Monday, November 10, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, November 10, 2008

Outside My Window. . . I see the newspaper carrier hurrying to complete the route. I am grateful that every morning my paper is in the same place, in a box beside my front door.

I am thinking. . . about rearranging the furniture in the front room.

I am thankful... for all the veterans and their families who have sacrificed for my freedom. I can never repay them for this gift.

In the kitchen... a cheddar cheese bagel is toasting under the broiler. When I was in Lander last week, I purchased some bagels at Wildflour Bakery. They have the best baked goods in the area. I especially like their Pilgrim Bread.

I am wearing... black slacks and a pink sweater

I am creating... some socks. I am still working on Monster Socks, but I have a pair of blue/black/gray pair rib-cuffed socks on the needles, too.

I am going... to cast on a cropped cardigan for myself soon. I don't knit many things for myself, but this is going to be my Christmas present to myself.

I am reading... nothing at the moment, but I bought a hard cover copy of Forever Odd by Dean Koontz at a thrift shop last week. I enjoy Koontz' writing, but I haven't read any of his books for years.

I am hoping... that I can take a short walk every day this week.

I am hearing... my house pop and creak as the wind blows and the temperature changes.

One of my favorite things... a hand-written letter. I miss the days when people actually wrote letters and sent cards. Nothing compares to the joy of opening the mailbox and finding a letter.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: I don't have definite plans for this week - no appointments, no lunch dates, no obligations.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

photo from Washington Post

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt , September 22, 1936

This week, thank a veteran for achieving your freedom.

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  1. I'm glad you're knitting something for yourself. You deserve a treat now and then too.

  2. Nancy, I hope you enjoy the book. I think there are at least 3 books with Odd Thomas as the main character. I look forward to each one.

    Thanks for the reminder about email.



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