Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cream of the Crop: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, February 16, 2014

Outside my window … Haven't opened the shades yet.
Praising God for…  Warmer weather.
In prayer for...  the end of the winter depression.

I am thinking...
about how to change my thinking.

I am thankful...
that I have sweet friends who put up with my insanity and struggles.  They are truly ride or die friends.  May I be worthy of such love and caring.
In the kitchen...  Not sure yet.  Probably something to do with chicken.  Hey, I'm from the south and it's Sunday, it's a rule to have chicken.  :) 

I am wearing...
Black pants, colorful blouse, and black jacket.

I am creating...
 Working on a few scrap crochet projects.  Pondering over paintings to do.  Also getting ready to start a writing project.
I am going... To church and worship team practice today.  Tomorrow?  Hopefully out on the Ladiga Trail to bike with my friend Tamara.  I have a doctor's appointment Tuesday.  Other than that, same old, same old.  Actually, I hope not same old, same old.
I am wondering... about how to increase my energy level.

I am reading...
My goal is to finish the book Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud this week and start a new book.

I am hoping...
that this season is not forever.

I am looking forward to...
total health.
I am learning
… that laptop keyboards are crap.  For the second time in less than a year, I'm going to have to replace my keyboard.  For some reason, indiscriminate keys just stop working. Got to find my buddy Chris to see if he can order me a new one.  For now, I'm got an auxiliary keyboard attached to the laptop.  In essence, turning my laptop into a desktop computer, temporarily.

Around the house...
cleaning.  Getting myself ready for the week.
I am pondering...  How to be heard without being a jerk about it.  You think I say some stuff; you'd be horrified if you knew all the stuff I didn't say. I'm really not wanting to turn into the bitter old spinster will 99 cats.  Ugh!
A favorite quote for today... One serious, one (or two) silly.

"When people are hurting, they need simple truth, not simplistic truth. It’s not enough to tell someone to pray, read the Bible, or go to church. You have to help them know how to make changes in their lives." - Pastor Rick Warren

"Poppycock: I think you can get that from eating too much kale." - Craig Ferguson

"We ain't rude in the South. We're polite and punctual and forgiving. And we smell a little bit like vanilla." - Wavy Rancheros

One of my favorite things... Pickup trucks.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Continue to job hunt, finish up projects, and hopefully leave the cave as much as possible.  Last week was so cold that staying inside was best.

A peek into my day...  I've heard the phrase "elite weekend" thrown around a lot by my internet tribe.  Their little darlings are going to their dances this weekend.  I thought I was making unnecessary assumptions about what that meant until I looked up the definition of elite:  "the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons."   Really?  Telling your kid that they are better than everyone else is to be celebrated?  Kind of gives the middle finger salute to the "non-elites" doesn't it?  Geez!  What a lovely image to present to our children.  "No children, don't work hard and study hard, your good looks will get you everything you want."  Double Geez!


  1. I'm awed by your talents, which seem to ooze out of your pores!! I also admire how well you make use of them. I agree with you about the weather: I've seen how frigid you've been down there. They promised us temps in the 40's and 50's; however, we only made it to the freezing mark today! :) I TOTALLY agree with you on your elitism talking points!!!! Well done!!! Too MANY kids think they are entitled to anything! Today, I talked to my 22 year-old niece about her EDP (mess hall) job. She said certain types stand around and do NOTHING, while a few others break their backs--or other things--to get the job done. My niece confronted one layabout and asked him if he were only there for the paycheck. His answer: "Really, yeah." Just because mommy and daddy said you're wonderful because of your last name....or because you're a minority and "deserve" certain things---these things shouldn't happen. Things like this are destroying our country!!! That layabout at my niece's work should be butchered like the Denmark giraffe!!!!!

    1. Now, now, no one should be killed and butchered for being lazy. He should be fired or taught to work. Violence is not the answer.

    2. You are correct: I'm not advocating death---just frustrated by everything I see.