simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY September 24, 2012

Outside my window
... children waiting for the schoolbus, the sun is filtered by a few wispy clouds and the leaves of the purple ash are starting to turn color.

I am thinking... of my youngest.  His breathing is sounding restricted this morning.  Looks like we have encountered cold and flu season.

I am thankful... for every day.  With my dad's passing and my mom's health issues I'm really understanding the value in each day.

In the kitchen... harlequin squash, zucchini, butternut squash & cucumbers.  Gotta love the harvest season.

I am wearing... charcoal gray flannel pj bottoms, a purple tank top and a gray long-sleeve shirt over the top.  My bare feet are getting a bit chilled so I may be donning socks soon.

I am creating... a few felted wool items.

I am going... to decorate for fall today if all goes according to plan.

I am wondering... if Mason could be any cuter these days.  I know I'm biased, but I can hear him right now saying, "Mommy, where are you?"  "Daddy, where are you?"  He has such a cute little voice.

I am reading... (gasp) nothing right now!  Well, I am reading all the children's books on Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia but that isn't necessarily for enjoyment.

I am hoping... to make it to the apple orchard soon and to then use some of the apples for a pie. 

I am looking forward to... doing a bit of redecorating.  I've got lots of ideas, I just need the time and money.

I am learning... to adapt to a busy schedule.  I DO NOT like having to run here, there and everywhere and with school starting, small group, flag football, co-op, swimming, running, Awana, Royal Rangers, etc., it's been a real shock to my system the last few weeks. 

Around the house... general school clutter on the dining room table which will all have a home once the new bookcase arrives, tufts of Milo hair which will stop appearing after his grooming appointment tomorrow, a dishwasher diligently cleaning the dishes and a few little handprints on the windows which will be gone after I clean them today.

I am pondering... what a simple woman's life is like?  My life is not feeling simple right now.

A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things... the crunching of fallen leaves under my feet on a beautiful sunny autumn day.

A few plans for the rest of the week: decorate for fall, bake an apple pie and enjoy every day.

A peek into my day...
We love firetrucks!

Mason never moved a muscle when the excavator started to move.

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