Today I promise not to be so down and dreary as I was last week. I feel better after spending a quiet weekend, re-connecting with my granddaughter, Harley. Darian went camping. Justin and Paige didn't come over. Yesterday I quietly observed the 2-month anniversary of Richard's death. And although I miss him terribly and the tears are right there, hiding behind my eyelids, I feel like I will get through this. So here, for this week, is My Simple Woman's Daybook entry. You can join in by going over to The Simple Woman's Blog and linking up your entry.
FOR TODAY September 22, 2014
FOR TODAY September 22, 2014
Outside my window...It is dark and cool. Not as cool as we have been, but you can still taste that fall is in the air. And quiet. It is very quiet. And getting very close to midnight.
I am thinking...Right now I am thinking about what I would like to accomplish this week. My grocery shopping is done. My menu is planned. Maybe, just maybe, I'll pick up a paint brush.
I am thankful...for my family. I know they have my back.
In the kitchen...This weekend I cooked a bag of frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot and shredded up two quart bags for the freezer. And I cooked up 10 pounds of hamburger and put up 4 quarts in the freezer. I am ready for some simple meals.
I am wearing...I am wearing white shorts and a tee shirt. No shoes.
I am creating...I am creating a fall banner for the mantle (it's in my head right now, but I will soon get going on it.)
I am going...I am going to buy some ink for my printer and might stop into the craft store to see what they have for fall.
I am wondering...But I am wondering if I would be smarter to just go out into the garage and bring in the fall and Halloween tote and use what I have.
I am reading...I am reading a book recommended by my friend Wendy, The Double Bind written by Chris Bohjalian. So far I am enjoying it.
I am hoping...I am hoping this hopeful feeling I have today lasts....
I am looking forward to...I can't think of anything right now that I am looking forward to except more good days.
I am learning...I am learning that grief is hard and continuous and painful. But there is hope.
Around the house...Ah, around the house. It never stops and always needs more done. But there are always tomorrows.
I am pondering...I am pondering about this computer of mine. And if I have it fixed. I have gone through a series of self-help fixes and so far, so good. Cross your fingers.
One of my favorite things...One of my favorite things has always been quotes. Or lyrics. I love words. And what they say. And how they apply to me. To my life.
A few plans for the rest of the week:There are really not many plans this week that are different than last week. But, yay, no dentist appointments. If fact just a mundane week. How wonderful is that?
A peek into my day...This isn't really a peek into MY day. But I love the drama TV show "The Good Wife". And tonight was it's season premier. Looks to be a promising season.