Sunday, January 8, 2012

new year daybook


I was considering writing a post without pictures, since I don't seem to be taking many lately, and then I was reminded of this nice idea, and so decided to take part for the first time...
From The Simple Woman's Daybook. I wrote my answers quickly, first things to come to my mind...

Outside my window... It is dark, because I am actually writing this "daybook" entry late at night.

I am thinking... About homeschooling and lesson work which we will return to in the morning after our holiday break.

I am thankful... that we are all here together.

In the kitchen... Garbanzo beans soaking. I don't making them as often as other beans because they seem to take so much longer to cook. A large batch will simmer all day in the crock pot tomorrow. An extra jar full will go into the freezer.

I am wearing...Green linen skirt and a green plaid top. Both handmade.

I am creating... an embroidered piece, most likely to become a wall hanging for our home.

I am going... to town on Tuesday. Rarely more than once a week. Sometimes less often.

I am wondering... if my eldest child is asleep yet, or if she is still laying in bed reading.

I am reading... Ancient Mythologies is on the desk in front of me. Our new main lesson that we are beginning tomorrow. Waldorf 5th grade...

I am hoping... for a peaceful week.

I am looking forward to... Snow! Really. It is winter. Please snow.

I am learning... Why is this the first one I am pausing on?

Around the house... Nice and tidy. Tree undecorated and all Christmas ornaments put away. New winter nature table arranged earlier this evening.

I am pondering... the week ahead.

A favorite quote for today... I read a good one earlier, but can't at all remember what it may have been...

One of my favorite things... the sweet little notes my girls write to me, and to suddenly find one, and a smile comes to my face.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I feel like I mentioned them all already. A town day. Homeschool days. Embroidery. And I need to start a new knitting project. (And need to finish another small one started over the holiday.) And can't forget to get started on the girls winter dresses soon. And maybe another nice walk like the one we went on last week.

A peek into my day...

So many times a day I stop to admire this little basket of wool wonderfulness. So many embroidery thoughts filling my mind!

Wishing you all many lovely days this week!



Plain and Joyful Living said...

Wishing you a wonderful week Renee.
I love reading about what you are doing and looking at that picture of beautiful wool.

charlotte said...

sound sll rather lovely, enjoy your week!

W-S Wanderings said...

Ahh, wonderful and soothing. Your basket really is a joy to gaze upon.

GreenMama said...

Dear Renee,
A wonderful 2012 to you and your family and your wool basket is amazing!
I would like to be a homeschool mother, too, but in Germany it is forbidden teaching this way.:(

a little crafty nest said...

Dear Renee...I love this post! To be present in the moment and contemplate what is surrounding you is a wonderful practice...not to mention, a fun little time capsule. I also adore that basket full of rainbow goodness ~ can't wait to see what you create. There is so much I want to say right now, but breakfast is ready. Much love,
xo Jules

Mama Forestdweller said...

I loved this post - it inspired me to try something like this, and it's lovely to read about what you're up to.

I remember when I used to only go to town once a week, and maybe I'll get back to that habit this winter - you reminded me how nice it can be to be at home...

Happy 2012!

Anonymous said...

great post! I'm doing ancient mythology with my older daughter. We're loving it! My 8 year old son is also loving the stories (i know, he's not suppose to listen but how can I keep him away?) We saw some snow flurries and got so excited, but it didn't amount to anything - we're in Maryland. Have a peaceful week. Cirila

suzanne said...

A Happy New Year to you and your family Renee'..

Its been lovely reading your post. I love digging deep to find out how I actually am . Sometimes these kind of questions prompt thoughful answers...I need to do this too.

Love to you all and I hope it snows for you too!
Lots of love

Mama Ash Grove said...

Dear Renee, this was so fun to read and perhaps I should give it a try sometime too!
Your basket of yarn makes me happy. :)
Have fun starting Ancient Cultures! We are figuring out Babylon right now- Andy is going to work with Shea on the math symbols. :)

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Lovely post! So nice to read your thoughts written in this way and that basket of yarn looks so wonderful!!!

MYstory of HIStory said...

Ohhh...that color-full basket is one big bundle of creative potential. Have fun w/ that! :)