The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Oct 13th

by | Oct 13, 2008 | Daybook | 5 comments

FOR TODAY: October 13th, 2008, The Feast of St. Edward

Outside my Window… it is chilly, but the sun is shining, and hubby and the boys are raking up the fallen pine needles.

I am thinking… that I really need to spend less of my “free” time on the computer, and more time exercising! We have been having WAY TOO MUCH cake lately!

From the school room… it is nice being caught up! Since hubby has the day off, we are taking a little break from our regular schedule. I do have a few fun plans though! Tomorrow I am going to try and get back on schedule with Serendipity and Little Saints.

I am thankful… for all the wonderful contributors of Catholic Cuisine! Mary is currently putting together the Fruits of the Harvest Fair, which will be posted sometime today!

From the kitchen… Hot Chai Tea and leftover Apple Crisp from last night! Yum!! On the menu for tonight is Lentil Stew and Italian Bread, followed by Hot Cocoa while we do a little stargazing! 🙂

I am creating… a menu plan for the week.

I am going… to have to make time to go grocery shopping. Ugh!

I am wearing… a long warm gray skirt, black long sleeve top and socks.

I am reading… Collected Little Flower Works by Albert H. Dolan. It is a compilation of 8 popular books on the Little Flower and was published back in 1929! This awesome book was given to me by a friend after Mass yesterday and I *LOVE* it!! Thank you SO MUCH Marci!

I am hoping… to be able to take a trip to the coast soon. It has been *FOREVER*! It is a bit of a drive though, and we just weren’t able to do it today. sniff… sniff… Maybe before the weather gets too awful bad.

I am hearingSigning Time! Volume 8: The Great Outdoors.

Around the house… I still have a lot of clothes that needs to sort and store for the winter, and more winter clothes to pull out! I CAN NOT seem to get the clothing situation under control!! It gets complicated with so many children and no closets so to speak (my daughters just have an armoire and the boys have organizers that we put up against one wall…). I’m plugging away at it though, and I am sure my friends are sick of getting boxes and boxes of hand-me-downs! 🙂

One of my favorite things… is our wood stove which has been warming our home! It has been freezing lately, and I just *LOVE* the coziness of a fire!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week

  • Hubby home for Columbus Day
  • Tutor coming Monday – Wednesday
  • Bunco on Tuesday night
  • Little Flowers on Thursday night
  • Mass and Benediction on Friday, followed by lunch with Father
  • It is looking like it is going to be a busy week!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing:

I was looking though the photos from last years trip to the Pumpkin Patch, and I couldn’t help laughing at these! :o)
We need to plan this years trip!!!

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I hope you all have a simply wonderful week!


  1. Kristyn Hall

    Thank you again, Jessica, for getting back to me last week re: chapel veils. :o) I enjoyed your daybook today… I am in the middle of switching out clothes for the change of seasons and it is completely overwhelming! I have all the clothes stacked up on the rocking chair in my bedroom and I am wondering if I will ever be able to sit in it again.
    God bless you,
    Kristyn :o)

  2. Aubrey

    Jessica, I totally sympathize on getting clothes sorted and put away (and getting the new season’s clothes out!). If I shared a picture of my basement, the totes, and the piles, you might feel better! 😉

  3. Jessica Gordon

    Mrs. Hall ~ Thank you for visiting again! I really enjoyed hearing from you, and have been meaning to email you again, but I just haven’t had a chance! 🙂 I hope you are able to reclaim your rocking chair soon! God Bless!

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Aubrey~ I am *sure* that if I had a basement, I would have the very same problem!

  5. Margaret

    Sounds like you are staying out of trouble. {TOTALLY KIDDING} It’s late. I loved the signing time videos. I wished Bennett would have learned more than milk and more when he was little.


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