Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Daybook 5


Outside my window
 ... Grey skies, beautiful autumn trees and a nip in the air!

I am thinking... Of the dream I had last night where I was off work today..so nice..

I am thankful... That I actually have a job and how flexible it is. Lucky mama!

In the kitchen...Slow-cooker chicken, sausage and veg casserole ready to be fired up.

I am wearing... Dark denim flarey jeans (my faves) and navy/cream/grey pajama-like top (I promise it's NOT actual PJ's!!)

I am creating...Teeny Halloween costumes for my youngest daughter's Sylvanian Families collection. Hilarious, and very cute. 

I am going...To Castle Fraser today, to do Owl Crafts with 5 kiddos.

I am wondering...If it'll rain on us!

I am reading..."The Lady's Slipper"-Deborah Swift, "The Island House"-Posie Graeme-Evans, "The Husband's Secret"-Liane Moriarty (the latter being our month's Book Club choice.

I am hoping...My little stubborn daughter will allow me to change her into a more outdoor-friendly outfit soon.

I am looking forward to...A rest! Maybe about 3pm..

I am learning...How to deal with a difficult situation with a friend.

Around the house...Chaos!! Cleaner in this morning, thank goodness..

I am pondering....If I will ever get all the clothes/toys off to charity shop or in the loft. Bagged up already, just need to load up!

A favorite quote for today...
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

One of my favorite things...The smell of my baby girl's hair this morning :)

A few plans for the rest of the week... Clearing out, chores, crafts, early nights. And a visit to a friend i need to sort things out with. Dreading it.

A peek into my day...Driving to Castle, Home, Lunch, Naps, Crafts, Research, Sorting emails/errands/paperwork..shopping list made up.

Today's photo! 4 stone lost so far this year :D 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Daybook 4


Outside my window
 ... Grey clouds  interspersed with some blue, all set off by a perfect Autumn wind complete with flying russet leaves.

I am thinking... of how lovely my few days off have been!

I am thankful... for my job, yet again, that affords me that ever-important, rare commodity-time!

In the kitchen...is a slow-cooker full of sausages, potato and onion. Autumn comfort food!

I am wearing... Layers! Wool is involved, as is a black furry hat with cat ears on top..

I am creating...Christmas ornaments with felt-yes really!

I am going...to get my hair trimmed and styled today. It's long, which I love, but needs a bit of shape again.

I am wondering... Where Shaun and I should go on our date-night tomorrow?

I am reading... "The Guernsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Society". A book club book, I'm about 1/2 way through. Interesting!

I am hoping... to get to grips with what foods agree with me and which do not-awaiting my food intolerance test results back any day!

I am looking forward to... the next few months and all the fun it will bring!

I am learning...to calm down and stop shouting at my children so often. Hard. Ingrained in me from childhood.

Around the house...Lots of things to be lofted, or cleared out, or organised. A bit of organized chaos in the bedrooms with piles and bags of things...hmm..

I am pondering....when the day will come again that I get enough sleep each night? When my children leave school??

A favorite quote for today... 
"In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening -- no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air." 

-Alexander Smith

One of my favorite things...Hazelnut coffee with vanilla steamed milk, courtesy of my husband!

A few plans for the rest of the week... Clearing out, chores, crafts, early nights.

A peek into my day... Fruit tea, preserving plans, knitting, craft plans, cooking.