Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, January 18, 2010...

Outside my window...rain, rain and more rain. In fact, they are predicting up to 6 inches just this week. That's just crazy!

I am thinking...about all the weeds that will need to be plucked out of my garden after all the rainstorms move through, and wishing I had taken the time to secure down weed covers last week when I was thinking about it.

I am thankful for...the last month with all my boys home and sleeping under one roof. Matthew is moving back to the dorms today...sigh.

From the kitchen...a full turkey dinner is cooking! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce...the whole works. While cleaning out the outside freezer, I found a turkey tucked in the bottom...I bought it at Thanksgiving, but ended up buying a bigger one for the crowd I was feeding...this one is a 'tiny' 22 pounder.

I am standard uniform. Jeans and a short sleeved black t-shirt...and bare feet.

I am creating...a bunch of new pendants. I am donating one to an auction and have an order I'm working on for a wedding in February...the bridesmaids are all wearing a specially created design by the bride. So sweet!

I am going...absolutely, positively nowhere else today. I did go to the gym this morning, but other than that, we are in for the day.

I am reading...a somewhat delightful and trashy James Patterson mystery. Perfect for a rainy day.

I am hoping...that I can get my house back in order. It's just in need of good cleaning and someone, anyone, with the motivation to do it.

I am youngest whistling. He just learned how a few days ago and does it every waking moment. It was cute at first...

Around the house...the washer and dryer have been doing their thing, a fire is in the fireplace and that guy that I like so much is home, working on his laptop.

One of my favorite things...the early morning quiet before anybody else rolls out of bed. There are alotta boys per square inch in our little house and as the only girl, I treasure that time.

A few plans for the rest of the week: the farmers market for produce (if the rain lets up), coffee with a friend who I haven't seen for awhile, bringing dinner/hanging out with a friend who had emergency brain surgery last week, 3 basketball games (2 for Alex, 1 for Brian), and hopefully mopping all the floors.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Alex and his hidden stash. =0)
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  1. Alex and his hidden stash of food??? I thought you didn't serve things like Ho-Ho's. You can thank my dad for introducing your kids to Twinkies. Maybe you could send him a box of something to cheer him up in a couple weeks. What could you send him... is it strawberry season???

  2. I can recommend a really good book for when you're done with your current novel. It's called The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. It has interwearving storylines from different generations and is part gothic, part historical fiction, part fairy tale, part contemporary fiction...I read it during Christmas break and had a really hard time putting it down.

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