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FOR TODAY ~ the fourth Monday of November
Outside my window... its warm and rainy! The skies are full of clouds. Yet!! They're calling for snow later this week...
I am thinking...I haven't completed a "daybook" in a long while. It's nice to get back into this little meme with Peggy from The Simple Woman's Blog
I am thankful... for family and friends. That sense of community - so strong! My husband and I were able to pull away yesterday afternoon to run some errands; do a little Christmas shopping while leaving our kids with my brother and his girlfriend. It's nice knowing that they're safe and having FUN!
In the kitchen... coffee it is! It's early morning, as I type... soon, the clanking of cereal bowls and clashing of spoons will be heard as each one rises. I think the kids are still "worn out" from playing so hard yesterday...
I am wearing... (ahem!) still in my PJ's. Remember it's still early AM.
I am creating... a card/mailing list. No Christmas photos this year. Just Christmas cards. Something so nice that in recent years I've noticed how the traditional card is lost and gone by the wayside. I've done it too. Guilty! But... there is something to be said for staying in touch - one way or another...
This year! Let it be via the simple handwritten card. :)
I am going... to a couple of Parent Teacher Conferences, this week. One for our son, Caleb, in second grade and our daughter, Aubrey, in Kindergarten.
I am wondering...just really, how this week is going to go. The children are home from school... all week, due to those meetings and of course for the Thanksgiving Holiday! A change for all - from routine and such.
I am reading... lots and lots of children's books here of late. Each book we read counts for our Kindergartener's (Aubrey) reading list - to reach her 100 Books read - by a certain date. We may have to take a run to the Library one day this week... and change out our stack of books. :) The ones we have are due to return anyway, this week.
I am hoping...to... finish up a few sewing projects yet this week. Here's why...
I am looking forward to... attending a Ladies Tea, with our church, on December 6th! And, once again, I plan to set up a table for Bags by Bevy...a sale table of various items from my etsy shop. Which, speaking of, my etsy has been getting stocked up more and more. It's been lots of fun...getting items in place.
I am learning...I have a lot of ambition but not always the umph to go with it. Sometimes my priorities get a little askew. ((gulp!!))
Around the house... the list is long of things that have to get done; should get done; want to get done.
One of my favorite things... spending a good bit of time with my hubby, yesterday - just he and I.
A few plans for the rest of the week: It's Thanksgiving Week. Food Prep for a couple of Thanksgiving Dinners, both Saturday and Sunday. Company coming from TN - to spend the day with us on Friday!! There will be some shopping, sewing and visiting... Can't wait!!
A favorite quote for today..."You get what you get and you don't get upset". ~ Aubrey (probably learned from Kindergarten)
But - hearing her repeat that often to her siblings and yet, so quickly forgetting that bit of advice covered suggestion herself... (sigh!) Don't we all?
I am pondering... something heard in our Sunday sermon yesterday! In regards to living a life and speaking words of thankfulness or gratitude. Spiritually speaking... I'm wondering if my breath stinks! Do I have bad breath? Or, is my life exuding the sweet smell of gratitude to my Saviour? ((Colossians was the book of reference for the Sermon, yesterday!)
A peek into my day...
These were from last evening; lots of Legos. You should have seen the floor.
**Photos taken by my six year old, daughter.
One prayer request:
Would you so kindly pray for our youngest daughter, Jayne. She woke up feeling kinda yucky again this morning. It appears to be another head cold. We really don't want to go through another round of sickness - at least, this week!
Following along today, with Peggy @ The Simple Woman's Blog.
Thank you! Until next time...