Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Daybook

Outside my window...Blue grey morning is opening up to a more or less cloudy clear day!! in other words we never know what the day will bring by the end of it. it cold snow!!! but there will be sun today too. anyway it is going to be a good day..

I am thinking...Wow, another year has almost slithered by with many things to accomplish that will be pushed into the next year, so many birthdays have happened in this month also and a couple of persons have been laid to rest in the cozy blanket of white snow to await the coming of a Saviour who will raise them up again and take them to heaven.

I am thankful, food, holidays, money, warmth and crisp winter air, family, and all the encouragement and grace that this embraces

From the learning rooms...(if this applies)

From the kitchen...I will be making cookies with my granddaughter to send to my sons who did not get home this year and because i was too busy before christmas they will get it now!!! They also had birthdays on Christmas day --twins and an older daugter --two years apart and on the same day. we will make a small batch of pancakes this morning too. maybe i will post a picture afterward.
Buttermilk Pankcakes

3/4 cup each of white and brown flour
big heaping tablespoon of brown sugar --- 2 tbsp!
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1/4 cup of cornmeal
big dash of bran
mix all that and add
3 eggs
2-3 tbsp of oil
2 cups maybe 1/4 more of buttermilk

i like to add corn or blueberries or raspberrries also, we always put peanutbutter and applesauce on top or pearsauce which is blended up pears

I am wearing...PJs wrapped up in a blanket!!

I am creating...

I am going...for a walk around the block with my grand daughter, to the store and....we shall see
I am reading...the new devotional that my friend gave me for Christmas entitled 'Grace Notes' by ardis dick stenbakken

I am print out a recipe book for my kids this year of all of my favorite recipies

I am hearing...the remnant of the Christmas music playing and the words that say Give Me Jesus! when i am alone give me Jesus. for in these moments we find the peace and strngth for the day. awesome thought.

Around the is so nice to have my house sort of organized this holiday and to have the holiday time from work to do it. but there are still a bathroom to decorate and doors to rehang and skirting for the trailer will have to wait for summer. always something to do. and a blanket to stitch together

One of my favorite things...sitting in front of the pellet sove and enjoying the WARMTH. i can just feel the warm floor and the heat melting up to my legs!!!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week: just as listed above but i may make a trip or two to the city...

Here is picture thought I am sharing...()

Monday, December 8, 2008

one of those days

FOR TODAY (december already it is so close to christmas and the end of the year and my kids birthdays...three of them)..

Outside my window...dark out and beyond that i can't see anything but the plastic on the windows

I am would be nice to sit on this couch all day, i am tired after esterdays party preparations and stress of it all, i am sort f discuted with everyone as a program was planned and they were so rude to talk all the way thru it. guess i will have a meeting where everyone can just talk!!!! there i vented................

I am thankful for...for those who showed up though, and i am thankful for this couch and for the few moments in the morning to relax before work

From the learning rooms...humm what have i learned today........or what should i learn...possibly tat i should just let everybody do their own thing but then the meetings and purpose for the meetings will go down the drain, time to resign?????

From the kitchen...left over salad from last night for breakfast and i wish i had that apple charlotte, it was good

I am wearing...brown pjs and they have sheep printed on the bottoms-should i be sheepish about my comments!!!!

I am creating...a white gingerbread house from styrofoam

I am get ready for work and then tonite is a church board meeting that will have leftover decorations and food from last nite

I am and lesson on the computer

I am hoping...that i will survive the next week full of parties

I am hearing...the dryer just quit and the alarm on my phone just rang and now there is silence but for the clicking of fingernails on these keys

Around the house...oh my there is always lots to dom it never ends, but i will probably just leave everything till next week or something during the holidays we have two weeks so that is when i will decorate the house for next year haah just kidding hahah

One of my favorite monkey

A few plans for the rest of the week:going to dye my hair pink

Here is picture thought I am sharing...()

click on the simple woman daybook