Monday, November 18, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Monday, November 18, 2013:

Outside my window: leaves that need to be raked. The trees are completely denuded now.

I am hearing: the wind gusting like crazy, the fan on the furnace.

I am pondering: how to make Christmas more meaningful and memorable.

I am praying: for many people these days.

I am thankful for: a house that withstands high winds, warmth, the quiet.

I am wearing: yup! still in my pyjamas and housecoat.

I am going: to the school everyday for the last week of volleyball practice.

I am reading: The Almond Tree and Food Matters. They're both really good! 

I am looking forward to: the volleyball tournament on Friday. It's a joy to watch the students I've coached for six weeks play hard, do their best, and just plain have fun. I don't care if they win -- I just want to see them having fun and doing their best!

In the kitchen: I really need to get back to menu planning! Some baking needs to be done, and supper may have something to do with turnips or squash. I haven't decided yet.

I am creating: a neck warmer, some more doggie bow ties maybe?

One of my favorite things: Sunday nights when we can all stay in and relax.

A favorite scripture passage:  "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

A picture thought I am sharing:

Happy Monday, dear readers!!



  1. Love that gorgeous photo! And the cozy feel of your quiet morning at home.

    Good luck to your volleyball team!


  2. Why not fly over here for the evening of 5th December- for our annual Preparing for Advent event- a quiet time for busy women to centre their hearts and minds as Advent begins! I know a great place where you could stay...

  3. Hi Deborah! You sound good! I like stopping in for a catch-up.

  4. Our trees are almost empty of leaves, too. Just a few left. I don't mind it right now, but I'll mind very much in February. Don't know why that is ...


  5. I would love to know what you did with the squash and turnips :-) And you are always welcome to join us out in the village as we observe Advent and Christmas!

  6. Bare trees here too and snow coming tomorrow. I love your swing photo.

  7. Lovely, peaceful picture. And I'll have to check out those books you're recommending!


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