FOR TODAY, December 1, 2008
Outside My Window... It's sunny and cold, and the dogs are scratching at the door to come in, though they just went out 3 minutes ago. You watch, I'll let 'em in and they'll want back out in less than 10 minutes.
I am thinking... that there sure is a lot of work to do to get ready for Christmas. And most of it falls to the Mama around here. I need a plan, but I'm afraid to make one for fear of scaring myself into inaction.
I am thankful for... the fact that PapaC has today off! We're going to go run errands together later. Yippee!
From the kitchen... last night was pasta and sauce and salad. We were a little tired of Thanksgiving leftovers. I'll deal with what's left today or tomorrow. Hopefully there's not much there.
I am wearing... SSSSSHHHHH! Don't tell! I still have on my pajamas! Since PapaC was home, we slept in (well, if 8 a.m. counts as sleeping in--which it does for me these days) and I am sitting here listening to music and being slow about getting dressed. So, I still have on a giant pink t-shirt and green doggie day spa pajama pants, and bare feet (which are cold, by the way!).
I am creating... #10 of the 10 things I started for Christmas gifts. Unfortunately, they've morphed into about 15 or 16 things to do before Christmas. Sigh.
I am going... to begin my advent reading program today - only one day late! It's small this year, I'll tell you more about it later.
I am reading... Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge. I was tired of masochistic fathers and terrorists.
I am hoping... that I can get my St. Nicholas gifts in order in the next day or so and finish my Christmas shopping (or at least the ordering) by the end of the week.
I am hearing... PapaC eat Cheerios. I love it when he's home!
Around the house... are piles of white dog hair. Blech.
One of my favorite things... is walking with my friend Clemi. We walk for an hour at a time a couple of times a week. It's good for the heart, in more ways than one.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Bring order out of chaos with my rarely used (apparently) super power of housewifery! Finish 3 or 4 more of my "things". Figure out my calendar for this month.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... I think I'll put on a shirtwaist dress and heels and wrap some packages!