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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today ~ December 8, 2009

Outside my window... it's rainy, foggy and cold!!!

I am thinking... about how much this blog has come to mean to me, and the friends I have made doing it. But, that it's gotten to a point where I feel like I have to "watch what I say" more often than I would like to. That's why I have decided to make my blog Private starting on Monday. I do hope my followers will contact me to continue to follow because I will miss any who decide to drop out. But this has become necessary so that my blog can continue to grow with me.

I am thankful ... for smiles.

I am wearing... my new free Victoria's Secret scarf! jeans, my fav moccasins, a red shirt and my brown rain trench (the best money I think I've ever spent .. and its stylish!)

I am remembering... all that has happened this year and how it has affected me, and trying to pull the positives from each thing.

I am creating... the completion of my Christmas shopping!

I am going... to get to spend the majority of the day today by myself shopping at the mall.

I am reading... The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (still ... again).

I am hoping... that today goes well for Rick and that he has great discernment about it all.

On my mind... is Dawson being sick today, and I hope he gets better quick!

From the learning rooms... We're coasting along well.

Pondering these words ... " ... children control a conversation through semantic play, withholding vital information, and playing ignorant. A parent need not panic if they realize this kind of competitive sparring is going on in conversations with their children. It is normal and natural. It means the kids are thinking through situations, are learning to use the language in creative ways, and are forcing their parents to parent." ~ from wise Warren Baldwin in his article Like Digging for Gold from Titus 2 in Action.

From the kitchen... we're eating last week's meals.

Around the house... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

One of my favorite things... is having all of my nighttime duties done super early in the evening (heck, late afternoon is even better) and getting into my pjs and robe shortly thereafter.

A few plans for the rest of the week... I'm shopping in Tulsa today and hoping to finish up my list. Rick is doing important work for our family today. I'll do copies at school on Thursday. We're watching lots of Christmas specials on t.v. this week. On Friday I have my followup doctor's appointment from a few months ago. I have supposed to have been stress-free these past few months. I am dreading the results of the test. Friday Morning Rick has "Donuts with Dad" with Eli at his school. The rest of the weekend is full of parties ~ Kyndal's FCCLA Christmas party on Friday, Brynne's friend's birthday party and Rick's office Christmas party here on Saturday.

From my picture journal.

Look, it's a picture of me doing a family activity! Usually the pictures are just of everybody else.

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  1. Love the new blog header!

    sounds like a busy week hope your test results come back with great news!

  2. Love the new picture of you in the blog header as well as decorating the tree. Have a great day


  3. Love the new look and hope you have fun and get all your shopping done and are destressing while you shop :)

    Praying for all these matters

  4. Oh how cute is the header!! I LOVE IT!!

  5. Oh...I LOVE your new look. I am going to be making some changes in 2010 I think. I went out shopping again today too and I'm so close to being done. Yea! I am drained now. And in my Pj's already:) I love that quote from Warren. I won a copy of his book on his blog that is on the way to me and I can't wait to read it. Oh...I wore my new Victoria's scarf today too! I got the blue and it's great, huh?


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