A Simple Woman's Day Book for September 22, 2011

Outside my window...the big cottonwood tree is transforming itself into fall's wonderful hues.

I am thinking.... I haven't done one of these in a long time.

I am thankful for... a good, kind, and supportive family.  Not everyone has that....

From the kitchen...are coming lots of baked things.  Wacky Cake, Crackers, Chocolate Gingersnaps, Bread, Pizza to keep up well fed on our upcoming vacation.

I am wearing...a light denim jumper dress with long sleeved white shirt underneath, Halloween socks from my dad, and birks (as usual).

I am creating...a wide knit scarf.  It is my first genuine attempt at a project.  Before I was just trying to figure out how to make stitches so I called all my projects "things" and took them apart constantly because I was constantly dropping stitches.  Now I am really making something.

I am going... crazy with anticipation of the first ever Furthur concert in Montana.

I am reading... Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan

On my mind... the million things I need to do today.  I think I will get maybe 750,000 of them done and I suppose that is okay. 

Around the house...is utter chaos everywhere I look.   It quite literally moved me to tears last night.  Between all the baskets and crates of fruit and canning gear, and getting ready for out trip and Matt's birthday (delightfully) zapping a day of work it is just plain crazy in there.  I cannot bear clutter, hence the tears as I realized there was absolutely no way I was going to get everything tidy and in its place.  But, sometimes that is the way it goes....at least at our house.

One of my favorite things...yellow leaves in the autumn.

A few plans for the rest of the week... cooking, laundry, packing, and processing more fruit if there is time.

A small window into my life...
Matt taking a deep smell from the dill we were drying in the sun porch.

This format come from the Simple Woman blog.


  1. Busy girl! I'm going to have to read Second Nature, I've read most of his other books.Hope you guys have an excellent trip!

  2. I really like all of Pollan's writing that I've read so when I heard he had a gardening book I was pretty darn excited. It is really great thus far. The trip is going to be AWESOME! Thanks for the tickets to Tizer Gardens!


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