Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . November 11, 2014

Outside my window . . . the skies are November blue filled with sunshine for now. We are expecting rain later today. My neighbor's sugar maple is still a brilliant orange!

I am thinking . . . writing. And writing. And writing. It's NaNoWriMo!

I am thankful . . . for a wonderful weekend with fun activities, good worship, and time with my family and friends.

In the kitchen . . . we've been cleaning out the fridge and pantry. But we did have the first pot of Ham and Bean Soup with Skillet Cornbread on Sunday night.

I am wearing . . . one of my white cotton gowns and my flannel robe.

I am creating . . . on NaNoWri. I've got over 10,000 words written. Over 1/5th of the way there.

I am going . . . to therapy and then to run a few errands. I saw some Christmas tea and a mug with a hedgehog on it at T.J. Maxx the other day! I have a gift card, so I'm going to gift myself!

I am wondering . . . why I can rarely respond to difficult comments in the moment. It's been one of weaknesses for as long as I can remember. I am learning to listen and not fill compelled to respond in the moment if I don't have the words I need.

I am reading . . . The Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton. Number 3 in the Agatha Raisin mystery series. I think I was in need of mindless fiction reading.

I am looking forward to . . . and enjoying a week with very few extras thrown in. Last week was incredibly busy, so that has made the slower pace of this week all the more pleasant.

I am hearing . . . the hum of electricity and the wheezing of the dog. Ds just got up and turned on his music and the shower.

Around the house . . . dh and I have been discussing small, inexpensive things to do around the house to make it look nicer. It's pleasant to have his help and encouragement in this arena.

I am praying . . . for a friend whose husband is declining physically. Also for my bestie's husband who leaves for Ukraine today. He volunteers with Youthreach International, and is going over to scout some new locations to work with orphans as their previous location is now in the war zone.

One of my favorite things . . . is a day at home! I got that yesterday and it was lovely :)

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . therapy today, a new yoga class tomorrow, and a possible business trip with dh on Thursday. Squeaker (the dachshund/beagle mix) has a check-up at the vet on Friday, and then the weekend is blessedly clear!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
a little corner of my world

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. I love the Simple Woman's Daybook idea...I need to start hooking up with it! Love that you get to gift yourself today...I love TJ Maxx! Just reading about your soup and cornbread made my hungry. And a little light fiction is always a good thing! :)

  2. I have written down each category and did this once; I put it in my journal at a random page for later...I love this idea! It's "in a nut shell" kind of journaling! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a lovely peek into your days. Blessings on NaNoWriMo.

  4. I like this ☺ I haven't braved nanowrimo yet!

  5. I like how you let us get a peek inside of your day. Good luck with NaNoWriMo

  6. Love your imagery! And I love mindless fiction!


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