Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Simple Woman's Daybook ~ January 19, 2010

Outside my window...I see a cloudy sky though the sun was just out for a few hours this morning.  I was glad for the sun as I walked home from my diabetes support group.

I am warm it has been this week. A few weeks ago it was so cold! Last night on the news they showed video of early blossoms. We often get early blossoms in early February.

I am thankful for quarterly diabetes group meeting. Today we received a nice surprise of a an exercise DVD for daily exercise routines. This is just what I need at this time as I am often out of town and I can take it with me to continue my exercise.

From the kitchen..there is nothing cooking. I just had some milk and a cheese sandwich on a nice baguette.

I am wearing... my workout clothes. I had a meeting at the medical clinic this morning and we even did a few exercises.

I am creating...nothing at this time. I've been too busy! There is lots in my "to do" basket(s).

I am the city to pick up a smallish table and 4 chairs to replace my largish antique table and 6 chairs.  My friends are helping me and there is a possibility this won't be done today at all but tomorrow instead. Am waiting for their call.

I am reading...a novel by Vikram Seth entitled A Suitable Boy.  I re-started it last week but only made real progress on it two days ago and then last night. I am not sure why but it doesn't seem to grab me as much as it did in my first attempt. Perhaps that will change as I get further along.   I did my devotional reading this morning. I am participating in my church's initiative called "Practising the Presence" in which we commit to reading our bibles for at least 15 minutes a day on 4 days a week.  I have switched my bible reading to first thing in the day rather than try to fit it in during the day.  That way the distractions of the day do not interfere with devotional and study time.

I am hoping...that my mom doesn't have to go through surgery. I just learned she has diverticulitis (amongst a plethora of other serious health concerns) and she is still quite weak though responding slowly, very slowly to antibiotics.  As soon as I get my table and chairs delivered I will try to go and spend some time with her.

I am hearing...the fan circulating across from where I am sitting at my desk. I have found with the warmer temperatures I like to feel a breeze.

Around the house...I see my Bible, my study aids and mail spread out on the table and my timer close by. My cleansing supplements and medication are at my desk. Everything is at the ready.

One of my favorite things...looking at things of beauty. Today I saw some beautiful things on line from some of the many talented bloggers who know how to create scenes of beauty and rest.

A few plans for the rest of the week...I am not fully sure though I will continue with my exercise regime and my devotional studies.  The rest of the week is a bit up in the air as to when I will travel.

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Kaybe said...

I love that study on practicing the presence of God. Loved your post - sounds like you are just going with the flow.

Take good care,


Inger said...

I like this. It makes me more aware of the day here in addition to what you are doing with your day. It's a good format for becoming and being aware. I read my Bible in the morning. I should do my ROM exercises then too, because if I don't, they don't get done. And tomorrow, I'm going to my monthly diabetes support group meeting. I have missed so many because of my injuries and lack of a car. Looking forward to it. Take care.--Inger

The Professor's Wife said...

Sounds like a lovely day!

Joyful said...

Hi Karen, so nice to see you again. I am not so much going with the flow as I am trying to organize the flow, lol. It doesn't look that way from my post but in some of my other posts and goals for the year you will see what I mean. I am enjoying practising the presence of God. Bye now. Come again :-)

Joyful said...

Inger, I'm so happy that this post helped you be more aware today. I have found this template on other blogging friend's posts and I really enjoy reading all about their days and thinking about mine in this way :-) I'm very happy that you are able to get back to your diabetes support group soon. With my mother's illnesses I've often missed out on church related things I want to engage in and a host of other things. At the same time I know that I can never regain the time I will have with my mom so I need to make the most of it now. It's a pity that when I see her my time is largely spent on giving care rather than really engaging with her. She misses that engagement too.

Joyful said...

The Professor's Wife, yes it was a nice, slow and easy day. At the same time, I feel like I got a lot done as I was able to get my table and chairs home, and get rid of a recliner (this latter action is part of my decluttering and simplifying project). I hope you had a great day :-)

candy said...

I just found your blog by blog hopping this evening :)
Its nice to find another Canadian blogger :)

Bossy Betty said...

What a fun meme! I enjoyed reading this post.

Diane said...

Mt Mum had diverticulitis and so do I. Once you know what you can eat and what you can't it is pretty easy most of the time to control it. Diane

Colleen said...

I so enjoy reading posts like this.:)
Just want to say that I sincerely hope your mom is alright and will be praying she doesn't have to go through the ordeal of surgery.
Also I'm the same with "A Suitable Boy"...I have started it a couple times but haven't managed to get so far even though I have enjoyed it.:)

Have a lovely day, my fellow Canadian. :)

Joyful said...

Thank you Mrs. J. It's been great having another Canadian find me! Please come again soon. You are welcome any time :-)

Joyful said...

Bossy Betty, thank you for the encouragement!

Joyful said...

Colleen, it's wonderful to "meet" another Canadian. It seems I don't get that many Canadian visitors who comment so I love it when I get one from a fellow Canadian. I'd love swap book ideas with you if you find some good ones. Thank you too for your kind words about mom. So far she is not slated for surgery. Thank God.

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