Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Simple Womans Daybook, September 20

Outside my window... is a gorgeous blue sky, bright sunshine and lovely mild temperatures.
I am thinking...of organizing, cleaning, airing, fluffing, and beautifying.
I am thankful for...the possibility that my husband might have a good, new job. Since his unemployment two years ago, he has worked seasonal jobs, etc. This new job for which he is interviewing would be permanent and well paying.
From the kitchen...I am cooking Slow Cooker Pepper Steak for supper, waffles for tomorrow's breakfast, and chopping to freeze garden produce (peppers, onions, zuchs)
I am wearing...very comfy workout clothes. I just want to be comfy today.
I am creating...Actually I would like to create more...I read some wonderful blogs where the talented ladies behind them come up with all sorts of fabulous ideas that just take my breath away. For instance, visit Miss Sandy, at Quill Cottage and see what she did with an old, plastic frame, some paint and art supplies and a flea market chandelier.
I am going...to work in my home today and bless it despite the fact that I am really not feeling too well. Sometimes, when I become really engrossed in a home project, my mind drives me to keep going when my body would give up.
I am reading..."Standing Like a Stonewall" about Stonewall Jackson, the Confederate, Civil War General. He was a very devout man, self-made man, which I really admire. Of course, he was fighting for the wrong cause (I say that as a Southerner), but it is inspiring to read about how he tried to elevate himself above the circumstances to which he was born and to better himself.I am hoping...my husband gets this job....!
I am hearing...talk radio in the background. I can't work around my house without listening to something...books-on-tape, music or news.
Around the house...the laundry is sorted into piles for me to wash, the kitchen counters are crowded with food for me to cook, my cats are asleep on various chairs and I am at work.
One of my favorite things...is to hang my laundry outside to dry. I wrote an earlier post about that, but I find it a very peaceful activity. Taking it back inside and folding it is also very peaceful.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Canning and freezing, freezing and canning...and...canning and freezing.


For those of you who are wondering what we are having for Menu Planning Monday, please check out this great link that provides menus for you every week...
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Have a great day!


Jerralea said...

I love hanging clothes out on the line, too. When I was a stay at home mom, I did that all the time. I really miss it ...

Sounds like you enjoy fluffing your nest as much as I do!

A glimpse of me.... said...

I have been desperately wanting a cloth line.

Enjoy your week!


Sybil said...

Sounds like you are going to have a busy week so glad that Monday staretd bright and sunny. fingers crossed that you husband gets the job do let us know...Keeping you both in my prayers.
Love Sybil x

Alexandra said...

Have you ever noticed how much softer and more attractive the Southerners were back then? When you see old photos of the Northerners, they look so rough. Jackson looks almost modern...an interesting history.

Alexandra said...

Prayers for good results for your husband's interview!

Miss Sandy said...

Well bless your precious sweet heart! Thank you so much for the honor and mention. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get over for a visit. I have had the grands on my hands and at a 1 and 4 they have kept me quite occupied this week while their mommy took care of business and appointments and such. It sounds like you had a wonderful day puttering around your home, I just adore days like that. I am going to have to check out the recipe link, sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing your day.

Bobbie said...

Lovely mild tempatures... oh! How I wish I could say the same.... also hoping with you for that job

cibersan said...

muy buen trabjo con el blog...felicidades.

ahi te dejo para que lo cheques:



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