Monday, October 27, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today. . . .
Outside my Window...Jack Frost has painted the roof tops. It's a bright, sunny day and the aspen trees outside my window shiver in the breeze.
I am thinking...Another week spread out before me. So much possibility!
I am thankful for...free long distance service and e-mail, that make it possible to keep in touch with Joe as often as we like. Gone are the days when I had to count the minutes or worry about a phone bill at the end of the month.
From the kitchen...spaghetti sauce from the freezer is thawing on the counter. A few cupcakes are left over from a weekend Halloween party.
I am wearing...jeans, flannel shirt and sneakers.
I am reading...just finished Those Who Save Us. I have a couple of new books on my TBR pile. Not sure what I'll pick up next.
I am hoping...the Rays win tonight.
I am creating...a Christmas organization notebook. I've started some online shopping and ordered my Christmas cards yesterday.
I am hearing. . . a Beatles song on the radio.
Around the house...I need to put away the laundry, throw in another load, plant some bulbs, put the patio cushions away for the winter, mop the kitchen floor.
One of my favorite things...is the reading hour I've set for myself each afternoon.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...choose fabric to sew a valance for the dining room, lunch with a girlfriend on Thursday, baby shower Saturday afternoon, go to the Boulder Philharmonic on Saturday evening.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...my view every morning when I drive Emily to school.
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8 comments:

Renna said...

The view out your window sounds lovely, and the view on your way to take Emily to school is breathtaking! My hubby used to live in the mountains (Evergreen). Now that he's in Texas, he regrets that he took that natural beauty Colorado offered for granted.

Whenever I make spaghetti, I generally make double the amount of meat sauce needed, then freeze half of it. It's such an easy meal to boil a pot of spaghetti when you've already got your sauce made.

I like the idea of setting aside an hour to do something which brings you pleasure. I may start doing that myself, then I won't deal with nagging guilt for doing it when I know I have other things which need doing! ;-)

Becky said...

Hi Karen! So glad to hear you are a Rays fan. I thought of you at the start of the Series as last year we were rooting for your Rockies!

I do not know if you know that I am back semi-blogging. Missing you!

Connie said...

I love your view! Spaghetti sounds good for dinner! Connie

Claudia said...

Oh what a gorgeous photo!!!! Takes my breath away!

And I LOVE that you set aside an hour to read. I need to do that. I tried to set aside an hour to knit today. I went into my sunroom, put my pattern on the table (which I NEED in order to finish this scarf) and took up my needles and began...and my Little Miss Ruby Kitty promptly came along for some kisses and petting and then decided to take a nap...on top of the pattern.

I didn't even get one row finished. But the kitty kisses were wonderful. :)

have a great week ahead!

Susanne said...

Gorgeous view! I'm definitely thankful for free long distance too!

Sharon said...

WOW!!! love your photo, Karen -- and I plan to look up the book title you mentioned.

Here is a link to my response to your recent comment on my blog :)
http://homeisbigskycountry.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-waynes-delight.html

Hope you have a great week!

diana said...

i was thinking today that i should write my Christmas letter now and have it done with. it just seems to early =/

what a beautiful view you have. i love being able to see the mountains each and every day.

Jen said...

I like that you having reading time. I set an hour each day for me whether its napping with Miller or on the computer or reading or gardening...its something besides taking care of kids and housework...enjoy your weekend.