Saturday, September 04, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

For today... Saturday, September 4, 2010

Outside my window... it is sticky hot, sunny and boys are doing yard the neighbors.

I am thinking... I would like to have a garage sale some time this Fall.

I am thankful for... the wee farm I live on.

From the learning rooms... back to school, speech, football, orchestra and business.

I am wearing...a nightgown at 11:30 on a Saturday morning...there are no children home.

I am creating...a caplet. It is finished and about half the size it should be. I will be casting it on larger needles tonight at knitting...and this was an EASY project. I am not sure I will ever knit anything very well. UPDATE...finished AGAIN on larger needles and way too big. I will cast on again and adjust the pattern. At knitting this week (8/17) the consensus was that when I used size 7 it was too little, size 11 and it was too big so size 9 and it will be just right. NO UPDATE TO REPORT.

I am going... to work on my menu planning and cooking ahead planning. This is soooo helpful with full schedules.

I am reading... a Karen Kingsbury novel, finished Oceans Apart and starting A Time to Embrace. I have done a lot of reading over the Summer and hope to keep it up into Fall.

I am praying for... a sweet family that wishes they could transition to homeschool and strength for a family ministering to a sick parent.

Pondering these words~ I'm sorry, but I just can't do that. Why is it I have such a hard time using these words and others have no trouble at all (even when they should NOT use them).
I am STILL hoping... to have breakfast and beach time with a friend soon. (I think I'll leave this here until we make this work.) UPDATE: running out of time, trying to figure our how to make this work. It is still plenty warm enough to go to the beach.

I am hearing...complete silence. Dad is still sleeping and all children are gone. This is a rare occasion at our house.

Around the house... garage sale pondering and purging.

One of my favorite things...
an unexpected opportunity coming along when I thought there was no way possible. These are especially nice when I did nothing and yet they happened.

A few plans for the rest of the week: a couple of projects for Dad, helping children to do what they need to, preparing meals, morning walks...that seems like a pretty full life.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... Under Friday night must be Fall. coming soon (OK, later than I hoped)

Thank you Peggy for the Simple Woman's Daybook {follow links to read more}.


Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my daybook entry! I am sure you will love the Karen Kingsbury book you're reading; I have read just about everything she's published... waiting for the next book to arrive in October!

We have children of similar ages; I have an 18yo, 14yo, 11yo, and 9yo (he'll be 10 in 11 days, and the 11yo will be 12 next month). Fun and challenging years, aren't they?

allisamazing said...

Sounds like a wonderful relaxed Saturday.

Unknown said...

a quiet house is always a rare blessing, but than you begin to miss the little ones.

Elena LaVictoire said...

I think a fall yard sale is a great idea! Everyone has them in the summer, so you won't be competing against a lot of other sales!

Unknown said...

I love Karen Kingsbury..she is a wonderful writer. I always cry at the end of her books.