Monday, December 07, 2009

Simple Woman #66

For Today . . . December 7, 2009

Outside my window. . . a bitterly cold winter wonderland!  The high today was -27 degrees C with a windchill of -37 degrees.  It was sunny but very crisp and the major snowfall combined with wind that we had over the weekend has buried us in snow.  The snow removal crew plowed 2 trails to the playground at school today.  Even so I think the kids would have had a hard time getting there - good thing it was an indoor recess day!

the view from our front window

I am thankful . . . that I have a warm home, food in the cupboard, plenty of clothes and many people who love me.

And I am also thankful . . . that Melinda, Tyler and Samuel are safely back home after a trip to Tennessee and Atlanta.

I am praying . . .  that God will give me many opportunities to share joy and to remain grounded in Him during this season.

I am thinking . . . about how to best pack a box to send to NYC :))

I am creating . . . a December Daily album, as outlined by Ali Edwards.  It's a great little project for each day this month!

I am celebrating . . . creating some great fabric projects and a finished hardwood floor project.

From the kitchen . . . moose roast from the crockpot,  Blomidon Inn Brown Bread (thanks for that recipe so long ago, Mel!) and cranberry pistachio bark :))

I am wearing . . . black dress pants, a grey sweater, black down-filled vest and a pink / green / black scarf (so glad I bought this scarf last spring - I love it!).

I am reading . . . still the The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly -  book club is discussing this on Thursday night but I'm not sure that I'll get to the end of it before then.

I am hoping . . . to bake lots of cookies this week.

I am hearing . . . Josh Groban singing on his "NOEL" album.

Around the house and yard . . . snowdrifts!  Yesterday Bob shoveled out a path from the garage to meet the driveway where our neighbor plowed for us.  We got more snow in this one storm than we've had for a long, long time.

One of my favourite things . . . getting photos and Christmas cards in the mail!  Thanks, Sweet JB :))

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .  another day of subbing, more sewing, some wrapping, cookie baking, lots of dusting and a choir concert to enjoy on the weekend.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . I sewed these stockings for our 3 grandsons yesterday.  They turned out so cute!  Now the fun part is filling them up!

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  1. Did you make the bark? Looks supper yummy!!!Would love the recipe.

    The stockings are too cute! What a fun Christmas this will be with all the kids!

  2. The stockings are awesome!! Samuel, Blake and Silas will love having this special treasure from Grandma. I'm heading out this afternoon to look for a machine and material. Our tree is up, stockings are hung on the fireplace mantel and now it's time for present wrapping.
    I would love to have a little of that snow from your front lawn but not the temperatures. I hope you're seeing some blue skies and sunshine even with all the white stuff. That's my favourite thing about AB - snow and cold temperatures but bright sky and sunshine. I miss that!
    Have a great week and happy creating!

  3. We are having cold temperatures this week, too (although today is pretty nice outside--we're in for a bit of 'heavy weather' tonight). It truly makes us thankful for all we have to stay warm.

    Love the stockings! And the cranberry bark looks delicious. (Do you share that recipe, or is it a family secret?)

    I just made two batches of granola today--Brian wants to take jars in for his co-workers this week.

    Enjoy the season! XO

  4. Wait! Did you say 'moose roast?' Ohmygosh, what's that? Like a 'real' moose? Wow!

  5. the stockings turned out super cute! :)