Monday, January 26, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today (January 26th)

Outside my window... It's cloudy, quiet and COLD! I'm not a fan of 21 degree weather.

I am thinking...About starting a fire in the fireplace. I usually save the firewood for when Mike and the kids are home, but it would be so cozy on such a dreary day.

I am thankful for...being healthy and active enough to take care of my home and family.

From the kitchen...chicken enchiladas for supper and hopefully some baking.

I am wearing...A super thick and soft pink sweater, jeans and thick woolly socks.

I am reading... Re-reading one of my Betty Neels novels. They are so sweet and homey.

I am hoping...that we don't really have the "freezing drizzle" that the weatherman is calling for. Driving on icy roads completely freaks me out. Mike will just have to take the kids to school tomorrow if it's icy.

I am creating...Still working on my rainy day scarf.

I am hearing...Billie Holiday singing "On the Sunny Side of the Street".

Around the house...washing sheets and cleaning the laundry room.

One of my favorite things...The sight of my daffodils just beginning to push up out of the cold ground. Spring IS coming! :)

A few plans for the rest of the week... planning the upcoming school bake sale, returning library books (maybe by writing it here I'll remember), and hopefully some cozy evenings in front of the fire.

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

Greg took this picture and I like it. Ranches and farms are common sights around here.

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Susan said...

Love the new look of your blog and the cow picture.

The Lind Family said...

I recently found your blog and I love it! Your new look is terrific. I also am a housewife and at times it gets frustruating explaining to people why I choose to stay home. I am so glad I found you!

mary said...

I really love your new look! Great job! Love your blog....

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Wow spring flowers popping through the dirt already. I always enjoy that myself....but it is still a little early here for that.
And I don't think anyone likes driving on ICY roads! :)
Enjoyed your blog!

Anonymous said...

We see alot of sheep and horses where we live.

50s Housewife said...

Thank you ladies! I'm so glad you like the new look. I am thrilled with it!

Sandy these poor little daffs come up early every year. I think it's because they are sheltered by our house. They nearly always get frozen, but I love to see them poking their little heads up. :) They make me feel so hopeful.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You have a fireplace? I'm so envious. We have some ice storms going on in Virginia right now...a fireplace sure would be cozy today--but also would keep me busy keeping the kids out of it!! ;) Have a great day!

A Gracious Home said...

I have read several of Betty Neels books. They are good for relaxing. It's cold here too. I am so glad you mentioned the song. I love it but didn't know who sang it. Have a wonderful week. Doylene