Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook: Christmas Eve Eve (Wednesday, Dec. 23)

I am linked here with the Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window:
Rain, grey skies and warm temperatures have me downright a grump. The first year I have a working fireplace and the weather is not letting me use it. Is a sunny 40 degree day too much to ask? It is December after all.... Seriously. Christmas. Where are you?

In the kitchen:

I have a friend who is recuperating from surgery, and I've been cooking for her. I made Vegan Apricot Bars (because I still LOVE them) and Energy Balls (she specifically requested these). I also made a meatloaf and this weekend, I'm making Chicken Pot Pie Soup.

I am looking forward to:  
Pittling around the house during my four day Christmas break. I'll be changing out the blue shears to white shears (These from JC Penny) in the upstairs guest room. UPS tracker says they will be here before Christmas. I'll also continue fighting with/yelling at/pleading with/crying over the wallpaper in the master bath.

I am Reading:
This weekly column in the NY Times on the internet.
So we read on  on Audible. A book about the classic book, The Great Gatsby, and it feels like I am taking a Master Level Literature Class, and not in a good way.... Its interesting but..... its in depth and takes all your attention. I can only read a little at a time.
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg On Audible.  Its another deep thinking serious book., that I've tried to read for the last month. I just can not get into it. I am still trying.
Audacious by Beth Moore, the actual paper book. I think this is the best Beth Moore book she has ever written.

I am planning:
My end of the year work activities, which will include some very late office arrivals and very early office departures, planning a day sitting in a coffee shop (or more probably, the Law Library) to review 2015 goals and make some 2016 goals, and taking advantage of the after Christmas 50% off decoration shopping (staring with this white tree). 

I am a little irritated at:
A little list of the irritating things:
  • The grey, rainy, warm Christmas weather.
  • Starbucks. I heard you can order Vietnamese iced coffee even though its not on the menu, and every time I've tried, no one seems to know what it is. (Its ice coffee with sweetened condensed milk and it makes me gain  a lot of weight, so that's one up side to not having any)
  • I've gained Christmas weight and don't feel good about it. I have no one to blame but myself, and the chocolate covered pecans in the office kitchen, and the white chocolate and peppermint Hershey kisses
Listening to:
24 hour Christmas music here

Favorite Quote for the day:
Fate whispers to the warrior, "you cant withstand the storm," and the warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

1 comment:

  1. Love your quote!!!! Such a nice thing to cook for your friend. The recipes look delicious, to boot!