Simple Woman

simple-woman-daybook-large1 … Entering the Daily with Peace and Notice

For Today…

~Outside my window~

It is snowing lightly – just a dusting really! It’s so beautiful! Big, fat, thick flakes that melt on impact. I love the snow and am praying for one “big one” before Spring. It’s been awhile!

~I am thinking~

I have been getting a lot of feedback about the workshop entitled, “My Hard-of-Hearing Valentine” that Terry and I did on 2-14-09. So many deal with problems “bigger than the norm” when one has an acquired disability. Some of the emails have been very sad.

~From the learning rooms~

Chris and I are doing Geometry this morning. I love the subject, but to Chris? Oh my, it’s like a foreign language! We have to struggle through! His SAT’s are in May.

~I am thankful for~

I am thankful for the snow, green tea and our church… not necessarily in that order. Church yesterday was wonderful as our Pastor talked about the “B” in H.A.B.I.T.S.  “Bible Memorization” is something I’ve let slip. I was working on the book of Phillipians, but that seems like years ago. He gave some super challenges that I intend to embrace this week.

My green tea is almost ready for me to add some “Splenda”.

The snow really is awfully pretty!

~From the kitchen~

I need to thaw out some chicken breasts for supper. Hubby is home sick so I need to plan something that will tempt his appetite. I better stay clear of chicken tacos, so I think I’ll just bake them.

~I am wearing~

My pajamas! Today that consists of some old tatty sweatpants and an over sized t-shirt. Hey! It’s been cold at night! My glasses are perched on my nose since I haven’t had time to put my contacts in and right now? I’m deaf. (No CI or HA)

~I am reading~

Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff. It has taught me a great deal… even about people as they tend to “react” to their dogs.

… To Love, Honor, and Vacuum by Sheila Wray Gregoire. Right now I’m getting a lot of the section “Chores and Gender”. Who says men can’t cook? Not Sheila, and not I!

~I am hoping~

Hubby gets to feeling better. He doesn’t do “sick” well. I also hope it the rest of us do not get it. We have company coming at the end of the week.

~I am creating~

I am creating a new schedule. I need one as my life is sure to pick up speed when school starts on March 3rd. I am trying to prioritize the household chores, and make sure my google calendar is up-to-date.

~I am hearing~

A faint ringing in my un-implanted ear. Tinnitus has been my close friend for over two decades now.

~Around the house~

I really need to clean this office I’m sitting in right now! I need to make time for that after lunch. If I do an “ok” job, it will only take me 15 minutes because the office is so small! (10′ x 10′).

~One of my favorite things~

Green tea. I’m absolutely hooked on the stuff. It’s a wonder I’m not turning green. Costco has the best green tea, and it’s CHEAP. (Gotta love Costco!)

~A few plans for the rest of the week~

I need to prepare for the classes I teach on Thursday, and I need to finish my schedule so that I can start classes next week. I need to make sure I get with my daughter about the company coming for really they are “her” company. I need to finalize what we are going to do and where we are going to do it. I love this kind of “company” because they aren’t staying with US!

~Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you~

Terry and I doing a skit at the workshop, “My Hard-of-Hearing Valentine”.


Denise Portis

4 thoughts on “Simple Woman

  1. Great pic: the bond between you comes through loud and clear! Enjoy the pj’s and when you’re done cleaning the office, ya want to come to my house!?

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