Thursday, January 30, 2014

january daybook...




FOR TODAY

Outside my window…   Snow finally falling, gently, and only sometimes, but maybe more soon…


I am thinking…   That it is kind of strange to be doing this in the middle of the day, and I do want to get to my knitting. Not that I am letting myself be rushed. I guess it is probably because Elsa is napping and I of course feel like she could wake any moment…


I am thankful…
yes…


In the kitchen…   baked bread this morning that wasn't our usual recipe


I am wearing…   light green/cream plaid top (I have actually made two shirts from this fabric over the years) and the brown/green vintage fabric wrap skirt I sewed myself for my birthday a few years ago. I wonder if I am always wearing something plaid when I do these posts…


I am creating…   so many things in my mind, you know, like a list of all the things I want to/hopefully will make some day… never-ending sewing, pretty things for home, and necessities, clothing for children, warm woolens, tidy corners. I get bits of all these things done, there is some progress, the list will always grow, I like all these things very much...


I am going…   Staying home at the moment. We were all out twice last week, which is quite a lot for winter. It was nice though. A day at the land. A small visit with a friend another day.


I am wondering…   What my bigger girls are doing. And I think it probably has something to do with music. And perhaps scissors and fabric or pencils and paper on the side… 


I am reading…   Bedtime story with Chessa every night, while getting Elsa settled to nursing and sleep.


I am hoping…   I mentioned it in my last post… I am hoping lots of snow comes soon, all of February would be just fine, and not too much in March or April please… (I keep trying to be polite about it…)


I am looking forward to…
So many things.


I am learning
to be the mother of a teenage daughter.


Around the house…
Elsa. One year olds very much get around the house.


I am pondering…
while I knit, and many other times of the day. It is one of my favorite things to do.



A favorite quote for today…

Tonya shared a passage from Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier in the month, which Jason and I read together, ending with…

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists, who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood.  The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific, and religious freedom have always been nonconformists.  ...... In his essay "Self-Reliance" Emerson wrote, "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."  The Apostle Paul reminds us that whoso would be a Christian must also be a nonconformist.  Any Christian who blindly accepts the opinions of the majority and in fear and timidity follows a path of expediency and social approval is a mental and spiritual slave."

You could also just take that Emerson part and call it a favorite.



One of my favorite things…   
Well now Chloe is here so I can't concentrate so much. But hey, she is one of my favorite things!


A few plans for the rest of the week:
Brigid's day! Candlemas!


A peek into my day…   I had these photos collected already. I wasn't really planning on doing this Simple Daybook post right now, but had recently been thinking of trying again to do it throughout a whole year. And now here we are at the very end of January! So...

Moments with Elsa...
 
























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4 comments:

Mama Ash Grove said...

Oh dear, I love reading this! And that brown eyed baby girl!!!
I want to see your plaid top and brown wrap skirt. I made myself a dark blue linen/cotton blend wrap skirt a couple weeks ago, and it is my new favorite. I have a piece of brown linen I may use to make another.
Yes, one year olds most definitely get "around the house" all to themselves!
Beautiful quotes.
Love you, Mel

Jules said...

Dear Renee, This is such fun to read...I remember a few from last year, too. I do so like this kind of thing, perhaps it isn't too late to do it tomorrow? And like Melly, I want to see your skirt, and more of you! Sweet Elsa is darling and getting so big so quickly. I surely wish Time would just drag its feet a bit more and not run so merrily along. Enjoy your weekend with your lovelies,
xo Jules

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Yes Renee,
Let's see a picture of you:)
We all loved our letters the other day and your Chessa should be receiving something very soon from Sarah.
I really like this post, I might borrow the idea sometime.
Love, Tonya

Heather Joy Salzman said...

Aww, such a sweetheart! I just found your blog the other day, and I must say, I adore it. It's so sweet, peaceful and crafty. :)
I want to see your skirt too! :)
Blessings,
Heather