Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . September 16, 2014

Outside my window . . . is Milford, CT. It's 59* and cloudy. I'm here just for the day with dh on a business trip.

I am thinking . . . how unfortunate it is that I generally don't sleep well in hotels. Last night's primary problem was hard pillows.

I am thankful . . . for time with my dh. Even if most of our time has been spent traveling, it's nice to just be together seeing new things and having new experiences.

In the kitchen . . . nothing by me. I do know that a trip to the grocery store is my future once I'm home.

I am wearing . . . yoga pants and a large white shirt (not my gown as I had to go down to the lobby for breakfast and tea)

I am creating . . . assorted projects for Presents with a Purpose. Right now I'm focusing on infinity scarves. I'm on number 3 working from my yarn stash.

I am going . . . to putter around the hotel this morning and then meet dh and his client for lunch. After that it's back to Nashville!

I am wondering . . . about setting up a writing schedule for myself.

I am reading . . . Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. 

I am looking forward to . . . to the rest of the week at home. I'm getting into a bit of a routine with everyone's new fall schedule. 

I am hearing . . . the air conditioner in the hotel room, and dh getting ready for his meeting.

Around the house . . . we left things looking pretty well. A bit of laundry to fold when I get home and I've got to clean off my work table and the ottoman in the den. 

I am praying . . . for a friend, an adoptive mother, who is struggling with tough love for one her older children.

One of my favorite things . . . is coloring. Yesterday dh and I stopped at a little mini-mall and found some goodies on sale. Two big coloring books and a set of crayons, buy 2 get 1 free. 

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . home today, a quiet day of housekeeping tomorrow. Precept class on Thursday, and currently Friday is wide open. Saturday is Fun Girls Day, and then back to church on Sunday.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
a shot from last month's Fun Girl's Day
"The Kitchen of the Future" c. 1960s

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  1. Coloring is one of my favorite things! What a fun way to pass time in a motel! I work elections and I always bring coloring books or pages and a bucket of crayons for slow periods.
    CT would be fun . The biggest drawback to keeping my grandbaby is not being able to travel with my husband more.
    Is there a pattern you are following for your scarves ? That would make fun Christmas gifts! I could definitely use a stash buster project !
    Have a blessed day! Lora

    1. There's really no pattern. I just used the chunky yarn and a 12 mm hook. I chained until it was the length I wanted about 75 I think and then worked double crochet back and forth using the colors I had on hand. The one pictured I sewed the ends together with a twist, but the one I finished today I think I'll sew straight because it is longer and that way people can twist it or wear it straight. With a 12 mm hook they work up really fast!

  2. I just adore traveling with my Hubby. It's just nice to drive around and talk sometimes! Hope you all have a safe trip back


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