A Simple Woman's Day Book for December 18, 2013

A Simple Woman's Day Book for December 18, 2013

Outside my window...the snow is melting.  The sky is a happy blue with bit, white, fluffy clouds.  The clouds have been making for some particularly impressive sunsets this past week.

I am thinking.... about Adam and how excited I am for him to come north for the holidays!  He arrives Monday.

I am thankful for... Matt not working evening shifts on a regular basis any more.  Since he is in the package shipping industry this is a pretty busy time of year for them.  As such he has been picking up some extra shifts.  That is all well and good on a sporadic, as-needed basis.  But, I am sure glad he is home to have dinner with me most of the time.

From the kitchen... we're making plans for special holiday treats!

I am wearing...  a long black skirt made by the grandmother of a friend and a silky, black paisley top with sandals (until I walk home at which point the outfit will be paired with my very 80's, grey, high-top snow boots with the Velcro closure and fabulous grip).

I am creating... a black dress, but very, very slowly. 

I am going... to enjoy the heck out of my 12 days off.  Oh.....man....am I looking forward to it.  

I am reading... The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks and 

On my mind... Siam Thai, my new favorite local restaurant.  My boss took us out to eat there yesterday as a sort of end of the semester thank you.  It was AMAZING.  I don't really eat out, but next time I do I know where I am going.

Around the house...  the pile of stuff destined for donation is always growing.  Where does this stuff some from?!  Its not like I am out shopping every other day....yet I never cease to have junk cluttering up my valuable space.  

One of my favorite things... is not wrapping presents.  Seriously.  This has to be my least favorite part of Christmas.  I love the lights, the music, the food, the warmth and time with family, finding a gift I know will be perfect for so-and-so, the cheer and general sense of good-will in the air.   I love pretty much everything about the holiday season.  But, boy does wrapping presents make me into a Grinch.  I am terrible at it and enjoy it not at all.  It nearly drove me to tears two nights ago.  But, the end is near.  I like gift bags.  Gift bags are where its at.  But, they're not nearly so fun to open.  So...I struggle on--and Matt swoops in to take over when he can tell I am being pushed over the edge.

A few plans for the rest of the week... are to wrap those three last presents, music and dancing Saturday, bake a little bread, sew some bandanas for Matt to tie-dye, and undoubtedly some reading and Scrabble.

A small window into my life...
Another batch of homebrew in the works.
 This format come from the Simple Woman blog.


  1. Totally agree with you regarding gift wrapping. HATE IT!!!! It a CHORE, I LOATHE :) My husband doesn't understand why I have such intense negativity towards wrapping paper - but why would he as I don't think he has ever wrapped a gift in his life :)

    1. Its nice to know I am in good company! Thanks, Bean.


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