Monday, December 28, 2009

Simple Woman #69

For Today . . . December 28, 2009 (last entry for this year!)

Outside my window . . . the weather has cooled off - it was -12 degrees C during the day today.  After yesterday's fog, the trees were covered with fluffy, white hoarfrost.  It was a winter white day - sky, trees, ground - everything was white!

I am thankful . . . so thankful for the gift of His son that God gave to us, as we remembered his birth over Christmas.

And I also am thankful . . .  that Melinda, Tyler and Samuel are not traveling this Christmas, especially with all the  security commotion and delays that have been happening the last few days.  

I am praying . . . for my Dad as he had another bout with kidney stones and the pain is always excruciating for him.  

I am thinking . . .  about my word for 2010.  Read Ali Edwards' post to learn more about choosing your own word.

I am creating . . . December Daily album layouts to record the things that happened through this month.  I got a little behind so have some catching up to do now.

I am celebrating . . . Merry Christmas all this week!

From the kitchen . . . Turkey Barley Vegetable Soup, Biscuits, Eggnog Ice Cream and White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies.

I am wearing . . . black cords, black vest, red sweater, and my favourite Lisa Leonard necklace ( a gift from Heather last Christmas).

I am reading . . . Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman, the January book club selection.  It's a story of smalltown North Dakota during an eight month period in the mid-80's and follows a high school football player, a brand new high school teacher and a retired widower.  And I'm still sloughing through the last 150 pages of The Lizard Cage :(

I am hoping . . .  to do some sewing, bake some cookies and entertain more this week.

I am hearing . . . the CTV news.

Around the house and yard . . . lots of snow outside and a lovely clean and tidy house inside :)

One of my favourite things . . . playing card and board games during the holidays.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .  swimming with the grandkids tomorrow, having friends over, finishing my December Daily album, sending some thank you cards and letters, and a New Year's Day celebration with my family. 

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . . a mosaic of some of the ornaments on our Christmas tree.

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for the original idea of these daybooks.


  1. I always enjoy these.

  2. Love the mosaic photo of ornaments. You're having a wonderful holiday season. Do you have any photos of Christmas day to post? ;)
    I'm glad we're not travelling either, but our guests arrived safely and without too much commotion.
    Miss you lots. XXX

  3. what a beautiful collage! i love it! you should just put that straight into your DD album!