Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday's Simple Woman's Daybook

For today - Sept 28th 2009 -

Outside my window...the sun is bright though a chilly autumn breeze is blowing. Its a gorgeous fall day! Someone is burning wood...the smell is heavenly. Here in the Ozarks, we've had a cooling trend in the weather...unusual for this time of year, but I'm loving it!

I am thinking...about my neice in Denver, who just delivered a healthy, robust, little guy this morning. Braxton Tucker...8 lbs and 8 oz.

From the learning rooms...we added two new classes this past week. Computer class - Logan is quickly learning how to work a mouse and really enjoys the educational preschool games. And Storytime - we are using Five in a Row some...and creating our own with other books. We do this class right before naps/quiet time, so it has been helping them wind-down a bit.

I am thankful husband, who is my hero. He takes care of the ugly jobs that sometimes need taken care of. I pray I never take him for granted.

From the kitchen...making a cup of hot tea to enjoy during my "quiet time" :) Thinking smoked sausage with fried potatoes and cabbage for dinner this evening.

I am wearing...capris and a tshirt.

I am reading...some Country Living magazines I picked up at the library saturday. Have a couple new books to start... when I find the time!

I am hoping...for a nice long pleasant fall. I love the beginning of a new season! We get a fresh look at the exquisite grace and beauty the Lord surrounds us with. Its as if He re-decorates the earth to refresh our perspective on life. A new season marks the passing of time, and it reminds us to live our life fully alive….cherishing the sweet simple moments….counting our blessings….and to be a blessing to others.

I am creating...a cozy fall atmosphere for our happy little home. Pulling out the pumpkins, apples, spice candles,'s in those extra little things we do, to create a feeling of warmth and whimsy, joy and goodness, that we communicate a message to our family that says: you are loved and it is my pleasure to make you feel nurtured and cared for. A message that hugs the hearts of those we love and it gives them a delicious affection for home. Providing a loving environment for our family sets the stage for happy memories that will last a lifetime.

I am praying...for wisdom and guidance in parenting a fiesty three year old boy.

Around the house...I have been cleaning from the weekend busyness. Doing laundry. Making the house beautiful for fall...

One of my favorite things...a pot of simmering hearty soup.

A few plans for the rest of the week...a jr high football game with warm snuggly blankets, hot cocoa & popcorn! Library used book sale. And a fieldtrip to a farm for Old Fashioned Days.
What are your plans for this week? How do you decorate and cozy up your nest for fall?

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

-Baby Keira's first real bath -

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