Monday, January 26, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for starting the daybook. For more entries, or to join, go here.

For Today: Monday, January 26, 2008

Outside My Window... Cold, cold! We had a surprise snowfall yesterday. Although it's been cleared for the most part, I'm actually sad that the pieces of grass that were starting to peek out (even though it was brown!) is now covered once again. Oh, well...

I am thinking... about FOCA, Right-To-Life and wondering if it will really make any difference. I am feeling that no matter what those who love life do, we're about ready to get steamrolled.

I am thankful for... Friends and family. Online recipe sites. I realize I have taken after my dear mama by collecting more recipes than I will ever use. Still, I continue!

From the kitchen... last night was Maple Apple Chicken with Ranch and Bacon Red Potatoes. Soooo good! One of my biggest joys is when my husband makes contented sounds when he's eating what I cooked! Tonight I'll probably do something easy like butter noodles with meatballs and salad. Probably should throw in some mixed veggies, too. I meant to make the Chocolate Shortbread yesterday but ran out of time. The butter is still trying to soften in our coolish home!

I am wearing... My hiking boots, dark trouser jeans, a pink long-sleeved shirt and my black, empire waist cardigan sweater. Still a little cold!

I am creating... Well, nothing this weekend. I was too busy reading online articles about the layoffs in traditional publishing houses (and why) and the increase in eBooks and how many authors are now trying self-publishing more than ever.

I am going... to have yet another busy week. I still need to do the Serif review. At work, I also have to figure out why a sound file isn't transferring to the Garage Band program.

I am reading... Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers, still. I also bought Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. As a conservative, I have yet to read it! Still reading God is No Delusion by Thomas Crean, O.P., and Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin.

I am hoping... the voices of the faithful will not be ignored.

I am hearing... The "Quinn and Rose" show. I love them! Rose just cracks me up with her feistiness. Quinn has made an incredible observation by calling the unborn our "Human Capital." I now refer to myself as a "Human Capitalist." Quinn rightly concluded that when we kill the unborn, we are killing off our future creativity, our human capital. How so, so true.

Around the house... are still boxes from Mickey's ukeleles. And, embarrassing, but true, his son's Christmas gifts for his family. We've been snowed in a great deal already in January but hopefully this week, we'll get them to everyone!

One of my favorite things... enjoying my husband's enjoyment from my cooking. :-)

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: I should rejoin the swim club this week. Need to still review the digital scrapbooking program. Catch up on "tweeting" for my husband's uke magazine.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... I don't have a photo for this week. Maybe later today I may add one!


Joyful Days said...

Sounds like the week will be a good one too. I am trying to incorporate new recipes this year.



Kimberly said...

Hi Mary Rose! Thanks so much for sharing your daybook...perhaps one day we'll have time for a longer conversation after Mass! Thanks so much for the blogging award...I'll "pick it up" soon. Thanks for making this corner of the internet a little bit brighter!