Monday, February 7, 2011

The Week Before Valentine's Day:)

My Simple Woman's Daybook: Feb. 7, 2011

Outside my is a gorgeous day! Sunny - and almost all the snow is melted. I was out earlier this morning - taking Mr. Rascal to the groomer:) - and the morning felt wonderful!

I am thinking...that Valentine's Day is almost here. I heard it again yesterday....the naysayer's comments about how Valentine's Day is just a commercialized excuse to spend money...blah, blah, blah. I feel sorry for those party-poopers! I think its cute and fun and just another way to tell my family that I love them. I especially enjoyed the day when the kiddos were little - but even now, we try to have a good time with the day!

I am thankful....for my family - and for so many fun memories I have from the years of raising our children. It always is interesting to me that the simpliest things - like pink milk for breakfast on Valentine's Day - are the things my children seem to remember best!

I am!! Settin' the mood, already:)

I am rather long to-do list for today - and for the week - and hoping I can get it all done. For the most part, is all fun I'm looking forward to it!

I am a ladies' meeting tonight. It is Mexican night - yum - and I just made a crock pot of taco soup. But I'm really looking forward to the enchiladas and the tres leche cake!! Oh yeah.

I am reading....cook books. Don't know why exactly but I have had the best time this week reading through some of my cook books that I have not pulled off the shelf in quite awhile.

I am hoping...several new ladies can make it to our fellowship tonight. It is so nice to have a chance to meet some of the newer ladies at church in a smaller setting - a get to know them better.

On my mind....Valentine's Day, of course. Did I mention that I am having a party on Monday?? A Valentine's party for big girls:) I am excited about it - but, first there is the getting ready for it. And that explains the to-do list.

From the kitchen...taco soup. It is a new recipe from one of those aforementioned cookbooks - so I will wait to share the recipe if it is a keeper:)

Around the house....I am tired of boots and winter weather gear! I so would love to put these things away but I don't think it will be too soon.

Plans for the appointment, hair appointment and hopefully a nail appointment - oh my - I hope I am not becoming high maintenance! There are also two Bible studies and some baking to be done:)

One of my favorite things....dark chocolate!!


  1. Jennifer...dark chocolate is my one addiction. Have you tried Hershey's Dark Chocolate Nuggets with Almonds? Heaven on earth!

  2. It's a rainy Monday here, glad that you're enjoying the sun today! We had taco soup last week, it turned out great! I'm going to pull my pink out...just to set the mood. Hope you have a great week.

  3. Oh how I relate to you...first, I totally agree about the party poopers and Valentine's day...It is a FUN day and I am on board!! plus now it is my little Tella's birthday...And I love remembering those years of raising kids, and it's funny, it IS the little things mine remember too. Totally did the pink milk thing, haha...and big heart sugar cookies, yum. A "BIG GIRLS" party sounds soo fun. I wanta come....and I too have a hair and nail appointment this week...there is NO DOUBT, I AM high maintence anymore, haha. ENJOY your day my kindred spirit!! HUGS

  4. We had some sun here today too after a few days of high winds and rain! Glad you are enjoying the sun.
    Enjoy your week.

  5. I wish I could like dark chocolate...I know it is good for you...all those antioxidants!! But it is just too strong for me. Give me my milk chocolate and I am happy!Hope you have a blessed week!