Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For today... Saturday, October 9, 2010

Outside my window... It is a sunny day with a brisk breeze and not too warm and not too cold.

I am thinking... of the birthday/thanksgiving supper we are going to have tonight with my parents, of where I've been, where I am and where I am going - birthday's make me do that, how much my son has grown, of getting the table ready for tonight, yup, I got a lot going on in there LOL

I am thankful for... celebrations with family.

From the learning rooms... No school Monday, both the teacher and the student are looking forward to the day off ;)

From the kitchen... Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade buns, tossed salad, glazed carrots, corn, and a Smartie Blizzard Cake for the birthday boy.

I am wearing... black jeans and a turquoise shirt.  One of my favorite outfits.  I also have matching opal necklace and earrings that go with the turquoise beautifully and hubby bought for me when we were first married.

I am creating... working on a x-stitch picture and maybe one more fall item.

I am open presents tonight :) (It is both my birthday and my son's birthday today)

I am reading... Life Management for Busy Woman by Elizabeth George.

I am praying for... family and the upcoming year with its many changes.

Pondering these words... It's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years. (unknown)

I am STILL hoping... I can go to the mountains this fall.

I am hearing... computers running, daughter typing, music from the radio.

Around the house... I have finished cleaning it for this evening, still need to sweep the back door, get the table ready and finish the cooking, and then I can relax and enjoy the food, company and celebrating.

One of my favorite things... spending time with family.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  shopping with daughter for a few things she needs before she starts her new job, school, lunch out with my mom at our favorite tea room - I think it's going to be a fun week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

My daughter said it looked like the tree was wrapped in a blanket. 
It reminds me of how God surrounds us with his love.
Thank you Peggy for the The Simple Woman's Daybook {follow links to read more}.


  1. Happy Birthday Alana! May Our Lord continue to bless you for many years to come :-)



  2. Dear Alana...sweet belated birthday wishes to you and hope that it was a very special day! Sweet and simple blessings! ♥ Teri

  3. Happy birthday.....beautiful post!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday Alana! I hope it was a beautifully blessed day for you and your son :-)
    That tree is so pretty all garlanded like that - I've been meaning to say how much I like your header photo - those autumn leaves are glorious! Praise God for the 'seasons' in our lives. many blessings..Trish

  5. Thank you everyone. I had a wonderful birthday and such a blessed time with family. ~Alana~

  6. Belated Happy Birthday, hope it was wonderful...the dinner sure sounds yummy! How neat your son was born on your bday! Mine is coming up...along with my baby's due date close by! Wondering what that Elizabeth George book is about, title is intriguing, I will have to check it out on Amazon.

  7. Thank you! I have a friend who's sons birthday is also the same day as hers. I guess it guarantees they never forget your birthdday ;) ~Alana~


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