Monday, December 15, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook, December 15, 2008

FOR TODAY (December 15, 2008)

Outside my window. . .it is 9 below zero! It's a beautiful, frosty day, covered in snow and the sun is shining brightly.

I am thinking. . .that coffee with gingerbread creamer and a piece of leftover coffee cake is tasting really good;)

I am thankful for. . .my family all under one roof for the next month. My oldest son is home, my husband won't be traveling. My brother is coming home! Life is good.

From the kitchen. . .Counter tops are filled with baking ingredients, recipes, cookbooks. A project for a math final covers another area. Christmas cards hang on an evergreen garland. The coffee pot is full.

I am wearing. . . jeans and a turtleneck sweater.

I am creating. . . memories.

I am reading. . .not a lot of time for reading this week, except for daily Advent devotionals.

I am hoping. . .I can get everything in this week.

I am hearing. . .the furnace come on. Jack Ingram on country radio 98.5.

Around the house. . .A few loads of laundry to do, packages to ship, the dining room table is covered with cookie tins, packing materials, things that need to go somewhere else.

One of my favorite things. . .Gingerbread creamer

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .lunch with a friend today, doctor appointments, school Christmas program, cookie exchange at my house, soccer games, shopping with son #1.

Here is picture thought I am sharing. . .why is this soldier smiling? Because he'll be home for Christmas! We're counting the days, Matt. See you on Saturday! xoxoxoxo

Thank you, Peggy, for sharing the Daybook experience with all of us! If you'd like to read more daybooks, or start one of your own, go see Peggy at The Simple Womans Daybook. Go on! You know you want to!


Homespun Simplicity said...

Enjoyed your daybook! Merry Christmas.

Becky said...

What a lovely Daybook you posted!

And I cannot believe how cold it is there. I have my windows open here. It amazes me how different we can be in the whole USofA.

Sounds like you have much to look forward to and fun to have in between. Enjoy, Karen!

The Butterfly Catcher said...

Your 9 degrees below zero is a far cry from my 80 degrees here in Florida! But you've got snow. . . and I'd rather be enjoying the white stuff right now.

I especially enjoyed your picture thought. . how sweet and full of love!

Robin said...

I love thinking of family all being under one roof too! Your whole post sounds warm and cozy - except for the 9 below zero.
And coffee cake sounds really good right now - hmmmm.... just might have to see what I can do about that!

Homesteadbread said...

I love Gingerbread creamer, time for coffee!
My wonderful husband returned from Baghdad the end of September.
Hang in there!
Have a blessed Christmas!

A happy heart at home said...

That's wonderful that they will be home for Christmas! Enjoy! As you commented on my daybook, it is great to have our loved ones at home! Thanks for visiting my daybook.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds like a cold but cheery and Christmas-y day at your house! I am so very glad that your brother will be home so soon, I know you guys are just so excited and happy :)

Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

I have the mint chocolate truffle dreamer this week...yummy. I'm so glad your little family is home...all of them and Matt gets to be here...that is a huge great and blessed....get everything done this week so next week you can focus on them...that is at least my goal...

daisy said...

I like your daybook's a short, sweet count-your-blessings kind of post.

I might have to try it, too. Thanks for sharing.

BClark said...

How very super to have the whole family home. Wonderful memories in the making. Welcome home to Matt also, and I huge Thank You.

We've been snowing and more on the way so will have a white Christmas.

Enjoy it all!!