Monday, October 20, 2008

For Today

For Today... Outside my Window...the temps have dropped 20 degrees since yesterday. It's a chilly, but beautiful fall day. I am thinking...I can't believe I have another child who is old enough to drive. I remember how cool it felt to finally be the one to hold the car keys, jingling them and twirling the keychain around my fingers.
I am thankful for...my friend, Pamela, who is celebrating a birthday today. (Little wave and 'happy b-day to Pam;) We met in high school and our friendship has stood the test of living overseas from one another and across the continent. Her beautiful children are our godchildren.
From the kitchen...I actually have a menu plan for this week! Tonight: pork chops, corn bread stuffing and veggies -- all done in the crockpot. Hmmm. This could be interesting.
I am wearing...jeans and a sweatshirt.
I am reading...still reading Those Who Save Us which is turning out to be an awesome read! At bedtime, I've been re-reading War Within and Without by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I am hoping...to make a decision about where to spend Thanksgiving. All you northwesterns out there. Is it crazy to go to Seattle in November? Will we spend the entire time in rain ponchos, seeking shelter indoors?
I am creating...order out of chaos in my office. (Hah! that's a good one)
I am hearing...the Today Show.
Around the house...the dining room is taped and caulked and ready to be painted.
One of my favorite things...watching chick flicks with my sis-in-law, while eating pizza and drinking Mike's:) That was fun, Loey.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...cross my heart, I am going to work on the basement this week.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
For more Daybooks, see Peggy's lovely blog:)

9 comments:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great daybook this week! I bet you guys are having awesome weather up there :) Let us know how that pork chop and stuffing does in the crockpot, that is interesting...

If you figure out how to create order out of chaos in a home office, will you please come lasso mine?! It's a wreck, a total mess!

LOVE candy corn!

Have a wonderful week!!!!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Oh hurry, hurry on the paint!!! I can't wait to see the after pictures...

Xandra

Sandra said...

Great daybook Karen :) The recipe for the porkchop and stuffing in the crockpot, that sounds SO good....I agree with Stacy, let us know how it turns out.

Renna said...

Arg! You and so many others keep showing pictures of candy corn, and my defenses are weakening. With no kiddos in the house any longer, there's no real excuse for buying candy, but it looks soooo goooood!

Holidays are such a drudgery to me, always trying to decide what to do and where to spend it, and how to do it withouth someone getting disappointed.

Chickflicks with someone you're comfortable with, and drinking Mike's, huh? Sounds like a fun night! ;-)

Lisa said...

I'm thinking that Seattle in November might not be the place to be if you're looking for lots of outdoors time- but it could be great weather to be inside by a cozy fire!
Your candy corn is calling me (I think you either love it or hate it, and I happen to love it!)

diana said...

dinner sounds yummy. do you make the cornbread in the crockpot, too?

as i sit here, i just heard a thunder clap. the front is moving in and they say we could have snow by wednesay. i'm not ready for the snow =(

Jen said...

Seattle....last I was there it was in June...and never rained....do you not stay home on Thanksgiving? Is there family there?
Good day book.....enjoy your day.

MissKris said...

Hi, Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! Since you're a new reader and seem to be interested in weight loss sagas, too, here's a link to one I wrote back in September to give you a little more insight into the comment I left on Mel's blog. It's been a lifelong struggle for me, too.

http://missykrissy2005.blogspot.com/2008/09/weighing-on-scales-and-finding-less-of.html

gail@more than a song said...

You're so smart to create order out of chaos! I'm trying but not making tons of progress.
Your crockpot meal does sound interesting. I did NOT need to see candy corn b/c now I want some!