Monday, December 22, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for starting this daybook idea. If you'd like to join in, go here. More entries are there, too!

For Today, December 22, 2008

Outside my window... It is light, but extremely, bitterly cold. It was 1 degrees when I left this morning!

I am thinking... that I am absolutely not ready for Christmas this year. I have done nothing and I think it's because I just miss my mom. No decorations around our home except for my Advent wreath. I need to bake, though. That may put me more in a Christmas spirit! I just can't help but think, though, of so many people right now who are without a job.

I am thankful for... My job. Also thankful for warm clothes and shelter right now!

From the kitchen... Chili dogs! Mickey had a taste for them, so last night we had chili dogs and chips. I wanted to make spaghetti tonight to go along with the left-over chili, but he may want the hot dogs again!

I am wearing... tan chinos and a mauve-colored knit mock turtleneck. And yes, it was the same think I wore last Monday. How funny! But I do really wish I had some long johns on right now. The cotton fabric of the pants are really thin!

I am creating... Sigh. Nothing! I hope to create some baked goods though, as gifts. I did want to create a calendar, still. Just may be able to do it!

I am going... to create that calendar tonight come fire or flood!

I am reading... Still reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Okay. One thing that impressed me was in the back of the book, Stephanie Meyer had questions for discussion. One of the themes of the book (that I didn't pick up on right away) was temptation. How do we handle it? How is the main character handling it? Very nice thought-provoking questions that I do believe is important for everyone, especially young teens.

I am hoping... I can find a way to get something special for my sweet hubby for Christmas. We're keeping it small this year, but I do want to get him something nice.

I am hearing... The rush of the furnace, a car door just slammed outside. People are waking up to frigid weather but battling it to get to work.

Around the house... is still my small Christmas tree, waiting to be put up. I don't know if I'm going to put it up.

One of my favorite things... Drinking hot coffee when it's freezing outside! And yes, tea. (For my dad who keeps telling me to give up the coffee!)

A few plans for the rest of the week: Baking, creating, Christmas eve with my in-laws and Christmas Day with my dad and the rest of the family in Cincinnati. I believe I have to work on Friday so the trip to Cincinnati will have to be short and sweet.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... This is for Adrienne. She sent me these holy cards months ago and I wanted to let her know I had finally found a frame to properly display them. A few in the frame are from my mother's funeral and also her grandfather's. (Back in 1962. Those are the prettier cut cards!)


DeNiece Barnes said...

What a wonderful daybook, I pray that the Lord heals the greiving in your heart for your mother, I pray that you and your family have a wonderful holiday and a blessed new year.

Sarah said...

As you know, Christmas isn't about the decorations or how much baking you get's about Christ in your heart and sharing it with others. May God bless and keep you as you go through this Christmas with him walking with you, holding your hand.

(And, personally, I'm partial to a cup of coffee in the other one...)

Tiffers said...

I love your picture thought...what a beautiful display. I am HUGE fan of Twilight. I hope you enjoy it. I understand the grief during the holidays. In the last 3 years my 35 month old niece died in a car accident, my cousin and girlfriend were murdered last January, and my uncle passed in February. This year is rather hard. May the Lord bless and keep you during this time!

joannaB73 said...

I am adding one new person to my blog list to read from everyone already on my Blog list - who would you recommend first from yours? Happy Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I love the display of holy cards. Blessings for your family and Merry Christmas. Don't stress what you don't get done.. the first Christmas was very minimalistic I am sure, but beautiful beyong compare.

Aubrey said...

Thanks for sharing your Daybook! What a neat display for Holy Cards. I have started a picture album with holy cards in it but am reluctant to let it loose in a house with a toddler! ;) (Picture lots of pulling and tearing.)

Merry Christmas from Nebraska!

Adrienne said...

I second what Sarah said. Because of the snow this year we couldn't get to our shed to retrieve our lights, tree, or other decorations.

I was upset at first but we dug a few little fake trees out of the snow that are usually by the front door. We washed them off and I used the ornaments I keep in a trunk in the house.

We were so buy every day moving snow that the only baking was a couple of loaves of cranberry/orange bread. I found some old almond bark and melted it and threw in raisans and pecans and made little blob candies.

We put out our manger (also in the trunk) - and you know what? It was fine. Christmas was still Christmas and I stopped my boo-hooing. ;-)