Monday, September 22, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY - Monday, September 22, 2008

Outside My Window. . .the sun is slowly slipping over the horizon, hesitant to begin its day. As the days get shorter, I have been waking later and later, too.

I am thinking...about the economy. Generally, Americans are spoiled and do not realize that we are our own worst enemies and that the country has been crumbling from within for a long time. We spend more than we make because we want the newest gadget or automobile. We confuse want with need. I fear another Depression is in our future.

I am thankful...that my house and car loans are paid. I am thankful that I have no debt and that I have invested my money in a variety of places.

From the kitchen...I need to start planning weekly menus; perhaps, that will help me eat healthier meals and minimize snacking.

I am wearing...a denim skirt and tee shirt.

I am creating...a twined rug to give to my sister for Christmas.

I am volunteer at the hospital this morning. I "work" the front desk every Monday morning. While there, I help guide patients to hospital departments, serve coffee, and assist the admissions office by welcoming patients. Somedays if patient traffic is slow, I do a lot of knitting.

I am reading...The Kite Runner

I am get all of my Christmas gifts made by the middle of October.

I am hearing...two squirrels chattering as they spiral around the trunk of one of my trees.

Around the house...are items my sisters made by crocheting, quilting, cross stitching, and sewing.

One of my favorite things. . .my Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: prepare box of supplies to take to the Lovell Health Fair

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Remember: Don't bite off more than you can chew! Spend your earnings wisely: you and your children do not need the newest and latest gadget. Although it may strike some as being old-fashioned, let this be your guide: Use it up; wear it out; make it do, or do without.

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  1. Good advice. We don't know how to do without these days. It's something we may have to learn, whether we want to or not.

  2. Nancy, I loved reading this. I agree with what you said, too. I see our younger generation having credit cards thrust at them and shake my head with wonder. I heard the other day where thousands of college-age students are filing for bankruptcy!

    The picture is hysterical, and makes a very good point!

  3. wise comments, indeed. Thanks for them.

    I like your tree picture below! beautiful. :-)


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