Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, January 26, 2009

Outside my window...it is dark . It snowed last night so when it does get light it will be a wonderland of winter white. On days like this my mom would always recite to us:

"Fenceposts wear marshmallow hats on a snowy day,
Bushes in their nightgowns are kneeling down to pray,
And all the trees have silver wings and want to fly away".

I am thankful for...my eight cute, funny, adorable grandchildren. They are so diverse in their personality that it makes for a good mix--no two alike. I enjoy seeing them, being with them and learning more about what is important to them.

From the kitchen...Today I think little 4-year-old Ella and I will make cupcakes. We can frost them and decorate them with the conversations hearts and red hots for Valentines. Because she thinks cupcakes are just a vehicle for the frosting, I will have to make the frosting very delectable so she will have a happy, delicious memory of the event.
I am wearing...my workout clothes, with no make-up and my puffy jacket while I wait for my neighbor/workout friend. I am ready to expend some energy and hopefully some calories this morning.

I am creating...I bought fabric for a baby quilt for grandson # 9 due in April that I want to get started on. It is going to be so cute in shade of periwinkle blue, chartreuse, and turquoise patchwork on the front and backed with ivory minke on the back. I am also working on some adorable totes from sweaters that I will post when I get them done.

I am going...to a class this morning (after I workout) to learn what I've been doing wrong. I am trying to crochet a little hat for my grandson who is due in April. So far it would be a nice doily for my table as it is turning out very flat! I have not crocheted in many years and thought I knew how to read a pattern, but left on my own, it is apparent that I need some help in this department. I am excited to go and begin this little hat again (after I undo all my work).

I am reading...I don't have a current book right now, although, of course, I always have my magazines, if they count.

I am hoping...to go to the library today. All my books about blogging, and my Madonnas of Leningrad are due back. I hope to have time to go in and check out a book to read. Anyone ave a good suggestion for an interesting, not-too-many pages book to read?

I am hearing...my furnace going strongly trying to get my house warm for me. (I Love being warm--Got to love that furnace!!)

Around the house..It is quiet, not a creature is stirring.

One of my favorite things...Sunshine. It oftentimes is spectacularly beautiful with full sun on the snowy on a day like this. I'll wait and see what today brings. It won't really matter, if I have sunshine in my heart anyway.

A few plans for the rest of the week: are to workout each morning, to begin the quilt, have my hair cut and colored tonight, visit two women friends Tues morning, watch movies with two other friends on Tues evening, take my sweet 87-year-old aunt shopping for shoes on Wednesday and have lunch with her afterward, clean my house and guest quarters because a friend is coming to visit from out of town for the weekend. I hope I can get it all done!

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jenjen said...

Sounds like a busy week! I love that poem and I think about Grandma R. whenever it snows -- but couldn't exactly remember the words.

Thanks for having the kids over!

Miss you!


Sally said...

What a wonderful grandma you are, and how lucky you are, too.

I recommend These Is My Words for a book. It is possibly my all-time favorite book.

wenderful said...

Mom, are you goodreads? That's where I find a lot of suggested books. I can find out what my friends are reading.
Hope the cupcake decorating goes well. Good job on the daily workouts. Sounds like you have a busy week!
love you.

beth at aunties said...

I enjoy your simple women's daybook. I might have to be a copycat someday;-)
I really liked your moms' poem on a snowy day... My MIL use recite bunches of them.
I recommend 'The Hiding Place' one of my all time favorite books! It is out on loan...I need to call my daughter and get it back:-)
You are a wonderful grandma, and I hope you and Ella have fun today. Memories are so special.
Congratulations on your new grandson!
we found out recently # 11 is on it's way. My DIL had her 1st visit this morning and all looks great.
It sounds like a week full of FRIENDS. I hope you enjoy each and every day!

Marie said...

I love the poem, thanks so much for sharing it with us. I adored the picture too! I do miss snow!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your grandchildren. I can only dream of being able to do that one day. Lucky you!! XXOO