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!