Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Simple Woman Daybook 120

FOR TODAY: September 30, 2012
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....mist.

I am thinking...about making slime.

I am thankful for...unexpected road trips.

I am wearing...the pirate costume for the last night.

I am creating...a shawl.

I am going...to a football game followed by another crazy busy week.

I am wondering...if I can find an inflatable alligator before next Sunday.

I am reading....nothing at the moment

I am hoping...to nap later.

I am looking forward to...MUM visiting, only 2 sleeps!

I am hearing...chatting people in another room

Around the house...the last purge invasion before the move should happen tomorrow. I'll also get the keys to the new place and the rest of the week will be spent moving things over. OH and new bed arrives at new place on Wednesday!

One of my favorite things...donated yarn.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...house invasion tomorrow, writing group tomorrow night, Mum arrives Tuesday, Wednesday the new bed arrives, Thursday is corn maze in the dark, Friday is GEMS, Saturday more moving and visits happen.

A picture to share...the most recent picture of Mum and me:


Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Simple Woman Daybook 119

FOR TODAY: September 23, 2012
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....people leaving church.

I am thinking...my boots must look awesome my feet really hurt.

I am thankful for...unexpected dinner plans.

I am wearing...the pirate costume again: brown pirate boots, black skirt, white shirt, red with white polka dotted pirate belt, blue pirate vest, red bandana with added Jack Sparrow-esque trickets, a pirate sword, and a captains hat.

I am creating...a shawl.

I am going...to have a crazy busy week.

I am wondering...how I'm going to accomplish everything, if there will be second unexpected dinner plans, and what I'm going to eat for lunch.

I am reading...Darksong Rising.

I am hoping...to accomplish everything.

I am looking forward to...seeing my mum, only 8 sleeps!

I am hearing...the Robot Unicorn Attack Song.

Around the house...the purging invasion continues tomorrow. So far we've removed 11 bags of garbage/recycling, a mountain of cardboard, four boxes for donation, and two very large very full bags of clothes.

One of my favorite things...sitting in my clean living room.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...house invasion tomorrow, Don Amero concert tomorrow night, volunteer training Tuesday, I hope/think games Wednesday, bring a parent to youth group Thursday, more volunteer training Saturday.

A picture to share...some of the things leaving my apartment last Monday:



Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Simple Woman Daybook 118

FOR TODAY: September 16, 2012
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....the leaves are changing.

I am thinking...it's a great day to go to church....as a pirate.

I am thankful for...those moments when everything comes together.

I am wearing...brown pirate boots, black skirt, white shirt, red with white polka dotted pirate belt, blue pirate vest, red bandana with added Jack Sparrow-esque trickets, a pirate sword, and a captains hat.

I am creating...plans for my new apartment.

I am going...out with good friends this afternoon and then dinner party followed by a night of euchre.

I am wondering...why I bother to sign up for the blog 30 days challenge it failed the day after.

I am reading...Darksong Rising.

I am hoping...to fall asleep at a reasonable time.

I am looking forward to...moving in two weeks.

I am hearing...the worship team practice.

Around the house...friends are invading tomorrow to purge my house so I can move...OH and I bought a bed!

One of my favorite things...audio books

A few plans for the rest of the week:...reunion lunch today, euchre tonight, house invasion tomorrow, not sure about the rest of the week.

A picture to share...from today's Kidsworld Treasure Hunt theme:

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Thankful Thursday: 55-59

I am thankful for:

55. ...that I found an apartment (signing lease tomorrow)
56. ...that I have friends who still are friends during off weeks
57. ...phone calls to my family
58. ...the four people who went apartment viewing with me. Having another person asking questions and noticing details is helpful.
59. ...Thursdays
The new Thankful Thursday challenge is to share thousand unique blessings, this is the list so far: 1-31, 32-42, 43-54

Monday, September 03, 2012

Day at the Adventure Park

This summer was full of neat experiences and new adventures. All of which I wanted to blog about and none of which actually got shared. Part of me thinks too much time has passed but another part (the part that is going to win since I still have 27 days/posts to write) thinks that September is the perfect time to reflect and remember the summer. So here goes....

Late July we took the youth group to the new Adventure Park at Upper Clements. It is made up of five ropes courses at different heights full of obstacles and zip-lines. For the most part the kids had a blast. It was longer than we have expected, 2-4 hours turned into six and half hours. The delay was a combination of the size of our group, the amount of other people on the course, and a woman (not in our group) passing out at 40 feet and everything halting for at least an hour so the instructors and safety people could lower her off one of the courses.

In spite of that it was a great, very hot, very physical day. I enjoyed everything but the red course which made me cry and want to give up. I am not as young or in the same physical shape I once was. The only downside of the day was the parks no cameras policy. The reasoning is your hands needed to be free on the course. The rule applied to food, phones, cameras, even water bottles. So the only picture I got was a post-adventure shot displaying my close encounter with the course. I was unbelievably sore and stiff the next three days. Yet I'd be willing to try it again next summer.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Simple Woman Daybook 117

FOR TODAY: September 2, 2012
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....the leaves are already starting to change.

I am thinking...about the book I'm reading and my to do list for the upcoming week.

I am thankful for...surprise belated birthday gifts (my birthday is in April).

I am wearing...black pants with a pink top.

I am creating...new decorations for Kidsworld's next theme. Kidsworld is the name of our children's ministry.

I am going...to read this afternoon.

I am wondering...how to accomplish everything without stressing.

I am reading...Set-Apart Femininity.

I am hoping...to find a good apartment that I can afford which allows cats.

I am looking forward to...watching the season premiere of Doctor Who, it aired last night but I missed it. It will happen some time this week.

I am hearing...hum of my computer.

Around the house...I need to start packing up so that when I do find a place to move moving can happen.

One of my favorite things...reading my Bible

A few plans for the rest of the week:...an at home day tomorrow, restart of Thursday night youth group, and preparing for "BIG" Sunday.

A picture to share...saying goodbye to the summer minion...um, summer student

Saturday, September 01, 2012

To Blog?

A few days ago I got a friendly reminder from NaBloPoMo that with September just around the corner I had another chance to participate in the blog everyday challenge. The question is do I sign up this month?

For The Nos
Right now doesn't seem like a great time to sign up for a 30-day challenge. Whenever I take on silly 30-day challenges like this one other areas of my life suffer. I can't really fall apart right now. I'm in the midst of the fall kick off at church while trying to find a new apartment. I don't really have extra time to stress about not making my daily blog quota. AND NaNoWriMo is only 61 days away.

For the Yeses

I like blogging but my average posting goes down in the summer. When I do share something they are the easy, limited thinking required, posts that one friend labelled "oh the boring ones I don't read" posts. Blogging every day would require me to be more creative in my posting and produce interesting content. I've had fun with this challenge in the past, so I could be a stress relief. And by attempting the challenge doesn't mean I have to kill myself to post everyday. If I keep it fun it will help me without having to become something I'm a slave to.

So, I signed up. I think the month theme is strange. Probably won't use any of the suggested prompts and that's okay. We'll see how many posts actually get written and shared. So far 1 of 30...only 29 days to go!