Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Before I start this, I should say that I am cross-posting from my other blog at Wordpress.  So if you've read that one, this will be mostly a repeat.

Outside my window...the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and there is a light breeze ruffling the leaves of the trees in the garden.  It is promising to be a warm day.

I am thinking...about my list today, and the things I want to accomplish.

I am thankful...for the blessing of being able to spend mornings this week with a friend and her daughter while the children were at VBS.

In the kitchen...the counters are full of clean dishes.  My dear husband cooked a spectacular Anniversary (one day early) dinner last night.  We opted for a special meal at home instead of going out, and it was delicious!  Chicken Parmesan with nice curly pasta, and an anti-pasta of dishes of nice olives, mellon and prosciutto, and a tomato-mozzarella and basil salad.

I am wearing...pyjamas!  It is the first day this week I haven't had to be ready to go by 8:30 am, and I'm enjoying it.

I am creating...well, not exactly creating, but working on, a new cross-stitch project that has been in my want-to-do box for years.  It is a pair of roses--quite different from my usual designs.  I am working on it at the moment, partly to get inspired to stitch more, and partly because I can sit outside and do it--it is much easier than taking out my floor stand.

I am see if the children are waking up, as soon as I finish this.

I am wondering...if I can get my cleaning done quickly this morning, and have time to play this afternoon.

I am reading...books on my Kindle (when I'm not falling asleep).

I am hoping...for a good and restful weekend.

I am looking forward to...not a lot really, just trying to enjoy the present days of a slightly slower pace.

I am learning...that having a shorter list isn't a bad thing.  It is good to lighten up on the to-dos once in a while.

Around the house...the living room is cluttered with the remains of the laundry, small-child toys (I got to play at being a Grandma this week, and loved it!), and the kitchen is full of dishes.  It is cleaning day today.

I am pondering ...thoughts on resting.

A favourite quote for today...Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa

One of my favourite things...spending time with my husband and children, doing things as a family.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Clean the house, pay bills, get ready for Sunday, and enjoy my family.

A peek into my day:   
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