Sunday, November 9, 2008
Simple Woman's Daybook
For today, Sunday November 9 (I'm cheating because I have a home visit tomorrow at 9 AM and a million errands to do before another visit at 1:30 PM)
Outside my window...it is dark. Still trying to get used to this time change! I don't like that it's dark at 4:30!
I am thinking...How can I still be tired when I slept most of yesterday and today, including last night?
I am thankful for...William's mom for taking Tucker last night so I could get some rest!
In the kitchen...chicken and veggies in the crock pot for supper tonight. Michael made brownies today. Tomorrow night Tucker and I will make pizza.
I am creating...made some progress on Christmas presents (still a ways to go!)
I am wearing...gray sweats and a purple shirt
I am reading...I finished Shem Creek and started Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons. I've also joined Book Tag on Shelfari. This month's tag is Poetry and I am trying to muddle through Emily Dickinson. (This is my first month playing. Basically someone randomly picks a tag (i.e, genre/topic) and everyone in the group picks a book from it). I've always wanted to read Emily Dickinson but I have to be honest, I just don't get it. I'm really trying because after all, it is Emily Dickinson! I also picked up a book of Robert Frost's poems that I am enjoying more. With Tucker, we've read books about mummies, the election (both fact and fiction), as well as other assorted books (Tucker's favorites this week were The Coyote who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward and We're Off to Look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton). We're also starting to read about Indians (it's Native American Heritage Month).
I am hoping...I will get motivated to work on Christmas presents and maybe even exercise! (but let's not push it! LOL) Also that I will start to feel better now that my temp is gone (still congested and coughing). Also that the cleaning fairies will vacuum and maybe wash the floors!
I am hearing..."Curious George" on DVD (before Tucker heads up to take a bath and reading time).
Around the house...laundry is actually caught up...dishwasher still not fixed (hopefully this week)...messy because I've been sick since Thurs. (today's the first day my temp is below 100.)
One of My Favorite Things...warm brownies and vanilla ice cream. Michael made brownies today and I was wishing I had some vanilla ice cream (actually any ice cream would work-we don't have any :( )
A few plans for the rest of the week...2 home visits Mon...letterboxing at Fort Griswold Tues (in honor of Veterans Day)...PTO meeting Wed...hopefully volunteering at Tucker's school library...dinner and shopping with friends on Fri...working on Christmas presents...cleaning the house.
A picture thought...
In honor of Veteran's Day on Tuesday, one of the ships from Battleship Cove in MA. (Sorry I can't remember which one this is!)