Monday, November 30, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook Monday November 30

Outside my window... crisp November weather

I am thinking... it will be a long time before all of our kids are sleeping in in the mornings

I am thankful for... a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with fun memories

I am wearing... pajamas I got on sale on Black Friday years and years ago, but I still love 'em!

I am remembering... my grandparents. The holidays always stir up strong memories of them. That was multiplied by my aunt bringing over my grandmother's nativity set to me. She didn't want it anymore and asked if I did. Of course!

I am going... to buy ingredients to make a bunch of banana bread today. I will freeze it and can use it for gifts in a few weeks. I found over-ripe bananas for sale at the grocery yesterday and snatched up a large bag for $1! My kids are begging me to put chocolate chips in some of the loaves. Good thing chocolate chips are on sale right now!

I am reading... Whistlin Dixie in a Nor'Easter. Cute book! Also reading Christmas cookbooks aplenty.

I am hoping... that I can get this next round of edits done before my editor has her baby! (She's due December 12th.)

On my mind... the Christmas conference I am leading next weekend in Eutawville SC. It promises to be a fun day and I am excited about the 3 messages I will be sharing. I led this church's women's retreat last November and am headed back to spend more time with these wonderful ladies. I can't wait to see them again.

From the learning rooms... Christmas books are on hold at the library for nightly bedtime stories.

From the kitchen... banana bread and a menu plan I have yet to make. Tonight is spaghetti so that's easy. I already have Friday night's dinner for Curt and the kids frozen so that's one less thing I have to think about. That just leaves Tuesday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night.

Around the house... need to take the Thanksgiving decorations down and put up the Christmas ones... eventually.

Plans for the week... plunging back into edits after a week break that was perfectly timed for Thanksgiving and to give me time to prepare for next weekend's conference (thank You Lord!), my 4yo's Christmas play at her preschool is this week, small group meeting after two weeks off, and who knows what else.

One of my favorite things... time at home with my family with no big plans.
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Mandy said...

I hope this round of edits goes well for you.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I always miss my grandparents at the holidays as well Marybeth! What a nice surprise that your aunt brought you that special nativity set. Review Whistling Dixie in a is on my to read list. Cant wait for your novel to be published!!

Bonita said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who still has the Thanksgiving decorations up. I plan to change that this week, but marvel at all of my friends and neighbors who had theirs up at one minute after Thanksgiving.

Katie said...

I love chocolate chip banana bread...delicious. I definitely missed my first holiday without my grandfather around as well.