Monday, December 21, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook #8

FOR TODAY... Dec. 21, 2009

Outside my window... The sun is not out, but the day is still bright outside

I am thinking... Of next Monday because that's the day that my Mom from NJ will be home for the holidays!

I am thankful for... The Christmas presents we all received yesterday at the family Christmas party of my DH

I am wearing... A pink printed shirt-dress

I am remembering... The list that I made about the places we will have to go for a visit with my Mom next week

I am going... To gather and organize all Christmas cards we received and put them in my scrapbook of memories

I am reading... Beautiful in God's Eyes by Elizabeth George

I am hoping... That on the day of my Mom's flight, the weather will be bright and sunny

On my mind... Is what to have for Christmas dinner with the family

From the learning rooms... DS and DD are having a ball because Christmas break means no lessons at all for the next two weeks or so

Noticing that... DS is really into serious Chess; he even beat a 27 year old cousin, and an uncle -- DH's elder brother!

Pondering these words... Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." -- Luke 2:34-35

From the kitchen... Chicken Pastel, Tinola Soup, and Bean Sprout Vegetable Rolls

Around the house... DS and DD are busy doing their free-play activities, enjoying the Christmas vacation

One of my favorite things... Is a cute, playful puppy dog like a Shih Tzu or a Toy Poodle in the family

From my picture journal...

Thanks to Peggy for allowing me to take part in The Simple Woman's Daybook. Blessings and have a great week, everyone!


  1. What a beautiful picture! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

  2. Thank you, Mel! Have a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year too!


    P.S. I will be following your blog; hope that's okay with you. =)

  3. Hi Anne. Merry Christmas to you and family!

    Please go back to my blog and claim the Honest Scrap Award. I want to hear your confessions, too. LOL

  4. Lovely picture. I hope you mother is able to visit and you can enjoy Christmas with her.

    Best wishes,

  5. Thanks for sharing your daybook. I've enjoyed my visit.

    May you and your family have a Christmas filled with many blessings!

    P.S. You are invited to drop by my blog on 12/27 and enter my New Year's Giveaway!

  6. Hi Ruth,

    Wow, thanks, I'll be claiming the Honest Scrap Award from you, haha! I think I'll have to think, think, and re-think thrice over for 7 things to "confess" about me, lol!

  7. Hello Jo,

    Thanks for the visit. We are excited to see my Mom again because it's been 3 years ago since we last saw her in the States. The kids are equally happy because they're spoiled rotten by my Mom everytime they're with her, lol! Grandmas are really every child's favorite! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! =)

  8. Hello Tamara,

    Thanks for dropping by. Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year to you and your family!

    Yes, I will drop by on the 27th (that's my 13th Wedding Anniv, haha!) and join your New Year's giveaway. God bless! =)