Monday, January 5, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, January 5, 2009

Outside My Window. . . the sun is trying to shine through the cold, gray clouds. A hint of pink and rose hug the horizon, but I fear it will be the only sign of the sun today. It is -10, and the cars driving cautiously on the snow-packed street make the snow squeak as they pass. Predicted temperatures are in the 20's today, but it will be late afternoon, if at all, before it is that warm.

I am thinking. . . about organizing my receipts for my taxes. I am usually more organized than I am this year.

I am thankful... for the spreadsheet program on my computer. It makes preparing my taxes easier than the old "shoe box" days.

In the kitchen... the English muffin in the toaster pops up with more energy than I have this morning. I am sluggish and want to go back to bed, but this is my volunteer morning at the hospital, so I spread homemade raspberry jam, a Christmas gift from a knitting friend, on the muffin and think of warmer days.

I am wearing... black pants and turtleneck

I am creating... some garter-stitch blocks for the February All Crafts for Charity project.

I am planning... to do some sewing this week since I restored some order to my sewing room.

I am reading... I haven't done any reading for a couple of weeks. The book has been cast aside.

I am praying... that President Obama can pull politicians from both sides of the aisle together to work for the common good. I pray that all our politicians can put aside their own agendas and do what is right for this country.

I am hearing... the clock radio in my bedroom. Its muffled music is enticing me back to bed, but I am up for the day.

One of my favorite things... the digital frame that my niece gave me for Christmas. She loaded the memory card with photos of her children so I can see them every day. The photos fade and change frequently, giving me glimpses into their lives.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . I have nothing planned for this week, so everyday will bring a surprise and possibly some adventure.

A photo and quote worth sharing. . .

“If your actions inspire others
to dream more,
learn more,
do more,
and become more,
you are a leader.”
~ John Quincy Adams ~

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  1. Nancy Winter has got to go, it is way to cold here as well. Street are full of ice making driving the pits. Love your blogs and you Deb.

  2. I LOVE this format. It helps me think and be still!

  3. Nancy..sounds way too cold to get out in..If I were you I would have stayed in bed...You are wonderful:))
    Have a great week:))


  4. Hello Nancy! Happy 2009! I'm WAY behind in reading all of our phriend's blogs. I'm going to need to take a couple of days and get caught up! Take care.

  5. I missed this post earlier this week. I hope it's not a cold today as it was on Monday. I am also a fan of English muffins for breakfast--jelly, no butter.


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