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Simple Woman's Daybook--Sept. 15, 2010

FOR TODAY Sept. 15, 2010...

Outside my window... It is positively gorgeous! The sun is sparkling and the sky is blue, blue, blue . . .

I am thinking... about our trip to my niece’s wedding this weekend

I am thankful for... cooler weather, the start of a new schoolyear, my son-in-law’s new job

From the learning rooms...Girl of the House starts her online classes this week~German and physical science. She’s excited!

From the kitchen... I’m not sure what’s for dinner yet. I’m making a menu plan for the next two weeks this morning and hitting the shops this afternoon.

I am wearing... a denim skirt and a brown ¾-sleeve t-shirt

I am creating... a cross stitch project for a wedding gift for my niece and her fiance

I am going... grocery shopping

I am reading... To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I’ve never read the book, though I’ve seen the movie. I’m very much liking Lee’s prose.

I am hoping... Girl of the House feels better today. She’s caught some sort of bug.

On my mind… I am feeling sorry that I had to cancel a class, but enrollment was too low to go on with it.

Noticing that… there is a lot of discontent with the government in our country right now.

Pondering these words… "The best method of instructing youth, therefore, is to accustom them to what is good. The right understanding of it follows in time, and can then still further confirm their attachment to none but genuine works of art."~~J.S. Bach (a favorite quote from a favorite composer)

I am hearing... the silence of a quiet house

Around the house... folding laundry today

One of my favorite things... sweater weather!

A few plans for the rest of the week: class prep and getting ready to go out-of-town this weekend

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... I made this quilt this summer! It was easier than I thought it would be. Using Anna’s instructions (mostly) made it doable, even for someone who had never quilted before. I used as many scraps of leftover fabric that I could, but I did have to buy some material in order to have enough. I just sewed the squares in random order and used cotton batting and white muslin for the backing. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

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