Monday, November 10, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook Day~November 10th

Outside my window. . .It is cloudy this morning, which seems to make the color of the sweet gums even brighter! Rain is on the way and will probably wash away some of our beautiful leaves. Even so, the colors have been lovely the last few days.

I am thinking. . .about winter, wondering if it is going to be as cold as our persimmon seeds are predicting!

I am thankful for. . .my home, my husband, our children, and the life that we have here together.

I am wearing. . .blue jeans, warm socks, and an over-sized warm shirt

From the kitchen. . .apple bread this morning, soup for dinner, chicken for supper, and brownies for dessert.

I am reading. . .re-reading Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinor Pruitt Stewart

I am hoping. . .that the rain will hold off until I can get some more firewood stacked on the porch.

Around the house. . . it is still early, so the hustle and bustle has not started. My daughters are still asleep and my husband has left for work. I can hear the roosters crowing outside and the wind is beginning to pick up, sending acorns from the live oak trees pinging down on the tin roof.

One of my favorite things. . .chamomile and mint tea

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .make valences for the kitchen and dining room, finish painting a wall, take time to write a friend.

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

Pumpkin playing in the grass.

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  1. I'm curious to know how a persimmon seed predicts a cold winter? Do tell!

  2. Hi Lisa~predicting the winter season by persimmon seeds is an old folk way. You cut the seeds open long-ways and inside is a white spot(really the seed embryo) shaped like knife, fork, or spoon shape.

    Knife--hard, cold winter
    spoon--snowy winter
    fork--easy, mild winter

  3. Sounds like a sweet day! Love your thankfulness entry. It is such a joy to live simply with those we love, isn't it? I savor every moment.


  4. Thanks for stopping by!

    I enjoyed reading your daybook, thanks for sharing! :-)

  5. Here's too hoping for not too much snow this makes it difficult for us to get our poinsettias to market :)

  6. Very nice. I bakes the pumkin swrils bars, very yummy and easy too. Thanks for sharing. Come over and join the ornament swap. Have a nice day.