Monday, December 22, 2008

Simple Daybook #21

For Today - December 22, 2008

Outside my window . . .  it's a winter wonderland with about a foot of snow and freezing cold temperatures of - 22 degrees Celsius.  It's been overcast and kind of a grey day. 

I am thinking . . . about how many things I want to do this week and the creative projects that will have to go on hold until next year.  I think I better start them in January!

I am thankful that . . . we have a snug, warm house with a lovely fireplace.

From the kitchen . . . Japanese Chicken Wings, Honey Wheat Buns and a Spice Pudding Cake

I am wearing . . . black yoga pants, pink golf shirt and rose colored fleece jacket plus thick grey socks and slippers

I am reading . . . lovely Christmas letters sent from our friends and the January issue of Creating Keepsakes

I am hoping . . . that Melinda and Tyler get away from La Guardia airport in New York City on time, connect safely through Toronto and arrive in Edmonton just after 1:00 a.m. - and that Naomi and Jerry's day has gone smoothly.

I am hearing . . . Rita MacNeil's Late December album

I am creating . . . a paper project with an heirloom twist to give as a gift

Around the house . . . the tree is up but there are no gifts under it yet - the living room needs vacuuming first.

One of my favourite things . . . sitting on the chesterfield late at night, with all the lights turned off and only the Christmas tree shining brightly.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . well, since you asked!!  Mel and Tyler come tonight, guests for tea tomorrow morning, Heather and Jonathan with Helayna and Silas come tomorrow afternoon,  Na and Jerry with Meadow and Bob's parents for supper, appointment in Wetaskiwin on Wednesday, candlelight Christmas Eve service, dinner at my sister's on Christmas Day and our whole family home to celebrate on Saturday.  Good, good times ahead!!

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

a friend at school made this for me a few years ago and I love hanging and displaying it every year.  

Be sure to visit Peggy at The Simple Woman to find more interesting daybooks. 


  1. I really wish we were in the air and on our way home, but at least we'll see you by 1pm tomorrow. The weather in NY looks good for tomorrow. I'm excited for all the things we're up to this week. I hope you get some wrapping done tonight and fill underneath that tree.
    Love you!

  2. I know the title says 'A simple woman' but I read you as an extraordinary woman.

    Have a lovely, lovely week with your family.