Monday, January 26, 2009
Simple Woman's Daybook
FOR TODAY (January 26)...
Outside my window... It is evening, and chilly and grey. This seems to be a recurring cycle of weather lately -- grey and chilly.
I am thinking... of my sweet husband, who is out of town on a mission trip right now. (same as last Monday. Thank goodness, this is the last Monday I'll have to write that!)
I am thankful for... God's provision and faithfulness.
From the learning rooms... My Boy and My Girl each had good tournaments last Saturday in speech & debate. My Girl just barely got her expos speech completed in time to deliver it -- now she needs to work on memorizing it!
From the kitchen... we've been enjoying a big pot of barbecue the last day or so. I can only make this recipe when My Man is not home, as it doesn't agree with his delicate constitution :-)
I am wearing... satin-y pj's that have a flannel-like lining. Very warm and cozy, yet pretty too!
I am creating... a monogrammed pillowcase using this beautiful embroidery pattern:
I am going... to drink more water! Then I'll see about the next step in losing some weight.
I am reading... the Cliff's Notes version of the Iliad to aid in my teaching of this class in our co-op.
I am hoping... to get a good night's sleep tonight. One of our dogs, Princess, was up sick all night last night. I also hope she's ok now. She has seemed fine all day, so we'll see.
I am hearing... the news on tv. It's taking me awhile to be accustomed to having a new president. Every time they say "the president says..." and I look up to see President Obama it makes me start just a bit. Eight years is a long time to see the same person identified as "Mr. President" so I guess it's normal to take awhile to adjust!
Around the house... We're all pretty quiet, and winding down. We had a busy, busy weekend with the tournament on Saturday and church on Sunday, and then co-op today. We're all ready for a quiet normal day at home tomorrow.
One of my favorite things... is a warm spring afternoon spent on the porch swing overlooking the lake. That seems oh, so far away right now...
A few plans for the rest of the week: Teens in our homeschool group will be helping me serve dinner at Room in the Inn at our church on Wednesday night. This is a branch of the Urban Ministries program that provides overnight shelter for the homeless in our area.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
I need some sunshine! Since there's none here for me, here's Monet's "Cliff Walk" that I can gaze at and remember what the sunshine feels like.
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