Monday, February 01, 2010

Simple Woman #74

For Today . . . February 1, 2010
Outside my window . . .  yesterday's east wind blew in a chinook and it's -4 degrees C today!  The sun is shining and the snow is melting off the south facing roof.  January was full of dull winter white days so it's very nice to see brightness today.

I am thankful . . .   for conversations, deep and personal - sometimes painfully so, with my husband. 

And I also am thankful . . .  
for teaching on God's word - specifically, I Corinthians 13.

I am praying . . .  
that I will share God's love in actions - and words - this week.

I am thinking . . .   taking pictures from iPhoto to iMovie and burning a DVD to watch on the TV.

I am creating . . . 
 a list of journaling (see the previous post) to go with a new SB layout.

I am celebrating . . .
  February - the month of love and friendship.

From the kitchen . . . leftover Hamburger Soup for lunch;  meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, tossed garden salad, and creamed peas for supper.  Maybe I'll make tapioca pudding for dessert. 

I am wearing . . . black yoga pants, black and pink tshirt, pink fleece jacket and crocs - my stay at home uniform!

I am reading . . . Matthew 22 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself. 
                           Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin - it's so good!  Angel is giving advice to her cake ordering customers and the insight into African culture and thinking is wonderful.   I'm also getting lots of good ideas for  snacks for book club - we're going to eat cakes :)

I am hoping . . .  to cut the pieces for my quilt.

I am hearing . . .  
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith singing, "Thy Word Is A Lamp" - recorded more than 25 years ago.

I am going . . .  to the Museum with Meadow, Naomi and Blake this week.  There's a Robert Munsch exhibit that we want to go to.

Around the house and yard . . .
 snowdrifts and lots of emptiness as Christmas is officially packed away now.

One of my favourite things . . .
 cream cheese icing on top of Pumpkin Squares. 

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .  
no subbing booked this week (it's short because of Teacher's Convention), a haircut, some sewing and scrapbooking, a trip to the museum, and a visit to my mom and dad's.  

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . .  . our little hockey playing granddaughter finding her X that Coach Daddy marked on the ice, so she can line up for a face-off.  It was great fun to watch her skate, fall down, get up, lean on her knees, race for the puck - and wave at us!


  1. I just started "Baking Cakes in Kigali" last night. It is really good and I'm eager to read the rest. Hopefully it will go much quicker than "Notes from the Hyena's Belly."

    We really wish we could come to the museum. Robert Munsch is one of Samuel's favourite authors. He loves "More Pies." I have to get some more to add to his collection. Have fun!!

    Love our little hockey player. She looks so great out there with her cute little jersey on. It amazes me how quickly she learns things.

  2. It's so nice to have a peek into your week ahead, Crystal.

    The museum exhibit sounds good--Victor really likes the copy of Alligator Baby you gave us! He requests it often.

    ...from the making me hungry! I could go for some of that hamburger soup. :)


  3. What a sweet daybook, thanks for sharing with us! Your granddaughter is precious all geared up! Cake always sounds good to me, and you reminded me that SOMEWHERE I've got a half way done quilt. Maybe I should pull it out and finish it up :) Have a great week!