Monday, December 15, 2008

A SimpleWoman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook blog for the great idea. Visit her page today for more entries!

Since I got a little bit of a late start, I completed my entry at work. Just for anyone who is shocked I'm not wearing my emerald green bathrobe and nightgown. ;-)

For Today, December 15, 2008

Outside my window... the light is beginning to peek out from the horizon. It is extremely windy, though.

I am thinking... about Christmas. Can't believe it's next week!

I am thankful for... Online Christian friends who remind me of what is truly important.

From the kitchen... Well, last night we had Chicken Divan, which I love. Tonight I'm toying with fixing Spaghetti Carbonara or picking up Chicken Teriyaki for dh, Kung Pao Chicken for me from our local Asian carry-out.

I am wearing... tan chinos and a mauve-colored knit mock turtleneck. Very comfy. And mauve reminds me of Gaudete Sunday and this week's Advent candle. :-)

I am creating... Goodness. Nothing! I created an appetizer spread for my husband's ukulele group, which met on Saturday at our home. I didn't have time to create my digital scrapbook pages. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get my mojo back!

I am going... to go to Confession tonight in preparation for Christmas. I have become more aware of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how important it is to my life.

I am reading... (blushing) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Yes. A local book club that I belong to (but haven't attended faithfully) decided to read this book as the January book-of-choice. I know the buzz around it but thought it was for young teens only. I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying it. Meyer actually is fleshing out the character of Bella pretty well.

I am hoping... I can figure out what I'm going to do for Christmas gifts. My husband's brother asked if we could refrain from exchanging gifts but I'll still give a baked good. I'm just not sure what to bake. Suggestions?

I am hearing... Silence. The furnace just stopped blowing. I'm at work at the moment, so this is a little bit of a different environment.

Around the house... is my small Christmas tree, waiting to be put up. I'm feeling a little sad about my mom, so maybe that's why I'm not so much into the Christmas spirit this year.

One of my favorite things... watching "It's A Wonderful Life" with my husband during this time of year. Sometimes I wish I could crawl into Frank Capra's world. I would have loved living in the 1940's and 50's!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Confession tonight, maybe some networking event later in the week for work if available. Figuring out what to get for my sweet husband for Christmas. Maybe decorating. We usually keep the decorating low-key, anyway, so it's just a small tree decorated with a few Christmas things placed around our home. But it is our first Christmas in this place and really, I should finally get the fireplace tools so we can enjoy a fire on Christmas morning!

Here is picture thought I am sharing... last night's dinner. Yummmmm!!!


Kimberly said...

I can't watch the opening credits to It's a Wonderful Life without weeping. It is my very favorite movie and truly Hollywood at it's best...

I envy you your fireplace!! The one in our home doesn't work...and there's nothing more cozy, more romantic and Christmassy than a roaring fire!


Karen said...

Enjoyed your daybook.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Aubrey said...

Ah, glad I'm not the only adult reading Twilight! I read-so-fast-that-I-inhaled the series last week. Enjoy!