Monday, January 05, 2009

Simple Daybook #23

For Today . . . January 5, 2009 - the first entry of the year!

Outside My Window . . . a wonderfully mild winter's day with temperatures of  -6 degrees Celsius, a hazy sky and about a foot of snow on the ground. 

I am thinking . . . that I need to get back in the routine of early bedtimes and early risings

I am thankful that . . . the cold weather broke and we can actually enjoy being outdoors now

From the kitchen . . . leftovers like ham, veggies and pasta, and Christmas cookies.

I am wearing . . . blue cords, a blue angora sweater with lots of silver bling, and brown polka dotted slipons

I am reading  . . . The Book Thief by Markus Zakus for book club next week

I am hoping . . .  that I can kick this cold and cough before it gets too bad - I drank about 6 cups of tea with honey and lemon today!

I am hearing . . . the CBC 10 o'clock news 

I am creating . . . the last few pages of my December Daily album - I really like how it turned out

Around the house  . . . a dry Christmas tree to un-decorate and ornaments to pack away

One of my favourite things  . . . checking my blog and seeing what everyone's been up to at the end of the day 

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . subbing tomorrow, bake a birthday cake for Bob, laundry, write thank-you letters, and babysit Meadow on Saturday night so her Mom and Dad can have a date night (part of their Christmas present)

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

A fun sculpture of white cotton 'beans' at the National Art Gallery of Brazil in the nation's capital, Brasilia.  This brought back lots of fun memories when I found it today!

Be sure to visit The Simple Woman to read more and to join in on the day's fun.


  1. Hi Crystal _ I was not sure if you were going to post this week. I have posted my first - I think I broke a few rules but I will get better at it. I really do enjoy the whole concept of taking time to observe the simple but beautiful things that surround us. Enjoy your sub day.

    Catch ya later.

  2. Hi Crystal;

    Thanks for stopping by my single woman's daybook. I enjoyed reading your entry too. Loved the white cotton beans photo. It gave a chuckle. ;) Have a lovely day.

  3. I'm glad the cold snap has ended and your enjoying warmer, milder temperatures. Good luck adjusting to earlier bedtimes and had a few late nights while we were there. Do you wish you were in Brazil right now instead of wintery Alberta?

  4. It is beautiful here today...the cold weather is giving us just a little break too!

  5. I'm so glad the weather warmed up a bit too! That photo is too cute!

  6. Just dropping by from The Simple Woman's Daybook. Great daybook entry.

    I hope that you have managed to get rid of your cough. Hard to imagine looking out my window to see snow on the ground as I sit here with the hot sun streaming in the window. Was The Book Thief a good read?

    Have a great week.