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Simple Woman’s Daybook

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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For Today…January 27, 2009

Outside my Window…We have snow again, which is supposed to give way to heavy rains over the next few days. Someone learned may be able to tell me how this extra-cold winter jives with the concept of global warming.

I am thinking…of a tragedy that occurred in a small community near here this morning when a mom was driving her two little girls to school, and lost control of her van on the icy bridge. This resulted in a collision which killed her dear little 7-year old daughter. I am reminded of life’s brevity, that we need to love and appreciate one another every day that we enjoy life together. I am also thinking of weeping with those who weep. This is a deep, deep sorrow.

From the learning rooms…I am starting to do phonics work with some students who possibly never had this foundation back in the early years. The special education teacher who is my supervisor tells me that this program, which is called the Rewards program, has a good success rate.

I am thankful for…my husband and daughters just arriving home safely after daughter Lydia’s basketball game at the high school.

From the kitchen…Tonight I baked four loaves of Honey Whole Wheat bread, and a large batch of granola. Lest you think more highly of me than you ought to think, I didn’t need to cook dinner tonight, since we had plenty of leftovers.

I am wearing…a comfortable outfit which I’ve mentioned before. My daughters are starting to make fun of me, listing the same clothing over and over. Well, I’m warm, and I’m comfortable. I sent the daughter who was giving me the hardest time away to make me a cup of cocoa so I could finish this post without too much teasing.

I am reading…I would like to reread
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar. I remember that this was an enjoyable read when my girls recommended it before. One of the sixth grade teachers with whom I work is reading it to his class.

I am hoping…that I do well with changed responsibilities at school.

I am creating…homemade bread, a delicious and nutritious staff of life.

I am hearing…my grandson’s chatter, my son’s humming, a couple of conversations in the background, and the clink of silverware as some snacking is occurring.

Around the house…We’ve discovered that we have a very brave raccoon that comes for nightly visits, hoping that the dog hasn’t finished all the food in her bowl. Last night, the raccoon stayed in place while my husband walked right past him/her to the wood shed. The children have named the critter ‘Oscar.’


One of my favorite things…is baking for my family.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…My assignment for the church Family Night dinner this Wednesday is to bring a large bowl of cole slaw, and a big pan of brownies. It’s going to be a Sloppy Joe meal.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

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Our wintry home. That’s our cat Bonnie Boy off to the left.

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!

Ten on Tuesday – Favorite Clothing

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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For Ten on Tuesday, Yano asks, “What are ten favorite articles of clothing you own?” I don’t know if I have that many favorites, so I’ll begin with what I look for in clothing before it can become a ‘favorite’:

  • Comfort of fit and fabric. No scratchy tags, please.
  • Texture. I’m a nut for pleasing textures, such as chenille and nubbly knits.
  • No wool, as it is itchy for me
  • Modesty of cut, which means longer skirt lengths, pants not too tight, necklines not too low.
  • Comfortable shoes, so clogs or slides are favorites
  • OK. Now onto the favorites. My number one favorite clothing item is pajamas. My lavender waffle-weave PJs are my current favorites, since the weather is chilly. When our youngest son was little I would come home from shopping and ask, “Guess what Mommy bought you?” After a while, he would reply, “It’s not more pajamas, is it, Mommy?” I got a bit carried away with that until he brought it to my attention.
  • Silky black leggings. I find leggings so much more comfortable than tights, yet still nice and warm.
  • My hooded sweaters
  • Long-sleeved cotton/polyester tees. My red and teal tees are current favorites.
  • My dressy black skirt, because I can mix-and-match tops ad infinitum with it.