Monday, October 12, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the gracious host here.




For Today... October 12, 2009 Good morning!!:)

Outside my window...We are looking for a cloudy rainy day with the possibility of WHAT????-SNOW mixed in?????!!!!!

I am thinking... that the fact that almost all of the leaves blew off our tree in the front yard on Saturday morning- and most of them were still green!- and that fact that the high temps this week will be in the 40's is not a good sign for a pleasant fall. But I am not giving up!!!:)

I am thankful for...the lower bid (finally) from a roofer for our much needed new roof that is being put on Tuesday, and for the finances to pay for it- thank you Lord!

From the kitchen... for dinner tonight- barbequed chicken leg quarters, mashed potatoes, green beans. Also everything apple- from the apples from our tree:)

I am wearing... jammies and robe--it's 37 degrees this morning:/

I am hoping...for a good trip as Ben and Lisa take off for the 10-11 hour trip home with little Sophia on Wednesday night. That Sophia will be able to sleep while they are on the road.

I am hearing... early morning traffic as another week gets started. Silence in the house- no one else is up yet... a little while ago I heard a quick creaking sound from the attic area of the house- as the wood adjusts to the temperature changes.

I am praying... especially for protection for Jess who is due in Nov. from the H1N1 flu. And for a safe trip for Ben, Lisa and Sophia -- and than a sweet time for them with Lisa's family and ours.

Around the house... still working on sorting and purging in several rooms and the garage. And looking forward to our new roof. As they say- be thankful for the roof over our heads:)

On my mind...how I need to concentrate less on the News and more on the "Old Old Story"...

One of my favorite things...seeing my husband's face, hearing words of awe, as he looks at pictures of our grandchildren...talk about pride and joy...:)

A few plans for the rest of the week...keeping on with the reorganizing and sprucing up. On Saturday will be going to Milwaukee to celebrate Sam (2nd) and Kristen's birthdays. And getting ready for a family get-together here on Sunday.

Pondering these words... "I love you Grammy"-- by Sam on the phone on Saturday:)

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

Amanda loves tins. This one was given to Amanda by her friend's mom who is from England. And now that's where Amanda's favorite tea bags live. I thought it was a cool picture:)

Have a great week! And I hope you have time this week to enjoy a nice cup of tea along the way:)

5 comments:

Carol said...

Good morning, Linda!
I really like your idea to concentrate on the "Old, old, story" instead of the news! I'm going to put that into practice starting today!

Blessings,
Carol

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm coming for dinner!
Aren't the grandbabies grand? And so lucky, you are, to have wee ones still.
Love the picture. I like Tea, too. And tins.
Mama Bear

Elena said...

Hi Linda! It sounds like it is getting cold fast there! It is so great that you get to spend time with your kids and grandkids. The sweet words of affection from the little ones are so precious. When Mary tells me or Rich that she loves us, it just melts my heart everytime!! Have a wonderful week dear friend. Hugs, Elena

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Friend! My Monday is complete now...I can go to bed! It just doesn't feel right until I've read your daybook post!!

Wow...it's been like 94 here, gal!! I think 40 is refreshing!! But wouldn't want it non stop!!

There is still so much to be thankful for and that is good in this country, and that and God's Word is where our focus should be!
You are absolutely right! Let's praise Him anyway!!

So glad your grandkids have you, Linda!! They are blessed!

Have a lovely week, gal!!
Hugs!!!
Becky

Lisa said...

It sure got cold fast! I think we are skipping fall and going straight to winter! Those words from your grandson Sam simply warm the heart. Enjoy your company later this week and the birthday celebrations this weekend.