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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook - Aug 25

You can find out more about the Simple Woman's Daybook here. I'm a day late, I don't know how I forgot this yesterday.

For today, August 26th, 2008

Outside My Window... it is warm, drizzly and green

I am thinking ... how surprisingly perfect the weather is for my birthday - makes me want to curl up with a good read.

I am thankful for... thoughtful friends and family who've called or emailed me today.

From the kitchen ... I'm keeping it simple today by defrosting a quiche for dinner.

I am wearing ... a new vibrant blue scarf jauntily tied around my hips like a swashbuckler. Heh, I just wanted to say "swashbuckler" and "jauntily" - is that a word?

I am creating ... a crocheted baby blanket for our to-be-adopted daughter. I started it a couple of months ago and, as usual, put aside briefly...which turned into not so briefly. Time to pick it back up.

I am going ... to finish "Gilead" today, finally!

I am reading ... getting ready to pick back up the book "In Defense of Food".

I am hoping ... my mom gets to come for a visit on Thursday. She's in a very tough season right now and I enjoy having her come here to get away from the stress of her everyday life.

I am hearing ... Hubby on the Wii Fit, children and friends enjoying some cookies.

Around the house... oh, the laundry is piling up as usual, but it's my birthday, so it'll just have to wait!

One of my favorite things... is my new prayer beads given to me by (and hand made by) my dear, dear friend and neighbor (known here as DN - or DDN - hehehe).

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

  • Putting the "final touches" on our school plans for the year. I'm almost done!!

  • Laying some stepping stones to my new compost bin area.

  • Getting out for a "date night" with hubby sometime this week or weekend.

  • After the school plans are done, I plan to start on our landscaping plans (we have a date set for mid-September to spend a week getting some major yard projects done).

Here is picture thought I am sharing:

My kids all crammed in the back of the van as we drive to the airport to drop off big brother (in the middle) and my Mother-in-Law for their trip to Sweden.

DD said, "I almost cried when we watched him walk into the airport, but I had to hold it in!" We miss him, but have heard from him by email and he's having a WONDERFUL time.

We miss you Doodlebug!

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TwoSquareMeals said...

Let me know what you thought of Gilead. It may have been the best book I read in the past year.

Kerry said...

I'm so thankful that you introduced me to this lovely little book. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it...and I think that is why I'm taking so long to read it - I'm SAVORING it. :)

I'm almost done, but I hate for it to end.

At A Hen's Pace said...

I felt the same way about Gilead! Wonderful! We've ordered her most recent book and I hope it's as good...

Sorry I have been so absent here, Kerry--I keep meaning to email you, but it's been months since I've been able to get on to your blog without our whole system freezing up!

This time I came from Site Meter rather than Bloglines and it loaded right up--usually just takes forever to load and never finishes.

I also got on once on my laptop awhile back, but didn't have time to comment.

Such a bummer. I love your cheery tone and inspiring posts!

Well, glad I got on this time in order to say--Happy Birthday!!

It sounds like your school year is getting off to a good start--