Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, November 21, 2012, Thanksgiving Eve...

Outside my one of the most beautiful days yet!  The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the breezes are blowing, and it is simply lovely out.

I am thinking...of all the things I have to be thankful for.  It's a very long list!

I am thankful for...God's goodness and grace.  His blessings which are innumerable.  And the fact that we can have a day dedicated to thanking Him for all these things.

I am brine my turkey today.

I am wearing...a blue long sleeved top, black capris, and flip-flops.  It's 73 degrees out, the kind of weather I like best.

I am noticing...all the little things I can be thankful for.  Those seemingly insignificant things, or the ones I take for granted.  Like a comfortable bed to sleep on.  A pantry filled with food.  A smile.  A wave.  All these things bring a little more sunshine into my everyday.

In the kitchen...there's tilapia, fried plantains, rice medley, and salad.  I'm keeping it light and simple today, because tomorrow will be a heavy eating day!

I am creating...the brine for my turkey.

I am reading...Unglued, and I probably will be for a few weeks more.

I am son is having fun today.  There's no class, just football the entire day.  He's been looking forward to it!

I am looking forward to...four days of family fun, giving thanks and decorating for Christmas.

I am hearing...tilapia sizzling in the pan.  Lunch is almost ready.

Around the house...there's not much left to do other than finish the two loads of laundry in the washer and dryer.  I've been getting the house ready since Monday.

A favorite quote of the day..."Strength, rest, guidance, grace, help, sympathy, love - all from God to us!! What a list of blessings!" - E. Stenbock.

One of my favorite things...homemade apple pie.  I'll be making one today.

A few plans for the rest of the Christmas shopping is pretty much done, so I won't be going out into the madness called Black Friday.  Instead, I will enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving at home, then spend the next 3 days decorating the house for Christmas.  This is my favorite weekend of the year.

Wanna join in the fun?  Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook.  God bless.


Barb said...

Hi Arlene!

Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you are almost ready - I hope your day is wonderful!


HeY J said...

I am cheating this year and buying pies :( yours sound yummy :)
oh how lovely to be still in the 70's ENJOY and sending you blessings!