Monday, November 17, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

I think I missed a couple of weeks. Things have been a little busy around here. I suppose it will only get worse, since it's that time of year.

You can see all of this week's posts if you go and visit Peggy!

For Today...

Outside my Window... it is cold! And we have been having snow flurries, which Samuel thinks is great. He wants a gigantic snowstorm and was quite disappointed when I told him it wasn't going to stick.

I am thinking... about Christmas. We've already made a good dent in our shopping, and I think almost everything else is planned and just needs to be ordered. I really wanted to get this out of the way early this year so that we can relax and really enjoy Advent for once - it always seems to fly by.

From the learning rooms... Oregon Trail! Although apparently we need to get started on a history timeline to put things in perspective.

I am thankful for... warmth. A working furnace, a toasty little space heater, warm clothes, hot tea, hot food, a hot bath... these will be my refuge for the next 4 months.

From the kitchen... dh is working (again) so I'll make Samuel and I some pasta to go with the leftover sauce from last week. And I think I'll bake something. I don't know what yet, just something...

I am wearing... long johns, blue jeans, burgundy knit shirt, wool socks, slippers, and a gray fleece robe. I am COLD, people!

I am reading... the Anne of Green Gables series, including Chronicles of Avonlea and More Chronicles of Avonlea. With all the political mess, this has been a nice escape, and I had never read the Chronicles before, despite the fact that I've had them for a couple of years now. LMM was kind of obsessed with the idea of lovers who are kept apart for 20 years and then finally get together. It makes for a nice sappy ending, if you don't think about it too much, but I can't help but think of how many years they wasted! And now they'll never have a family! I know, I know, they are FICTIONAL, but it still bothers me.

I am hoping... and praying that FOCA does not happen.

I am creating... order. I hope.

I am hearing... Samuel making bizarre noises. So, business as usual.

Around the house... it is kinda messy in here. Gotta do something about that.

One of my favorite things... eating pizza in the basement while we watch a movie together. Lately it's been a BBC series on Africa that we got from Netflix (another of my favorite things).

A few plans for the rest of the week... Samuel and I are going to the last week of a museum program on Wednesdays. I'd like to set up a playdate, since it seems like we haven't seen any of our friends lately. Got a bit more shopping to do... other than that we will just try to stay warm. Well, I will. He thinks it's fun to ride his bike in this weather.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

up a tree

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pa! I lost my laptop in the stampede and it got trampled! Guess we'll have to get a new one at the next trading post.

We got Samuel the Oregon Trail computer game. It's fancier than the one that we played way back in 1986, as you can well imagine, but it's the same premise and Samuel has had fun playing it. It came with this bumper sticker, which I love:

Samuel looked at it and wanted to know why the picture looked funny. I explained to him that all computer pictures used to look like that, thinking that he would make the connection to when dh and I told him that we used to play the game when we were kids. Instead, he thought we were talking about an even earlier time:

"So, like when they had the wagons?"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

post-election humor

This is the funniest thing I've seen in quite a while...

HT: Heath, who I would be happy to teach how to embed YouTube videos. :)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

can't sleep, sharing a link

Jennifer at Conversion Diary asks an important question:

"What litmus test could you offer that would apply to all places and all times as a way for a person to look around themselves with completely clear eyes, piercing through even the thickest fog of self-delusion and widespread cultural acceptance, and see that they are surrounded by grave evil?"

Go and read the answer.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

we can never give up

Prayer to End Abortion
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord.