Monday, March 22, 2010

Simple Woman #81

For Today . . .  March 22, 2010

Outside my window . . .  a grey, cold day with high humidity and temperatures in the -5 degrees C range.  Spring is taking a break right now.  Update - I just looked outside and it's snowing - lots of great big white flakes!

I am thankful . . .  for  the sacrifice that Jesus made by giving up His life for my sins.

And I also am thankful . . .  for telephone service.  Sunday evenings is a time when I try to catch up with our kids.

I am praying . . .   for Jonathan, our son-in-law, who is celebrating his birthday today.  

I am thinking . . .  about how I will prune the mountain ash and apple trees next week. 

I am creating . . . 
  a layout using today's journalling tips from Amber at Write. Click. Scrapbook.  You should check it out - it's a great idea!

I am celebrating . . . getting so many things done already this morning.  (Note to self:  I should do this more often.)

From the kitchen . . .  Oatmeal with Pears and Seeds for breakfast, Cream of Cauliflower soup for lunch, Chicken Cacciatorie with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sweet & Sour Braised Red Cabbage for supper.   Maybe a batch of gluten-free granola and some Empty-Tomb Buns (using a share from Ann's blog) later today.   I'm home so cooking is on the agenda :)

I am wearing . . .  black track pants, pink striped tshirt,  and a rose colored fleece jacket

I am reading . . .  Mark 16:  Jesus' Resurrection and the great commission - "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."  (This is the last chapter of Mark and so tomorrow I will start reading Luke.)
                           Reclaiming the "L" Word (Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core) by Kelly A. Fryer - the book our small group is studying.
                           Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs - only 100+ pages to go!

I am hoping . . .  to see the sun and warm temperatures again soon.

I am hearing . . .  the ticking of the clock, the hum of the dryer and otherwise, complete quiet. 

I am going . . . to Calgary this week :))

Around the house and yard . . . beautiful red-orange tulips in the kitchen and on the coffee table.

One of my favourite thin
gs . . . checked off to-do lists!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .  a day of subbing, two days with family including swimming lessons and playing at playgrounds, putting out some spring decorations,  finding pussy willows, bringing in some apple branches to force, and my father-in-law's 88th birthday dinner.

[add]A quote for today . . .  

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
—Robert F. Kennedy
(1925-1968); politician, senator, civil rights activist

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . .  .  my brother and some of his family, including 2 year-old twins, Madisyn and Marissa.

Thanks to Peggy for inspiring me to keep a Simple Woman Daybook!


  1. Cute photo. I haven't seen them in so long. Thanks for sharing.
    You are having a busy day in the kitchen. How did things turn out?
    We're having the same kind of spring weather, grey and rainy. What happened to our sunshine? I guess I can't complain since it isn't snow. ;)

  2. Great list again Crystal! Would you mind sharing the GF Granola recipe with me. I would like to try if for Bre. Hope all is well with your house. Alyssa is having a great time in Aus.

  3. Oh my, the twins are SO big and CUTE!!!!

    Can't wait to see you soon!

  4. You are one busy woman! I love hearing about your day.