Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year...A New Venture

    Happy New Year everyone! January always finds me trying new ventures and this one shall be no different. I have over the last six months enjoyed reading "the Simple Woman's Daybook' and all the blogs of those who participate so I have decided I will give this a try. If you find this intriguing and perhaps want to sneak a peek at what others are doing this glorious Monday morning stop by and visit at  .

Outside my is cold and windy as it has been for the last few days, brrrr!

I am thinking...that it is peaceful and quiet in my home today, everyone is back to school and work!

I am thankful...for a loving husband and my sons and knowing they will return home this evening filling
                         the house with noise and laughter.

I am warm and comfy jammies knowing I don't need to rush out anywhere today.

I am remembering...that I have much to be greatful for.

I am spend the rest of this day organizing and cleaning, I love it when things are tidy!

I am hoping...that I will embrace this new season and all the possibilities that await me.

On my sister and her cancer treatments, praying that all of these months of chemo and
                       radiation have killed the cancer!

Noticing that...I feel hopeful about 2010.

Pondering these words..." Most people don't recognize opportunity when it comes, because it's
                                           usually dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work."  (Thomas Edison)

From the kitchen...planning on some homemade chicken soup to warm everyone up when they arrive home

Around the house...noticing how bare things are with the Christmas decor packed away but enjoying
                                the uncluttered rooms.

One of my favorite things...having a fire burning when my family walks in the door.

A few plans for the rest of the week...include taking my sister to her treatments, taking her out for
                                                              lunch and then taking down her Christmas tree and packing her
                                                              decor away...hoping that by next year she will be well enough to
                                                              do it for herself.

A picture for thought...

May your week be full of simple joys and pleasures!!!


  1. what a fabulous concept!! i loved reading your musings.....and glad to hear that you're still in your warm cozy jammies!! hugs, :))

  2. At least you are starting the New Year off with the outlook. Trust you can follow through. We all could apply this to our lives.

  3. I think days when you have time to reflect on the good things in your life are perfect days. I really enjoyed reading your list, especially the thomas Edison quite. So true, so true. ;)
    Stay warm!

  4. What a wonderful post. Here is to you sis killing those cancer bugs!!




  5. It sounds like a perfect day to me...especially the part about being in jammies knowing you don't have to rush anywhere (it was back to work for me today). The homemade chicken soup sounds delicious!
    Have a great week.

  6. Hey Honey.

    I really enjoyed reading the little clips about your day and your thoughts. What a truism the Edison post is.

    I hope your sister is doing better every day. I will keep her in my prayers as well as you. How lucky she is to have you to care about her, to be with her and to help her. Sisters are very special. I only have one sibling and that's my sister. And though we don't live close we talk most every single day. I don't know what I'd do without her.

    God bless you both. Warm hugs & loving thoughts...Tracy :)

  7. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, full of Health, Happiness, Love and Inspiration!

  8. what a great post :) I like you spent all day in my jammies, but dinner I figured why change :) Ohh this new year is off to a great start :) I miss making a fire, that reminds me to make plans for a nice long drive to get some much needed firewood :) Besos, Rose

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed this post, Diva!

    I believe my posthumous crush on Mr. Edison has intensified!

    I'm seriously considering leaving my cozy jammies on all day!

  10. I needed to read this post today. To look for the good and not see the problems. I have trouble doing that so it is nice to be reminded.

  11. Thanks for stopping by today. I loved reading your musings today too. Sounds like an interesting idea, will have to think about it.

    Wishing you a blessed New Year!!

  12. Another day in paradise. har har


  13. Sounds wonderful!

    yapping cat

  14. I spent the New Year's in my jammies, too.

    What sweet and thankful thoughts you have. I sensed a peace about you as I read this.

    Happy New Year.