Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Simple Woman's Daybook
FOR TODAY, November 1, 2011
Outside my window... sunshine and high 40’s. It was really foggy earlier this morning.
I am thinking...about my Mother-in-law, Cynthia. She passed away on this day back in 1990. Too soon...
I am thankful for...the bible study I am a part of at my church. We’re going through Acts; great teaching, homework, discussions, small group time.
From the kitchen...I made "Calamity Jane" Cowboy Caviar for the Halloween party last night-it was a big hit. I was dressed up as Calamity Jane all day.
I am wearing...tan Gap cords, a white blouse, my H & M rust wrap sweater and pearls in shades of orange. I love fall!
I am praying...that I'll make good decisions that allow my checkbook balance to stretch farther. It's getting difficult to keep up with all our expenses;a house, an apartment here, plane tickets, tuition, car payments, yada, yada, yada. I found a new blog that is encouraging called Blue Chateau Interiors. It's one more tool to help me be a good steward of all God has given us.
I am going…to take a walk in the sunshine in a little while, after I catch up on some writing.
I am reading...Little Black Dress, by Susan McBride
I am hoping... we figure out where we’re going on Thanksgiving –my husband is coming. Yay!
I am hearing...chewing. I’m enjoying a leftover mini-cupcake from yesterday’s luncheon.
Around the house… time to flip my calendar to November and pack away the 3 Halloween decorations I have here in this apartment. Back at my home in Illinois I hope I can direct my husband, son and daughter-in-law on how to switch from Halloween to Thanksgiving decorations. (Maybe I’m being unrealistic. Maybe I shouldn’t care since I’m not there. Guess I’m hoping when I return in early December that the jack-o-lanterns and crows are not still around the house.)
One of my favorite things…bright red and orange Maple trees.
A few plans for the rest of the week: meeting my girlfriend for coffee, studying the life of Phillip,taking part in a Mops Mentor panel, attending a baby shower and working at a wedding reception.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
(My daughter raised $200 for the Susan B. Komen organization by holding a bucket at a home football game.) Thanks for your generosity Tides fans!
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In His Grip, Jane
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