Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook - 2


Outside my Window...an overcast sky and a nicely mowed lawn (thanks Allan!)

I am thinking...about errands that need to done today.

I am thankful for...our air conditioner being repaired yesterday after a rather warm Sunday. 90 degrees and 70% + humidity can make me rather grumpy.

From the kitchen...This morning I have baked muffins (from scratch - wow- from the queen of box mixess!) 1/2 were blueberry, 1/2 were chocolate chip. Mixed up some lemonade and a pitcher of tea and put supper in the crockpot. Supper is a newer recipe from a friend that is oh, so easy. Mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can chicken broth, 1 can "rotel" tomatoes, 1 can of corn, and 1 or 2 cans of beans (use whatever you have on hand or your family favorites - I used one can of chili beans and one can of black beans today). Add boneless skinless chicken breasts and cook on low all day. Toward the end of cooking add some minute rice and cook until the rice is done. This is really good alone or it can be served over tortilla chips, wrapped in a tortilla, etc. We like it with a salad.

I am creating...nothing much right now. Finished the Eagle Scout scrapbook Saturday : )

I am going...to get my hair trimmed today : ) I am trying to let my hair grow out a bit but want to have it shaped back up. This is haircut #3 post-chemo!!!! Pre-cancer, I liked having my hair cut every 4-6 weeks.

I am wearing...umm, old shorts and a t-shirt (still gotta get dressed for the day).

I am reading...not too much this week.

I am hoping...to accomplish much today. After having no a/c for a couple days, some things got pushed aside. Lots of laundry needs to be done.

I am hearing...the t.v.

Around the house...Rachel and I need to work on her room and hope to mostly finish. We emptied the closet yesterday, gave it a fresh coat of paint (1st in 18 yrs. actually). Today we will work on putting things back in the closet and move on to decluttering the rest of her room.

One of my favorite things...a clean, uncluttered room.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... Not much on the calendar this week. Packing for a trip to visit family in Louisiana this weekend.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...(guess I will try later - can't upload right now)