Monday, October 20, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thank you, Peggy at The Simple Woman for the daybook! If you're interested in learning how to add your own daybook to her blog, go here. For more entries, check out her page later today. Enjoy and Happy Monday!

FOR TODAY, Monday, October 20, 2008

Outside My Window... It is light with a soft pink around the edge of the horizon. Frost is on the roof!

I am thinking... of how grateful I am to God for His mercy.

I am thankful faith.

From the kitchen... Nothing. I'm getting ready to head out the door to work. Later this evening, I'll have to figure out something to make, something quick and easy. Suggestions? :-)

I am wearing...beige chinos, an oatmeal-colored mock turtleneck, white socks and slip-ons.

I am creating...more video experiments and now podcasts. I'm learning more about Apple and it's very impressive software.

I am try to wake up earlier so I can do this, plus get in to work at an earlier time!

I am reading...C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. A wonderfully brilliant book that explains why a Christian believes what he believes.

I am hoping...the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of those who want to see, but for whatever reason, can not.

I am hearing... Mother Angelica reciting the Rosary. I'm sort of multi-tasking right now which isn't my preference when it comes to prayer. I'm going to pray the Rosary again later today.

Around the house... is one less box. I bought a nice armoire over the weekend and stocked it with some of the contents from one particular box.

One of my favorite things... looking around a room that isn't cluttered!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Teaching digital scrapbooking to the ladies from church, a little more organization around the home, relaxing with my husband, creating layouts from our day at the Renaissance Festival.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... This has a little bit of a story to it. My mother loved perfume. Especially anything created by Estee Lauder. When she passed away, my father gave me all of her perfume, which was a considerable amount. The bottles were in a small box and I knew I wanted to display them but really didn't have room on the dresser. I placed what I could on the dresser but it looked "cluttery." Finally, after paging through a Better Homes & Garden special edition of "100 Decorating Ideas for Under $100," I stumbled upon a white wooden armoire from Target. It was perfect! So this past weekend, my husband and I found a Target that had them in stock (I think word is getting around!) and brought one home. He was kind enough to put it together (even though I've done the whole DIY furniture before and said I'd do it...) and voila! The perfect home for all those bottles, plus my dresser looks so much better!

So, thank you Dad and thank you, Mom. The display is a tribute of sorts to my mother, who loved more than anything, all things feminine. :-)


Anonymous said...

I just loved your "I'm hoping" statement. I would love for the same.

Have a wonderful Monday,

Sweet Woodruff said...

I'm in agreement with Mrs. Cuddles about the Holy Spirit opening eyes. I love C.S. Lewis too. I can't remember if I've read Mere Christianity, but I know it's on my list.

Anita said...

I agree with everyone! In fact, I've got a few people on my mind as I read that...

I haven't read "Mere Christianity" in years, I ought to read it again!

Love your photo...What a beautiful display!

Thanks for stopping by Prairie Dreams! Have a really great week...

Elena LaVictoire said...

It's lovely. I enjoy sentimental things that come with a good story!

volpecircus said...

that is a wonderful hope. beautiful! the shelf is also a wonderful reminder of your mother and it looks gorgeous. i hope you have a very blessed and faith filled day.

Pamela said...

I love the armoire! I have been searching for something just like it so Target is definitely on my list of places to go. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mom! I love the simplicity and elegance...

Hope your week is blessed and not stressed!

Cassidy said...

I love the wooden display .. Target has some great stuff - especially their "shabby chic" line! My grandmother has some of those avon bottles from perfume. They are pretty cool! It's neat that they put time and effort into making cool bottles.. much different than you see 'nowdays.

I am hoping right along with you, by the way... especially here at Election Time!