Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook -- 2013

FOR TODAY . . . January 1, 2013

Outside my window . . . it is very overcast. We are in the low 40's but hoping for a little sunshine this afternoon.

I am thinking . . . that being sick over the holidays was the pits. 

I am thankful . . . to be coming out of the coughing fog. I am also so thankful for my precious family members who have cared for me through it all.

In the kitchen . . . dd has been handling cooking chores for a week or more now. And doing it so well!

I am wearing . . . sweat pants, a t-shirt, a sweat jacket, and my house shoes. It's become my go to outfit.

I am creating . . . my stripey afghan. I actually felt like working on it yesterday for the first time in a long time.

I am going . . . to buy a new calendar . . . maybe today. I haven't left the house since the Friday before Christmas, so this could be a BIG outing.

I am wondering . . . how long it will take for this cough to go away completely.

I am reading . . . a new book I got for Christmas. Journalution has been on my want to read list for a good long time. Finally started it last night, and I like it so far.

I am looking forward to . . . feeling better! It's amazing how much I miss being able to take care of my family. Maybe this has been a gift to remind me that I love what I do.

I am hearing . . . computers humming and clicking keyboards as dh and I are both typing this morning.

Around the house . . . dd has been gathering the remaining Christmas decorations so we can get everything put away. She has also been scrubbing floors for me. What a jewel!

I am pondering . . . why television can be such a bad thing for me. I buy into the idea of television as reality pretty easily. It would be easy to convince myself that I'm the only one with a messy house right now -- but I know that television is NOT reality.

One of my favorite things . . . is talking! And with this coughing thing, talking has been in short supply. Dd and I were communicating via hand signals and mother/daughter telepathy last night. Quite amusing!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . maybe a trip out of the house this afternoon; an appointment tomorrow; and Bible study starts on Thursday. Let's hope I'm up to all that!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
goodies from Seeds of Blessing


  1. Thanks for the mention of the book....I checked it out right away and bought it for my kindle. As you can see from my post, journaling is a must for me.....Sorry you've been ill but happy you're on your way to recovery, hopefully the cough will soon be gone....Thank God for Daughters!
    For some reason, I can't email you, they always come back as errors. Maybe this comment will get through.
    Mama Bear

    1. Not sure what's going on with the email. I just got an error message trying to email you. Let me know what you think of the book. Obviously I got the comment : )
      Happy New Year!


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