The Simple Woman’s Daybook: February 7, 2011

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FOR TODAY February 7, 2011

Outside my window… sunny and warm. Ordinarily I’d rail against this being unnatural, but it’s good weather for storage and packing to move.

I am thinking… about the debate on married priests at Simcha’s blog.

I am thankful for… my mother-in-law watching Daniel so I can pack, throw stuff away and try to get life arranged for the next week.

From the kitchen… Trader Joe’s tomato soup and pastry bites.

I am wearing… jeans, a green v-neck short-sleeved shirt, and flip-flops.

I am creating… this blog entry. 🙂

I am going… various places — Target when I’m done here.

I am reading… Bone Appetit by Carolyn Haines

I am hoping… that I can get the whole kitchen DONE by this weekend.

I am hearing… podcasts.

Around the house… boxes and garbage bags abound.

One of my favorite things… TJ’s iced tea-lemonade

A few plans for the rest of the week: packing, PT/OT, choir practice, and packing. Did I mention packing?

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… Freya helping me pack.Freya helping me pack.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 31, 2011

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FOR TODAY January 31, 2011

Outside my window… sunshine and beauty after the clouds and rain of yesterday.

I am thinking… about all the packing and stuff that has to be done before we move on the 17th.

I am thankful for… one of the people at Jon’s new parish throwing a “get-to-know-you” party for me the week after we move up there.

From the kitchen… nothing homemade — that’s for sure!

I am wearing… jeans, a brown shirt with a floral-lace pattern on it.

I am creating… this entry. 🙂

I am going… to probably be sticking close to home this week.

I am reading… The Alpine Kindred by Mary Daheim.

I am hoping… I can get a fair amount packed and cleaned out this week.

I am hearing… “This Is My Father’s World” by Fernando Ortega.

Around the house… sweeping, mopping, and packing to do.

One of my favorite things… blocking out the world for two hours while I check email.

A few plans for the rest of the week: packing a box every day (my mother-in-law’s deal with me) as well as PT/OT for Daniel.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… Daniel walking with some help.

Daniel walking with some help

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 24, 2011

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FOR TODAY January 24, 2011

Outside my window… Sunny and chilly. (I’m in northern California with my parents.)

I am thinking… that I really want a nap and I hope the little bear decides that naps are not just for babies.

I am thankful for… my friend Noe delivering her little girl Maia safely on the 21st.

From the kitchen… steak, mushrooms, and rice with pesto from last night. Also raspberry gelato.

I am wearing… green shirt and jeans.

I am creating… a Twitter account for the San Jose Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. (Click on the image on my sidebar if you want to sponsor me.)

I am going… to Walgreens at some point to get my prescriptions.

I am reading… Saks and Violins by Mary Daheim.

I am hoping… my mom’s cat Homer comes out and curls up with me. Also that Daniel goes down for his nap.

I am hearing… something scientific from the living room (Dad is watching it) and Daniel grumping in the guest room.

Around the house… I’m dreading the clean-up that will be needed at the Snuggery after being gone for 5 days.

One of my favorite things… sunny places to nap.

A few plans for the rest of the week: heading back up to Sac tomorrow, driving home on Wednesday, PT on Friday, and whatever else comes up.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… Daniel petting Homer with me in the background.

Daniel petting Homer with me in the background

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 17, 2011

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FOR TODAY January 17,2011

Outside my window… sunny and warm. It doesn’t seem real for January, especially as I spent 9 Januaries outside of California in much colder climates.

I am thinking… about all the stuff that needs to get done/arranged in the next few weeks. I function internally and my mind is constantly working.

I am thankful for… the pregnancies of my college and online friends going well. Two are due pretty soon and one is due in 4 months. Also thankful that Daniel’s godparents got good news from the ultrasound of their baby on Friday.

From the kitchen… nothing fancy. I think a TJ’s run might be in order.

I am wearing… jeans, a black polo shirt, and running shoes.

I am creating… a podcast outline.

I am going… nowhere outside my normal 15-mile radius as far as I know.

I am reading… “The Alpine Quilt” by Mary Daheim.

I am hoping… things proceed in an orderly and timely fashion with the BIG thing in my life.

I am hearing… “As the Bridegroom to His Chosen” by John Rutter. (A good YouTube video with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing it is available here.)

Around the house… I’m hoping to get some sweeping/mopping done tonight.

One of my favorite things… Daniel’s smile and laughter when we’re clapping out nursery rhymes.

A few plans for the rest of the week: OT/PT for Daniel

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… A quilt that was made by Jewel Benjamin, a wonderful friend and sister in Christ of mine from Montana. I think of her every time I see the quilt.

A beautiful quilt made for me by a wonderful woman friend in Montana.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 10, 2011

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FOR TODAY January 10, 2011

Outside my window… sunshine but a touch of chill.

I am thinking… about the nap I’ll hopefully get later. (Daniel got me up at 4:30 a.m.)

I am thankful for… the quiet of $tarbux right now.

From the kitchen… sandwich stuff mostly.

I am wearing… my blue maternity shirt with a scoop-neck and gather at the waist, jeans, and running shoes.

I am creating… a podcast episode.

I am going… to probably take Daniel out and about this afternoon after his nap.

I am reading… one of Mary Daheim’s Alpine mysteries.

I am hoping… things go well this coming Sunday for Jon.

I am hearing… podcasts through my earphones.

Around the house… I don’t even want to think about cleaning.

One of my favorite things… IZZE sparkling blackberry juice/soda.

A few plans for the rest of the week: PT/OT for Daniel and the rest is up in the air.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… Part of a series of Daniel with his yogurt snacks.

Daniel being sneaky.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 4, 2011

A day late as I’m fighting a pretty nasty sinus infection and a fibro flare-up.

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FOR TODAY January 4, 2011

Outside my window… sunshine after a pretty nasty rainstorm.

I am thinking… fibromyalgia is highly overrated. (I’m having joint pain.)

I am thankful for… my mother-in-law baby-sitting yesterday and today so that I could go to the doctor (yesterday) and get a whole bunch of errands done (today).

From the kitchen… puff pastries with feta cheese and carmelized onions in the oven and tomato soup in the microwave (thank you Trader Joe’s)

I am wearing… my penguin pajama bottoms and a grey maternity shirt. (They’re big and comfy.)

I am creating… a page for my Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

I am going… nowhere really exciting for a bit.

I am reading… Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

I am hoping… Daniel goes down without a fight tonight

I am hearing… 3-2-1 Penguins! on TV

Around the house… I swept the living room floor when I got home and I’ll tackle dishes and putting away laundry when Daniel is in bed.

One of my favorite things… snuggling with Cullen (my big orange kitty)

A few plans for the rest of the week: two PT appointments for Daniel

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… Daniel being cute

Daniel being cute

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: December 13, 2010

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FOR TODAY December 13, 2010

Outside my window… sunshine and temps in the high 70’s. (Believe it or not, I *do* miss snow.)

I am thinking… about stuff that’s going on this week.

I am thankful for… a fun church service yesterday.

From the kitchen… Trader Joe’s!

I am wearing… a black hoodie (I’m in $tarbux with lots of A/C), a charcoal-gray shirt, jeans, and flip-flops.

I am creating… podcast ideas.

I am going… nowhere interesting soon.

I am reading… a Mary Dahem murder mystery.

I am hoping… I can get dishes done and some cleaning done even with Daniel underfoot tomorrow.

I am hearing… Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! on iTunes.

Around the house… lots of cleaning to do.

One of my favorite things… ginger bread at $tarbux.

A few plans for the rest of the week: PT/OT for Daniel, Christmas shopping, and stuff.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… Fluffybutt, the cat at Jon’s parsonage up north

Fluffybutt

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