Outside my window...it is a perfect summer’s day – warm, dry, a nice breeze tickling the trees. Awesome !
I am thinking…a lot about my sisters, as they both begin the holidays this week. Natalie traveling to Vancouver with her man, Dave, and her son, Nathan. And Kristina taking her week at our cottage on Lac Bibitte with the kiddos and her hubby John.
(Natalie, Kristina and Me a few years back at the cottage)
I am thankful for...my loved ones, pink toenail polish, the weather this summer, and this gift of this day.
From the kitchen...time to make some Pasta Primavera – cubed summer tomatoes, chopped Spanish olives, basil, basil, basil, garlic, cubes of mozzarella cheese left to marinate on the counter all day and then spooned over hot linguine pasta…drooling and it’s only breakfast…
I am wearing...black leggings, a purple t-shirt, flip flops, my glasses and a bedhead hairdo.
I am creating...in my journal, on canvas, in my mind and it feels so good !
(art journal page from this am.)
I am going...to put together some orders from the Etsy shop and get them into the mail. Also need groceries kind of desperately…
I am reading…”Something Blue” by Emily Griffin – the sequel to “Something Borrowed” which was just made into a cheesy chick flick with Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson. Pure summer trash.
I am hoping…that all the bridge trouble that the city of Montreal is having will be calmed down enough to make our upcoming trip up there relatively easy.
I am praying for…a safe and easy flight for my sister across the country. Also for the hearts in mourning today, close to me and across the world in Norway.
I am hearing...the fan blowing in the window (yay, the AC is off for the day !) and the heat bugs a-humming outside.
Around the house...dust kangaroos are splayed all over the floors (How can 1 Yellow Lab have so much damn fur !!!!! ), my work table is covered in play stuff that needs to be put away, laundry needs doing and nary a house elf to be found !!!
One of my favorite things...the Rockwell Blade Runner saw that we bought this weekend – it just may be the saw that helps me get over my fear of electric saws for good !
A few plans for the rest of the week: Meditation Monday tonight, a Tuesday Artsy time at my friend Patti’s poolside paradise, Rock Painting to fulfill a few Montreal orders, and heading out to the hometown and our cottage next weekend. (Oh, and Katie will be there ! !)
Here are some pictures I am sharing…
I like taking pictures of my art work on the back deck beside my zinnias in pretty pots.
A few of my favorite pictures from last week’s visit with Suzanne in Biddeford Pool, Maine.
Suzy at the beach
A hearted sign…
The gorgeous rocks and waves a-crashing…
And my theme for the day :
Rock On, Beautiful Ones !
Happy Monday !