It is Monday. And on Mondays I write in my daybook and link up with The Simple Woman's Blog. This will be a good record for the future. To let people know what was going on and what my frame of mind was. So here we go.
FOR TODAY...November 10, 2013
Outside my window...It is still dark. I write most of my posts close to midnight. This is my time of the day. When the house is quiet (except for the TV which always is in the background) I need to work on that! We have two more wonderful days of Indian summer here. Today and Tuesday are supposed to almost 70* and the the bottom falls out and we will see the upper teens at night with the 30-40's in the day time. Here comes winter.
I am thinking...I am thinking about how busy things will soon be getting. Both Darian and Harley are playing a winter sport. Darian wrestles and Harley in basketball. That will mean a few mornings they have to be at the school before 7 a.m. so I will have to drive them. Their school is about a 15 minute drive from home. Might get me up and moving earlier and maybe, just maybe I will get more done.
I am thankful...I am thankful for everything! My family, my home, a car that runs. Life in general is something to be thankful for. Don't you think.
In the kitchen...My weekly Menu
Tuesday...Shepherd's Baked Potatoes*
Wednesday...kids have church
Thursday...Baked Honey Chicken tenders*
Saturday...Green bean soup (moved from last week since Justin and Paige didn't come)
Sunday ...Italian Chicken and Stuffing*
*are linked to recipes
I am wearing...shorts, tee shirt, no shoes
I am creating...I would like to say that I am being very creative but I am not creating a single thing right now.
I am going...hopefully not to jury duty this week. I dodged the bullet this past week. They only chose jurors 1-68 and I am number 329. We have to call on Tuesday so we will see. It's not that I don't want to do jury duty. I believe in my civic duty. It's just, right now, I am not in the mood. Know what I mean?
I am wondering...I am wondering when exactly I will seal up my holiday plans and quit skirting around the issue. I just can't seem to want to celebrate this year.
I am reading...I am still reading the same Jodi Picoult book that I was reading last week. This one is just not grabbing me and making me want to sit and read all the time. That is a good thing, isn't it? Nope, I'd rather be reading.
I am hoping...I am hoping our winter is mild. Not lots of deep snow. No ice. Is that too much to hope for.
I am looking forward to...I really am looking forward to something. I just can't think of it right now.
I am learning...I am learning that being a mom to teens when I am in my 60's is not the same as when I was in my 30's. I am just tired now! Thankfully they are pretty good kids.
Around the house...I'm not kidding you when I say that I need to get up and get some of these chores tackled. We did bring in my ficus tree today, blow out the garage, clean off the patio, store the statues and flower pots on Sunday. Need to get the outside water turned off but I couldn't budge it. Hope it will be okay until Justin can get here. Darian couldn't budge it either. Eeek!
I am pondering...I am busy pondering cold weather. It makes us hunker down doesn't it?
One of my favorite things...One of my favorite things is socks when my feet get cold.
A few plans for the rest of the week:If I don't have to report for jury duty I am taking Darian on Thursday to get contact lenses. He is excited. I hope they work out for him.
A peek into my day...I gave you a peek into my Sunday with my gratitude post. You can go here to see it. Ah naps, beautiful naps.