Monday, May 18, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook- May 18,2009

Stop in and visit Peggy over at Simple Woman's Daybook.

For Today... May 18,2009

Outside my window...beautiful sunny day- rather chilly though. Our furnace actually kicked on when I first got up this morning! But we are heading for 82 degrees by Wednesday!

I am thinking...about how our son Ben just earned his second Masters Degree while on his way to his PhD. And with becoming a new daddy in March- that is quite an accomplishment! Very little sleep... Congrats Ben!!

I am thankful for... Our sweet little grandchildren Sam and Sophia AND the new little on the way come November!

From the kitchen...the smell of coffee, Good Morning America on tv. And I need to load the dishwasher. I watched the Hallmark movie The Magic of Ordinary Days on YouTube last night instead of doing them then.

I am wearing... pajamas-come on, you know me by now:) I just left this comment here from last week:)

I am hoping... to get lots of projects done ahead of time before the graduation party in mid June.

I am hearing...usual morning traffic. The garbage truck's squeaky brakes as it makes it's stops down our street. Birds chirping.

I am praying...for our son Jonathan -he's having his wisdom teeth removed on Thursday.

Around the house... laundry (of course:), deep cleaning the living room- pull out couch,etc.,

One of my favorite things...blackberry pie/cobbler- my grandfather (a farmer) used to bring us a gallon bucket full of wild blackberries that he had picked in a hedge row or near a woods. Mom would freeze them, but then save some out and make them into a cobbler for dessert that night. I think I like blackberry cobbler the best because of the wonderful memories that go with it:) What foods have sweet memories attached to them for you?

A few plans for the rest of the week...get things done around the house and then be ready to take care of Jonathan after his oral surgery later in the week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*

Ben and Lisa

Here is Ben's Master of Science degree that he was just awarded from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Here is Ben with Sophie, who brings him a High Degree of JOY!:)


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Congrats to your son! My hubby is almost done with his Masters degree. Just waiting to finish up his research paper. He got the final approval a few weeks ago. Love the new layout and the new picture of Baby Sophia!!! And yes, I know you are always in your pj's when you do your Monday post! As I am most days!! Enjoy!

Zaroga said...

Congratulations to your son. You have such lovely thoughts and I love reading them.

I like the cheery look of your blog.

A happy heart at home said...

Sweet pic of your son and granddaughter! I hope your other son's extractions heal quickly and well. I enjoyed reading your daybook. Thanks for commenting on mine.


Jennifer said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your comment about still being in jammies ... I almost always do my daybook in mine! I also loved your comments about blackberries ... I was just telling my family as we drove home today about picking blackberries as a child and what my mome made with them. She made cobbler, but my favorite was making jelly.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Congrats to your son, and I must say that Sophia is such a cutie☺

Elena said...

Oh my goodness, Sophia is sooo cute. What a little doll. That is so awesome about your son's scholastic accomplishements. You have such a lovely family! Hugs, Elena

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Ben on earning his second Master's Degree and on his beautiful daughter Sophie! I like your grandchildren pics on the side of your blog and your new springy blog background.

Brook said...

Congrats...what a hard working student your son is!

I have special memories with several foods, especially when I have ripe bananas. I make banana bread from my paternal grandma's recipe and banana oatmeal cookies from my maternal grandma's recipe. Yum!