Monday, December 01, 2008

Simple Daybook #18

For Today . . . December 1, 2008

Outside my window . . . after a sunny morning, the wind is blowing colder air into our area along with a forecast of flurries and lower temperatures for the rest of the week - I guess winter is coming after all

I am thinking . . . how pleasant it is to have a day at home to cook, bake and sew

I am thankful for . . . phone calls and emails from our children - I am so blessed to hear from them regularly and be updated on their lives

From the kitchen . . . a productive afternoon resulted in Creamy Lentil Soup and Blomidon Inn Brown Bread (thanks, Mel) for supper, Texas-Style Skillet for later in the week, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Poppycock tucked away for the weekend

I am wearing . . . black jeans, yellow polo shirt, winter sweatshirt and slippers - had to add an extra layer this week :))

I am reading . . . The Power of Simple Prayer by Joyce Meyers

I am hoping . . . that the gifts I ordered online this weekend will come quickly - can't wait to see them :))

I am hearing  . . . Amy Grant singing "A Christmas to Remember"

I am creating . . . a December Daily album, inspired by Ali Edwards

Around the house . . . Advent wreath on the table, Christmas quilt hanging in the living room, some cookie tins waiting to be filled and the last lonely pumpkin waiting for attention

One of my favourite things . . . fresh bread with butter melting on it!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . bake gingersnap and shortbread cookies,  playdate with Meadow, a day of subbing for my friend, and lots of sewing

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . .

Now that December is officially here, I decided the last of the pumpkins better disappear!  I got 10 cups of cooked pumpkin - equal to 5 cans @ $1.99 = $10.00 saved - gotta love that!

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  1. Way to go, Mom! You had a busy and productive day. Save a 1/4 c. of molasses for me and 1 tbsp. of ginger so I can make some gingersnaps when I get home. I made some for Shikha's family and they were almost gone by the time we left. She was raving about your poppycock, too. ;)
    I'd love to try the creamy lentil soup. Can you share the recipe?
    I'm off to find a Christmas tree today, not a real one they're too expensive here. I put up lights and some decorations yesterday, and we're hoping to trim the tree tonight when Tyler gets home. A few more goodies to buy before we come home and I'll be ready for Dec. 22. Can't wait to see you.

  2. What a lovely blog! Hope you don't mind if I add you to my favorites. ;)

    Thank you so much for visiting my own blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. I love reading your lists so much. They are just beautiful! I'm glad you had a chance to do some things at home today. Thanks for talking to me on the phone a zillion times! I appreciate it. :)