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Today’s post is some really good answers to questions from Mushy Cloud’s blog today. Pam uses a tool called The Simple Woman’s Daybook and it’s a great way to catch a moment in life. Here it is:
Outside my window. . . it’s sunny but cold. The backyard looks nicer than it is. The sun is warm and yellow, but the wind is quite brisk.
I am thinking. . . about how tired I am. I’m glad to not be coughing so badly though and to be sleeping better at night.
I am thankful . . . to have gotten the house cleaned and Christmas decorations up today. It looks so pretty!
I am praying for . . . energy and enthusiasm for work this week. There’s so much to get done before Christmas and I just don’t feel like doing it. I want to relax and enjoy the holidays and there’s simply no time for it. It’s still one crisis after another all day long.
In the kitchen . . . leftover spaghetti. I’ve turned my husband on to homemade spaghetti sauce and he made a big pot of it the other night. He was amazed how easy it was to make and how much better it tastes than a jar from the store.
I am wearing . . . stretchy blue jeans with a ratty T-shirt, thick socks and my heavy duty gym shoes. It’s always heavy duty shoes of some sort and even with that, my feet hurt especially after cleaning today.
I am creating . . . a new look for my blog. I’m really happy with how it’s going so far. The look is appealing and the fonts more readable.
I am going . . . to work on some Christmas presents tonight. I think people will be happy with what I’m making for them.
I am wondering . . . if I’ll ever be able to relax and enjoy my life. I’m tired of being a rush from one thing to another. I often delay things so that I’m awake and alert and can actually enjoy the moment. That happens way too often in my life.
I am reading . . . How Georgia Became O’Keeffe by Karen Karbo. I’m still in the early chapters, but it’s been interesting how her early life encouraged her independence and strong spirit. This afternoon I read Silent Night: A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery by Donna Ball. Her books are always enjoyable and a fun way to escape.
I am hoping . . . to cuddle on the couch with the dogs and do some more reading before bed. I’ll have the Christmas decorations on and the fireplace (gas logs) going.
I am looking forward to . . . Christmas in two weeks and time off between the holidays. It’s coming quickly!
I am hearing . . . Christmas carols on the cable television. Some of them are so good and others are so bad that I’ve changed the channel a couple of times.
Around the house . . . piles of stuff everywhere. Yet something else I never seem to catch up on.
I am pondering . . . what goals to set in 2012 and how I will have to rearrange my life to achieve them. A big one is to declutter the house and catch up all this paperwork. The problem with trying to do a little each night is how late I get home form work and how tired I usually am. And I don’t want to give up reading or writing to get it done.
One of my favourite things . . . is to read for hours on end. It really helps the next week to do it for at an afternoon over the weekend.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . get back to my exercise now that my cold is so much better; start taking pictures during lunch again; finish my Christmas presents and getting them shipped out.
A few days ago, I said I’d post a picture of some of the needlepoint stitching that I’ve given to my sister. She recently hung them up to enjoy for the holidays, calling to tell me how much she still cherishs them. Here’s one of the all-time favorites that I gave her:
Word for tomorrow – TRAINING. If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com.