Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . November 3, 2014

Outside my window . . . the skies are overcast and the trees are dulling out and losing their leaves.

I am thinking . . . about so many things my head may explode!

I am thankful . . . for a day with my bestie yesterday. We talked and cleaned and lunched and crafted. It was a good day.

In the kitchen . . . we had a baking bonanza last week: oatmeal raisin cookies, Pumpkin Lasagna, and apple/craisin dump cake. Ooh, and the yummy beef stew I made with leftover post roast.

I am wearing . . . a tank top, flannel robe, and my turquoise and red shawl.

I am creating . . . more goodies for Presents with a Purpose (November 8th -- The Well). I am also participating in NaNoWriMo.

I am going . . . to vote, pickup a prescription, therapy, run a couple of errands. Then I'll come home and pack lunches for RITI. Do a bit of housework, and then it's dinner with Alan and his pals from the Malaysia trip.

I am wondering . . . about getting through the tough times. Learning to be authentic and compassionate toward others at the same time.

I am reading . . . The Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton. Number 2 in the Agatha Raisin mystery series. Quite entertaining.

I am looking forward to . . . a play this weekend -- Twain and Shaw Do Lunch 
and then Presents with a Purpose 

I am hearing . . . the hum of electricity and the wheezing of the dog.

Around the house . . . organizing and sorting paper and clutter. I hate the process, but love the results. 

I am praying . . . for my husband as he is over-scheduled right now, and for patience for me to be supportive.

One of my favorite things . . . is reading just for fun. Recently I had fallen into the belief that I had to read only "quality" material, e.g. deep, thought provoking, psychological, historical, or theological. I've returned to my beloved British cozy mysteries, and they are quite relaxing.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . so much to do! All good things, but I've probably overbooked this week -- therapy, RITI lunches, and a dinner tonight. Tomorrow a meeting with a yoga instructor. Thursday is Precepts. Friday is a haircut, dinner with my bestie, and the play with her and my parents. Saturday is Presents with a Purpose, and then back to church on Sunday. I usually more of a hermit than this week will allow!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
Dopey, one of the 7 Dorks

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. Sounds like you have a super busy week ahead!

  2. I love the idea of the "list questions" and did it once in my journal - and kept the list to do again! Thanks for sharing!!


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