I am thinking... that I hope this cup of tea has enough caffeine in it to wake me up. I stayed up very very late (early) this morning reading this blog. As in "I didn't go to bed until 2:45 and still wanted to keep reading".
I am thankful for... my husband who can do ANYthing!! He has more talent in one finger than I have in my whole bod. Ok, so maybe we just compliment each other :) He doesn't like to cook and rewiring outlets or installing new bathroom doors is not my preference.
From my kitchen... since we had leftovers for supper last night, there aren't any dirty dishes. Woohoo! That means all I need to do for the "dishes" part of my to-do list is put away the clean ones in the dish drainer. There's also 1 1/2 cups of chopped cranberries waiting to be made into either cranberry bread or muffins (same recipe).
I am wearing... please don't ask. I have not gotten to the "get dressed" part of my list for today. I just hope Jehovah's Witnesses don't show up. If they do I will just pretend to be sleepwalking. It won't take much pretending (see "I am thinking").
I am going... to Mama's later this evening to finish up our taxes. We were supposed to get "The Last Paper" yesterday, but it never came. I will be calling the tax dude here shortly to make sure it's coming. I'm not worried yet, I know he has 135,768,995,546,932 things he has to do and manages to get them done. I'll start worrying about 2pm tomorrow. My MIL, on the other hand, is about to FREAK OUT!!! Thankfully this is the last year we'll have to deal with this. (Long story, don't ask.)
I am reading... the blog I mentioned earlier. I John. Speed reading More Hours In My Day before I loan it to everyone that's asked to borrow it.
I am hoping... that somebody we know will want to buy our house. So far each time one person ends up saying "sorry, can't swing it", a couple days later a new person expresses interest.
I am creating... a blog post. I did start working on Part 3 of My Journey to Homemaking last night. I'm getting writer's block trying to figure out how to put it into words. I'm listening to Kris Allen singing To Make You Feel My Love. I loooooove that song and he sings it sooooo smooth. It could be about my Daniel, my dog, my bread, my kid, the house that I really want(ed)... I'm sorry, you DID see the rabbit that went through here, didn't you? I just had to follow his trail.
I am hearing... see the aforementioned. Another weird thing (though I'm not sure what the previous weird thing is/was), either a new bird was singing on top our chimney this morning, or the same, regular bird switched up his tune. I think I will miss that bird when we move. I love hearing him singing as if he were sitting right beside me.
Around the house... there are 2 prehung doors on their sides in the living room. They are for the bedrooms. The new door in the bathroom really brightens it up and makes it feel a little brighter. It also really changes the way the hallway looks. I can't wait to get all 3 doors up and see the difference. Saturday Daniel hung a shelf over the washer & dryer. He hung it in a hurry, and yesterday I discovered that it is too low and I can't open the washing machine lid the whole way. I have a wooden shim that I use to prop it open for now until he rehangs it.
A few plans for the rest of the week... nothing real spectacular. I need to make bread today. Tomorrow I'll be mailing our taxes. I need to make a grocery run, hopefully for just a few things. Finish my Part 3 of MJTH (see "I am creating"). Laundry. Dishes. Cleaning. Oh, on my list for today is "clean the hall closet". I'm going to do some SERIOUS cleaning. I am vowing and declaring to get rid of any and every thing that I do not use. That's probably about 1/3 - 1/2 of the stuff. After that it should be all neat and pretty and organized. *Note to self: take before and after pics so I can blog about it.*
One of my favorite things... Peanut M&M's. Dude, I was really irked when I realized that most of the candy coupons that came out before Easter expired either Saturday or Monday. Hello, people. I don't go to town on those days. How am I supposed to be able to get the clearanced Easter candy with a coupon if the coupon is expired??!! I don't know if there will be Peanut M&M's on clearance or not tomorrow. It will probably be yucky something-or-others, but still... I was hoping to snare some Peanut M&M's for nothing with my coupons :(
A picture thought I am sharing with you...
This is the house that I mentioned in this post. I sorta took the picture from the online ad. Is that stealing? Anyway, while we were out and about yesterday we drove by it "for old time's sake" and there were some electricians there. And no "For Sale" sign. *sigh*. We really like this house. It is be-u-ti-ful. It has all the original doors and hardware on the inside. The staircase, oh, the staircase. It isn't elaborate or anything, but it's just so pretty. The trim work. The wood floors. The big, high-ceilinged rooms. Everything in it is original. Did I mention that it was built in 1890 I think? That means some seriously beautiful woodwork. Nothing elaborate or gaudy, just old and beautiful. This house "spoke to me". To the point that I had a very.hard.time (read: crocodile tears for a couple days) letting go of it when it seemed like we might not buy it. I still want that house. I think "when my ship comes in" and we build a house, there will be similarities to this house in it. Until then, I'm trying not think about what might have been.
Goodbye house. I loved you. The first time I saw you on the inside and walked on your wood floors I was ready to pack my suitcase and sleeping bag and start living inside your walls right then and there. I didn't care that your roof was very, very old. Or that no one had ever cared enough to insulate your attic and walls. Or that you were boxed in by the interstate 1/4 mile away in one direction and the traintracks 1/4 mile away in the other. You had been abandoned and needed someone to love you. I loved you but I couldn't help you. I'm sorry that I couldn't come live in you and fix you up so that you could be the warm, inviting, gloriously beautiful home you were made to be. I hope your new owners realize the qualities that you have and don't try to change you. I won't forget you.