Archive for September 29th, 2008

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, September 29th, 2008


For Today, September 29, 2008:

Outside my Window…Curtains are shut. It’s a dark autumn night – new moon – time for bed soon.

I am thinking…how enjoyable it is to interact with friends on the internet, after the day’s work is done.

From the learning rooms…As a paraeducator, my desire is that students would invest themselves in their own lives and learning, that they would love to learn.

I am thankful for…my godly husband and my dear family, for another day to be alive.

From the kitchen…We enjoyed a hearty vegetable chowder for dinner, with garlic toast.

I am wearing…a comfortable knit top and denim skirt.

I am reading…Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney.

I am hoping…always, to get more done than I have time or energy to do.

I am creating…this blog post. I created a nutritious dinner. Is that enough?

I am hearing…a quiet house. Just my husband and I are still awake.

Around the house…my husband and son-in-law have split and stacked loads of firewood!

One of my favorite things…time to relax at the end of a busy day.

I found this activity over at Tamy’s 3 Sides of Crazy blog. I liked her list so much I decided to join in on the fun! Thanks for the inspiration, Tamy!

Give Me Five Monday – 5 Favorite Things About Fall

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Becca at Becca’s Buzz is the hostess of Give Me Five Monday. Today she gives the following prompt:

Give Me Five Favorite Things About Fall

  1. After the first frost, the apples on the trees become so sweet! Some of our Pacific Northwest favorites are Fuji, Jonagold, McIntosh and Melrose.

  1. The cozy feeling of shorter daylight hours, crisp but not yet rainy weather, and a fire in the woodstove to stave off morning and evening chilliness.
  2. Traditional autumn desserts, such as apple crisp, pumpkin pie, and gingerbread.

  1. The perfect weather to serve hearty soups and stews, which are some of our favorite dinners.

  1. The harvest moon.

If you would like to participate, too, just follow these directions from Becca:


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