Sunday, May 31, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook: 1st June

(Posting on Sunday evening as I have to make an early start tomorrow.)

Outside My Window ... a perfect early summer's evening. Blue skies and a light breeze.

I am thinking ...about things I need to do before I leave tomorrow.

From the learning rooms ... Angel starts her new GCSE timetable this week.

I am thankful for ... a husband who is prepared to hold the fort here while Cherub and I escape the chaos of the kitchen demolition.

From the kitchen ... emptiness. All the cupboards are cleared out and everything except essentials packed away. Tomorrow is D-Day and everything is being ripped out.

I am wearing ... black linen trousers and a black vest top, with bare feet.

I am creating ... Cherub's cardigan. Nearly finished - just the button band and sewing up to do.

I am going ... to Weymouth with Cherub and my mother, leaving tomorrow morning and returning on Friday. The trip was planned a while ago, then we realised that if we timed the kitchen refit for this week, we would not have to worry about keeping Cherub out of the way.

I am reading ... My Life With the Saints by James Martin, S.J. I had stalled with it but have got moving again. I'll be putting it aside again next week as I have some nice holiday reading lined up to take with me.

I am hoping ... everything goes smoothly while I am away.

I am hearing ... Cherub complaining about being put to bed. Angel and Star rustling a bag of sweets (chocolate eclairs) ... some coming my way ...

Around the house ... bags and boxes of kitchen stuff. Cupboards stacked up in the garage waiting to be fitted; appliances, crockery and heavy bags in the dining room; lighter stuff stacked up in Angel's bedroom; essentials in the living room.

One of my favorite things ... the seaside.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week ... playing on the beach with Cherub, some leisurely time with a book and my knitting, quality time with my Mum, a birthday picnic for Cherub on Saturday.

A Picture Thought I Am Sharing ... a three inch long drinker moth caterpillar we spotted at the country park on Friday.

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Katherine said...

Have a safe and restful trip. Hope the kitchen renovations go smoothly.

Melanie B said...

When you mentioned Weymouth it gave me a bit of a pause since that's also the next town over where I do much of my shopping and where the girls' pediatrician's office is. It always strikes me a bit funny, though it shouldn't since this is New England after all, when place names here are the same as they are there.

I hope the kitchen renovations are done by the time you get back. I do hope you and Cherub have a lovely time. I need to schedule a day at the beach for Bella soon but it's hard because Dom doesn't like the beach and I don't like going on my own.

The Bookworm said...

How odd about Weymouth! When I loaded Weymouth (UK) into the weather application on my iPod Touch it gave me Weymouth (MA) as an option. I had no idea it was so close to you.

Sarah in England said...

Wow what a huge caterpillar!

Hope you have nice time in Weymouth.


Dorothy said...

How wonderful! A lovely holiday by the sea and a new kitchen to come back to! Have a great time!