Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . October 11, 2011

Outside my window . . . it is partly cloudy and 62 degrees. We may get a little rain today, which would be nice.

I am thinking . . . about my plans for the day. I'm having lunch and doing a bit of shopping with my mother. She wants autumn decor and I need to pick up some more yarn for a project I'm working on.

I am thankful . . . for new blogging "friends". If you get a chance check out Inner Pickle. I really enjoy  her posts.

From the learning rooms . . . ds got a good grade on his paper and project for English! Woo-hoo!

In the kitchen . . . there has been some baking (see yesterday's post). Still no pumpkin bread though : (

I am wearing . . . yoga clothes -- black leggings and an Old Navy t-shirt

I am creating . . . a new shawl from a very vague pattern. Many thanks to Emily at Bliss Yarns for helping me to decipher it.

I am going . . . take some swim lessons to improve my technique (which currently is not unlike that of a walrus!). I took a single class on Friday evening and did better than I had expected, so dh is signing me up for 4 more!

I am wondering . . . about comparisons. I know I shouldn't make comparisons between others and myself, but I seem to constantly fall back into the same old rut.

I am reading . . . Manner of Death by Stephen White.

I am hoping . . . to get more housework done this week than I did last week. That shouldn't be difficult as I did next to nothing last week! LOL!

I am looking forward to . . . another fun play date with my bff, Linda! We are getting together tomorrow for more talking and crocheting. How fun is that!?!

I am hearing . . . peace and quiet. One of my favorite ways to start the day.

Around the house . . . piles of extra supplies seem to be reproducing! Dh is renovating a condo and we have all the light fixtures and some of the plumbing supplies sitting around in various rooms!

I am pondering . . . . the long lasting effects of child abuse. I have progressed considerably over the years, but I am still amazed (and frankly, stunned) by how much the past still invades the present.

One of my favorite things . . . children's books. I have a collection of books I remember from my childhood as well as newer books I have collected over the years. (Maybe I'll do a post on children's lit one day!)

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . the usual I suppose. An appointment on Wednesday morning and then fun with Linda. A marriage ministry meeting Wednesday evening. Bible study on Thursday morning. More swimming and date night on Friday. The current plan is to go swimming and then go out for a salad and cheesecake!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 

I am using Lion Brand recycled cotton yarn for mine 
in Marine and Sunshine


  1. What a great post - thanks for sharing. The shawl looks like it will be beautiful! Blessings!

  2. Lovely post....I still haven't made Pumpkin Bread either..
    Mama Bear


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