Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook for September 7

These writing prompts are available from Simple Woman's Daybook where each Tuesday we're invited to join in celebrating the beauty of everyday moments around us.

FOR TODAY September 7, 2010 ...

Outside my window...



The hummingbirds are busy at the feeder. In another week they'll be starting their long trip back South.

I am thankful for...



A package from Brother Dave's SO Karen. It contained kind, encouraging words, a beautiful silk Lantern Moon knitting needle storage roll, and a skein of wonderful soft soothing alpaca. Most of all, it contained love.

From the kitchen...
It's time for some grocery shopping, but we have plenty of the most important thing - dog food.

I am wearing...
Jeans and a Monette Trumpet tee.

I am creating...



It didn't take long for my new alpaca to tell me it wanted to be a soft, caressing scarf.

I am going...
To get more alpaca to knit. I love the way it feels in my hands.

I am reading...
Just finished listening to the new Stone Barrington book, Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods. Funny and entertaining. My only complaint about these books - they're over too soon.

I am hoping...
For a minimum amount of snow this coming winter.

I am hearing...
Dire predictions about the coming winter.

Around the house...



According to an Old Wives's Tale, if you see acorns falling by Labor Day (that's yesterday in the US - the day this picture was taken) it's an early sign of a long and cold winter ahead.

We have acorns everywhere and they're still falling. This does not bode well for my hopes of a minimum amount of snow this coming winter.

One of my favorite things...




A few plans for the rest of the week:
Aqua Arthritis class, lunch with a friend, getting my exhaust system replaced, getting my washing machine repaired, grocery shopping, lab work for DH Bob, mowing, weeding, housework, buying more alpaca.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Waiting for a ride?

8 comments:

midj said...

Acorns falling here in FL also. Last winter was the coldest in decades. We went through three cords of firewood. A record for us. This summer had the longest string of over 90 degree days, here in Gainesville, ever. Another long cold winter? Violent swings in the weather for sure. Hope your fall is glorious!

NMjewel said...

No oaks, no acorns in the SW. 7" of precipitation a year on average.... We could do with more. I like your thoughts, and plan on stealing a few starters. And I identify with your Monette T-shirt. My hubby is a trumpet player, so we have the newest T from the Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival.

Strix said...

I think the bird is hitchiking! ;^) Beautiful blog, you have.
I hope all goes well this winter.

Judy S. said...

Great heron photo! We've had acorns falling here too....I hope that's not an accurate indicator.

Jean said...

I'm a California wimp, and to me it's a little chilly here today, I'll hope for the best this winter for you. I know you are wise and keep your freezer and pantry stocked. Good luck! By the way I received a spindle and will go to my first spinning group next monday - wish me luck, soon I'll have homespun yarn.

janna said...

Thanks for the reminder that there's a new Stuart Woods book!

Alwen said...

Alpaca is so soft. I keep buying it, but I still haven't knit any of it up!

The phrase that popped into my head was "Waiting for the Heron Bus".

Kathy said...

Beautiful butterfly in your favorite things image. :)
Good luck with DH lab work! I noticed acorns on a walk this very day....first I've heard of your wives tale