Monday, January 7, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook


I haven't participated in this meme for awhile. Thanks to Rachel for inspiring me to join in today.

FOR TODAY...Monday 7th January, 2013

Outside my window
...the sky is grey and overcast and wet!

I am thinking...that tonight is the start of my new language class at the university. I really don't want to leave the house due to inclement weather and a bad leg but I will. I'll be "testing" the leg this week and see how it goes.

I am thankful...that even though my leg is not yet 100% and is more sore than yesterday, I can walk better than I did a few days ago.

In the kitchen...Nothing is happening today. I had cold cereal for breakfast and will have some cold chicken and hot soup for lunch.

I am wearing...pajamas. I'm feeling lazy today but I really do need to get dressed.

I am creating...nothing at the moment but am very excited as I have a new sewing machine to work with soon. More about that later.

I am eat, have my shower, fold laundry and get going to the university.

I am wondering...when I will complete all the registration requirements for my new class. I am already a bit behind schedule with the process through no fault of my own. Everything is much different since I last attended university!

I am websites and trying to register on line. I need technical help but not for the obvious reasons. I've looked for their phone number (hard to find) and sent them an email instead. My alma mater is geared to doing everything on line these days. So far no response but I'm sure (hope) it will be sorted out this week.

I am hoping...My leg holds up to a lot of walking this week. I was also hoping to get some financial assistance with the class but found out this afternoon that won't happen.  I still want to take the class :-)

I am looking forward to...some deliveries in the mail which will help me with acting on two of my longer term goals for the year.  More about this in future posts.

I am relax, take it easy and more or less "go with the flow".

Around the house...the rooms are relatively clean or "liveable".  The kitchen floor is in need of a wash after the delivery and installation of new appliances, the pots and pans need hand washing and laundry needs folding. I'm listening to old Ed Sullivan shows and old music on KCTS 9. One of my favourite bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival just finished singing "Proud Mary". It's so funny to see the old "hip" clothing they and other groups like The Fifth Dimension are wearing.

I am new class and how much home work I might have. Perhaps I should say I am excited about taking my new class but I'm more anxious than excited. I want to do well and at least retain a lot of what I'm taught. Of course everyone would like to do that and the older one gets the harder to retain things.

One of my favourite things...reaching goals and feeling like I'm making progress.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  catching up on my new book "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means", finishing my old book "East of Eden" and continuing with my Bible readings; completing the administrative requirements for my course, going to the eye doctor and making my appointments for the rest of the month.

The autobiography of Russell Means is a long book (573 pages in hardcover).  Amazon describes it as "
An autobiography of epic scope--the riveting life story of Russell Means, the most revolutionary Indian leader of our century, who burst onto the national scene when he led a 71-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee in 1973. Means brilliantly recounts the tragic quest of Indians to maintain cultural identity in the face of unremitting white assimilation."  Personally the style of writing doesn't fully engage me but I think this is a very important book to read.  It covers important aspects of American history and race relations with Native Americans.  Mr. Means died on October 22, 2012 and  I'm glad he had a chance to write his autobiography before his passing. May he rest in peace.

A peek into my day...getting organized for the week and learning to be a student again.

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Susan said...

That was a good meme. Enjoyed reading your post. From your header, it looks like you live in Colorado? Wonder if that's correct. Hope you have a good rest of the week. Susan

Denise said...

Enjoyed your daybook. Praying for your leg.

Joyful said...

Thank you for your visit Susan! I'm glad you enjoyed my post. I actually live in Vancouver, Canada. Nice guess ;-)

Joyful said...

Thank you so much friend. Praying for your health also. God reigns!

His Song to Sing said...

Thank you for your comment on my daybook post. I appreciate the encouraging comments about my husband's health. We know Who is in control and that brings such peace. I spent a little time looking around your blog. Your goals are impressive and make me think I need to get more serious about goals. The fact that you put them out there and then held yourself accountable on the blog is the most impressive part!

Looks like you live near Vancouver. We visited there in August ... a lovely place!

Joyful said...

His Song, Thanks for visiting and commenting. It really does give peace when we know who holds tomorrow. I hope you get a chance to articulate and make progress on your goals for the year. Thank you for your encouragement.

Vores have said...

Hello Joyful
Interesting reading - a peek into your day.
Want days a good day :) Hugs Hanne Bente

Joyful said...

Thank you, Hanne. I hope you are enjoying your day! I just got back late from class so I am going to do a blog post and relax :-) Talk soon. Hugs. xx

Anonymous said...

I loved your daybook :) and that book looks really interesting!
Have a great day hun xxx

Joyful said...

Glad you enjoyed my daybook post, Rachel. You inspired it ;-)

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed your that music, too.....good luck with the classes.
Mama Bear

Lonicera said...

Love this idea, have copied the first words to use in my blog soon.

jennifer anderson said...

I read East of Eden many years ago, but its the best!

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