Monday, November 23, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook for November 23rd

Outside my window…4:53 and dark. Gemma woke me at 4, smiling sleepily, and went back to sleep. I have so much to do this week, I decided to get up for my prayers, coffee and an early start.

I am thinking… of this day's list of things to do. I need to go over my Advent/Christmas preparations list and see where I am.

I am thankful for…all the really big things (family, health, food and shelter, the Church, etc.) and many little things that are perhaps not necessary, but which give life bright moments of joy and laughter. I am thankful and praising God for giving Bret a third (!) altar to build for the Fathers of Mercy, this one in their private chapel. God is good. This ought to be good for at least a few decades off in purgatory for my husband's wild youth, don't you think? [wink!]

From the kitchen...probably muffins and applesauce. What I really crave is an apple crumble, but whether I have time for that this morning...?

I am creating…another hat like the one I made for Gemma. This one is in a navy blue with variegated striping and will be for my nephew James, if it will fit him. I still have Una's sweater to seam, but I'm a wimp about seaming and will put it off this week.

I am reading ...craft blogs and cooking blogs. Brown-Eyed Baker has some nice cookie and confection recipes for the holidays. Still reading Pinocchio to the boys.
I am hoping...that I will be efficient this week and not be tempted too much to dawdle on the computer or at my knitting!

I am hearing…the dryer.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Lots of cleaning and cooking in preparation for my mother and my sister's family coming on Thursday. I will be enlisting everyone to help clean so that I can cook and bake. You are welcome to come by and visit, as long as you come ready to work!

I am praying...for C., who has an appointment for an ultrasound after having miscarried yesterday morning; that everyone remains healthy for our family celebration on Thursday; for a joyful week and happy Thanksgiving for my friends and family.

Picture Thought: I don't have a picture right now, but maybe I'll edit one in later if I manage to pick up the camera.

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  1. So sorry for your friend. I have suffered the sorrow and pain of many miscarriages but also have seven healthy children. To be in your 40's and childless, the sorrow must be so great. I have been praying for her even though she is a nameless stranger to me... she is not a stranger to God.

    Have a good day, Nadja.

  2. I too, am praying for C. Tom as well. It's so hard and it was heartbreaking to see them yesterday at Mass. Sigh.


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