Monday, November 14, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window . . . 70 and sunny.

I am thinking . . . about how much I look forward to attending the Southern Christmas Show each year with my mom. It's a fun tradition.

I am thankful for . . . only being asked to have the faith of a child. We make it so much bigger and harder than it has to be.

From the kitchen . . . time to start thinking about Thanksgiving menus.

I am wearing . . . black fleece pants from Old Navy, a gray long sleeved tee shirt that says "Brewery Vivant," a unique restaurant I ate at while in Grand Rapids last week.

I am creating . . . a few days of blog posts and always, a novel.

I am going . . . to the Southern Christmas Show today!! This is the official start of the Christmas season for me. The smells, the gifts, the food!

I am wondering . . . if I should buy the new Nook Tablet. It looks pretty good. Now if it just did the laundry...

I am reading . . . The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. Why am I just now reading this amazing book?? But of course, it comes at the perfect time.

I am hoping . . . to get through my edits on my current book quickly. Next weekend I'm planning to slip away to a hotel for the night and work, work, work. That's the best way to tackle edits, I'm finding-- to immerse myself in them.

I am looking forward to . . . Thanksgiving with family. And turkey. And dressing. And mashed potatoes and... you get the idea.

I am hearing . . . pounding feet over my head-- kids are playing in the bonus room.

Around the house . . . the Thanksgiving things are out-- cornucopias and pilgrims and indians and pumpkins everywhere there's a spare surface.

One of my favorite things . . . my writing friends.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . planning Thanksgiving menu and starting to pick up some items (I say this every year and never seem to do it, always ending up at the grocery the day before with the hordes of other last minute shoppers. But not this year, I say. Not this year!), dinner out with extended family that are coming in town, writing, cleaning, playing a lot of Chris Botti while I do all of the above.

Pondering these words . . . come back Thursday and I'll share what I'm pondering. (That's what they call a teaser.)
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Sara Beth said...

You were in grand rapids, MI last week?!
Were you speaking?
This is my hometown...born, and raised.
So very wished we could have connected. I've been reading you and the proverbs 31 gals this school year for my devotions in the morning. Each and every day I find some/idea/verse/thought to connect with. Growing my prayer life by selecting different students to pray for each morning. You are an integral part! Thanks for being real AND a bit random (I truly appreciate the "a bit all over the map") in your topics: devos, food, writing, motherhood, finance. We wives are truly multi-taskers, and the Godly perspective helps immensely! Thanks bunches.
Sara Beth

Arlene said...

That's what I love best about Thanksgiving - it's all about the food! And I love to eat! Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving with your family Marybeth.