Monday, January 12, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook, January 12, 2009

Peggy has her Daybook link up and running for the new year. It's such a nice, easy way to start the week, like slipping into a pair of comfortable, old shoes. Here's what's going on Over the Backyard Fence.

FOR TODAY, January 12, 2009 . . .
Outside my window . . It is snowing lightly, there is four inches of snow on the ground and the roads are icy. It took me over an hour to get the kids to school today.

I am thinking . . about the woman who drove off the road by my daughter's school, driving through someone's yard and taking out their fence. I wonder what she's going to tell her husband?

I am thankful for . . 4 wheel drive.

From the kitchen . . .breaded pork chops, applesauce, noodles and vegetables for supper.

I am wearing . . . jeans, turtleneck sweater and hiking boots.

I am creating. . .not feeling very creative today.

I am going . . .to meet my brother for coffee today, when I make my run to the bank.

I am reading. . . "Dreams From My Father," by Barack Obama

I am hoping. . . the snow stays around for a while. It feels very wintery.

I am hearing. . . the clock ticking and the chimes of our grandmother clock in the living room.

Around the house. . .very quiet. Dan is at work, younger two are at school, and #1 son is still sleeping.

One of my favorite things. . . the new coffee mugs I bought at Target.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Dan is leaving for a business trip tomorrow. We plan to go see a movie Friday night. I watched the Golden Globes last night, so I've got a list of movies I want to see. More of the usual stuff for the kids. . . choir practice, baseball practice, homework, all that good stuff.

Here is picture thought I am sharing . . . I went through my photo archives and pulled up something from a vacation at Lake Powell a couple summers ago. Definitely a contrast to what I'm seeing outside my window right now.

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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

You have such an eye for photography. I am hoping some of your cold weather will make it's way down here soon!


Schotzy said...

Hi, there! Enjoyed my visit over the fence! Enjoy your snow. i wish we'd get some! be blessed! Carolyn

Robin said...

There is something cozy about being home when there is lots of snow outside. I hope the lady you saw has a compassionate husband!

Your dinner menu sounds so good!

Joanne said...

Sounds like you have a nice winter day planned. That's what I like about winter, things seem a little slower, we tend to stay home more and ease up on things. Enjoy your day!

Becky said...

Sounds like another productive week for you Karen. Have a good one!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Hope you've had a great day, and had a good time having coffee with your brother :) I want to see those new mugs from Target, post us a picture! Sounds like a cozy winter day up there, from your descriptions, which are wonderful as always :)

Have a wonderful week Karen!

BClark said...

Lets hope she has good insurance. She probably forgot it is 4 wheel drive, not 4 wheel stop.

Enjoy you day and watching the snow, stay warm.

The Man Crew said...

Wow! Love your photo! It's lovely, as are your thought about snow and wintertime. Thanks for giving me a peek into your life...wonderful entry!

Becky said...

Oh ... I laughed at your question in my comments. Fuzzy socks and flip flops. My flip flops are the kind that just fit across the foot, not in between the toes. I absolutely cannot stand to have anything between my toes. And now that you have more information than you ever hoped to get ... have a great day!

Jen said...

First of all I love that I wish we had some snow here...we have had ice this time around but no snow yet. Your dinner sounded wonderful. I love pork chops anyway you fix them.
We went to the movies on Saturday night and saw Benjamin Button. I thought it was really good but 3 hours long....but I could start at Brad Pitt all day long....enjoy the day friend.