Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . July 24, 2012

Outside my window . . . is Tennessee Technological University's campus. I'm here helping ds get registered for fall classes! 

I am thinking . . . that I am excited for him as he starts out on this new adventure in his life.

I am thankful . . . that he has chosen a good university and that he is still close enough to come home on the weekends.

In the kitchen . . . I made these homemade granola bars on Sunday night. I substituted white chocolate chips and craisins for the mini chocolate chips. Yum!
I am wearing . . . blue jeans and checked shirt, as I am writing this on Monday night, since ds and I have an early start to our day in the morning.

I am creating . . . the stripey blanket came on this trip, although I haven't had a chance to work on it yet.

I am going . . . to be in meetings all day tomorrow, mostly sitting and listening, so maybe there'll be some hooky magic then!

I am wondering . . . why it didn't occur to me to check the university website instructions before we came. They provided beds, pillows, sheets, and towels, but no soap or blankets! Hmmm . . . a trip to Walmart may be in my future.

I am reading . . . The Alienist by Caleb Carr. I read this years ago, but recently picked up a copy at my local used book store for 15 cents! A good re-read.

I am looking forward to . . . heading back home tomorrow afternoon. I'm ready to get back into a normal routine after the past two weeks.

I am hearing . . . nothing but silence, which is lovely, and fairly remarkable given I am in a dormitory on a university campus.

Around the house . . . who knows!?! Dh and dd are holding down the fort while ds and I are away.

I am pondering . . . the benefits of taking a stand. I tend to give into what others' want fairly easily. Recently I have dug in my heels and stood my ground. Not only do I feel proud for standing up for myself, I think it's possible there may be some movement on the other side.

One of my favorite things . . . is talking with ds. The best part of this trip has been time to just chat with ds with no interruptions. It's simply lovely!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . getting home and back into routine. Dh and I may do some scuba diving at a local rock quarry over the weekend.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
my snazzy digs for the night!


  1. Congratulations on your son moving on to college! Every step they take, every achievement, is something to be grateful for. I hope you enjoy your time getting to know the university.

    Have a blessed week.

  2. I love these posts! Will link up my own someday. Meanwhile I enjoy the rhythm of reading yours and others!

  3. Congrats to your son. I know this is a sad but wonderful time of year. Praying you have a wonderful time this week.

  4. FIrst time to your blog. Love it!
    I’m a follower and maybe will be a simple woman also!



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