Monday, October 6, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for her wonderful blog and great idea for sharing a slice of our lives. For more information on how you can join in, click here.

For Today, October 6, 2008

Outside My Window...
is a bird warbling a song. A few other birds are twittering, which makes it sound almost like an early Spring morning if I didn't know better. I have the window open just to enjoy the last days of any warmth. The air is a cool 52 degrees.

I am thinking...
how excited I am to know there is a Traditional Latin Mass in Cincinnati!

I am thankful for...
my Dad, who encourages me in so many ways and now, is my Catholic conversation partner! We pretty much yak about All Things Catholic almost all the time, now!

From the kitchen... is coffee with flavored "Cinnamon Bun" creamer, and maybe later some bacon, eggs, and toast. Tonight will have to be an easy dinner for hubby since I'm going to be at work.

I am wearing...
my light mint green nightgown and an emerald green polar fleece robe. Still barefoot but my arms are warm!

I am creating...
digital scrapbooking ideas and will need to start my new project soon - a digitally designed wedding album for my stepson and new daughter-in-law. I want it to look so nice and be a special keepsake for them.

I am going... to be relaxing a little bit today after my visit to Cincinnati, then head off to work at the contracted job, then off to Michaels for the evening shift. Busy day!

I am reading...
Getting Things Done by David Allen. I've slowed reading this one but still want to finish it. It has so many helpful strategies for organizing my work life. I'm also reading "Computer Tricks For Scrapbooking 2" by Jessica Sprague, which is slightly deceptive. I thought it was going to be a straight-up book on digital scrapbooking. No. It's more about manipulating the photograph or creating a journaling block - and printing out everything to put on a paper layout. Still, I'll take some of the ideas and use them for digital scrapbooking.

I am hoping... I will find out this week if the contract job wants me full-time permanently. I am quite ready to chuck my other two part-time jobs so I can have a consistent full-time one. I am a little sad, knowing I won't have the same amount of flexibility, but my desire to be self-employed may have to wait a little longer until I can figure out how to bring in more of a consistent income with my talents.

I am hearing... the muffled sound of traffic from the highway, the birds singing their songs, and silence from within our home.

Around the house...
is a box waiting to be filled with clothing that no longer fits. It's half-way filled and I hope to fill it more. I'm trying my best to "de-clutter" this place. I'm also hoping to find some reasonably priced bookcases and containers to store what I do have.

One of my favorite things...
snuggling with my husband and sharing thoughts about our days.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Working at the contracted job tomorrow all day, then my other part-time jobs for the rest of the week. I will be teaching my second digital scrapbooking class Wednesday night and realize I really need to create a visual "how-to" from soup-to-nuts for the students. I've relied on showing too much. I need to formalize the lesson more, even though I have basic notes.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Last year during October, we had the most gorgeous, golden tree near us and I absolutely adored how it looked against the vivid blue sky. So far, we're not seeing any bold colors but I'm hoping the leaves start to turn more this week.


7 comments:

Kimberly said...

Good morning, Mary Rose!

Just a quick hello before I start the school day...missed you at Mass yesterday, but am glad you got to check out the TLM in Cincinnati! Have a blessed day!

Schotzy said...

I love your photo, and hope you have a blessed week!

Chez Nous said...

Beautiful photo! I have just recently started digital scrapbooking and I love it. There are so many programs available with awesome templates for page layouts. It adds a whole new dimension to scrapbooking.

A happy heart at home said...

Great photo! I'm sure your photo album will be lovely. The man who blogs on thesimpledollar.com also recommends "Getting Things Done." I'm going to request it through an interlibrary loan. I need to get things done! :)

~Susan

Sandra said...

Great photo :) Thanks for sharing your daybook, I enjoyed reading it.

Adrienne said...

GTD has some good ideas but it became a bit too involved for me. The danger is that we may spend more time making lists and folders and less time just doing stuff...(like me fixing my header - LOL)

Beth Dargis said...

I'd love to get into digital scrapbooking. I haven't started that yet.

Hope you have good news re: your job.