Monday, January 26, 2009


FOR TODAY, January 26, 2009 . . .

Outside my window . . . it is snowing to beat the band. Freezing cold temps (7 degrees when I took my daughter to school). After last weeks' temps of 70 degrees, I think Mother Nature woke up and remembered it's still January.

I am thinking . . .how much I love doing the Daybook. It's a nice way to start the week, reflecting on all that is good in my life.

I am thankful . . .to have found new renters so quickly for our rental property.

From the kitchen . . .my mind is a blank. I didn't plan menus for this week, so I need to go dig through the freezer and find something for supper!

I am wearing . . . jeans and a sweater.

I am creating . . .order out of chaos in my office. I have lots of paperwork to do today and I'm eager to dig into it.

I am reading . . .Peace Like a River, the choice for my book club this month. I am trying it again. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages the last time I picked it up, but there have been rave reviews, so I'll give it another chance.

I am hoping . . .for good things in our country in the next four years.

I am hearing . . .my husbands footsteps as he walks around the house. He's home today, a nice treat for us to have the house to ourselves.

Around the house . . .Joe went back to Tacoma on Saturday, and the house feels empty without him. He won't be back again until May. I miss him! I don't miss listening to MSNBC and CNN twelve hours a day. But I do miss my boy.

One of my favorite things . . .Valentine's Day! Celebrating the love!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .haircut, Bible Study, some shopping for our trip next month.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .I don't have any new pictures, so I grabbed one from the archives. This was taken five years ago. Already, it's hard to remember the kids being that small. I wonder what the next five years will bring?


Thanks, Peggy, for hosting the Daybook! Join in at http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Joanne said...

I haven't read Peace Like A River, but recently read a book that I nearly put down too in the first 50 pages (Alice Hoffman The River King), but stayed with it and by about page 75, the author had successfully drawn me into the story, which I ended up enjoying very much.

Thanks so much for your thoughts last week, we so appreciated it!

Becky said...

Peace Like a River is one of my all time favorite books. The writing is so lovely. So poetic. I loved that.

I hope you can enjoy it this time around.

Jen said...

Great picture. I too love Valentines Day....the pinks and reds and hearts and I love it all...we always get take out chinese and eat in the dining room with the kids...something special for all of us.

Schotzy said...

I enjoyed my visit and your dayook is great! I love these as well. Pray you have a blessed week! Carolyn

Tristi Pinkston said...

I really loved Peace Like a River. It's become one of my favorites. Hang in there ... you can do it!

And thanks for the movie review in the previous post, as well.

Lisa said...

I enjoyed your Day Book. I haven't planned our menus this week, either and I keep struggling to think what to make each day.

I love your latte art picture, too! Very cool.

Thanks for visiting my Day Book entry this week.

diana said...

i like the daybook prompts, too. simple yet so informative and descriptive of what is going on.

i'm currently reading peace like a river, too. i'm only about 120 pages in, but am enjoying it. hope you do, too.

Jerralea said...

I enjoyed your daybook. Looks like our week may be similar- I too am trying to create order out of chaos in the office, and plan to get a haircut.

Have a wonderful week.