Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . December 16, 2014

Outside my window . . . it is gray and cloudy. We are sitting around 45 degrees. That's the kind of December it's been so far. Everyone is a little sleepy, preferring to hunker down in our homes.

I am thinking . . . about how plans can shift so drastically. I had planned for lots of peace and quiet and order, with a new Advent devotion. Things haven't played out that way at all. The good news is I've been able to roll with it, and not beat up on myself.

I am thankful . . . that my husband is finally beginning to feel better. I can't remember the last time he was this sick.

In the kitchen . . . it's been quiet in the kitchen since we were out of town last week/weekend. I made spaghetti Sunday night, but I have no idea about tonight. Maybe soup and grilled cheese?

I am wearing . . . my usual attire -- cotton gown and flannel robe with my blue faux Crocs. 

I am creating . . . continuing to work on my afghan using this pattern from Attic 24, and a lovely set of DK yarn from Stylecraft. This past week hasn't been conducive to crocheting with all the driving and caring for a sick husband. Only up to 72 rows.

I am going . . . therapy and to run some errands. I realized I haven't done stocking gifts yet, so I need to get going on those.

I am wondering . . . how to be a cheerleader for my husband when he needs one. He is usually so upbeat and full of energy, but this sinus infection has been hard on him.

I am reading . . . i finished Ghost Story by Peter Straub. My expectations may have been a bit high, but it was very good. Now I'm reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling). I'm just getting started, but it's quite interesting. The BBC has picked it up to do a TV show based on the main character.

I am looking forward to . . . a mani/pedi, haircut, and massage this week!

I am hearing . . . my son getting ready for his day.

Around the house . . . things are a mixture of Christmas decor, wrapping paper, and laundry to be folded. I guess it's pretty normal!

I am praying . . . for a friend who got bad news yesterday. She's was diagnosed with brain cancer 2 years ago and has been doing well on medicine therapy. Yesterday she had a "regular" check-up and they discovered one of the tumors had grown by 4 times in the past 4 months. They are reeling from the news while having to make immediate decisions concerning more aggressive treatment. Please pray with me.

One of my favorite things . . . hedgehogs. I acquired several news one over the past couple of weeks.
Hazel and Herbert
and the twins, Honey and Sonny

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . fairly usual -- therapy, chiropractor, housework, errands, yoga, shopping, and all those lovely self-care treats!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . .

hot chocolate in the Santa mug

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. I always enjoy these simple posts!

    1. It's like a personal journal that I get to share with my friends!


  2. Oh my, my heart hurts for your friend. I loved all your thoughts and for a peek into your life.

    1. Thank you. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers.


  3. I love that crochet pattern, just the right pattern and colors for a cold December day. And I think my family may have had a mug like that growing up--it seems oddly familiar.

    1. We had a set of those mugs when I was growing up. I have no idea what happened to them, but when I found that one in a store, I knew I had to have it!



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