Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
It's a sunny day at around 72 outside.  The weather is highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s all week.  My kind of weather!

I am thinking...
That instead of trying to get caught up, I'm starting fresh.  Too much to catch up on. My calendar from the past few months is just nuts.  Things seem to be slowing down a bit and I'm going to embrace that. 

I am thankful...
for the downtime. 

In the kitchen...
not alot going on until I completely get all dishes done.  It seems that there are always dishes in the sink or on the counters.  Sometimes I'm winning but it seems lately there are more dishes on the counters than in my cabinets.   And in the interest of eating more at home (and cutting back on spending so much on fast food)  I'm trying to cook the entire week.  Yesterday we had burgers with mushrooms, cheese and bacon.  YUM!  Tonight will be spaghetti.  Tomorrow night will be a tough one since we have something going on at night and Pizza Hut has $.50 wings.......

I am wearing...
a t-shirt and pajama bottoms.  I did have on some socks, but I was getting too warm.

I am creating...
I'm back to my blanket squares.  I just finished the latest blue squares and am just abt to start some purple ones.  I counted all the squares again and I have 34.    that's only abt half way done.  I need to make at least 64 for a 5" square blanket.  And I'd like it bigger.

I am going...

to the school later on today.  I was hoping to avoid any school related errands this week, but we got a call from Yankee Candle yesterday to say the shipment would be made TODAY!  Nothing like a head's up! I just need to sign for the delivery (it has to be somebody from PTA)  and I was the girl standing there when we were informed.   Not a big deal but it will require me to actually get dressed.

I am wondering...
where the mouse is for this computer.  It's MIA and it's making me nuts having to use the touch pad.

I am reading...
I started reading a book when we went to NC over the Thanksgiving break called Espresso Shot.  I like the story, but not fond of the woman's style of writing.

I am hoping...
I find the mouse soon.

I am looking forward to...
Saturday.  The IO and I are planning a date night.  We havent had dinner alone in a LONG time.

I am learning...
I really need that mouse!

Around the house...
I'm slowly starting to get caught up.  I did 3 loads of laundry yesterday (washed, dried, folded AND put away!) and got rid of one more Target sized bag of clothes.   Before our trip to NC we discovered that all the long sleeeved shirts from last year did not fit Baby Girl this year so they got put into a bag and I passed them on to the nurse at the elementary school.  It's really sad how many kids dont have the proper clothing for our cold days.  Granted we dont stay cold for long periods of time but we do get our days when a jacket or a long sleeved shirt is necessary.  Our nurse at the school passes them on to the kids who really need them.

I am pondering...
how I can be so tired when I've already had a cup of coffee.....

A favorite quote for today...
To err is human, to really mess things up requires a computer. 

One of my favorite things...
an orange bundle of fur sleeping next to me, his twitched giving away his dream status. 

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Princess will be going back to the vet on Friday.  She has issues with her teeth that come and go, but last Friday her mouth was so bad she couldnt eat (which for Princess is a sure sign of a problem!)  She got an anti inflam and an antibiotic shot to alleviate the puffiness in her gums and we go back on Friday to re evaluate her teeth.   We will be scheduling a teeth cleaning but need to see if any need to be pulled.

A peek into my day...
This is a picture my sister in law took of her kids.   The pink socks are the ones I made for my niece.  I finished the socks a couple of nights before we left to NC and I forgot to take a picture of them.  This is the best I've got.




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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY

Outside my window...It is gorgeous!  Right now it's 59 degrees and sunny.  We expect a high only of 70.  LOVE this weather!!  Wish it happened more often.

I am thinking...abt what my schedule is for today. 

I am thankful...that the election is over!

In the kitchen...I will be having a family dinner this wknd.  The turkey is defrosting in the fridge and I need to dig out the rest of my aunt's recipes.   For those of you who are wondering why I'm not waiting another week for Thanksgiving, well those who know me know I buck the system.  I dont need a national holiday to get my family together or to give thanks. 

I am wearing...a San Diego zoo tee, sleep pants and a pair of hand knit socks.

I am creating...the 2nd sock for my niece.  I need to finish it soon since we will be seeing them in a week and a half......

I am going...to be at both schools today before I have to pick the kids up.

I am wondering...when I get a day off.  I think I need to schedule one in........

I am reading...The Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page.  I used to read her a long time ago and really enjoy her books.  This series is abt a caterer who solves mysteries.

I am hoping...the lost doggie we saw yesterday was reunited with their owner.

I am looking forward to...a day with nothing scheduled.

Around the house...I dropped off 3 bags of clothes to the local thrift drop off and 2 bags to the elementary school.  I have 2 more bags to give to some friends and 4 more bags of fabric to pass on to another friend.    #1 Son wants to redo his room so maybe we'll work on that during thanksgiving break. 

I am pondering...the logistics of wanting a day of nothing scheduled and yet continuing to fill up my days with planned events

A favorite quote for today...I found this on facebook and it's quite accurate......

One of my favorite things...the sounds of an empty house.  When you dont get it very often, it's WONDERFUL!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  watching Baby Girl receive her Student of the Month award later today and then going to the middle school to help with cookie dough distribution.  Thursday and Friday will be used to try and clean up this house for a turkey dinner on Saturday (will try to find the fine linens as well)

A peek into my day...
SO proud of my Baby Girl!  She was Student of the Month for her grade!!