Monday, November 17, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today, November 17, 2008

Outside My Window... Snow! Honest to goodness snow! I see a fine, white powder sprinkled upon the roof outside my window. There is a fine drizzle of the snow coming down. Wow. This is a surprise!

I am thinking... that I'm glad we have a new home for the winter and with a fireplace, to boot! How fun. We still need to get the logs. This will be the first time I am living with a fireplace in my home. I'm envisioning nice, cuddly evenings with my hubby and having friends over as we fellowship with a nice fire crackling in the background. And s'mores! Gotta have some s'mores!

I am thankful for... my father, yet again! He helped me transport this huge bookcase I bought at Ikea yesterday. His car is pretty long and thankfully, the box fit rather well in his car. We weren't so sure about my little car, but we did get it in there. Then, after driving two hours home, I was thankful for my husband who seemed to magically just reach in and pull out the box (95 lbs!!) with seemingly no problem! Sheesh! My dad and I were both convinced that we're were going to have to take apart the box and bring it in piece by piece!

From the kitchen... coffee with Cinnamon Bun creamer, some cereal. I have to work a little later than usual tonight so I'll probably be picking up dinner from somewhere. Either Subway or a great Asian place we just discovered that is inexpensive AND gives us lots of food! Amazing place... the Kung Pao chicken is one of my favorites. Chicken Teriyaki is my hubby's and I admit it, it's good!

I am wearing... my pink nightgown with purple roses. Barefoot. It is chilly but I'm too lazy to get up and get my nightrobe on. I'll be getting ready for work very soon.

I am creating... nothing, really. I keep wanting to create a digital page (I need to create pages, actually!) and just haven't had the time yet to focus on them.

I am going... to head to work, where I'll be working on some creative ideas for brochures. I have the newsletter to do this week, too.

I am reading... God Is No Delusion: A refutation of Richard Dawkins by Thomas Crean, O.P. Fr. Crean's philosophical response to well-known atheist Dawkins is clear and well-reasoned. Most of us who are believers know that whatever argument we can answer, it will never be enough for one who has decided to not believe in God. But we can try, and must try to communicate the truth.

I am hoping... our roof, which lost a few shingles during the windstorm, doesn't get damaged from the snow. I called to report it to the office, so they know. That storm was over a month ago. Not sure how much longer it will take but those shingles need to be replaced.

I am hearing... Mother Angelica and her sisters recite the rosary. I'm praying and writing...again multi-tasking!

Around the house... the big box from Ikea! I can't wait to get the bookcase assembled so I can finally get rid of the boxes with books. Happy day, indeed!

One of my favorite things... looking out the window to see snow. I feel safe and secure in my warm home. It makes me feel like it's Christmas!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: putting the bookcase together, filling it with books, getting rid of the old hutch that is on the floor of the second bedroom to make room for the new bookcase, attempting to get started on the wedding album I need to do for my stepson and his new wife!

Here is picture thought I am sharing... This is from earlier this year, during our "Blizzard '08" when we had over a foot of snow dumped on us! I was so happy it happened on a Saturday because we didn't have to worry about schools or workplaces being canceled. It was fun to stay home, drink cups of Mint Mocha and watch the snow!


Rachel said...

Mother Angelica? Aha! Are you still streaming EWTN on your computer? :)

Mary Rose said...

Yes, I am! However, Mother A comes through our local Catholic radio station. So, every morning, at 7:30 AM, she recites the rosary along with her sisters.

Lately, though, that's been too late for me so I go to EWTN's site, visit the Devotions section and just click on the Mystery for that day and pray along with Mother Angelica. It's the same recording. I'm just glad EWTN has it available!