Monday, December 08, 2008


Outside My Window...It's gotten dark, and Christmas lights are twinkling next door. Earlier, it was a bit gray, but mild enough to sit outside on my swing for a bit.
I am thinking...about things I need to do; also about how time flies.
I am thankful for...enjoying a nice quiet meal with my hubby: chicken tenderloins cooked with honey mustard sauce, rice, and sweet peas. I'm also thankful that we celebrated our 28th anniversary this weekend. It was actually the weekend before, but we waited until after our children left to celebrate so that we could enjoy family time with them then and enjoy a date with each other this past weekend.
From the learning rooms...Have much to learn!
From the kitchen...See above.
I am wearing...burgundy short sleeved sweater, print skirt, tights, and a long-sleeved jersey swing jacket
I am creating...a cleaner house. Trying to get back into swing after having been down with a bug.
Would like to decorate my office/sewing room around this lamp:

Have in mind a white room with touches of pink -- Any thoughts on how to do this and do it on a budget?
I am going...nowhere tonight.
I am reading...a book by Larry Burkett and am musing how he knew a crash was coming, though he thought it would be in 2,000 or shortly thereafter. He wasn't the only one who predicted that we'd run into trouble with a credit-driven society.
I am hearing...Christmas music from a station I put together on Pandora.
Around the house...lots already done/lots still to be done.
One of my favorite things...popcorn!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Christmas concert next Saturday evening.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Wasn't dear hubby sweet to send me a bouquet of two dozen roses of mixed colors?

Enjoy!
Elizabeth

5 comments:

buff said...

roses of a mixed flavor--yes--lots of things have happened in those years. happy anniversary and pretty roses

Melanie said...

Hi, Elizabeth,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed your day book entry! Your comment about a white room with pink reminded me of a blog I have saved. This person is so talented and although maybe a bit pricey for me, the pictures inspire me to create just what you're talking about. Here is the link should you want to check it out.
http://vintagerosecollection.blogspot.com/

TopazTook said...

Happy (belated) anniversary!

The Christmas lights across the street are twinkling here, too, but I will not be sitting outside in my shirtsleeves -- there are several inches of snow on the ground, and more falling!

Just a thought: a lot of pretty teacups and saucers are in white with pink flowers. You might be able to find some at thrift shops. You could also tack some white, or pink, or combination thereof, handkerchiefs against a dark fabric and frame them.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Elizabeth. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I enjoyed reading your daybook. Those roses are lovely. :)

Hadias said...

That is a very beautiful lamp. The rose petal detail is so unique.