Monday, December 21, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY(December 21)...

Outside my window...the remnants of our snowy weekend. A crisp, cloudless sky. Trees with their last lingering leaves. The sun just peaking over the roofs.

I am thinking...that this is the most calm and relaxed I have ever been with Christmas just days away.

I am thankful for...a husband who can laugh after digging through the recycling in the freezing, dark night, searching for his keys only to have his wife find them in his jacket pocket!

From the learning rooms...quiet. We will tie up loose ends this morning and then school will be out until the new year.

From the kitchen...a tin delivered last night by our neighbors. Inside...delectable sweets. We are so blessed to live across the street from one of the best dessert makers in the world. Plus their family is as sweet as the goodies they brought over!

I am wearing...warm, fuzzy fleece pj's and slippers.

I am creating...Anna's sweater. Both sleeves are finished and I have started on the body.

I am one of our favorite places...the library! Did you know I used to work in a library when Sophie and Olivia were little? That is when I fell in love with libraries. As a child, we almost never went, but my children are as comfortable there as if it were another room in our house.

I am reading...Christmas stories to my children.

I am hoping.

I am hearing...the television. Sad to say I have plopped Jack in front of it so I can finish typing this post.

Around the house...anticipation building for the birth of our Lord!

One of my favorite things...snuggling with Jack in the quiet of the morning, listening to his first thoughts of the day as he sleepily talks to me.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Christmas baking, wrapping gifts, enjoying time with my family.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... because I am thinking of my sweet Ben today.

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  1. Very sweet and touching. I am sorry for your losses. I hope you get all that "you are hoping for".
    I've been reading a book called Breathe. You sound like a person living out what the book says; about trying to rest and appreciate God and your family.

  2. I love libraries too. I would have liked to work in one but that's never worked out. I do hope you're able to remain relaxed in the run up to Christmas, and enjoy the day when it comes.

    Best wishes,

  3. I love libraries! In fact, my family is building one for our community hoping to encourage children of under privileged families in our area to love reading and have access to good books.

    Merry Christmas to you.

  4. One of my favorite places to go as a child ~ the library! I still love to go and browse about, just seeing what is there, what is new, and what I can bring home to read. Have a Merry Christmas.

  5. That's a great picture of Ben. I hate to look for anything. Our keys have a hook and they don't leave the hook until we go somewhere. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Doylene

  6. Thanks for sharing your daybook. I've enjoyed my visit.

    May you and your family have a Christmas filled with many blessings!

    P.S. You are invited to drop by my blog on 12/27 and enter my New Year's Giveaway!

  7. Hi. I'm here from Catholic Mothers Online where you are listed as a new member. Welcome. Lovely post, and your Ben is beautiful. I am sorry her is no longer here for you to hug. but I am sure he is here. Merry Christmas to you and your family.