Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook, January 19th


Outside my window
...snow is softly falling, the sky is gray and it is cold.

I am thinking...concerns for the day..my husband is in terrible pain with his back and yet he must go to work...he is strong and loves his family and so he does this for us.

I am thankful for...a quiet moment in life..I am always thankful for the quiet moments which give me a chance to reflect and re-group.

From the kitchen...I confess there is cleaning to do, washing of the counters and then, perhaps, pumpkin bread? I bought many cans of pumpkin on sale after Christmas.

I am wearing...my jammies. I am wrapped up in a quilt, still comfortable in my pjs.

I am creating...not as much as I would have liked to by now this month. A nasty flu went through our house and kept me busy with coughing children. I had been working on organizing every area of my home, taking a room at a time. It is easier to be creative from a clean, well-organized home.

I am going...nowhere today. It is a home day, my favorite kind.

I am reading...The Weight of Silence, by Heather Gudenkauf

"Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a debut novel." -Tess Gerritsen

"Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful." -Diane Chamberlain

"Gudenkauf moves the story forward at a fast clip and is adept at building tension." -Publishers Weekly"

You can read more about it and purchase it HERE.

I am hoping...so many largely unspoken things - that everything will work out for our family, what with illness and the timing of our health insurance coverage with Mark's new job.

I am hearing...the ticking of a clock, silence.

Around the house...all is still. One pussycat is huddled up in the living room, looking out the sliding glass door at the falling snow and whatever else interests a kitty. The other puss in curled up next to me, sleeping.

One of my favorite things...hearing from my children during the day with little texts telling me how they are doing or whatever is bothering them. It makes me feel connected and needed.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I would like to get to feeling better (I always catch whatever germ comes home with the children). I want to finish with the laundry, which piled up when we were all sick. I'd like to begin working again on organizational projects. Bake something yummy. Think of some artistic projects I could do, perhaps something for Valentines Day.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

There is nothing more peaceful than sleeping pussycats.

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What I Did Today said...

Hope you and your husband get feeling better soon! That book looks intriguing. I'm going to have to check it out. Enjoy your home day!

Allison Shops said...

I hope you both are feeling better soon. DH has been bothered with a pulled muscle in his neck. Finally went to the doctor today. Pretty kitties.

I saw you comment over on Willow Wisp Cottage about the picture wall tutorial. I actually did one this week at when I did a wall for DD2:



Alexandra said...

So cute! My cat in an only, and treats me like another cat. He always wants me to sit with him, so he can nap against me.

Feel better! My doctor(GP) has been suggesting I take vitamin D and B-12. Apparently these are lacking in middle aged - older women. I think the vitamin D has helped my skin, and the B-12 I just began. Both shield against illness.

Sybil said...

I always think that this time of the year just after Christmas when we all try to keep going no matter what...we need to take a wee break and just sit back..Having colds flu etc always seems to occur just after the busy times.
Do hope everything come out right soon for you all, at least the first batch of flu, cold etc have come and hopefully gone !!
spring will soon be here, I already see lots of bulbs popping up out of the frozen earth...how do these fragile looking leaves manage to do that ...
Love Sybil xx

Andy and Ana said...

Your Daybook gives me lots to ponder. Am a caregive Spouse has osteopina (back) going to check the book. I'm reading: Patchwork Family by Charlotte Hubbard...you may enjoy it, too.
p.s.It's a Christian Homestead theme.
Good day,ana