Monday, December 21, 2009

Simple Woman #41

FOR TODAY   December 21, 2009

Outside my window...   dark, drippy, dreary.

I am thinking...   it is really the shortest, darkest day of the year.  We've already been to the orthodontist and back, and had the headlights on the whole way.

I am thankful for...   how cozy and warm it is inside.

I am praying for...   the phone to ring.  For Kerry.  WORK.  Please.

I am wearing...   jeans, black shirt, Christmas sweater :0)

I am creating...   Christmas goodies.  Secrets :0)

I am going...   our MIT group is getting together today - a very low-key Christmas party.

I am reading...   Christmas stories to the boys.   In spite of the fact that they all read quite well, they want me to read to them.  I love it :0)

I am hoping...   Phone.  Ring.  Work.

I am hearing...   rain dripping down the gutters, wind in the trees.

From the learning rooms...   vacation!  (Because, you know, we don't learn anything when we're on vacation - eyes roll.)

From the kitchen...   leftover turkey for tonight.

Around the house...   candles, Christmas books, and the lovely smell of our Douglas Fir Christmas tree... which smells more and more as it dries out and dies.

On my mind...   I need to have a master calendar reconciliation.  The one on the fridge, that everyone scribbles on, the one in my purse that is my "paper brain", and the Master Calendar on my desk, that I keep, to remember.

Noticing that...   the squirrels just love running around on our roof.  And our gutters so desperately need to be cleaned, that the squirrels are probably planting trees in them.

One of my favorite things...   little boys that laugh in their sleep :0)

A few plans for the rest of the week...   friends over for dinner - I hope, Christmas Eve dinner here, Christmas Eve service, Christmas Day at my parents' with the family :0)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

A nativity that my "Nana" made.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your daybook. I've enjoyed my visit. Prayinf for your phone to ring!

May you and your family have a Christmas filled with many blessings!

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Patty said...

Merry Christmas and I hope the phone rings soon!

Ruby said...

I love the picture of your house covered in snow.
We had our longest day yesterday but it was actually a lot cooler than it has been. (and I confess I didn't see the sunrise at around 4.30am)
I do hope Mr grasshopper gets work. We are praying for the same in the New Year.
God is so good to provide our every need.

Deborah said...

I love your nativity! I love the laughing in sleep too and talking, what they say cracks me up sometimes.

Praying with you that Kerry gets more work soon too.


Cutzi said...

Speaking of Christmas secrets...did you happen to leave something at the church for the kids???? If so, thank you!! They loved it and played it all morning yesterday. If not... well, I'll have to keep thinking.

Ann said...

My girls still love to be read to also - isn't it precious!

Have a wonderful Christmas! (And we're praying for that phone to ring, too!)


Herding Grasshoppers said...


Far be it from me to reveal any Secret Santas ;-) But I don't think they'll be able to keep their secret very long anyway,