Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook, December 6, 2011


Outside my window...a dreary gray day.

I am thinking...about what I can get my mom for Christmas.

I am thankful...that my mom is still alive to receive Christmas gifts.  My dad and both Jim's parents are in heaven.  Our grandmothers have passed.  My mom is our only parent left.

In the kitchen...chicken and rice for dinner tonight

I am wearing...khaki pants and a belted green tunic

I am creating...Christmassy magic at my house

I am going...to Wal-Mart on my lunch hour.  Lucky me!

I am wondering...if my mom will decide to move up here part-time.  She'd actually like to sell her place and downsize to a small place in Florida and a small place here.  A lot depends on what kind of profit she could make on the sale of her home.

I am reading...another Amish book by Cindy Woodsmall, "The Harvest of Grace."

I am hoping...to mail out my Holiday letter this weekend.  I call it a Holiday letter so that if it is received close to New Year's, it is still not late!

I am looking forward to...visiting my sister at New Year's.

I am hearing... the sound of the heater.

Around the house... piles of Christmas decorations waiting to be arranged.

I am pondering...working in Christmas carols to the December worship line-ups.

One of my favorite things... white Christmas lights

A few plans for the rest of the week: finish decorating the tree and working ahead on my December bible lesson.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing... our daughter, the math teacher, dressed up for "Crazy Hair Day" for Spirit Week at the high school.  I think she is adorable in pink!

And that is what is on my mind this week.  Daybooking is a concept created by Peggy Hostetler.  You can join in by linking up at her blog, The Simple Woman's Daybook


Rosanne said...

What a cutie your daughter is!
Bet she gets her smile from you!
Daughters are the best :)

Lisa notes... said...

What a blessing to still have your mom. That's wonderful.

Love the crazy pink hair. Must be a fun daughter to even do that for Crazy Hair Day. :-)

Melanie said...

Your daughter reminds me of the "beauty school dropout" in GREASE. Wasn't her hair pink too? I enjoy reading about Amish life. My mother bought me "Plain Wisdom" for Christmas. Cindy and Miriam Flaud coauthored it. Have you read that? Have a blessed day.

Arlene said...

I hope you get all your Christmas decorating finished and get all caught up with everything else. Seems like a never-ending cycle, doesn't it?

I enjoyed your daybook. Have a blessed week.

LISA said...

Great picture. I am struggling to get anything Christmas done. We are too busy at work and kids are coming and going to and from school, away visiting family and working. I keep setting little goals and the days pass without anything being done, maybe by the 15th? It was so nice hearing all the Christmasy things you are getting done and the joy are sharing in it. Have a blessed week:)

Karen said...

That would be wonderful if your mom could be close by...

I bet your daughter is a favorite teacher of many!

ღ soraya ღ said...

nice post! thanks for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya