Monday, November 2, 2009

Blogging and the Simple Woman

Because I don't have enough to do, I've decided to join in on NaBloPoMo -- National Blog Posting Month. It's where bloggers post every day for the month of November. It's an opportunity for me to meet new bloggers and find even more great blogs to read, and for you to get so sick and tired of me, you probably won't ever come back. I'm sorry. Please come back.

I'll start with my one of my regular Monday postings -- Simple Woman's Daybook -- because I like doing this on Mondays. It centers me and makes me feel that all is right with the world and that the week ahead is a brand new slate and full of possibility. And I'm so grateful to Peggy for starting me off on the right track each week.

FOR TODAY... November 2, 2009

Outside my window... I love that the sun is coming up when my alarm goes off in the morning. The window in our bedroom looks out to the east, and we're treated to the most beautiful sunrises.

I am thinking... I get to go to my favorite bookstore today, and meet Pioneer Woman.

I am thankful for... my husband, who, after 25 years is taking over paying the household bills. No, I'm not just thankful, I'm ecstatic. It's never too late to change things up a bit.

I am remembering... today is trash day.

I am going... for a walk this morning.

I am reading... The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind by Roger Theodoredis

I am hoping... to make it through NaBloPoMo, because I'm running out of ideas even as I type this

On my mind... the holidays, already. Thinking about Thanksgiving, excited for Christmas.

Noticing that... my house is a pit.

Pondering these words... That which hinders your task, is your task. My favorite quote for when I'm procrastinating. To me, it says, tackle what's right in front of you.

From the kitchen... crumbs from devoured Halloween cupcakes:)

Around the house... it was a relaxing, lazy weekend and the house looks like it just relaxed, too. So much to do to get it up and going.

One of my favorite things~ eggnog from the milkman. It's only delivered in November and December and is such a treat.

From my picture journal..the bane of my dog's existence.


Joanne said...

That bane of your dog's existence looks like he's enjoying his elevated position of torment!

Good luck with NaBloPoMo!

Robin said...

I cannot wait to hear about meeting Pioneer Woman!

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your daybook. It's a beautiful day here too. I haven't heard of that book I'll have to check it out. I hope you have a wonderful week. Doylene

Love Bears All Things said...

You still have a milkman that delivers. Wow! I thought that service was a thing of the past.
I am joining Karla in posting a thanksgiving each day for 30 days so I figure my nablopomo will be easy.
Have a great week.
Mama Bear

Susanne said...

That little thing? LOL. Funny how something so small can to your doggy. Especially when it looks like the squirrel is the teasing type.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Milkman!!!! You still have a milkman. Awesome.

Happy blogging! I'll be reading.


Country Dreaming said...


Very nice thoughts. My mind is going sooooo fast that I could't slow down enough to do a post like this.

Good Luck!


diana said...

i love your simple woman post. your answers are always interesting and a simple insight into your life.

had i read this post yesterday, i would have known pioneer woman was going to be a tattered cover. my loss.

i'm glad you're doing nablopomo, too. i hear ya about lack of ideas. i'm feeling the same. but i believe we can both make it.

Jen said...

Look how fat that squirrel
Your week sounds like mine...Im struggling with cleaning the house...Im tired.
I have been walking though...:)

kath001 said...

I truly LOL when I read that your husband took over the bill paying. Mine did the same after 30 years, and I was exstatic. Sadly a little less than a year later, I had to fire him when about half a dozen checks bounced, and I figured out that the times I saw him sit down with the bank statement, he was just looking at it...not actually reconciling the checkbook to it. :)

I hate doing bills. UGH!

So glad you stopped by at my blog. I look forward to visiting yours often!