Saturday, February 12, 2011
Daybook, February 12, 2011
Outside: Simply beautiful. Sunny and 72 degrees
In the garden: Blueberries and strawberries are developing. Calla lillies and camellias are in bloom and the bird of paradise planted last summer has a couple of blooms that are radiant in the late afternoon sun.
At the feeder: Finches and more finches. White crowned sparrows, towhees and a couple of iridescent green hummingbirds that won't pause long enough to let me identify them.
In the kitchen: Counter tops rediscovered! Pumpkin bread that I've been wanting to bake since November.
On my music stand: Elgar Salut d'amor for prelude tomorrow morning at church. Beethoven string trios that need to be practiced with a metronome.
On my night stand: Two non-fiction works, that are wonderful but not catching my attention, and a stack of fiction.
On my mind: Finding joy in the most mundane parts of the week while I savor the time we are sharing as a family. My older teen boys are at a stage where they are fun to be around, and they are simply entertaining. This may be the last extended time we share as a nuclear family as the oldest will head off to college in the fall.