Monday, September 26, 2011

A Daybook


FOR TODAY, September 26, 2011

Outside my window...It's already dark and it's only 7:30 p.m.

I am thinking...about the busy weekend we had.  Emily went to her first Homecoming dance.  Dan and I drove her and a friend, and we had a few hours to 'kill' until it was time to pick them up.  We found a microbrewery with patio seating and had a late dinner, then shared dessert.

I am thankful...that I am still able to be a stay-at-home-mom, even though my kids are teens and one is a young adult.  

In the kitchen...Salmon on the grill, butternut squash, and a new recipe with red quinoa.

I am wearing...shorts and a t-shirt.  It was 89 degrees today!

I am creating...a menu plan for fall and a new plan for household budgeting.

I am going...to bed early!

I am wondering...what my grandmother would think, if she could see our lives today.

I am reading...
A Confident Heart by Renee Swope
Escaping Into the Open by Elizabeth Berg

I am hoping... to get the rest of the windows clean in my house before the week is over.

I am looking forward to...shopping with my aunt and my sister-in-law on Thursday.

I am hearing...the sound of the fan in my office, the television downstairs where Dan and Emily are watching a show.

Around the house...I decorated for Fall today.  Just a few things, a fall garland along the mantle, a few pumpkins here and there, some scented candles.

I am pondering...these words:
Drudgery is the touchstone of character.  The great hindrance in spiritual life is that we will look for big things to do.  "Jesus took a towel. . . and began to wash the disciples' feet."  (Oswald Chambers)

One of my favorite things...fall-scented candles from Yankee Candle

A few plans for the rest of the week...Have lunch with a friend, parent-teacher conferences, a birthday party for my nephew, have the dog groomed.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...early morning at Lake Granby, Colorado.


Thanks to Peggy for hosting The Simple Woman's Daybook.

4 comments:

Mereknits said...

Lovely post Karen, and I hope your daughter had a lovely first homecomming dance.
Meredith

Joanne said...

It's amazing how the days get shorter, almost without notice. I like this time of year, though, with its comforts of home as the temps drop.

Have a great week, Karen!

Rizzi said...

TIME REALLY FLIES BY....HOPE EMILY HAD A GREAT TIME AT HOMECOMING..... JENNA'S IS COMING UP SOON.......LOVE YOUR "DAYBOOK".......VERY INTERESTING. HAVE A GREAT WEEK...... LOVE YA........AUNT RIZ

Susanne said...

It's been warm in the daytime here and on the weekend it too was in the high '80's. But it sure cools off at night.

Salmon on the grill. Yum!