The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY  May 11, 2009

Outside my window… It is sunny, yet the clouds are starting to drop in.  Could be rain tonight but I don’t think so.  The street is finally paved so windows can now be opened without a lot of dust intruding.

I am thinking… that I have done a ton of reading in the last few weeks – 7 books!  They were the first 7 in the Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson.  Number 8 came out a few weeks ago and I am on the list at the library!

I am thankful for… the great week-end I had.  Got to see a lot of my friends at New Hampshire Sheep and Wool!  Spent Mother’s Day with my mom at a lovely tea the nursing home had.  It is fun to see that Mother hasn’t lost her sweet tooth – she really like the pastries!

From the learning rooms… I am learning that we cannot live someone else’s life for them.  Mother’s Day tends to really bring that to mind – especially for those of us who have children!  We want nothing but the best for them and we want to be able to make sure that they never have any problems or heartaches…but, it doesn’t work that way. 

From the kitchen…  The Menu this week:

Monday:  Ham  Sandwich on toast with lettuce; grapes for dessert.

Tuesday:  Fried Rice at the Chinese Restaurant before going to the library to hear the author of Winter Games.

Wednesday:  Liver and Onions, mashed potatoes, corn.

Thursday:  Baked Salmon with butter and dill, white rice, and salad

Friday:  Hamburger, homemade French Fries, and a veggie

Saturday:  Omlet with cheese and whatever veggies I have

Sunday:  Sandwich of some kind as I eat a nice big lunch at church and am usually full.

I am wearing… black socks, blue jeans, t-shirt with the Cayo Costa State Park logo  (Go ahead – google it – it is a gorgeous Florida State Park on an island with NO cars!

I am creating… a few gifts for my Kitchen Swap Partner so I can’t tell you what they are cause she reads my blog…

I am going… to quilt guild tonight and will either be working on my Cathedral Windows or on the Heart to Hand quilt project we are doing.

I am reading… Lucky Me by Michael J. Fox (starting it tonight)

I am hoping…  that my friend, Scarlett, will not be so lost in her grief over her mother’s passing.  Her mother would want her to continue to enjoy life.

I am hearing… the quietness in my apartment.  Don’t have the TV, radio, or stereo on and it sounds so peaceful.

Around the house… Still cannot get my desk to look uncluttered – mainly because it is cluttered.  And, not with current mail.  I have been very good about getting rid of the mail the day it comes in – but, I had some accumulation of it before I started being vigilant.

One of my favorite things… was going to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival.  I enjoy seeing the beautiful yarns, knitted items, and visiting with the animals.  The sheep, llamas, alpacas and border collies are all so sweet.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Thinking it is time for rice pudding and maybe baking something – like a coconut cake or cupcakes;  going to library to support a new author; and the quarterly meeting with Mom’s team at the nursing home.  Plan to knit and quilt a bit this week.

Here is picture thought I am sharing…

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Here is my sweet cat, Killian, getting ready for bed.  I tell him to go and get his blankie – that it is time for bed!  And, he obeys me!

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