Saturday, December 31, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook December 31, 2011

A friend of mine utilizes The Simple Woman's Daybook in her blog.  I love the way it forces you to slow down for a moment and take in all that is around you.  I thought I would give it a try so here it goes! 
 FOR TODAY ~ December 31, 2011

Outside my window... it is still dark outside.  It is rather chilly and I am keenly aware that my husband has already been working for over three hours out there.

I am thinking... I hope all the work my husband and I have done for a special present will be appreciated.  It has taken quite a bit of time and it is something so personal and from the heart.

I am thankful... for my husband that joyfully gets up every morning at 3:10am to go milk the cows.  He never complains, but is almost always found singing.  I am incredibly blessed!

In the kitchen... I am finishing up my meal planning for the next two weeks on a significantly reduced budget (I'll post about that tomorrow).  I am thoroughly enjoying a nice shiny stove top after a couple hours of scrubbing and waxing!

I am wearing...sweatpants and a thermal top.  We live in an old farmhouse and it gets chilly in here!

I am creating... I am hoping to create corn heating bags for the family.  I still have to figure out how to thread this sewing machine though!

I am my mom's house to making applesauce today.  We were blessed with a large gift of apples from Kentucky!  This will be my first canning experience as an adult.  I have so much to learn!

I am wondering... if I will ever be the woman I feel my husband deserves.  

I am reading... The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards.  It is convicting to say the least!

I am hoping... to have a great time and really connect with my son, Michael, today as we go on a "date".

I am looking forward to... resting my head on my pillow tonight knowing that God has blessed us tremendously this year.

I am hearing... my son whistle while he cleans his room and my daughter talking to herself in the bathtub!

Around the house... it seems so bland.  All the Christmas decorations are put away and the house seems to have lost something.  It gives me a desire to create more things!

I am pondering... what an amazing journey 2011 has been for me.  I got married, moved, became a stay-at-home mom, started homeschooling and began to discover that I actually can be somewhat crafty after all!  And I enjoy all of it!  I wonder what 2012 holds.

One of my favorite the super thick quilt that tops our bed.  It helps to keep me warm when it's only 60 degrees in our bedroom.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Sew corn heating bags, begin our "snowball" pom-pom wreath, start back into school and possibly host our church's mid-week prayer meeting.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... I pray that I never get too busy being a "good mom" to take time for impromptu trips with my kiddos.

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