Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . December 18, 2012

Outside my window . . . it is clearing, but still warmer than usual. Oh well, the one thing you can count on here is the weather will change . . . regularly.

I am thinking . . . we are one week away from Christmas and I am feeling incredibly calm. It's nice heading into the final week without feeling all the anxiety I've felt in the past. I see this as growth and good work on my part.

I am thankful . . . that my ds was able to retrieve my data from my old hard drive. So much information, pictures, and music. I'm so happy he was able to retrieve it.

In the kitchen . . . last night was Inside Out Ravioli and garlic toasties. I'm not sure about tonight, since I'm not sure how many I'm feeding for dinner.

I am wearing . . . my yoga pants and a couple of tank tops.

I am creating . . . the striped afghan I started during the summer. I picked it back up yesterday and realized I'm not that far from being finished. I'm a little confused on where I was in the pattern, but since it was a random pattern, I've decided not to worry about it.

I am going . . . to the used bookstore with my dd this afternoon. We have some books to (hopefully) sell, and then look around for some Christmas presents.

I am wondering . . . about traditions. I don't think traditions can be enforced on others. I think traditions naturally occur out of things that the whole family enjoys. Comments?

I am reading . . . Two Truths and a Lie by Katrina Kittle. This is actually the 3rd time I've read this book. I recently loaned it to my daughter and she found it to be a disturbing read. I didn't remember it as disturbing, so I'm reading it again. I really like these characters a lot!

I am looking forward to . . . continuing to enjoy having all my peeps at home.

I am hearing . . . Christmas music from Pandora. I typed in "Bing Crosby" and a holiday station popped up. It's lovely.

Around the house . . . things are getting better. We're working on organizing, and getting the house clean -- just because. Not because we're having company or because I feel guilty, but because it's nice to have things lovely just for us.

I am pondering . . . the more relaxed pace the holidays have brought us this year.

One of my favorite things . . . not feeling stressed. Yes I recognize that's a negative favorite thing, but it's where I am right now.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . yoga class, an appointment tomorrow, a meeting, and guest for dinner, and then it will be the weekend before Christmas : )

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
the goodie basket I did for my parents

1 comment:

  1. I think we tend to stress less as we mature....we have high expectations about what the Christmas holidays should include and how they must be perfect.......then we understand it isn't so much what we do as how we feel that makes it special.
    Sounds like you have some special times ahead with family...
    Merry Christmas,
    Mama Bear


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