>> Monday, December 5, 2016
Outside my window... a thin cover of snow on the ground. Thank goodness we got a fresh dusting on Saturday night. With all the bare spots, the yard really looked rather unattractive, all wet and mucky.
I am wondering... how long it will be before I stop missing being a full-time, stay-at-home mom. I'll admit it: I don't really like my "new normal" very much. Working four days a week is hard on me physically and emotionally. My hip/back situation has regressed noticeably. I almost constantly feel overwhelmed and out of time. I miss my daily walks. And seeing daylight on these short winter days. Transitioning is taking longer than I hoped it would.
I am hoping... to finish my Christmas shopping this week. And start it.
I am going... to break out the fleece fitted sheet this week. I've been using the fleece top sheet underneath our denim quilt for a couple of months already, but so far, that's been warm enough. The percale fitted sheet has stayed on the bed longer than normal. But this week the temps are supposed to suddenly drop and we are in for our first cold snap of the 2016-17 winter. Thursday night's predicted low is -24C/-11F. So the fleece fitted sheet is comin' out of storage! The comforter won't be far behind.
A quote that recently caught my eye...
I am reading... The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I ran out of new, fiction reading material and I haven't quite convinced myself to pay $50 for a one-year, non-resident library card (double the rate it was a year and a half ago, the last time I got one), so I'm re-reading something from my own library. I'm also still slowly working my way through 50 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha.
|The winter driving. It begins.|
In my garden... nothin' but a handful of dried-out sunflowers which get left for the birds, and snow.
How are things shaping up in your neck of the woods?
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