Monday, March 9, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook ~ Week of March 9, 2009

For Today:

Outside my window: it is a gray day and it looks like we may get more rain, like we did all weekend. Better rain than snow at this time of year!

I am thinking: that I have a lot to do this week... again.

From the learning rooms: I'm learning this week that it's okay to say "No" when a friend asks for a favor, particularly when childcare is involved. I don't have to feel guilty because I don't want to babysit my friend's children every time they ask. Just because I don't have any, doesn't mean I want to look after everyone else's. I won't always say "No", but after last week's prep for the triple baby shower, and this week catching up on everything, I just don't feel I have the energy (or desire) to look after 3 kids for an afternoon. I Dunno

I am thankful for: the smashing success of the triple baby shower Saturday night. Everything fell into place with barely a hitch and everyone seemed to have a great time, especially the expecting couples. It was a sheer joy to be able to bless these very special young couples and their soon-to-be new additions!

From the kitchen: there is a great need for a good clean! Washing DishesThe dishwasher needs unloading, and the counters need to be decluttered and have a good cleansing scrub. I've neglected it a little this week with the busyness but I'll get down to making it spiffy clean today... or tomorrow

I am wearing: a white long sleeve t-shirt and maroon fleece sweat pants and my pink bootie slippers. I need to grab a sweater because I'm a little chilled but will do that when I finish posting. And Denise... I do think about what I'm wearing before I leave my bedroom on Mondays now... just to make sure I'm not always in the same thing Belly Laugh

I am reading: my Bible (in Numbers still); I'm still reading Behind the Stories, and also reading my new book club selection, This Side of Heaven, by Karen Kingsbury.

I am hoping: to discipline myself better this week and find balance between the things I need to accomplish, housework and the things I want to get done.

I am creating: I have only 4 rows left of the first baby blanket and then I need to decide if I want to make clothes or another blanket for baby # 2 - I have until the end of April for that one so I should have time to complete something! Most likely a blanket because I find it easier and I already have the yarn Knitting

I am hearing: silence... and it is golden!

Around the house: is a HUGE pile of laundry again this morning and a little bit of tidying up from the weekend whirl around here.

One of my favorite things: was the hoopla and excitement from my friends on Saturday night at the baby shower as they ate the "Crack Brownies". I had to giggle because they were all eating like 3-4 brownies, completely unaware that each brownie is like a zillion calories with the butter, choc chips, caramels and evaporated milk. Better they eat them than me! Was that too evil an answer? Question Mark I'm just glad they enjoyed them!

A few plans for the rest of the week: housework, reading book club book, preparing bible study, helping a friend with her son's "Amazing Race" birthday party, knitting.

Here is a picture thought to share with you:

The Cookies and "Crack Brownies" I made
for the Baby Shower last Saturday

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Denise said...

LOL, well I guess if you do your daybook blog at the same time every Monday you're probably wearing the same thing! Nice of you to change it up a little though;)
Love those cookies and brownies. Have a fun Monday.

Cindy said...

Sue, you sound like you been busy busy busy. We all need time after a big event like you worked on over the weekend to regroup. Enjoy your laundry. :) Was that 'too' mean to say.
Love the pictures of the cookies and brownies.

blessedmomof3 said...

Those cookies look great, Sue! They are displayed very nicely! The little Noah's Ark is cute!


Judy said...

Sue, I wish I had a 'crack brownie' right about now. I had to smile at your knowing they were laden with cals, but sitting back enjoying watching everyone eat 3 or 4 of them. :-) Yes, we all have to learn to say "no"...that's been one of my biggest problems. Sending you big hugs Sue!

Theresa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's always nice to meet new friends.

The cookies and brownies look lovely! Funny that you sat back and enjoyed everyone eating them. I would have done the same thing, LOL.

Mary said...

Hi Sue! I'm so wishing I could be more disciplined when it comes to sweets. It's my downfall, for sure. Where do you find the strength to "just say no."!

I enjoyed reading about your week. I'm praying the Lord is blessing it.

Hugs, Mary

angela said...

Thanks for leaving a message on my blog. Yours is very cute. Best wishes for your writing.