Monday, September 15, 2008
The Simple Woman's Daybook
Simple Woman Daybook
FOR TODAY - Monday, September 15, 2008
Outside My Window. . .the trees appear tired and weary with the burden of their leaves. Near the crown, the foliage has a slight tinge of gold. Soon, the ground will be littered with the castoffs and the barren branches will sigh with relief.
I am thinking...that I had better get busy and winterize my yard before the cold weather decides to settle in. It is a chore that I dread, but one that is necessary.
I am thankful for...my ability to find things to occupy my hands and mind. I am thankful that I can use my talents to create things for people in need. So many of people claim to be "bored," but I think they are just boring.
From the kitchen...rows of gleaming, mason jars are waiting to be stowed in a box for Christmas gifts. Twelve pints are filled with apricot jam. Seven quarts contain crab apple and plum juice for making future batches of jelly. I love capturing the taste of summer to be enjoyed in the dead of winter.
I am wearing...some ugly knee-high compression stockings. My body is retaining too much fluid, and they help to reduce the swelling in my legs.
I am creating...a pair of socks. I inherited the yarn and the finished ribbed cuff of one sock from a friend who decided she doesn't like to knit socks. The yarn is soft and is striping nicely, but I understand why she did not like to knit with it: the stitches slide too easily off the needles.
I am going...to lunch with two old friends tomorrow. We try to meet at least once a month to chat and to stay connected.
I am reading...The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Actually, I am listening to the book on CD's while I knit.
I am hoping...the leaders we elect in November will bring Americans together.
I am hearing...the steady ticking of the clock, hanging on the wall. It is comforting.
Around the house...are piles of books and magazines and papers. I need to try to bring order to the chaos.
One of my favorite things...chocolate.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: a dental appointment for a routine cleaning, knitting night at the public library, lunch with old friends, finish the support group newsletter and send it to the members.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Learn all you can about your ancestors and share that knowledge with your children.
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