Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Challenge

Here's another challenge for all of you.

I'll start with my answers:

Outside my window.....It's dark

I am thinking.....I'm not thinking very well because I have a sinus headache

I am thankful for....Lots of books

From the kitchen....Today I made homemade chili and cornbread for dinner.

I am wearing....Pajama bottoms and big flannel shirt.

I am creating....Crewel work.

I am going.....To watch American Idol

I am reading...."The Ladies Lending Library" by Janice Kulyk Keefer

I am hoping....For good weather tomorrow

I am hearing....The Spokane news on TV

Around the house....Candlelight

One of my favorite things....Chocolate candy

Plans for the rest of the week....Picking the name of a lucky reader for my Valentine's Day Drawing. Only a couple of days left.

***What answers will you give to these questions?


Shauna said...

What a great post! Sorry I haven't been by for a few work has been crazy busy! ♥ Hugs :)

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Outside my window - the stars sparkling in the night sky
I am thinking about what a close call last night was
I am thankful all the horses lived thru the crisis
From the kitchen - Bob putting away the groceries we just went and bought
I am wearing sweats/t shirt
I am creating a quilt
I am going to bed in just a while to try to catch up from last night
I am reading Only By Your Touch by Catherine Anderson
Around the house is a mess, yesterday took all my time
One of my favorite things is sunshine
Plans for rest of the week is to catch up on stuff.

Barbara said...

Shauna- So glad to hear from you!

By the way, how do you make that little heart next to "Hugs?"

Barbara said...

Lea- I'm soooo glad to hear your horses are ok. I was very concerned.

Linda said...

Outside my window.....the coyotes are probably circling my house.

I am thinking.....I shouldn't be scared of coyotes and answering the first question that way makes me sound paranoid. I should be thinking about the stars sparkling like Lea.

I am thankful for....my new piano & much more

From the kitchen....I just sliced an apple/pear, yes, there is such a thing, but it's not very sweet like the name would suggest.

I am wearing....Green Yoga pants and brown tshirt.

I am creating....not at this moment, but earlier, music.

I am going....to get up and pour a glass of wine.

I am reading....Hells Canyon a River Trip"

I am hoping....my husband gets home soon because he's on call tonight and sick.

I am hearing....clocks ticking and water running in the bathroom upstairs.

Around the house....it's pretty quiet and the kids are getting ready for bed.

One of my favorite things...is being outside with my horses--but that's no surprise.

Barbara said...

Linda- That's a great list. This little exercise puts us into the moment. Doesn't it?

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Outside my window the sun is sneaking up through a clear sky. The wind is blowing about 20 mph and the temp is 44. Is this Florida or have I been transported to the frozen north?!

I'm thinking about the excitement of my oldest son and my granddaughters arriving next week from MA for a visit. It'll be better than Christmas!

I'm wearing a long red nightgown, heavy sox and sneakers. Don't laugh! LOL!

I'm going to be creating my favorite gingerbread in a few minutes.

I'm reading Chicken Soup for the Writers Soul (again!), Lee Child's The Hard Way and Cup of Comfort Book of Prayer.

Besides God and family, I love my cats and dog and anything that has to do with nature.

I am a photographer and won a prize for a photo last year and had another one published in the Orlando Newspaper.

I'm about to go do our new Wii Fit program and see if I can get fit!

Dawns Ramblings said...

Outside my window.....A new day is beginning.

I am thinking.....About waking the girls up

I am thankful for.... Gods Love

From the kitchen.... Coffe’s Hot.

I am wearing....Pajama’s and a robe.

I am creating....Another dishcloth

I am going.....To wade through my Email

I am reading...."The Shack”

I am hoping....We get a good Tax return this year.

I am hearing....The CBS Morning show

Around the house....The Cats wonder

One of my favorite things....My Snuggly bed.

Plans for the rest of the week....Try to get a good night sleep.

Barbara said...

Donna- Thanks so much for your thoughts this morning.

Barbara said...

Dawn- I read The Shack a couple of months ago. Let me know how you like it.

MichaƩle said...

Outside my window.....It's foggy and snowy.

I am thinking.....I shouldn't be eating this sandwich.

I am thankful for....my job.

From the kitchen....I baked two dozen cupcakes for my daughter's birthday today.

I am wearing....Jeans and a red cable knit sweater.

I am creating....Medical reports. Woo hoo.

I am going.....to pick up my daughters in 2-1/2 hours.

I am reading...."Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer.

I am hoping....For a fun birthday evening with my daughter and family.

I am hearing...."The 70s Lunch Hour" on 98.1 Kisc FM, Spokane.

Around the house....daylight.

One of my favorite things....chocolate.

Plans for the rest of the week....just getting through it all!

Barbara said...

Michaele- Thanks for sharing a part of yourself today.

Janna Qualman said...

What great questions, Barbara! I hope you don't mind... I've borrowed them for tomorrow's post. :)

Have a great weekend!

heather said...

outside my window -another wet day
i'm thinking-about what to do today
i'm thankful-for Hubby
I'm wearing-jeans and a t-shirt
i'm creating- a secret
i am going -to the store
i am reading -the third thousand years
around the house -is clean
one of my favorite things -watching movies.

Marsanne Petty said...

Outside my window: It is dark because we have just gotten home from celebrating my husband’s birthday. We usually leave the porch light on, so my sister can see to come inside when she gets off work.

I am thinking: About all of the things that I have to do. I have many projects on my plate and need to clear out some time here soon to organize.

I am thankful for: My family, the fact that I have the ability to work, and the freedom to do the things that I want to do. There are tons of other things but there simply isn’t enough space to list them all here.

From the kitchen: Came a lovely yellow cake with chocolate icing that my youngest son made for my husband’s birthday. There was a secret though – he accidentally made a hole in the cake, so to fix it, he filled it with icing!

I am wearing: A blue shirt, grey pants, black and silver striped socks, flowered shoes and self confidence.

I am creating: Various items. Some jewelry featuring my photography, some other novelty items, more photographs, and working on a book of the history of ten houses in Jasper.

I am going: To try to get some laundry done tonight.

I am hoping: That my husband’s new job will work out because I am tired of being stressed out by money (or lack thereof, I should say.)

I am hearing: A Nasa kid’s show on tv, my Yorkie/Chihuahua mix, Summerlin, barking at the big dogs outside, and my youngest son biting his toenails (no lie).

Around the house: It should be bedtime but everyone seems to be ignoring me 

One of my favorite things: This thing is one that I don’t physically have anymore but it was mine for years and if it were still around today, it would still be mine. My Old Granny made a blanket. I don’t recall exactly if she made each of us kids one or if they were just made and over time we each ended up with one. Anyway, mine had a different design on each side, because my Granny worked at the sewing factory and would bring home scraps of fabric for Old Granny to use. On the “warm” side, there was a border of about six inches in width around the whole blanket. In the middle of that border, there was a myriad of patches – all different kinds of material (from the sewing factory). On cold nights, the “warm” side was placed downward next to our bodies, to help keep us warm. The other side was covered in pink – yes, pink – fabric that was silky, smooth, and cool feeling. The material had a bunch of little animals on it, but I can’t remember what kinds of animals. That was the “cool” side. On warm or hot nights, we put the cool side of the blanket down towards us. The material held the coolness of the air and kept us cool at night. When the house burned, the blanket was in there. My uncle promised me another blanket, since he got all of them when Old Granny died, but I never got it. Whenever I asked for it, he always had some excuse. Anyway, that was my favorite thing.

Plans for the weekend: See husband off to his new job on Saturday. Hang out with Mom and my sister. We’re supposed to go to the car show in Valdosta. Work really hard on my proposal for “Turn of the Century.” Complete some more art projects. Take plenty of photographs!