Archive for December 22nd, 2008

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…December 22, 2008

Outside my Window…It’s dark, cold (about 20 degrees Fahrenheit) and the ground is snow covered. More snowfall is predicted beginning tomorrow evening. We live in such a temperate region, near the Pacific Ocean, that we aren’t used to this many cold, snowy days in a row!

I am thinking…that it’s great to be home in our cozy house, after a busy day spent out-and-about.


From the learning rooms…hmm…We’re on Winter Break!

I am thankful for…a reliable, four-wheel drive vehicle when roads are messy with snow.

From the kitchen…I made a delicious soup for dinner from:

  1. Left over beef and gravy
  2. Left over brown rice
  3. Left over baked beans
  4. A can of condensed tomato soup


I am wearing…a long-sleeved turquoise top with a loose-fitting multi-colored sweater over, comfortable, stretchy blue jeans, and thick, cozy socks.

I am reading…(going to read) a young adult book that caught my eye: Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick. So often I prefer young adult literature to more ‘grown up’ fare, which too often is meant to shock the reader or reveal all the author’s dirty laundry.

I am hoping…to spend more time at home tomorrow than I got to spend today. There is another medical appointment to keep. Daughter Lydia is still suffering ill effects from a concussion that occurred almost three months ago. Perhaps our family doctor will schedule a scan of some sort.

I am creating…this blog post. I’m too tired to tackle a baking project this evening. Perhaps I’ll turn in soon and start reading that book!

I am hearing…snippets of the movie The Illusionist, which the children are watching upstairs.

Around the house…boots, gloves and jackets are drying by the wood stove. Towels are under shoes in the laundry room. It’s looking pretty messy, in an outdoorsy kind of way.

One of my favorite things…is this time of day when the family’s need for food is satisfied, the kitchen is clean, and the laundry is done. I feel like I can relax!


A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…give my son a haircut, bake bread (tomorrow!), and bake more plain, light fruitcake (NO candied fruit in it).

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

Our 2 1/2 year old grandson likes to squeeze into tight places and peek out. Here he’s sitting on a dining room window ledge behind some houseplants. Boo!

Hostess Peggy says this about The Simple Woman’s Daybook:

Are you content to linger on the simple things of life…then join me in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those of us who are focusing on simplicity…the beauty of the everyday moments around us. That is my vision for this idea!