Monday, January 05, 2009
The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ Jan 5/09
Outside my window...it's is a fairly clear day but oh, so windy! After 3 or 4 weeks of being in the deep freeze this week is predicted to be quite nice just hovering around the freezing mark.
I am hearing...the heater running, the kids playing and the wind howling.
I am thinking...of all the things I want to get to to get some order back into the house. There's vacuuming to be done, dusting calling my name, dayhome toys to re-organize. I want to get my bedroom straightened out once and for all (hopefully), Christmas cards need to be taken down. I still need to get the 2009 calendar up on the wall. I know, I'm a tad behind.
I am thankful for...a fresh new year. There is something about just the thought of a fresh start, new plans, new goals. Of course because of Jesus, we always have a fresh start, each and every day, but you there is something about getting the house back to normal after holidays and making new plans for the coming months.
I am wearing...sigh, the same old, same old. I know I've listed this one before. Purple fooler top, black jeans, white sport socks. This question might be getting skipped as I think you can only read about my very limited wardrobe so many times before you start dozing off.
I am hoping...that the new babe starting in dayhome this week has a smooth transition.
From the dayhome...snowman crafts, starting the letter "D" this week.
From the kitchen...bbq beef sandwiches, Potato Ham Bake, Hamburger Soup, Paprika Potatoes, Citrus Broiled Salmon Filets.
I am reading...Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury, Only Nuns Can Change Habits Overnight by Karen Scalf Lineman, The Love Dare by Stephen & Alex Kendrick. By the way, FamilyLife has started a Love Dare Challenge to help make your marriage better. Each day they will post or send in your email a different Love Dare to do that day. They'll send one a day until it wraps up with a date with your spouse on Valentine's Day. If you'd like more info on this wonderful challenge you can go here. Hurry, it started today.
I am creating...routine back into my days.
Around the house...my nice new bookshelves are up so now I can start packing my books on. Yipee!
One of my favorite things...the settling back into routine after the busyness of a holiday.
A few plans for the rest of the week...leading ladies study group tonight, meeting with youth leadership tomorrow, violin lessons for Tia start back up this week and a trip to the library sometime.
A picture thought I am sharing with you...
The Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti I made for Christmas gifts along with a bottle of flavored coffee syrup was a smash hit. And super, super easy. I'll share the recipe sometime this month. It's a great gift anytime of year. Or to take to a ladies study group. Hmmm. Maybe I'll make another batch for tonight!