Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blissful Day

It's a much needed day at home, just the boys and I.
Laundry is going, bread is rising, boys are reading.
And I am taking a quiet moment with my cup of tea next to me.

Just savoring the moment.

The deepest thoughts of the moment are what I should turn the bread dough into.

Shall I make one cinnamon raisin swirl?
Shall I add some of the rosemary I picked this morning to another?
Some of each, maybe?

I am sitting in the kitchen. From here I can look out back and see the grass and gardens. What a thrill! I am also surrounded by the flowers I picked this morning-cosmos and a happy sunflower.

I spent a few minutes in the garden this morning before the boys were up. I had seen some frogs in the window well of the basement when I was exercising this morning. I caught them up and released them in the garden. I hope they stick around! So little and perfect and as an added bonus they eat bugs, of which we have plenty.

Jimmy's garden is such a place of delight now. I filled the space with flowers and herbs. The sunflowers just started blooming yesterday, something my neighbor on that side has been looking forward to. She told me she looks out every morning to see how they are doing. Now she has something to see! (And something to watch besides me. Ahem.)

Our home feels so peaceful today. What a blessing.

I'm off now to built a train track. Hope you are having a loverly day as well.

***By the way, I added a new feature and a poll, so if you are visiting via a reader or Facebook, you may want to click on over to the main page to see the changes and give your opinion. Also, I changed and changed again my template this week. Are you seeing the right side bar? It shows up for me.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It shows up but it overtakes the blog, itself. Is there a way to make it more narrow?

You always have such lovely pictures and it really distracts from the pictures and prose.

I loved my original background I used but people thought it distracted from the writing.

I added the e-mail subscription option after having a few people ask about it.

It's so nice to "hear" you cheerful and relaxed again. ((HUG))

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Cinnamon raisin swirl--my favorite! I made two loaves on Monday. (And two plain for sandwiches.)

Your day sounds lovely!


Bonnie said...

Laundry! I knew there was something I was forgetting to do, argh. When I am canning, I tend to forget other things! Thankfully, its still mid-afternoon, so I still have time...

Kimberly said...

Brenda--I'm still tweaking! I may switch it all around again. We'll see.
Joanne--I ended up with one cinnamon, one herb and one plain.
Bonnie--I understand about the canning entirely! I struggle to spend five hours canning and cleaning up from canning to then have to make dinner.

Shan said...


Hello dear friend! I am for any bread with cinnamon...yummy!

It sounds like a wonderful day over at your house...peaceful, productive and pleasant!

I so enjoy a quiet day at home.

Yours so kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm

P.S. I can see the right hand sidebar and all of the pictures so I think all is well.


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