Monday, January 19, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook-January 19,2009

For today~ (January 19,2009)...

Outside my window... A thick blanket of white is covering the ground. There are tiny little snow flurries falling and every tree branch is outlined in white.

I am thinking... about spending a quiet day inside, tidying up the living room, reading to the children, coloring together, cooking, washing dishes, doing laundry, and sorting through baby clothes for Colin, (my friend Heidi's son, who will be here within a few weeks.)

I am thankful for... My beautiful children, and all they mean to me. I'm thankful that Sanctity of Life -Sunday was yesterday, and I hope the celebration and observance of the day will stir our hearts as Christians to stand against the proposal of FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act H.R. 1964 and S. 1173) that is currently being introduced to Congress.

From the kitchen... Oatmeal with cinnamon, apple slices, yogurt, and juice.

I am wearing...Charcoal pants and a bright orange-red LuLu's t-shirt, and flip flops. Yes, I did say flip-flops...I don't wear shoes in the house, unless I'm going down into the basement to start/bring up a load of clothes. So, I keep a pair of flip-flops at the kitchen door to slip on.

I am creating...a special photo album/scrapbook of my mom's pictures. I won a candlewic embroidered photo album in a silent auction, not too long ago. I knew right away that it would be perfect.

I am going... to the library later today to pick up a few movies for the kids, and the next season of Lost for Hugh and I.

I am reading... The Shack by William P. Young. -Thanks to my sweet friend Heidi.

I am hoping... to start sewing again, and maybe even do a little painting.

I am hearing... the hummm of my computer, and the sound of water running through our aquarium.

Around the house...There are toys everywhere. Lots and lots of toys that need to be picked up.

One of my favorite things... My new 1895 antique Pictorial Family Bible. It was my christmas present from Hugh. I first saw one here and here -at Pearl's Sentimental Journey. And I fell in love! Hugh found one for me on E-bay, and gave it to me for Christmas. I have been spending my quiet time reading out of it. I started reading the Bible in chronilogical order at the beginning of the year with a few ladies from Marsha's Musings.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Hummm.....meal planning, exercising, cooking, reading, cleaning, sorting and organizing. Daily Life of a domestic diva. Oh, and the girls are comming over for our Ladies Bible study Tuesday night! Yeah!

Here is picture thought I am sharing... These are from last winter. It's been a little too cold to let the kids play out in the snow, so far, this winter. But, this gives you an idea of life right now in our Winter Wonderland!

Peggy at The Simple woman created this day book meme for her readers to enjoy an inside view of her thoughts and daily life at home. I found her through Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight. In keeping with striving to simplify my life and yet create a warm, inviting and peaceful atmosphere within my home, I thought this would be a great way to journal a snippet of my daily thoughts, feelings and ideas.~Blessings.


Winging It said...

Sounds like a wonderful, wonderful day! I LOVE the Christmas present! AND I JUST started on the 15th (last week) a daily reading plan in the chronological order! I intend to blog about it soon.

Take care, Tiff!

Pearl said...

Just love your Daybook ~ such a sweet way to put down so many thoughts... I am delighted that you got a pictoral Family Bible for Christmas! What a precious gift for your husband to give you... it just warmed my ♥ to learn that seeing my old Family Bible was some inspiration to you... I really do need to finish posting my photos... So glad that your Holidays were wonderful! Thanks for your sweet words about the posts on some of my favorite artists... I'm just happy to be able to share and if it touches just one person then it was so worth my efforts... Sure do hope your week is off to a great start! Take special care... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Jen said...

Great pictures. I love the snow we just dont get enough of it here.
It sounds as if you are a busy bee this week. i love to be busy though.
For it season to season...go ahead and record this season this week so you wont have to go rent it....we love the addicted.

luvmy4sons said...

I liked this post...restful and interesting.