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The Simple Women's Daybook

Looking out my window ... it's a beautiful, sunny day! Cold temps but not too cold.

I am thinking ... that I am going to get my Christmas stuff down and put away today.

I am thankful ... for such a great month of December. I am usually kind of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. But not this year! I think making an Advent chain and doing some kind of Christmas activity every day really helped to boost my mood. Plus, several of our activities were for others, and it's pretty hard to be in a bad mood when you are performing an act of service for someone else less fortunate. We are definitely doing that again next year.

One of my favorite things ... total peace and quiet, has not happened for well over a week. I have loved all of the holiday activity, but it has certainly wiped me out. 

I am creating ... a mental list of what I need to pack to go to Hawaii at the end of January.

I am watching ... When Calls the Heart, Project Runway Junior, Top Chef, Shooter

I am wearing ... my pjs and robe, but am getting ready to get on my running clothes.

I am reading ... Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty. 

I am listening to ... Joyce Meyer radio broadcasts each morning when I run. 

I am hoping ... for a fun weekend in Tulsa celebrating the New Year with Rick's family.

I am learning ... how to play Catan today so that we can take it to Oklahoma with us. Our family really enjoys games, and it's a hard one to learn.

In the kitchen ... I need to bake bread, make freezer waffles, make homemade dog treats. But with all of the cooking I did this past week for Christmas, I needed a couple of days off! I'm back at it today getting caught up. It would be so easy to just go buy a loaf of bread and a box of frozen waffles and a box of cheap dog biscuits, but I am devoted to providing our basic staples in as healthy a way as possible.

In the schoolroom ... We are on BREAK! Hallelujah! 

Board Room ... I love this DIY Metallic Rope Throw Basket! And I think I could pull it off!

Post Script ... "12 Weird Thoughts Only Introverts Have". Oh. So. True.

Shared Quote ... "The enemy has already robbed that season of your past. The best thing you can do is turn around today ... and begin to walk into the future that God has for you." ~ Christine Caine

A Moment from my Day ... Christmas Eve with the hap hap happiest little elf you ever did see. Our little dude thoroughly enjoyed his first Christmas. He was a very good boy and got everything on his list!


  1. Would you mind sharing your freezer waffle recipe? I make breakfast sandwiches and freeze them, waffles would be a good addition!


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