Monday, November 24, 2014

My Simple Woman's Daybook-November 24th Edition

For Today...November 24, 2014

Outside my window...

Bright blue sky...sun is shining. But pretty windy. No as cold as it has been. Almost all the leaves are gone from the trees now. 

I am thinking...

I am thinking about the weekend that we had. Justin and Paige came after having not seen them for the last two weekends. Darian and Harley attended their final debate tournament. Darian qualified for State. Harley is just glad it is over. And, Darian went on his FIST date to Winter Formal at school.

I am thankful...

I am thankful for all of the good memories that were created at our house.

In the kitchen...

Monday....Chicken Wraps* & Tater Tots.
Tuesday...Hamburgers & French Fries
Wednesday.Chicken Enchilada Soup*
Thursday..Chili dogs & chips
Friday....Cream Cheese Chicken*
Saturday..Traditional Thanksgiving meal
Sunday....Leftovers, of course!
*linked recipes

I am wearing...

You are all in for a surprise...because today I am wearing LONG gray yoga pants with a black tee shirt. And barefoot of course!

I am creating...

I am creating this post and I just finished creating my November gratitude post. It is here if you are so inclined to read it.

I am going...

I am going to catch a nap later today. And read from my book.

I am wondering...

I am wondering what people will think when they see my menu for Thanksgiving is Chili dogs. Ha! Ha! And we might put up the Christmas tree too. A fun day planned for just the 3 of us. Justin and Paige, my brother, and Darian's girl will join us on Saturday for our Thanksgiving meal.

I am reading...

I am reading "The One You Love" It was a freebie from BookBub. I haven't decided yet if I like it. But once I start reading a book I usually finish it. So I'll tell you when I am done.

I am hoping...

I am hoping that my new blog colors will be easier to read. I had a few comments from some of my readers that the other blog colors were not easy to read. So tell me what you think?

I am looking forward to...

I am looking forward...outward...front ward. Not backwards. Not much anyway.

I am learning...

I am learning that is is just necessary to put on foot forward and drag the other one up beside it. And paste on a smile.

Around the house...

This weekend I actually cleaned out the freezer (the one in the fridge) and used Easy off to clean the oven. I have two ovens. One is a self-cleaner. And the other one isn't. Now which one do you suppose we use the most? Crazy, I know but we tend to use the one that needs cleaned with Easy Off. Figure that out.

I am pondering...

I am pondering the holiday season. As I am sure most of you are. 

A favorite quote for today...

A few plans for the rest of the week...

Like most of you I am planning for Thanksgiving. We will have a traditional meal with quite a few less people than we have had in the past. I think for this year that is a good thing. 

A peek into my weekend...

Final Debate Tournament
November 22, 2014
Winter Formal November 22, 2014

I would love to have everyone go over to Peggy's Simple Woman's Blog and join in with the ladies writing in their Daybooks. 


  1. I think that chili dogs and chips is the perfect Thanksgiving meal! (smile). I'm glad to see you're more traditional on Saturday though. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  2. I really like your quote for the day. It is so true! Thankful for your son and the job he does! It sounds like you're going to have a nice Thanksgiving Day and belated whole family dinner! Blessings to you and yours.

  3. Your menu sounds delicious! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Love the photos!! It is amazing ( and sort of bittersweet) how fast kids grown up. I think chili dogs are absolutely fine for Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time together and a Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you so much Ellie. And thanks for dropping in for a visit. We will enjoy our chili dogs.

  5. Enjoyed where you are looking. Thats one I want to remember. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Thanks for visiting me tonight Lisa

  7. I love the idea of Thanksgiving chili dogs! Long as I live, I'll never forget my dad saying, "Let's see -- this year, I think I'm thankful for ______ ." (Fill in the blank; anything BUT turkey!)
    This year, Tom thinks he's going to be thankful for my cheesy meatloaf. :) Heck, it's all in the attitude, right? It's supposed to be 80-degrees here on Thursday!

    Great pix of the grands!

    1. Thank you Myra. My kids all loved the cheesy meatloaf that Richard made. I haven't been able to replicate it yet. Probably won't be able to as they will always love it because Richard made it. I wish I was going to be with you on Thanksgiving. Oh to have 80*

  8. How sweet with Darian and his first winter formal! They made a great looking company! WTG for Harley and Darian getting through speech and Darian moving on with it! I think your way to celebrate Thanksgiving both on Thursday and then the weekend is a great one! I wonder, you seem to be barefoot a lot, your feet ever get cold in the cooler weather? I'm in wool socks and I live in southern california, LOL :)


    1. Sometimes my feet get cold. But not often! I am mostly just a barefoot girl.

  9. I didn't have time today for any Day Book entries but I am glad I found time to read yours.

    1. I have nothing but time Wendy....thanks for stopping in!

  10. Chili dogs on turkey day.... my youngest and hubby would love this! Have a great Thanksgiving week!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Jodi! Have a nice Thanksgiving

  11. Chilidogs and chips sounds perfect. Hubby goes crazy on Thanksgiving (turducken this year) and sometimes I would just like something a bit simpler. You go!

    1. I remember another year that you talked about turducken! I'll go crazy on Saturday but just with the traditional meal


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