Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, Monday


Many thanks to Peggy at Simple Woman's Daybook for hosting my favorite meme.

For Today. . . November 16, 2009

Outside my window... the air is frosty cold, snow blankets every surface, the eastern sky is a rosy pink.

I am thinking...how much I love Mondays now.

I am thankful for... my nephew, RJ, and all the men and women serving in our military.
I am wearing... flannel shirt and jeans.
I am creating. . . .a new scarf.

I am hearing. . .
Blue Clear Sky by George Strait.


I am remembering... snowy days when I was growing up. My friends and brothers and I would go ice skating at the pond in the park. We walked a mile there and a mile back, and then have hot chocolate that my mom made. It was always piping hot and loaded with the big marshmallows. (Did they not have mini marshmallows "back then?") Our mittens and hats and shoes would lie in a heap by the door, covered in little balls of ice. We would soon get itchy from sweating under our long underwear. We had a ball.
I am going... take my daughter to school and then come home to straighten up the house and have coffee with my Dad.
I am reading... What Jesus Meant by Gary Willis.

I am hoping... to share a holiday season with my husband and kids that is meaningful and back to basics.

On my mind... planning for Thanksgiving. I'm going to finish up my list today.
Pondering these words... After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. (Anne M. Lindbergh)

From the kitchen... pork chops and applesauce
Around the house... things are in pretty good shape. We cleaned and picked up for company this weekend, so we're still reaping the benefits of living in cleanliness and order.

One of my favorite things... some body lotion that my son gave me. It's the only thing that keeps my hands from feeling dry all day.

From my picture journal. . .
the last time it snowed, this fellow came seeking shelter in our yard. He is about 18" tall and he sure suprised us when he swooped past the kitchen window. I'm not the ornithologist in the family, but I'm told it looks like an Accipter Hawk. I'm thankful that he chose to sit with us a while.

9 comments:

Susanne said...

I love that quote. So true, isn't it?

Pork chops and applesauce always reminds me of a certain episode of the Brady Bunch where Peter said it with a Bogart accent. LOL.

Patricia said...

I like your Anne Lindbergh quote. Neat picture of the bird and the snow.

diana said...

isn't it hard to believe that thanksgiving is next week? that means Christmas is right around the corner.

and isn't the snow beautiful this morning? if it wasn't so cold, i'd take a long walk to enjoy it.

Joanne said...

Scarves are so fashionable right now, you'll be stylin'! I like your winged friend, very impressive visitor.

Bill said...

How nice that you have snow. We had the remnants of Hurricane Ida last week, but it's sunny & balmy again.
It's that apple-y time of year. I made an apple-walnut cake last night from my mom's recipe collection.

RIZZI said...

HI KAREN,
WOW!! WHAT A GREAT PICTURE OF THE HAWK, YOUR DAD MUST OF LIKED IT A LOT. WE ARE HAVING INDIAN SUMMER RIGHT NOW, BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, WE HAD A LOT OF RAIN, LBI WAS FLOODED, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET COLDER WEATHER SOON. PORK CHOPS AND APPLESAUCE, YOUNG JOHN USED TO SAY THAT ALL THE TIME. (THE BRADY BUNCH)
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Jen said...

Great Monday post. Coffee with your dad sounds nice...I know you had a good time...isnt it funny how when company is coming we clean the house like mad???Its so nice once they leave things are in such order...maybe I need to invite people over all the time...lol!

kath001 said...

Pork chops and applesauce made me think of the Brady Bunch too. :)

I remember having to cut up the large marshmallows for a fruit salad when I was a kid (talk about a sticky job!), so maybe the little ones weren't on the market till later?

A Gracious Home said...

The picture is wonderful. I love snow and birds. I loved your memory about your youth. You know, the wonderful thing about living in the age of grace is you don't really have to ask the Lord for the selfish things you want. He is more than happy to give them to you. The good things that will make you happy and increase your faith. That is what the doctrine of Fitori is. I don't know if I spelled that right but it means " much more". I hope you have a bles