Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm a day late in participating in this Monday meme from over at The Simple Woman. I had a hectic day yesterday between my father having a minor health crisis and our hosting a party to watch our local football team on TV last night. But, this morning, I was inspired to join in by this lovely day book post from very CALM.

Here's my own entry for
October 28, 2008.

Outside My Window...It's a beautiful, nippy, sunny day. We had our first freeze of the year last night, and I'm delighted to see that my geraniums, roses, periwinkles, lavender, mums, and tomatoes all made it through the freeze without any damage. The forecasts call for it to warm up today, so I imagine we'll be back to those glorious gentle and ripe fall days.

Around My Home...All is quiet. The light is streaming in through the windows, and my house feels bright and warm. Downstairs, the shadows of the leaves on the trees make lovely, bouncing patterns on the couch and floor of my husband's home office. In my office/sewing room/extra bedroom/ the shadows of the shades alternating with ribbons of light are making lovely patterns on my sewing area.

I am thinking...I was thinking, rather ruefully, of all that I need to accomplish today. However, I've decided to concentrate instead on the fact that all of our children will be home for Thanksgiving! I can't wait. The weekend before that, we're all traveling to a family wedding, and we'll get to spend time with each other, as well.

I am thankful for...the wonderful friends who came over last night; for my dearest hubby and for the fact that we will celebrate 28 years of marriage next month; for a quiet morning.

I am wearing...a blue dress, ivory tights, and my comfy but cute work around the house brown shoes.

I am creating...order out of disorder! After both my father and me being sick all last week and throwing a party last night, it's catch up day for me today -- provided that my father is well.

I am going...maybe to Wal-Mart to buy cat food and a curtain rod.

I am reading...Mere Discipleship by Lee Camp.

I am hoping...that soon, I will finally finish the simple curtain panels I've been trying to get done for some months now.

I am hearing...the central heat. Usually, we are serenaded by lots of birds, and that is my favorite "at home" sound. They are quiet today, however, so I plan to put on some soft music later on. Another of my favorite sounds is the crackle of candles with wooden wicks. I don't think I will light mine today, though, as I want to save them for really cold weather.

One of my favorite things...curling up with a quilt as I pray; spending quiet time with the Lord. Another favorite things is all the lovely butterflies we've been seeing around our house in the past couple of months.

Here's my picture thought for the day: These are my initials and my Hubby's initials.



Earthmommy said...

This was a wonderful Daybook. I love your decription of the leaf shadows and crackling of candle wicks! Such a cozy scene. Thanks for visiting Shore's End.

Elizabeth said...

Hi earthmommy.

Thanks for the encouragement. I really enjoy everyone's Daybook entries.