Just returned from a trip to Los Angeles, where I left my daughter in residence at U.C.L.A. Now there's so much to do! I still have a few more photos to post from our trip to Wells Gray where we hiked up to Trophy Meadows and took in the stunning Trophy Mountains. And of course now I have photos of L.A.to post! We found time to do a few touristy things like visiting Santa Monica, Melrose Avenue and I took a hop-on hop-off tour of the downtown.
I also have emails to catch up on, groceries to buy, laundry to do and appointments to keep. And once that's all organized I have a book to finish. But first I thought I'd copy the blog my daughter posted today. You can read her version here. It's a fun exercise and even if you don't have a blog to post on, a little self analysis is always a good thing (said the Virgo).
Making : List, lists and more lists. Getting organized now that summer is truly over.
Cooking : Comfort food and tomatoes. Canning 100 pounds of the little beauties this weekend.
Drinking : Coffee
Reading: The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Set in my beloved Barcelona but I'm not enjoying it as much as The Shadow of the Wind.
Wanting: It all.
Looking: but not touching.
Playing: at being a grown up.
Wasting: Time. Is there anyone out there that feels they are using their time wisely? If so, you are my hero.
Sewing: Nothing at the moment but I'm quite inspired by the beautiful fall pillow my sister-in-law quilted.
Wishing: I could get things done more quickly in the morning.
Enjoying: Being back home. I'm a true homebody.
Waiting: For confirmation from Plymouth Cemetery regarding book research.
Liking: that the sun is trying to come out.
Wondering: where all these fruit flies are coming from.
Loving: that the weekend is almost here and I can spend some quality time with my honey.
Hoping: that the memory stick I lost with the back up info for the book was run over by a car.
Marvelling: at how blessed I am to have a wonderful family, all my essential needs taken care of and the freedom to do so many things I enjoy.
Needing: to feel less guilty about the above.
Smelling: nothing. Am I hard of smelling?
Wearing: My daughter's cardigan - it was the sweater closest to the kitchen this morning.
Following: up on an online purchase that hasn't arrived.
Noticing: How much work needs to be done before we can list the house.
Knowing: That it will all come together eventually.
Thinking: It's time to get serious! (again)
Bookmarking: recipes for soups and stews
Opening: tubs of winter clothes and airing things out.
Feeling: like a nap