Monday, September 8, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for this idea. I have found myself looking forward to Mondays as never before. (!) It is surprisingly relaxing to read other women's Daybooks. If you'd like to join in on the fun, click here.

For today, September 8, 2008

Outside My Window...
the birds are chattering and the sun is starting to peek through the green leaves of the tall trees. I am grateful more than anyone knows that the view of our new townhome is not looking across a parking lot, another building, or a street - but trees. I love trees!

I am thinking...about my busy week. But quickly am thinking of the trees again. Each time I look at my window, it reminds me of God's beautiful creation.

I am thankful job (ha - got you! Thought I'd say "trees", didn't you?!!) and my husband. Also for our new location that allowed us to take a bike ride yesterday without fearing the traffic. We finally are somewhere that has a proper bike path alongside the road.

From the kitchen...will eventually come a green pepper, onion, and cheese omelet, toast with butter and maybe strawberry jam. I'm not sure about tonight since I'll be working. I may make some pasta salad with veggies for my hubby.

I am wearing...light tan shorts, a floral sleeveless pull-over that has these big red flowers all over it. It's worn but loved since it used to belong to my mother.

I am layouts and playing with design ideas. I am stretching my photo-editing software programs to the limit and beyond!

I am work late today, early tomorrow morning. I also will be going to Mass again on Wednesday since I missed the TLM yesterday. I am surprised by how much I love the Traditional Latin Mass. Knock me over with a feather, but there it is.

I am reading..."The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. I pulled it out (again!). I have only read half-way through it but want to finish it this time. I used to be so good with doing "The Morning Pages..."

I am hoping...I can finish that book! And that it helps me move forward creatively.

I am hearing...Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the radio. The station is re-broadcasting his old series, "Life is Worth Living." I adore not only his rich voice (they had such excellent diction in those days!) but the content. What a brilliant mind.

Around the house...are still boxes that need to be unpacked but...I just threw out one more! Hopefully in the next few weeks, there will be no more of these types of boxes.

One of my favorite getting up early to write, with my delicious hot cup of coffee with a little milk and sugar and having the window open while listening to the sounds of nature.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Work, still looking for a good part-time job but if Michael's starts to give me more hours, that might be enough. Calling my brother to sing "Happy Birthday" very badly - a family tradition. Thinking it may be time to start making chili again since the temperature is starting to cool. Maybe...

Small addition: I just heard a gaggle of geese fly overhead, honking their way to everyone ahead! I get such a kick out of the sound of geese.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...A photograph of a sunset from Madison Lake


Sweet Woodruff said...

We live on a pond in Florida and I love it when Geese show up. It's amazing to me.

Chris said...

Mary Rose, I will be interested to hear how you like The Artist's Way. I started it once too- gave up on the morning pages after about 5 days. I am NOT a morning person. ;D I still have the book though, maybe I will try it again someday.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous photo :)

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Marye said...

that is a beautiful picture!

Kimberly said...

So glad you're finally settled in your new home...look forward to seeing you at the next LNO!!

Aisling said...

I periodically pull out the artists way and get all enthusiasic for a few weeks, and then life overtakes things and it falls away!
Suppose it doesn't help that I have discovered after much thought that my ART is storytelling and that is VOCAL, not easily recorded on paper! Hmmmmmm.

Grandma Starr said...

That certainly is a beautiful picture, Mary Rose.
Enjoyed reading your daybook
Grandma Starr

Hill upon Hill said...

What a stunning photo. I love how you describe what you like: coffee adn the early morning sounds of nature.

Mary Rose said...

Thank you, ladies! As for "The Artist's Way," well, I'll give it another go. For some folks, it seems to have made a difference. I know I enjoy stretching myself and often find inspiration in the most unusual places. Sometimes those places "happen" as the result of trying something new, like the exercises in the book.

I will be checking other Daybooks throughout the week. There are so many! But I do love them!