We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8

Monday, September 8, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook - Sept 8th

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For today, September 8th, 2008

Outside My Window... after a couple of mild-ish summer weeks, we seem to be in store for a sweltering day today. It is steamy and sunny and the screeching bugs are really singing this morning.

I am thinking ... about learning more about traditional French cooking.

I am thankful for... my special friend, Susie.

From the kitchen ... check out my menu plan for the week at To Every Meal There Is A Season (Balsamic Chicken, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Pasta e Fagioli).

I am wearing ... oh, I hate to admit this, but I'm still in my PJs. Well, I have "upgraded" them by putting on a hoodie.

I am creating ... nothing much right now.

I am going ... to be getting ready for my Dad's visit. Need to clean the kids' bathroom, change the sheets, do a quick vacuum and dust, and get the kids to take some of their junk upstairs.

I am reading ... "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See.

I am hoping ... for a nice 16th anniversary on Friday.

I am hearing ... hubby passing out vitamins to the kids.

Around the house... there is a stack of cookbooks on my kitchen counter that need to be put away. I was going through them last night to make my Autumn meal plan. You can read more about that at my other blog devoted to seasonal and local cooking: To Every Meal There Is A Season.

One of my favorite things... my French Press. I was recently telling someone how we'd made the switch to the French Press when our coffee maker's carafe broke. We happened to have the Press and started using it...and ended up giving away the coffee maker!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
  • My Dad is coming for a visit today. We have a lot of stuff planned for only a short visit: a trip to the airport to look into flight lessons for my eldest, catching a movie, and a trip to the planetarium.
  • Need to make plans for my middle son's 9th birthday on Monday. We keep them pretty low-key except for the "big" ones (1, 5, 10, 13, 16, 18). DH always takes them out for a special breakfast.
  • Our 16th anniversary is Friday! We have a special date planned next week, so we may just make a special meal at home on Friday. Or maybe go out for a dessert date.

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Kaber said...

Happy Anniversary! Our 17th is Unday. My husband will be out of state.

Invite me over when you start practicing that traditional French cooking...

Kate said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a wonderful day. . .and a very special date.