Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . December 9, 2014

Outside my window . . . it is gray and cloudy. We are sitting around 45 degrees, but the temperature is supposed to fall as the clouds clear.

I am thinking . . . that having a sick husband is no fun for anyone! Bless his soul, he rarely gets sick which is good since he becomes a bit of a bear when he does.

I am thankful . . . for my #1 bestie who helped me with decorating yesterday. All I lack is the tree.

In the kitchen . . . over the weekend I put a pork tenderloin in the crock pot with a can of whole cranberry sauce and Heinz chili sauce mixed together. So yummy! Last night we had more of the pork served over baked polenta. 

I am wearing . . . my usual attire -- cotton gown and flannel robe with my blue faux Crocs. I tell you I'm a fashionista!

I am creating . . . continuing to work on my afghan using this pattern from Attic 24, and a lovely set of DK yarn from Stylecraft. I'm up to 64 rows (12,800 stitches). People keeping telling me I'll have it done by Christmas, but I don't buy it.

I am going . . . to plan as little as possible for the second half of the month. These first couple of weeks have been chocked full!

I am wondering . . . about a new project I'm contemplating for after Christmas. More details to come.

I am reading . . . Ghost Story by Peter Straub. I picked up a hardback copy at Goodwill last time I was there for $2.99. It's quite intriguing. I think I've read excerpts from it, but never the entire novel.

I am looking forward to . . . getting all the Christmas boxes stored away! I love having the house decorated for Christmas, but sometimes the intermediate chaos gets to me.

I am hearing . . . my husband coughing as he is working from home today. I'm hoping he feels better soon for everyone's sake!

Around the house . . . Christmas has begun making its annual appearance.

I am praying . . . that my husband feels better soon and the rest of us don't catch it. My son is in the middle of exams, so I'm also praying for peace and easy recall of all the material he has been studying this semester.

One of my favorite things . . . is finding new ways to decorate with my Christmas goodies.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . counseling and the chiropractor today. Tomorrow I have to take Claire to have an endoscopy done, and then come home and pack for Alan and me to go out of town for a long weekend.

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

a different arrangement for the Advent wreath

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. Hope your husband is feeling better soon! Love your advent wreath arrangement :) Have a wonderful week.

  2. You are so dear! I sort of wish you lived next door! But I promise you that I'll be trying your port recipe very soon! Yum!

  3. Praying with you for your husband! Hope he feels better and is resting... (thus resulting in you feeling better and resting too!) ;)

    1. He IS better this evening and I am resting right now 😉


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