Monday, November 24, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thank you, Peggy at Simple Woman's Daybook, for this idea. Check today's entry for more daybooks. Now I created my own - "The Perfect Day" daybook. Scroll below to see it and join, if you'd like!

For Today, November 24, 2008
Outside My Window... it is dark and cold. I can feel the cold a little by the window.

I am thinking... about how I can juggle my new job while still trying to reach my ultimate dream of self-employment. I have lots of ideas - but the time to implement those ideas is what I have to figure out.

I am thankful for... privacy. This may sound strange, but Mickey and I are watching the movie, "The Lives of Others," a foreign movie. I had heard about it from Rush Limbaugh and was curious, since he really doesn't talk about movies that much. It's an amazing story set during East Germany's socialist heyday in 1984, complete with their secret police, the Stasi, bugging people's homes and spying on everyone. If anyone was suspected of "betraying" the government by criticizing or questioning it, they were harshly interrogated and sent away to some prison camp.

It's a heavy topic, but I'd highly recommend seeing it. Afterward, you'll be breathing a sigh of relief that we don't have this level of surveillance in our country - yet.

From the kitchen... is hot coffee, which I'm drinking with the ever-popular, Cinnamon Bun creamer, cereal and a banana. Later will be chicken and veggies, although I haven't planned the chicken recipe, yet. I also have a homemade pumpkin pie I had bought from Kroger's for the super-cheap price of $3.99, which Mickey already devoured 1/4. It's his favorite pie. :-)

I am wearing... a long-sleeved cotton nightshirt and barefoot, which really, I shouldn't be since I found an ugly spider around my desk yesterday. (shiver!)

I am creating... nothing! My weekend was spent putting together the bookcase!

I am going... to be leaving for work soon. I am happy this week is a short one! I won't get vacation time for awhile, so it's nice to have a few "built-in" holidays.

I am reading... Mike Aquilina's The Mass of the Early Christians. I am amazed (although I shouldn't be) that the Mass incorporates elements from the Jewish temple worship. This makes perfect sense since Jesus Christ and the Apostles were Jews. But what's really cool is the understanding of the Eucharist (which is what the gathering of believers was originally called). I really love "patterns" and "types" in the Scripture. Manna was a shadow of what was to come in the form of Jesus Christ giving His body as sustenance to His Church. The Old Testament temple had "showbread." There is just a glorious consistency to God's interactions with man, which is confirmed over and over again in Scripture. Very fascinating stuff!

I am hoping... I can videotape another installment for "Castitas" video. I had an excellent suggestion sent to me via email and I'd like to explore the subject in the video. I'm going to aim for tonight.

I am hearing... the soft whoosh of air from the vent. The heat just kicked on. I can feel it with my feet since the vent is right under my desk. Ahhhhh!

Around the house... Less boxes! Woohoo! I am thrilled to finally have emptied a few boxes of books and place them in their new home. I've cleared the living room a little and now need to go through the remaining boxes to see what I can throw out. I know there is junk in those boxes that I truly don't need! If I can't use it, I'm giving it away!

One of my favorite things... getting together with friends and laughing. See my new "The Perfect Day Book" below. I'm starting my own and Saturday really was a perfect day!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Taping a "Castitas" video, playing more with podcasting, going through those boxes and pitching the junk, hunting for good fireplace tools since we don't have any and I'm itching to have our first fire! Thanksgiving will be with Mickey's parents this year. His mother loves the holidays and will be making the traditional dinner with turkey and all the fixings. It will just be Mickey's one brother and that's it. I will miss my family but look forward to seeing them on Christmas day.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... My bookcase! So happy I finally have one! If you're curious about what's on my shelf, you can click the photo to see a larger version. Some of those books were given to me, or inherited. I'm not a big Danielle Steele fan, but my mother was. The last book she was reading is on my shelf on the top. Many books are about relationships and finding a mate (when I was coaching). It's mostly non-fiction books I read and the subject matter ranges from politics to poetry to religion to finding your passion. I do enjoy fiction, I just seem to have fallen out of reading it over the years. Currently, I'm still wading through Tolkien's "Fellowship of the Ring" series!


Sandra said...

Great daybook....I love the bookcase, it makes me happy. LOL

I'm a HUGE bookaholic, so books and bookcases just make me smile.

Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving.

My Daybook Entry

Crystal said...

I found you via The Simple Woman today. I love books and full bookshelves make me smile! I have a big collection of Danielle Steel books too. Happy Thanksgiving to you! We enjoyed ours back in October, as we live in Canada.

Elena LaVictoire said...

Glad to find another Catholic blogger on the day book!

Thanks for inspiring me to go organize my own shelves!