Monday, September 21, 2015

Daybook: 09.21.15

(Just a note to my readers who may wonder why I do daybooks. A weekly daybook is, for me, a replacement for daily journal writing. Often, the days are too busy to sit down each day and write. A weekly daybook strikes just the right balance.)

For Today... Monday, September 21st 

Outside my window... the sound of crickets, an occasional bird call, sunshine and 66° degree weather. The window is open and the breeze is blowing. A little piece of heaven on earth! The great thing is, today is the start of my stay-cation ... and my sister is coming for dinner tonight!

I am thinking... of all I want to accomplish this week plus a BALANCE of rest ... I'm thinking I will have to leave the house one day this week just to keep myself from wanting to DO instead of BE.

I am thankful...I've worked at my job long enough to have earned these "stay-cations."

I am wearing... right now my jean shorts and ratty, but comfortable, purple shirt. Later on, I will wear my new MiMi tee.  It says "MiMi - Love Laugh Spoil" which I think is pretty accurate.

I am creating... dinner for company tonight: Broiled Pork Steaks, Green Beans, Baked Beans (I know, I know, but gotta keep all of the fam happy ...) and the hugest salad I can make with all the "fixin's." Lemon Cheesecake Mousse will round out the meal.  Yum, yum!

I am going... to stay home as many days as possible this week.

I am reading... "Simply Tuesday," by Emily P. Freeman and "A House Divided," by Robert Whitlow.

In my kitchen... I've already posted about tonight's dinner, but I hope this week to make up a couple batches of dumplings for the freezer and plan a month long menu that I'm going to try to rotate so that I will always know what I'm going to fix.  Wish me luck on that last one!

A favorite quote for today... "God never said your miracle would be convenient." - Rev. Kim Ferguson

A peek into one of my days... new art in our home office.

One of my favorite things... house tours on blogs. I get a lot of ideas there. Plus, I just love looking at decor. Today, I'm looking at BLOGGER STYLIN’ HOME TOURS FALL 2015.


Have a great week, y'all!  I certainly plan to do so.

The daybook is a concept created by Peggy Hostetler. You can link up your own daybook at The Simple Woman's Blog.


Anonymous said...

Yippee for the beginning of your staycation and that your sister by now has already been to dinner! Have a lovely week!

betty said...

How fun for your week off from work!!! Enjoy it!!!


Susanne said...

I didn't realize that anyone was still hosting house tours. I remember the first one that ever happened and how they had soooo many bloggers joining up. I'll have to check out your link. I liked "A House Divided". I'll be interested to hear what you thought.

Lux G. said...

I love that quote. Makes a lot of sense. :)
I've also been wanting a balance of rest. And just to rest my mind really.

I hope you get to achieve your goals this week and enjoy still. :)

Faith said...

i love menu planning but only do it one week at a time. i always try to make one evening be a crockpot meal as we have one evening a week where we are all needing to eat dinner at different times. i enjoyed your daybook and hope you have a nice visit with your sister!!

Tori Leslie said...

I like your daybook. Love the idea of stay-cations.

Tori Leslie said...

I like your daybook. Love the idea of stay-cations.

allisamazing said...

Your menu sounds delicious! Have a great week :)

Denise said...

love your daybook.

Something Sew Beautiful said...

Oooh your dinner sounds AMAZING!!! I just ate, but I could definitely make room for that! :)