Thursday, August 31, 2006
Fall is in the Air... What makes a Good Day?
So... what makes a Good Day for you!?
It is Fall... Back to School Days... Back to Routines and Back to Schedules...
No more Lazy Mornings... Pajama Days... or Endless Coffee Dates with friends... Well - at least not as often as over the Summer months!
This morning... I was awake at 6a.m. and actually out of bed and dressed by 6:20a.m. ...and it was actually chilly!? I pulled on my sweat capri's and a long sleeve T... then realized I needed my cozy Sweatshirt too... slipped on my Flip Flops and took my Middle Schooler to school (after about 5 outfits and 2 near fights... I should never have let that one watch What Not To Wear?! She is 11... and she was having a traumatic dilemma because her jeans have a super cool gold silk screened Guitar and Angel Wings on them... and "Rock 'n Roll" on them... and she was not so sure that her top 'matched' her jeans - because her Top had words too... OK - fine - good insight... probably not the best match... but it looks fine... it was not a huge clash or mismatched patterned deal... and Besides, this is DAY THREE ladies... Day 3?! and already she is acting like she has nothing to wear?!?!?!)
I came back home and reluctantly gave up my Flip Flops for my Sketchers... grabbed my Mom - and we headed to the Park to go for a walk! It is a gorgeous day here (in the unknown 'Pacific Northwest') - blue skies and sunshine... warm autumn breeze - leaves just beginning to think of changing colors... we walked and visited and enjoyed actually being up and out so early in the day! We stopped off for a coffee... (I know - sort of makes the whole exercise/walk idea null and void!) I planned on something low-fat and all that... but I saw that they are already promoting their Pumpkin Spice LatteT... Oh MY!? My favorite Fall drink... and then comes Egg Nog Latte's in the Winter! MMmmmmm... Yummy! So - I indulged in a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte and did a little grocery shopping on the way home! Oh yes - the Pineapple... what is better than FRESH Pineapple?!? Grow me some of THAT Natalie - and I WILL come over there (where ever THERE is) and scrap those boxes of pictures for you! LOL! And no... I do NOT have pictures yet?!
Now... after I put a load of clothes in the laundry and maybe dust something... I plan on catching up on my Bible study (Captivating by Stasi Eldridge) and then maybe a bit of Porch Swing time with a new book by Natalie Goldberg on writing... I thought maybe since I am at a block... I would READ about writing for a little bit?! Of course - my Jack Johnson CD is never far away and it is a great day to listen to some Happy Music while I swing out back and enjoy some quiet!
Aaaah - Fall! I simply LOVE it!!! Cooler mornings... warm days... scarves, sweaters, boots, Reminds me of a layout I did last year about Fall... I will maybe post that here if I can find an image of it... I will make it a different post... sort of like another Update... or a Part Two or something?! That way I get 'credit' for two posts in one day!!! LOL!
Anyway - Fall... Routine returns and summer slips away... But it's all good today! It's all good!
So - what about you all!? What little things in life are making you happy lately!? What makes a Good Day for you!?