Monday, January 25, 2010

Friend Makin' Monday ~ The Simple Woman's Daybook

It has been a LONG time since I participated in FFM, mainly because I can no longer access Blogger at work, which makes blogging and commenting next to impossible as my time in the evening is mainly taken up with garter orders, couple time with Nate, and play time with Daisy. But I decided to carve out a few minutes during the workday to do this little meme with the intentions of posting it when I get home from work. So here goes!

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my {office} window... is the light blue cubicle wall of my sweet, sometimes annoying coworker. She’s a squealer and a loud talker, which tends to grate on me. But she always offers an ear when I need to vent and we have a pretty good working relationship.

I am thinking... of finally placing an order for some of the beautiful ribbon I’ve been drooling over for months. The higher expense will mean I have to raise my garter prices, but I think it will ultimately be worth it because the ribbon is leaps and bounds above what I have been using and will mean my garters will be higher quality. More about that later this week…

I am thankful... that I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and a job to go to every day. During these difficult economic times, I thank God for these things every day.

I am praying... for the people of Haiti, and for a strengthening of my relationship with Nate. I am anxious for us to take the next step in our relationship, but know that we are not quite ready for it yet. We decided last week to really focus on strengthening our relationship and working towards marriage, and I am praying that we will get there sometime this year.

I am reading... Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner and listening to... Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon {the fourth book in the Outlander series}

I am creating... Garters, garters, and more garters! I wouldn’t say it’s wedding season quite yet, but given the number of orders I’ve been getting lately, it must be right around the corner!

From the kitchen... Ah, if only I had more to share in this section. I generally avoid the kitchen at all costs, but am planning to tackle my favorite recipe, Chicken Giardino from the Olive Garden this week. The dish is no longer on the menu, but I was able to find the recipe on the restaurant’s website. I know that it was one of their healthier choices, so I’m excited to make it and figure out how many WW points are in each serving.

Around the house... I am really enjoying the Shark vacuum my mom got us for Christmas. Our entire house is hard-wood, and it’s been such a pain to keep clean. I HATE sweeping, and have found that the Shark is a nice substitute for a broom and dustpan. I love having clean floors!

One of my favorite things... This week, it’s having a full staff in our department. In addition to our boss leaving the company a few weeks ago, we’ve had two members of the department lose parents in the past week and a half. This has made for sad and stressful times for everyone ~ it’s hard to know that people you care about are hurting, and it’s a very stressful time to be covering for someone who is absent as this is our business time of the year. I have fallen behind in a lot of areas and am hoping to finally get caught up this week.

A few plans for the rest of the week... I’m planning to finally take down the Christmas decorations {yes, I know I’m horrible} and put up my new Valentine’s Day decorations; I’m also hoping to get caught up on garter orders and get a few new styles listed on Etsy.

Have a happy Monday!


Christina said...

You can sew and I envy that. i so need to take classes! Happy FMM!

Paige said...

I would love to learn how to sew! Hope you have a great week. Happy FMM!

Rhonda said...

Hey girl! I bet the new ribbon will be beautiful! Can't wait to see it!

I hope the best for you and your sweetheart!

Vivienne said...

I haven't been to visit in forever! I like your daybook responses. Hope all calms down at work for you.

Mrs Soup said...

Yay for having the full staff! So sorry for all your family members losses...that is no fun.


Can't wait to see the new garters!

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