A Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY ~ Sunday 13th May 2012 

Outside my window...The trees are dancing in their bright autumn colours, whilst a gentle rain shower intensifies the colours. There are two magpies being very vociferous in the garden. (I'd love to be able to understand what it is they're saying)
Ahh...here comes some sun...the raindrops on the wet leaves look like their wearing a bit of bling now with the sun shining on them. In the distance there's a heavy deep grey sky, so I think there's more rain to come.
I am thinking...how lovely it is to have the weekend to enjoy. 

I am thankful...that I have been able to speak yesterday to both my sister (for over two hours) and my brother (for nearly as long). Thanks to Skype we don't have to remortgage a house to pay for this privilege either. How wonderful it is to keep in touch, to get the latest updates, news and gossip....maybe not ideal when you're only just awake and the video call comes through! :$

In the kitchen...there's the joint of meat ready for the Sunday roast. I know its Mother's Day here and I should be whisked away for lunch, but I was taken out for breakfast yesterday instead ;D 

I am wearing...my bedcovers because as customary for Mother's Day I'm having a slow start today.Bliss!

I am creating...hopefully my own gift cards. It's so exciting....I've had my designs scanned and next week hope to have them printed. I'm having such fun with being creative at last after Mr Mojo went AWOL for 12 years!

I am going...to enjoy a lovely Sunday doing whatever takes my fancy. Next week I'll be heading to the publishers, sessions in my studio, and all the other usual things...oh yes, it's a friends 'special' birthday next week so I'll be taking her to lunch :D

I am wondering...how to begin to get organised for my daughter’s wedding. I need to write everything down so that I can keep focussed, calm and collected. My OH is a great believer in spreadsheets but I think I'll give that a miss. I'm going to have a special book to keep all our ideas, plans, progress details etc....if you have any tips then I'd love for you to leave a comment below which might help me. I'd love to hear any ideas, little traditions you have or just to say 'hi'...
I am reading...'Mr Wroe's Virgins' by Jane Rogers (I haven't started to read it yet and it's for the next book club meeting ~ eek!) My reading seems to have taken a back seat since I started drawing...well there's only so many hours in the day. If only I didn't need to sleep I could fit in so much more!

I am hoping...the cuppa my son's just making me is drinkable. He's not had too much practice so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Mother's Day can be a trial for everyone concerned when it comes to making and having to eat the breakfast. 
p.s.....it was actually a very good cuppa so there's no excuse now ~ he'll be recruited again now that I know he's capable.

I am looking forward to...my OH's project reaching a stage when he may be able to take some time out. It will be great to see some more of Melbourne and Australia in general. The Barossa valley is top of my list.

Around the house...are lazy people today. I think we're all in need of a quiet relaxing day. Even Mufftypup is still snoozing curled up in a ball. 
A favourite quote for today...'What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers ~ Martina Horner.

One of my favourite things...at the moment I'm enjoying the Australian Masterchef series. I did wonder if this fourth series could live up to the three previous one's but I'm happy to say so far it's a hit in my book. 
A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, rest and play but not necessarily in that order : D
A peek into my day...In honour of Mother's Day. Firstly my mum celebrating her 70th birthday. Unfortunately she passed away two years ago...I would love to be able to spend the day with her.
Keeping in with the wedding and Mother's theme...here's a photo of my daughter with my MiL at my BiL's wedding.

 This photo was taken quite a few years ago...my daughter is 27 year's old now. 
I hope my MiL's flowers arrive safely today and we plan to chat with her later today (once the time difference is suitable)

 So that's it for this week; I managed to just fit it in before the week ended after all.  I hope you enjoyed your visit. Don't forget to pop over to The Simple Womans Daybook and check out the other day book entries
Have fun : D