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, January 11, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook for January 11

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 January 11, 2011...

Outside my window...


A Fox Squirrel is figuring out how to get some peanuts out of the peanut feeder.

I am thinking...
That eventually New York City is going to have to realize they need a better plan for dealing with the snow. Because it is going to snow there.

I am thankful for...
My cozy, warm house and that there is no critical reason I need to leave home if the snow keeps coming down.

From the kitchen...
Enjoying Buttermilk Oven-fried Chicken, easy to make and very tasty.

I am wearing...
Jeans, a lilac fleece long-sleeved tee, hand-knit socks, and slippers.

I am creating...


Last night I started on DIL Anne's scarf. This lovely Merino wool yarn is pleasant knitting. I'm enjoying the process.

I am going...
To participate in one of those yarn swaps where a box of yarn arrives, you take out what you want, replace it with equivalent yarn that you want to get rid of, and send the box on to the next person. Since I'm tenth on the list. I don't expect to see the box for a while.

I am reading...
North of Havana, the fifth in the Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White.

Very well written books that build on each other as the series progresses. Need to be read or listened to in order for the maximum enjoyment and understanding of what is going on.

This is my second time through the series, something I hardly ever do.

I am hoping...
My project to clean out and reorganize the file cabinet is closer to done than it looks like it is with papers spread all over. My goal is to have it completed in January so I can concentrate on the taxes in February.

I am hearing...
My little dog Sunny snoring quietly by my side. Pappy, my other little dog, is on my other side kicking me as he dreams about something that requires moving his legs.

Around the house...
The radiators are quietly circulating hot water to keep us warm and cozy while it's cold and snowing outside.

One of my favorite things...


Garden catalogs on a frigid, snowy day in January.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Tomorrow is grocery day, but we have enough food so I don't need to go if the roads are too slippery.

Thursday morning Pappy goes in to have his teeth cleaned and checked. He's an old dog, so it's possible there will be an extraction.

Friday is Aqua Arthritis, gentle exercise in the warm therapy pool to relax and prepare for the weekend.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


A Christmas tree for Charlie Brown.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

So glad you are in the swap. You and Me we'll have to be so patient huH??

I love your Charlie Brown tree!

Dorothy said...

Sounds like a wonderful, contented day! I checked that recipe and it looks great. I think I'll give it a try - maybe tomorrow.

Alwen said...

What feeder is that? I have the "No-No" bird feeder (no plastic, no wood) that looks like your feeder turned upside down.

Judy S. said...

Love that yarn, and you know I also love that pattern! Stay warm!