the moment.

Lovely photos - you are clever! Yes!!

lots of love and I hope dessert arrived K x

Hilary said...

I'm so behind in blog reading and I see that things have kept you hopping in your neck of the woods. I hope all turns out best for you, dear Kate. All is pretty much status quo around here.

Anonymous said...

lOVE your new header Kate. It's ChemTrail cloudy day and makes everything very gloomy. But I felt well enough to get some trimming of some of the forest done. We live in the middle of a thick Piñon Forest, so we are trimming off lower branches so we can see further out. After my last post about the little coyote visiting our compost pile, I realized I could have had even more shots of her if the trees were trimmed around the spot we dump our kitchen compost.
So it is a tad bit warmer, but I was really hoping for some bright New Mexico sky today. Tomorrow is another day, so maybe then.
Hope the rest of your weekend is filled with homemade dinners and dessert too.
peace n abundance,
ps that little squirrel is adorable

Bluebird49 said...

Kinda dreary and chilly here in Tidewater, VA. Hubby's going to play music with friends but I just don't feel like playing and singing tonight. Stay home, and find something on Hulu to watch, because there's nothing on TV!! Have a good weekend, Kate--love your new header and the montage!

Mary said...

Love, love, love these images! xoxo

Linda C said...

l always enjoy your photos and as its deep summer here and our lanscape is dreary brown from lack of rain, l would love to go for a walk in your snow covered lanscape. l too have read the Book Thief, its a wonderful read. Hope you enjoyed it. Reading a book called In Falling Snow at the moment. See! trying to imagine myself there.

Andi said...

I couldn't get into the Book Thief. I am a million years behind everyone else and just finished The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. OMW, I gasped out loud! On to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie good reviews from my friends. :)

Dawson Cattle Company said...

wonderful photos! i hate the bill paying, i love seeing the money in the account and not leaving it but such is life. never skip dessert! its the best part of eating all your food. and its soo calming..:>

Lili said...

For some reason this post briefly reminded me of are so cute! Oh I believe we are expecting the blizzard of the century around these parts. Nice collage of snowy pics! xo