Outside my window... It's pitch black and cold. Not unexpected for 8:00 at night in January.
I am thinking... About trying to cut back on the amount I use my clothes dryer. It's getting up there in years and is starting to make a squeaky sound sometimes. I think if I start hanging most of our clothes to dry it might add some time to it's life and cut back on my electric bill.
I am thankful... That there is no rain, snow or ice today. I'm so very tired of Winter.
In the kitchen... Lots of goodies :) I turned a rotisserie chicken into chicken quesadillas for dinner. I then used the bones and scraps of that chicken plus the carcass of the last one (I stored it in the freezer) to make a couple of quarts of chicken stock. Since someone is constantly sick with a cold around here that should make a couple of nice batches of chicken soup. I also threw together a pan of banana and white chocolate chip scones. I've never made these before, but I combined my favorite easy scone recipe and my best banana bread recipe and I have high hopes for it. It smells great, anyway.
I am wearing... Gray sweatpants and a pink t shirt that reads, "I'm not mean. I just don't like you." lol
I am creating... A delicious smelling house. :)
I am going... To our library's used book sale tomorrow. I think.
I am wondering... Where my grandparents are. They travel full time and while they check in at least once a week...I'm not precisely sure where they are tonight. Somewhere along the Gulf Coast, but beyond that...I'm not sure.
I am reading... Not nearly enough lately. My attention span is pretty much that of a fly this time of year. I have a whole stack of magazines that I need to read through and recycle before they completely overtake my coffee table.
I am hoping... For an early Spring.
I am looking forward to... Valentine's Day.
I am learning... To pace myself so I will stop hurting my bad back.
Around the house... Candles. Candles and more candles. I received several as Christmas presents and I just love them.
I am pondering... How difficult it would be to learn to carve wooden spoons by hand. I saw a blog post on it earlier today and I just can't get it out of my mind.
A favorite quote for today... "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." --Edgar Allan Poe
This is actually one of my all time favorite quotes. It seemed appropriate since Poe's birthday is in just 2 days.
One of my favorite things... Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Gather up books to donate to the library, start pricing new tires for my car, drop a long overdue package at the post office.
A peek into my day... Yes. That is a (faux) Lego Stargate. Yes. It is set up with my Christmas village. That's just how we roll in this house.
This daybook was shared at The Simple Woman's Daybook.