Monday, December 15, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For Today, December  15, 2008...
Outside My Window... it's damp and grey.  And 10 C degrees above freezing!  It feels like a little dose of summer.   The urban forestry people from the city came today and pruned one of their trees on my property.  Unfortunately, they neglected to prune the tree that drops branches during every storm and for which there is an outstanding work order!
I am thinking... that I have a huge amount of work to get the house decluttered and clean after being under the weather for two weeks.
I am thankful for...the opportunity to sing in the chorus with the Aradia Ensemble yesterday, performing Vivaldi's Gloria.  It was exhilarating!
From the kitchen... I'm going to try a new recipe today that the lads pulled out of the paper.  Chinese noodles with peanut sauce.  Looks delish!
I am wearing... blue Adidas zipper sport top, black yoga pants, cozy socks, slippers.
I am creating... a quiet, calm space for the boys to finish preparing for exams.
I am going...to tidy, dust and vac the living room.
I am hoping... that I can wake up in the morning without a headache in the near future.  This sinus congestion is getting me down.
I am hearing... the sound of my roomba cleaning the kitchen floor, and Wilson growling at the Toronto Hydro guy installing a PeakSaver device on the air conditioning unit outside.
Around the house... we've got a Christmas tree on the back porch waiting to be put up (after some minor rearranging of furniture in the living room.)
One of my favorite things... is choral singing.  There is just nothing like being part of a musical experience.  And nobody in my immediate family get it at all (and that's okay).
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: The lads finish their exams midweek. I have bible study tomorrow morning, lunch with a friend on Wednesday, and the Tafelmusik Sing-Along Messiah on Sunday.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Antonio Vivaldi, master composer of the Baroque period.  A priest and teacher. 

3 comments:

Homespun Simplicity said...

Enjoyed your daybook. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Karen

Elizabeth said...

Enjoyed your day book. How wonderful that you have a talent for singing. My dear daughter and my hubby sing very well and my son can hold his own. I, on the other hand, make a joyful noise.

Anita Ann said...

I enjoyed reading this. I like music from the same period as well.