Monday, November 9, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook for November 9th


Outside my window…7:20, overcast and 48 degrees.

I am thinking… Christmas and Advent preparations.

I am thankful for…so many blessings from God in spite of failing appliances and ill-timed expenses. It's only money, right? I'm also thinking of Kimberly a lot. I feel rather close to my little community of Blog-Mamas!

From the kitchen...cold cereal today. I have a ton of meat to cook, thanks to the dead freezer...I'm going to do some ground beef, a sirloin tip roast and two pork loins today. I may revert to vegetarianism by the end of the week.

I am creating…finally got a blocking mat and will try to block the pieces to Una's sweater so that it will be easier to piece it together. I am also on a baby-bootie spree lately, as so many friends are expecting and Gemma can also use a couple more pairs. I use this brainless pattern and can do a pair in two days of spare minutes (they'd take about 90 minutes a pair if I could sit and do them all at once).

I am reading ...craft blogs! As if I need anything else to take up my time! Please note Sew Mama Sew's Handmade Holidays carnival. Lots of fun ideas for every day this month!

I am hoping...to have a good, productive week and get further along with the holiday preparations.

I am hearing…boys bickering and spoons clinking in cereal bowls.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Cook lots of meat--which will make for quick meals during the busy holiday period, finish Una's sweater and begin some baby projects, prepare a blog post on some of the craft ideas I have discovered and love, and make cookie dough to freeze (if I can squeeze it in with all the meat to be cooked)!

I am praying...for Kimberly; for a little 9 month-old named Katie who has a retinal tumor and will have to have her eye removed and for her family; for all my mama-friends near of far, who have asked for prayers and for whom I have promised to pray.

Picture Thought: Una and Gemma on Saturday.Now you can check out Peggy's Simple Woman's Daybook for more entries, or add your own. Have a blessed week!

3 comments:

  1. You are precious, dear Nadja...and your prayers mean so very much to me! I will keep you and yours in my prayers as well.

    Those little girls are dreamy-beautiful...

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  2. Your children are beautiful. Such great pictures. I hope you enjoy all your meat. I love cold cereal. Have a great week. Doylene

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  3. i came here the other day and meant to say what pretty. pretty girls. the natural light just makes children glow! una looks so big holding gemma.

    and you are such a wonderfully faithful bloggie friend dear nadja. may God bless you. and try not to worry so much about gemma's weight. she might just be genetically a bit petite. my babies were all so incredibly chubby/fat, but it wasn't usually until around 6 months or so. now they are all so different in body size. my fattest baby is my skinniest kid...
    i think as long as she is eating well and has all the other signs of good health, then she is probably fine.
    you seem awfully tiny yourself mama, maybe you've passed that on!
    which is not a bad thing.
    i know i passed a large rear end on to my girl and she isn't thanking me! :)

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