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, December 28, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook for December 28

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 December 28, 2010...

Outside my window...


The squirrels are eating bird seed.

The sun is shining, but it's cold out there.

I am thinking...
I am ready to start blogging more often now that Christmas is over.

I am thankful for...
A newish hardware store nearby that sells large bags of bird seed at a reasonable price and has strong people willing to carry them out to my trunk.

From the kitchen...
We have so much food in the house that grocery store day tomorrow should be an easy in and out. If we weren't short on a few critical items, I could just stay home.

I am wearing...
Jeans and a pale green sweatshirt with a winter scene embroidered on the front. And, of course, handknit wool socks.

I am creating...


Still working on the Red X Gansey. The front is done to the bottom of the neck opening. It's time to put the neck stitches on hold and knit up to the shoulders on each side.

I am going...
To make some resolutions for 2011. One of them is the same I half-heartedly made for 2010 and then ignored.

I am reading...
Whatever I pick up from the library tomorrow.

I am hoping...
And wishing all my readers a blessed 2011.

I am hearing...
Nothing except DH's oxygen concentrator churning away.

Around the house...


Outside there's only about an inch of snow and the forecast has that melting before the week is over. However we won't be without for long. It's going to rain, freeze, and, for a grand weekend finale, snow.

One of my favorite things...
Is a pair of red fleece pajamas with embossed dogs that I got for Christmas. They are so soft, comfy, snuggly, warm, and cheery.

I got some other favorite things for Christmas as well: A bluebird feeder, a knitting book, yarn, earrings, and white chocolate truffles. Will be blogging about those things in the next few days.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
It's a quiet week. Bible Study Fellowship is on Christmas break until mid-January and the heated pool where I exercise is down for maintenance until 2011.

Today Mom and I went to lunch in Kalamazoo and then successfully shopped the furniture sales for a new chair for her.

Wednesday is grocery shopping day with a stop at the library. Thursday is haircut day. Friday, New Year's Eve, we're staying home and may or may not stay up to see the new year in.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Stubborn oak leaves are hanging on until closer to spring - and we're a long way from that.

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

Sounds like a perfect end to the year. We haven't stayed up for New Year's since 2000. We only stayed up then because it was a milestone. Probably won't stay up for another one until the next millenium!

Kathy said...

M- I just love your posts. I love the birding you do. I am thinking of restructuring my feeders . I went to just suet last year, but I want a bird feeder again. Darn squirrels are keeping me from it though......

Cant wait for more posts! I love yours. Cannot wait to see your yarny related gifts. Gansey is awesome!!!!!

Your pup looks healthy and great today on the post

A Gracious Home said...

Your pictures are so beautiful. I'm not sure what a gansey is but it looks great. I love the color. I hope you have a great week. Doylene

Artseycrafts said...

As I've mentioned in the past, I enjoy your "Simple Woman's" posts. I have practically stopped blogging but enjoy yours very much.

We had snow on Christmas Day for the first time since 1882. I hope it will be that long before we have it again. - LOL

Happy New Year!

monicaelaine1 said...

wonderful weather to stay inside and keep warm! happy new year to you!

Judy S. said...

Happy New Year! I love your red gansy! On this day I always remember the arrival of our middle child who's celebrating the occasion this year in Hawaii, the lucky duck!

NMjewel said...

Hmmm, and the gansey, and PJ's... Aries??? AND your profile photo. If I was a bettin' gal...