I am participating in a Simple Woman's Daybook for October.
Outside my Window...as soon as the first day of October rolled around in Maryland, the temperature dropped and we had some rainy weather. It feels a bit more like autumn suddenly. The temperature must be in the 60's or 70's rather than the 80's or 90's as it was most of September. The other day it was a beautiful sunny day though...a bit of Indian Summer coming through (just for a few days) in the 80's for a high. Today was beautiful too: cooler in the 60's with a strong cool wind, bright blue sky, and puffy white clouds!
I am Thinking...that the month started out a bit rocky in terms of my PTSD but seems to be more under control now. My daughter did very good visiting three colleges last week: University of Maryland, Catholic University, and James Madison University. She is a senior in high school and she is handling the stress of college visits very well. She is not sure what college is her favorite yet. She visited others as well in neighboring states. I drove her to a friends party tonight in Virginia.
I am also thankful that we found a great used car for my other daughter in college. She won't have it on campus yet but when she comes home she will be able to use her own car. She is ecstatic!
In the Kitchen...I made Spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites for the last Maryland football game we attended at the beginning of the month. I've been making Ruebin Roll-Ups and freezing them in preparation for the next game. I'll have spicy and horse radish mustard with them. Here are some pics from the last game.
|My son is a ham! Just kidding!|
I am Reading...I have seven books I'm busy with: 1) Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting by Dawn Stefanowicz; 2) Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst; 3) How to be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo - I'm reading with my hubby; 4) My son's book I'm helping him with a book report - If All the Swords in England: A Story of Thomas Beckett by Barbara Willard; 5) The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian; 6) The Catholic Controversy - A Defense of the Faith by St. Francis De Sales; and continuously a daily devotional to keep me away from vice - 7) Imitation of Mary by Alexander De Rouville
I am Creating...Two potential crafts: One for my home journal class and the other for my coop journal class. I am also having a flyer made for my class.
I am Looking Forward to...I looked forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary this month. We spent the sunny day hiking Sugarloaf Mountain, drinking wine on the way down, and going out to dinner. Here is some pics:
Around the House...I have to finish organizing some of my clothes in the bedroom. I bought baskets to organize outfits on my shelves. I also did a major clean up in my son's bedroom with him today! Hallelujah!
I am Praying...for our country and for babies in the womb.
One of My Favorite Things...was having my son in an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) class this year. He is doing very well. It is nice to develop numerous ways to write instead of just one way. Therefore, any new exposures are beneficial for him.
A Few Plans for Next Week...attend my son's evaluation to place him on an Upward basketball team.
Here is a recent pic to share of my daughter and I at the University of Maryland game: