Monday, October 20, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook-Oct.20/08


For Today:

Outside my window... it's still dusky outside with a bit of a breeze. The sky is cloud covered with the bottoms of the clouds glowing a pinky purple signalling a windy day ahead.

I am thinking...the font thing on my computer is gonna drive me nuts. Since the computer meltdown of '08 a couple weeks ago, I haven't been able to find a font that I like and now this post is coming out with leaning font and bolded. And really, I am not yelling at you, it's all the font fairies trying to mess with me.

From the dayhome...everybody here today due to no school. I don't feel well so I haven't a whole lot planned. I might even have an extra movie day this week just to get me through today.

I am thankful for...that first cup of coffee in the morning. Which is about all I'm allowed right now, thank you Dr. Man, so it is especially tasty.

From the kitchen... left over roast beef dinner for supper, peach coffee cake for ladies study (it's my turn to bring the goodies)

I am wearing...jeans, socks and a light purple long sleeved jersey shirt

I am reading... I just finished this book yesterday. Oh my word, this book was good. I'm still chewing on all the implications for my own life. And it was fiction! And I'm starting this new one today which looks awesome!

I am hoping... that I get my voice back otherwise all these kids are going to take full advantage of me today. LOL.

I am creating...an organized spot for DVD's and VHS's downstairs in the TV room. Canadian Tire again had cute baskets on for half price and they fit under the table that we have the tv on perfectly!

I am hearing... "Martha Speaks" on tv as a couple kids watch that. The rustling of papers as some open whatever their moms sent them for breakfast.

Around the house...we're trying to decide on a paint color for the bedroom. I think we're going to go a nice nuetral this time around that way I can change bedding as I please.

One of my favorite things...a nice comforting roast beef dinner on Sundays after church. It brings so many memories back of my childhood. I know we didn't have that every week but for some reason I associate roast beef and Sundays together. And having a crockpot makes it easy, easy. And I found a brand of instant mashed potatoes that taste homemade, at costco. Paradise Valley. No other ingrediants but potatoes, salt and butter. No preservatives. And creamy, and comforting. These don't even need gravy they are so nice. I'm not usually one for instant stuff like this but boy, oh boy, it sure is nice to have a great dinner on Sunday without slaving away in the kitchen by myself after church.

A few plans for the rest of the week... ladies study tonight (if I can talk by then), organizing the food cupboard at church, a trip to the library

Here's a picture thought I am sharing with you...




As lovely as this burst of color is, the three days of wind have left not a leaf on these huge trees down the boulevards of our street. So beautiful yet so fleeting around here with the wind.

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13 comments:

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I hope you get your voice back real soon! I'll have to check out the books you mentioned.

Hope your day is a great one!

Smilingsal said...

I don't mind that font at all. The only ones that bother me are when they're so faint and the background color seems to eat them.

I hope you're throat/voice is better as the day wears on. Gargle with salt water.

ellen b. said...

Hope you get all better soon. I'm going to have to look into those potatoes at Costco. I know what you mean about Sunday Dinner :0)
Have a good week Susanne...

Islandsparrow said...

I love that you're Canadian and when you mention bargains I can get in on them! I'm off to Canadian Tire for baskets!

That loaf sounds very good - I have a can of pumpkin so I think I'll give it a try this week.

Hope you're feeling better soon Suzanne.

Tammy said...

Peach coffee cake...I've never tried this but it sounds heavenly!

Hope you feel better, Susanne!

annie said...

Roast beef sounds so good right now!

There are sickies in my house too. I want the germs gone!!! I'm on a bleaching/alcohol/lysol mission today.

Barb said...

Uh oh. Sounds like you caught something nasty, Susanne. You poor thing - it's so hard to take care of little ones when you don't feel well.

I hope you get your voice back soon and start feeling better.

Your roast beef dinner sounds wonderful. I never make it in the summer, but it's a favorite autumn and winter meal around here.

I associate fried chicken with Sunday dinner when I was growing up. But I grew up in Texas. :-)

Beck said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're not well - you've had the roughest time of it lately! I hope the dayhome kids take it easy on you today and you get some rest.

Faith said...

Enjoyed your daybook!
It is so funny but I also associate Sunday dinners with big roast beef and all the trimmings....my mom made a mean roast beef back in the day...we don't tend to eat alot of red meat but every once in a great while I will do a small roast...the kids prefer chicken but....it sure brings back memories of leisurely sunday dinners for me and my hubby.

Sandra said...

Susanne, I enjoyed reading your daybook.

Your dinner sounds so good and that peach cake...oh my goodness.

Sorry you're not feeling well, have you tried some honey with a sprinkle of cinnamon? It really does help the throat.

Hugs,
Sandra

gail@more than a song said...

Hope your voice gets better soon!
I did roast for Sunday lunch so I'm thinking leftovers tonight. That picture is so pretty! At least you got to enjoy it a bit.

Org Junkie said...

I've not seen those mashed potatoes, they sound awesome. I never make mashed potatoes because I'm a leftie and have trouble peeling them...well that's my story and I'm sticking to it :)

Gotta love those Cdn. Tire sales too!!

Chappyswife said...

The Forsaken book sounds so good, I went straight to request it from our library (which is 30 miles away, lol) but it is still on order.

That tree is so beautiful, it is hard to picture it without a single leaf. Ours are just beginning to get a hint of yellow on them.