The Simple Woman's Daybook
Outside my window I am seeing the absence of the temporary sales office to our spanky, new co-op condo that they have been building behind my house. The temporary office has been there for a year, looming over our fence and blocking our view. I am glad it is gone.
I am thinking that there was something else I needed to do today but I don't have a clue what it is -- ah, the joys of the aging brain.
I am thankful for today and the fact that the aforementioned temporary building is gone.
From the learning rooms I am learning about cross stitch fabric. I have been doing cross stitch for years and am still learning new things. One new thing that I have learned is that I am not sure I like linen. I am stitching without a hoop and maybe it would be easier with a hoop -- guess I will learn about that later.
From the kitchen I am figuring out that I am not great at just concocting dishes on my own -- the "thing" I made a couple of nights ago I liked but the Hubs didn't. He did like the chili I made during our "blizzard", however.
|Chili! By my Mom's recipe!|
I am wearing an old t-shirt from a quilt shop hop that I did a few years back -- I love this t-shirt even if it is dingy and waaaaaaay too big but it is comfy and reminds me of a great time the Hubs and I had together. Oh, and I am also wearing gray athletic shorts -- yes, shorts but it is Texas and the weather has been gorgeous.
I am creating some handmade Christmas gifts. I decided this year would be the year that I didn't get to December 1 and wish I had started earlier!
I am going on a small vacation soon. The details are not set yet.
I am reading The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. It is a really good book that I am having trouble putting down. I acquired my e-reader when I decided that something needed to be done about the copious number of books I buy since I was running out of space. I decided that I would purchase e-books and if I really wanted to add something to my personal library I would purchase the hard copy -- preferably a hardback. I think I will be adding this book to my shelves.
I am hoping that the weather stays good and that I can stay on the roll I am on with my purging and organizing our excess "stuff".
I am hearing, on some news program, that not everybody needs to eat breakfast -- in some people it just piles on extra calories. I never had a weight problem until I started eating breakfast as an example to my children and it seems that once I eat in the morning, I am hungry all day. So, for me, this is good news!
Around the house things are getting more organized and "leaner" in regards to our "stuff". The older I get, the more I dislike excess -- clothes, kitchen items, magazines, weight -- is that normal?
One of my favorite things is waking up early and taking my morning tea outside on the patio to drink it. After a year of not being able to do that compliments of the offending building, I am looking forward to doing that again.
A few of the plans for the rest of the week include babysitting, sewing, crafting and reading.
Here is a picture thought for you
|Love me some bright and perky Starbucks art!|