Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Spring Stroll and a Book Browse

 I wish you could hear the birds singing here. I decided to take more scenic strolls instead of quick loops on the nearest sidewalks.  








 The weather is just cool enough for a light cardigan.  




 I picked a small sprig of lilac because soon it'll all be gone.  Sad.

Before I took the delicious walk I was at my old school reading with just one student today.  I stopped at the book store to buy my two regular readers new reads and I indulged in a little knitting book browsing.  FUN!


 Someone put the Shaker Furniture Projects title in the wrong place. Funny.
 I think going to the book store is something I am going to do a bit more often.  It was so relaxing and enjoyable!

When I go to school everyone I talk to asks me how I'm doing with all the grandchildren.  Smile.  I like telling them that it's wonderful, but honestly, I don't see grandchildren every day.  Some days I do no more than write in my journal, read my bible, drink a lot of tea, iron a blouse or two, pull ten weeds (ha!) or read.  I talk to Bill. I cook dinner. I sleep for eight hours almost every night. I knit - all very commonplace and absolutely delightful.  I'm so thankful!
Some of our grands are on a vacation and I am thinking about them a lot.  Missing them.



 If I had to choose a vacation locale right now, I would choose this - Guemes Island in Washington State.  My favorite island!  Click on the link.  Maybe you'd like to visit it, too!
In a bit over a week my mom is coming to visit!  Aren't you excited?  I am!  I hope the sun shines so she doesn't get chilled.  We'll be together for Mother's Day!  Yay!  What a treat!

I am going to make taco salad and corn bread for dinner tonight, but first I'm going to pull a weed or two.  Thank you for clicking in today!  I appreciate it.  

25 comments:

Kezzie said...

Oh the blossom is beautiful Pom! I really love it. The slipper book sounds really fun! xx

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful spring greens and blooms. so lovely! glad your mom is coming in. :)

Julia said...

Your world is so pretty right now. All that green and beautiful blossoms. Everything is brown, the river level is still high but receded a wee bit, and it's cold windy and raining and raining and raining.

You get 8 hours of sleep every night and the most I get is 6. I do need a nap once in a while.

Love your knitting library. Enjoy your mom's visit.
Hugs,
JB

Gill - That British Woman said...

can't believe how bright and green everything is. We are a ways behind. I agree that slipper book sounds like a good one to own.

NanaDiana said...

I am like you- People think I spend every moment with the grands- but I don't. I have lots of ME time, too.

Your photos are just gorgeous. What kind of camera do you have? You take beautiful pictures. xo Diana

happywonderer.com said...

Way back I did look into Gueme Island for a family getaway but never followed through. I might need to re-visit that idea...
Love the blooms on your stroll. How wonderful that your mom will be with you on Mother's day!

Provincial Homemaker said...

Thank you for the beautiful flower photos - I enjoyed your stroll vicariously.

How lucky are your reading students! Lovely to have someone working with them who exudes enthusiasm for reading.

I think your day sound lovely in their simplicity.

Farm Girl said...

So pretty and so many pretty flowers, I am so glad you are having nice days filled to the brim with spring. I always enjoy your photos.
Yay that your Momma is coming for a visit. I know you will have such a nice time.
I always enjoy looking at your books.

Happyone said...

I love hearing the birds sing on my early morning walks. They always make me smile.

The last picture sure is pretty!!

Terra said...

Beautiful flowers, and lilacs are a favorite of mine too.

Granny Marigold said...

I'm so happy for you that your mom will be with you for Mother's Day. Awesome. That purple and white Columbine is so lovely. A lot of mine have crossed and recrossed so many times they have small blooms, mostly plain navy or pink. I think I need some new kinds. More trips to the nursery! Yay!

Gumbo Lily said...

What a very pretty walk you took us on. The flowers are really lovely just now too. Our flowers are just beginning to bloom. I love it!

ann said...

Hi PomPom. Aren't we glad that spring is here? We even like the rain. Your days sound a bit like mine, going from this to that, relaxed. Glad to be free from work. Returning to help out, now papers to grades, no plans to make, just to help a student out. Corn bread sounds yummy.

Angela said...

The blossom is lovely here too. As Kezzie says, the slipper book looks great!

Amy at love made my home said...

It was wonderful to go on this beautiful walk with you!!! So much to see and enjoy. It is good to dream of holidays isn't it!! xx

magsmcc said...

The rhythm of your post perfectly matches the rhythm of the soul-happying days you describe! I hope all your days will be filled with the beat of good hearts x I love the title of "First Frost"!

Nancy McCarroll said...

So happy your mama is coming to see you! I picked weeds and planted coleus yesterday, ought back this morning.

Attic Clutter said...

HI POM..pretty flowers !!!
thanks on my manny (:)
hugs,Patty

GretchenJoanna said...

That WAS scenic - even your bookshelves!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

The flowers are so beautiful to see at last aren't they?! Your grandchildren are so cute, no wonder you miss them. They certainly are holding your heart xx

M.K. said...

Hi, sweet Pom! Look at that green green grass! Spring has truly sprung at last. We have sweater weather here too. Still rather cool, but very nice. And not many bugs yet. Glad your mama is coming. I meant to tell you -- my daughter is going on a missions trip this summer to the Lummi Nation in Wash. State, maybe in your old stomping grounds. She's VERY excited to go.

Maggie said...

I always enjoy your ponderings, to quote Forrest Gunmp "you never know what you're going to get".
Love your flowers and the glimpse inside the book store, I could spend time browsing in there regularly too.

Janette Wright said...

Birds are singing out my window as I look at your post. So beautiful! What a delightful season of the year and also your season of life.
Enjoy!

Lisa Richards said...

A beautiful walk! Book stores are a favorite hangout for me, too, but I don't get there often. The Amazon website is where I actually end up going, lol. Here's to quiet days at home. :)

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Hey, Pom, I've seen you commenting on other blogs, but I'm not sure I've ever visited yours. Lovely place you have here! Your pics are wonderful! I have grands I don't visit with a lot, but I always enjoy my time with them. Still raising my last 2 kids!

Take care and have a lovely day!

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