Monday, April 26, 2010

Simple Woman #85

For Today . . .  April 26, 2010

Outside my window . . . changing between sun and cloud today, the temperature is 10 degrees C and there's a slight breeze.  The forecast is for a cooler week but hopefully we won't get any hard frost.  The buds on the fruit trees are forming and a big frost would be bad for them. 

I am thankful . . .  for my sister and her generous heart.

And I also am thankful . . .  for time to study and improve some new skills.  

I am praying . . .   for friends who lost a brother-in-law very suddenly last week.

I am thinking . . .   about having our grandchildren here this week.

I am creating . . . 
  some LOs to take along to a National Scrapbook Day event to which Heather and I are going. 

I am celebrating . . . my nephew's 21st birthday - I wish he wasn't on the other side of the country!

From the kitchen . . .  Oatmeal with Nuts for breakfast, toast with cheese and tomatoes for lunch, Lemon Garlic Marinated Rib Steaks with Baked Potatoes and Almond Green Beans for supper. 

I am wearing . . .  black track pants, striped blue tshirt and a fleece jacket - on my way to plant more potatoes.

I am reading . . .  Luke 8 He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."
                             Reclaiming the "L" Word (Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core) by Kelly A. Fryer - chapter 7 - "The church may be the only organization on the planet that exists entirely for the sake of those people who don't belong to it yet."  That's kind of amazing!

                             The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea - for our next book club gathering - almost finished this one.  It's written as a series of emails - I don't know if I would have stuck with it if it wasn't for book club.                         
I am hoping . . .  to plan an outing with my Mom and sister for next week.

I am hearing . . .  the fridge humming and the oven clicking as it bakes the potatoes.

I am going . . .  to pick up Helayna and Silas from their Omy and Papa's house on Wednesday morning.

Around the house and yard . . . laundry, vacuuming and mini-muffins to bake.  Earlier today I tucked away Sweet and Sour Meatballs and a pasta casserole for later in the week - I'm thinking that kitchen time might be preempted by playtime.

One of my favourite things . . .  walking the native grass hill near my sister's and finding crocuses blooming.  And 3 butterflies too!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .  two half days of subbing, grandkids here, swimming, BBQ, Bible study and scrapbooking on the weekend.

A quote for today . . .  

“Genius is nothing but a great capacity 
for patience.”
—Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon
(1707-1788); Naturalist, mathematician

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . . spring arriving in these parts!  Can you see the sheen of green on the willow


  1. Sounds like a busy, but very fun week for you. Enjoy the little visitors. Of course, playtime should come before time in the kitchen, although you may have a few helpers. ;) I like the quote from your Bible study book. How's it going? What does everyone else think of it?

  2. Crystal, you do so many interesting things! Thanks again for sharing so much in your blog; it's nice to see life on your side of the Rockies.
    I just heard that one of my sweet teacher friends will be spending this summer in Lacombe!