The Simple Woman's Daybook
February 15, 2010
Today is: February 16, 2010
Outside my window...the sun was shining all day. It looked warm outside, but it wasn't. The air had a chill that went right through to my bones. I don't know if that means it is going to get colder or not. I pray not.
I am thinking...about my sweet aunt. I meant to call her today and forgot. She had a son die 12 years ago this week and I need to reach out to her. She had another son die 1 1/2 years ago. I worry about her as these anniversaries come around.
I am thankful... for my brother's sense of humor. He sent me a long note without any punctuation. None! At the end he told me that I was now out of breath and that it was time to breath. Cracked me up right when I needed to.
I am wearing...navy blue pants, green fuzzy sweater, socks and slippers.
I am remembering...my cousins funeral 12 years ago. It was at his funeral that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I went into the funeral heart broken, unable to stop crying. I came out a new woman. My friend was sitting at the back of the church, and as soon as she saw me she knew what had taken place within my soul.
I am creating... a baby blanket to send to the hospital with the hat, socks, and mittens I have made. I decided that a blanket was needed to round off the outfit. If the hospital accepts these then I will make more sets. Or I will make whatever they have a need for. I finished a pet blanket for the local animal shelter last night.
I am going...to an afternoon movie this week with a friend. Before that we are going to go to a couple of thrift stores.
I am reading... The Bible in 90 Days (I just got my copy), Nancy Drew and the mystery of Phantom Hill, and one of the books of the Chapel Hill series.
I am hoping/praying..the weather turns warmer soon, that my brother finds a new driving partner quickly, my husband's shaking doesn't get any worse. Thses are not in any specific order.
I am hearing...the television. My husband is watching a tape from the original television series The Avengers with Dianna Rigg. He has almost the entire series on tape.
On my mind...my hearing test coming up on Friday. I don't know what to expect. I know that it is a painless test but still the unknown is taxing. I also am thinking about my son as always. He is never far from my mind. His birthday is in March and I have no idea what to get for him.
I am learning...more patience when I try a new crochet pattern. I just realized that I can't possibly know how to do it correctly the very first time.
Pondering these words... Good looks catch the eye, but a good personality catches the heart.
From the kitchen...last night tortillas with melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, guacomole, and sour cream. Tonight was pork ribs, sour kraut, potatoes, and carrots. Tomorrow hamburger hot dish. Thursday leftovers.
A few plans for the rest of the week...movie with a friend, trip to library, laundry, making bread dough, and a trip to the post office to mail the set to the hospital.
Around the house... too much clutter. We didn't get the snow plowed away from in the front of the shed door before it turned to ice. I still have Christmas decorations around because we can not get the shed door open. I never thought I would start to really dislike the decorations but I think that their eyes are following me around the room. I need the sun to melt the ice so I can put them away until next Christmas before next Christmas gets here.
One of my favorite things...is springtime. I love the earth coming back to life. I love to see in the distance a green haze on the trees. It signifies to me that the trees are greening up. It is a time of excitement for me.
From my picture book...my aunt and me.