Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Simple Woman #101

Today . . .  November 17, 2010

Outside my window . . . snow coming down and wind blowing!  The first winter storm has progressively worsened today and the prediction is for more bad weather and poor driving conditions.  The temperature by morning is going to feel like -27 degrees C!

I am thankful . . .  for a solid house with a furnace that works!

And I also am thankful . . .   for a job that allows me to have occasional free days at home.

I am praying . . .    that we will know how to share the abundance we have with others who have much less. 

I am also praying . . .  for healing for a friend who recently had surgery.

I am thinking . . .   about Christmas gifts that I want to sew.

I am creating . . . 
  a nightgown for Meadow and a mini scrapbook album for a friend and her new baby. 

I am celebrating . . .  two dear friends who had birthdays yesterday!

From the kitchen . . . chicken stir-fry with broccoli and mushrooms over brown rice, fresh buns and banoffee muffins.

I am wearing . . .  black track pants, orange striped tshirt, fleece jacket and slippers - winter's here!

I am reading . . .  Acts 3 - v. 28 - "You have made known to me the paths of life;  you will fill me with joy in your presence."
                            The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall - It's 1928 in China and the Communists and Chiang Ki-shek's troops are about to clash.  Lydia and her mother, exiled Russians, live in the International Settlement but Lydia roams the city and falls in love with a Chinese  Communist youth.  Intrigue and ideals meet in this interesting novel.

I am hoping . . .  to get to a meeting in the city tomorrow night but the road conditions need to improve.  I don't like driving on icy roads!

I am hearing . . .  Dragon's Den (a show where entrepreneurs try to convince a panel of 5 investors to finance their newest ideas) on CBC TV. 

I am going . . . to cut into some lovely white material that's printed with little yellow and pink flowers.

Around the house and yard . . . snow covering most everything now.  Bob did get the garden rototilled on the weekend so everything is safely  put to bed and resting.

One of my favourite things . . . collecting items for our loved ones, to put in their Christmas stockings.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . another day of subbing, a health advisory council meeting, a day with Meadow and Blake, watching Meadow's first hockey game of the season, Bible study and friends for dinner on Sunday.  

A quote for today . . .  

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ”
Michelangelo (1475-1564);
sculptor, painter, architect

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . . visions of springtime!

Please join us over at Peggy's if you'd like to participate!


  1. Anonymous9:25 PM

    It's so cold outside, isn't it?! I'm so glad you came when you did. It's perfect weather for curling up with a good book or doing some crafting and sewing, isn't it?! Hope you are keeping warm.

  2. Brrrr! That's cold and snowy. I can't believe it's that cold already, but hopefully it's a passing thing.
    I thought you'd read The Russian Concubine. I read it a year ago, and thought you'd given it to me. It's a good read. You'll enjoy it.
    I'm off to create a shoebox this morning so we can drop it this afternoon. I'm glad we can take part in that this year, and help families and children in need.