Monday, March 9, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY: March 9, 2009...

Outside my window... a gray, overcast morning. So unlike this past weekend, which was so sunny and spring-like. The heat actually kicked on this morning. We haven't felt the blast of warm air from the vents for almost a week.

I am thinking... I'm going to have to save this post as a draft, because there is no way I can finish it in one sitting: Rascal is getting into all kinds of mischief this morning as I type. Just living up to his name, I guess! ;)

I am thankful for... the specialty cocoa from Williams Sonoma that I'm drinking right now. It was a gift from a dear friend who shares my love for the chocolate brew.

From the's Monday, so that means Breakfast Night for dinner. I believe in starting my week off easy!

I am wearing... cozy black sweatpants, plum colored thermal top, fuzzy socks.

I am creating... a new menu plan to put into the rotation. I'm ready to say so long to the hearty (and sometimes heavy) casseroles and stews and hello to some lighter fare: salads, sandwiches.

I am run to the store once Mark comes home from work and I have the car. We have run out of staples: organic yogurt, fruit, and milk, some juice, coconut oil, and mini marshmallows for my cocoa (yes, I consider that a staple!).

I am reading...the new magazine put out by the Food Network.

I am attend a communal reconciliation service at church this week. No, change "hoping" to "definitely going." I have been avoiding going to confession for, well, far too long.
I need to go and I know I'll be so glad afterward.

I am of my favorite songs on the radio: "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles.

Around the house...we spent so much time outside enjoying the weather yesterday that I slacked on some homecaring duties. So, I need to get caught up today. I'm thinking: laundry, pick up downstairs, and wipe down/polish the dining table (on top of the usual Monday cleaning duties: changing linens on the beds, open windows and air out the house, wash bath mats and towels).

One of my favorite things...watching the birds splashing around in the bird bath (the sun has just poked its head out of the clouds, so it's warming up in a hurry. Guess it's bathtime!).

A few plans for the rest of the week: following up with my son's specialist regarding the pathology reports we've been waiting on since last Tuesday. Hoping and praying for good news.

I'm also hoping to tweak our daily schedule now that the weather is more cooperative.

Here is picture thought I am buds on our tree!

1 comment:

  1. I consider marshmallows in my cocoa a necessity also! Loved your pic of your tree budding out. I love Spring!