Monday, July 30, 2012

~Simple Woman's Daybook~


Outside my window…It is dusk.  We just had a heavy rainstorm so everything is fresh and clean...and wet!  There is a breeze, but just barely.  The frogs and crickets are making their presence known, in a LOUD way!

I am thinking…of all the things on my "to do" list.  I'm afraid that I may have over extended myself, again.  Oh well, such is life!

I am thankful…that I am alive!  That I can feel pain, love, happiness and joy.  That I can cry and laugh within the same 10 minutes.  That my family loves me, and that I love them.

In the kitchen…I'm getting ready to try OAMC (once a month cooking) for the very first time!  I've spent all weekend pulling out recipes I'd like to try and planning the menu!  Getting excited and anxious!

I am wearing…lavendar pajamas and enjoying quiet time at the computer (thanks to Spongebob)!

I am creating…a business plan for an idea I have had for years! I'm ready to actually create the "proto-type"!  I am VERY HAPPY about this!!

I am going… to have our house blessed again soon.  We had it done in 2000...time to do it again!  I need to put "Call Father" on that to-do list I talked about earlier!

I am wondering…if my children actually hear anything I say.  Sometime, I'm sure they are "tuning me out".  I guess all I can do is pray that I've done my job as a mom in the best way I can and then I need to trust God for the rest!  Parenting is scary stuff sometimes!

I am readingThe Catechesis and Ritual of The Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  I thought I knew what the spiritual meaning of the scapular was...but I'm finding I have a lot to learn!

I am hoping…that some day, we could find the right house at the right price at the right time and we can move.  Shhhh!  Don't tell anyone that I really, REALLY want to move from here!

I am looking forward to…my visit with a very dear friend in about 2 weeks.  He currently lives in Rome and so our visits are few and far between.

I am learning…that worrying accomplishes nothing.

Around the house…clutter, clutter and more clutter!  Books, dolls, doll clothes, boxes of honey (don't ask), laundry baskets of clothes ready to fold....and dust bunnies....lots of dust bunnies!  Hey, at least I'm honest!

I am pondering…my decision to try this once a month cooking idea!  Am I nuts?  Cooking for an entire month in one day????  This will be a massive undertaking.  I hope I'm up to the task.

A favorite quote for today…“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
G.K. Chesterton

One of my favorite things…magazines by Phyllis Hoffman.

A few plans for the rest of the week....a massive grocery shopping trip, answering emails, replying to a wedding invitation, getting my dreaded mammogram!  In that order!

A peek into my day

Now, one might think after looking at this picture, that I had purchased this little sewing machine for my girls!  Well, one would be wrong!  I bought it for me!  The reason?  OK, you know that business project that I mentioned earlier?  Well, the proto-type actually requires some sewing.  At this point, I don't know if it's going to be easier to hand sew it or to use a machine.  Here's the thing...I don't own a sewing machine and I have NEVER even used one before.  I thought I would try out this little one ($24.99 at Joann Fabrics) to check it out.  IF (and that's a big "if") it seems to go smoothly, then I MIGHT be interested in purchasing a real machine...for adults!  Those cost waaaay more and I didn't want to buy one if it doesn't work.  These are very small items I will need to sew and the machine might just make it more complicated than it needs to be.  We will see soon enough!

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1 comment:

jennifer anderson said...

i know exactly what you mean! i want to try one of those little sewing machines too!