Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ 10.6.11

For lack of other posts, The Simple Woman's Daybook... (Or is it better to just keep my mouth shut? Does anyone find these posts interesting or are they not really worthwhile?)

Outside my window...
Unseasonably warm. Trees are starting to turn and I thought sweater-and-flip-flops weather (my fave) was here to stay, but it was back up in the 80s today. Not complaining. Wishing the mosquitoes would die off once and for all, though.

I am thinking...
that I miss blogging. That I should have jumped in with the "31 Days" themes this month, to give myself some discipline both in keeping up this blog and in working on a writing project I want to dig into.

I am thankful for...
a new(ish) family at our church that has become dear friends of ours. The boys and I spent the morning at their house--always a blessing, for many reasons.

From the kitchen...
overflowing fruit. We recently bought grapes and apples in bulk, but I was dismayed to realize that Concord grapes aren't really good for eating out of hand--so I may try to make a grape pie, but otherwise will end up freezing most of them (some whole, for use in smoothies, and some pureed, for use in yogurt/oatmeal for the boys). I've also got several pounds of tomatoes waiting to go in the summer's last tomato pie and various other "last time" tomato recipes.

I am wearing...
jeans and a dark pink shirt in the shade that has become a new favorite color for me to wear. And flip-flops. I delay socks as long as possible in the fall :)

I am creating...
I finally made some stamped cards last Friday night for the first time in ages. I still have hopes for the prayer/parenting writing project I mentioned in July...but I haven't gotten very far.

I am going...
to refrain from naming a lofty goal here since I'm pretty sure I almost never follow through with what I say I'm going to do in these posts :/

I am reading...
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions (so that I can hold my own when Steve goes all Columbo on me)...God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology (if I can get through it--the content is important and I want to understand it but it is SO unreadable)...and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (just because I never have, believe it or not). I recently finished and really enjoyed Playful Parenting. I also still haven't finished (but am loving) Give Them Grace. I'm thinking about reading through the Anne of Green Gables series again, which I haven't done for several years.

Bible-wise, I'm mostly in 2 Chronicles, Proverbs, and Mark (using King's Cross as a sort of commentary).

I am hoping...
to catch up on my out-of-control inbox sometime soon.

I am hearing...
Jude talking on the monitor. I don't think he ever actually fell asleep. Alas.

Around the house...
clutter everywhere. I am hopelessly behind on housework and *really* need to get the office (which I have affectionately begun referring to as "The Room of Doom") under control. Yikes.

One of my favorite things...
pumpkin spice latte. Haven't gotten one yet this fall but I can't wait. And, the moment when my sweet husband walks in the door at the end of a long day.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
Steve is taking me (and the boys) out for dinner tonight, just because! Then on Saturday we're headed to a local farm/pumpkin patch/corn maze/etc. Should be a fun family outing.

A picture thought I am sharing...
to say that Jude enjoyed the chicken enchiladas and Mexican black beans I made on Saturday would be an understatement :)

5 comments:

Jeremy and Marjorie said...

I find them interesting :)
Marjorie

Amy said...

hey thanks :) it was your black bean recipe, by the way - we totally love them that way. been using it ever since New Years.

Zoanna said...

I enjoy your posts. I have never read Tom Sawyer, either, nor Huck Finn. Grape pie sounds interesting. If you make it, write a review. I'm curious.
The picture of Jude is priceless!!!

Amy said...

Zo, the grape pie is not my idea...I'd never even heard of such a thing until my mom made one a couple of years ago, with an abundance of grapes that she had. It sounded totally bizarre, but actually tasted really good. Not too sweet, which my non-sweet-tooth hubby really appreciated :) Here's the recipe she sent me:

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/300/Concord_Grape_Pie_II54725.shtml

Laura said...

I love these posts, and I always think, "Oooh, I want to do that sometime." And then I never do. *sigh* But I'm glad you do! :)