Monday, February 16, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, February 16, 2009

Outside My Window. . . a beautiful day is unfolding. I just came in from getting the paper and hanging the flag for President's Day. The air is a crisp 20 degrees, yet the sky is nearly clear. It is becoming obvious that Winter is on its last legs.

I am thinking. . . that I want to go back to bed because I spent so little time sleeping last night. This morning I am groggy, cranky, a headache is starting in the back of my head, and my ankles are already swollen. I went to bed at 10:30 and lay still for over an hour, trying to sleep. Yet, sleep did not come. I got up and knit until 1 PM. That did the trick, but when the alarm rang at 6:30 AM, I shut it off and slept for another 30 minutes. Staying in bed was not an option because Monday is my volunteer day. I will mumble and grumble for another 25 minutes and then start my day. Once at my post, I will be fine.

I am thankful... that today is a holiday: the number of patients coming to the hospital for tests will probably be light.

In the kitchen... my oatmeal bowl is soaking in the sink. Surprisingly, other than this bowl, my kitchen is clean this morning.

I am wearing... black slacks and a white sleeveless turtleneck

I am creating... another baby blanket for the West Coast Oddballs.

I am planning... to begin sewing at least twice a week. I have been neglecting my sewing machine for too long.

I am reading... Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

I am praying... that the weather holds so support group members, and the meeting presenter have good roads on which to travel.

I am hearing... the carpenters return to the garage they are building. One by one, the builders' trucks appear. Each man, clutches a cup of steaming liquid, probably coffee, and they congregate on the sunny side of the structure. Today, they will probably finish the roof, but for safety sake, they will wait until the sun has melted the frost that formed there last night. They use this time to warm their hands and to visit; they are planning their day on the this job.

One of my favorite things... my old photo albums. When I look at the images inside, I can't help but smile at the good times that they captured. I am so glad that my camera was never far from my side in those days.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . a) meet two friends for lunch, b) finish the baby blanket, and c) support group meeting

A quote worth sharing. . .

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
~ John Keats ~

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  1. Lovely post! Hope you have a good week and your headache subsides!

  2. I'm a grouch when I don't get enough sleep. My husband will vouch for that. :)

  3. Well just an FYI -- our local weatherman said the temperature is dropping and the snow is coming AGAIN.
    It must be nice to be able to plan the way you do. I wish I could.


  4. I hope your day was a pleasant one and you felt better as it progressed. Tomorrow is to be unseasonably warm and then maybe snow Wednesday. Isn't variety nice?

  5. I can identify with that yucky feeling that comes when I've had a poor night's sleep. I pray you sleep better tonight. If you're like me, you'll be so tired from the missed night's sleep that you'll sleep like a log tonight!

  6. Oh Nancy..I hope you slept better last night..Hope the weather holds up for you this week ...
    That flower is beautiful :))

    Take care


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