Monday, February 8, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today... Monday, February 8, 2016

Outside my window...its 46 degrees and sunny, hard to believe that tonight they are predicting snow.

A Bible verse I'm sharing...Matthew 25:35,36&40: For I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me. ....I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you  were doing it to me.

I am thinking...that it hadn't been so long ago that I posted

I am live in a land that is I can worship as I please

I am wearing...jeans and a white shirt

I am creating...
and scrapbook pages and cards, too

I am my WMU group in a few minutes and afterward I am going to wash my car fill it with gas and stop by the bank for some cash

I am wondering...about tomorrow and my plans to go sew at a friend's house...will the weather keep me home

I am reading...Under the Wide and Starry Sky, March Book Club selection, it is a novel about the relationship between Fanny and Louis Stevenson (author of Treasure Island)

I am have a chance to work in the studio when I return from my meeting

A song that stays on my mind...Blessed Assurance

In my kitchen...leftovers in fridge

A favorite quote for today... "To travel is hopefully a better thing than to arrive" Robert Louis Stevenson

From my photo album...
One of my Christmas gifts from Honey Bear

One of my favorite things...Sweet Tart candy rolls

Late last month, I saw the movie: Brooklyn

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Scribbles

 Just a quick post to tell you I've been really busy the last week or so
And then yesterday we got snow....
Today, I've been working on some
scrapbook pages for the county
organization I belong to, these pages
were really supposed to be done by Daughter...
you see after someone serves as President for
two years, they serve as Parliamentarian
for two years and during that time, they
also are responsible for the scrapbook,
recording the events of the club.....
Scrap booking isn't really her thing, so I told
her I would do it and then I'll
work on my two years beginning in January
Got a pot of potato soup going for dinner...
I need to visit you and see what you've been doing....

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year Hodge Podge

1. Are you ready for new? Is 2016 likely to be very different than 2015? Do you want it to be?
From the stand point that my family had 7 deaths in 2015, yes I'd like this year to be different.

2. January 6th is National Technology Day. Currently, what is your single biggest struggle or frustration when it comes to technology?
Sometimes it is just figuring out how to do something in a timely manner.

3. It's that time again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2016. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

So (at the start of every single sentence), conversation (as in hotly debated topics where we're invited to 'join the conversation'), problematic, stakeholder, price point, secret sauce, break the Internet, walk it back, presser, manspreading (common in larger cities where some men take up the entire bus or train seat by sitting wide), vape, giving me life (refers to anything that may excite a person or make them laugh), and physicality

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add? Not that acquainted with these.

4. Share one of your current health related goals.
Losing weight

5. Let's talk fifty shades of gray. As in the color. Gray is currently a popular color in home decor, paint, wardrobes, hair, wedding party attire, and more. Are you a fan? Do you have the color in some variation in your home or wardrobe?  Gray hair, the old gray mare, gray matter, gray area...which gray idiom can you most relate to right now?
I have some gray slacks...........gray hair as in regular hair appointments to color it.

6. Certain foods are considered 'lucky' if eaten on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Cooked greens to bring economic fortune, black-eyed peas or lentils also symbolize money, pork which symbolizes progress, fish for good luck, and if you're in Spain 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. Did you eat any lucky foods on the first day of the year? Is that a tradition in your home? Of the foods listed, which most appeals to you?
No we didn't.............when I was growing up, we always had black-eyed peas on New Year's Day....I do not like them at all.....Fish would be my pick of the foods listed.

7. What's the single biggest time waster in your life and what, if anything, will you do about it this year
I guess I spend too much time doing jigsaw puzzles on my Kindle but I'm not giving it  up. I don't let it interfere with anything I have to get done. 
Thanks, Joyce for hosting and coming up with the questions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Outside my window...
The sun is shining and it is finally winter
It is 42 degrees but feels like 37
Birds and Squirrels are busy feeding

I am thinking...
I hear a motor out front and
wonder which type of pick-up
service is out there, I think it is
the large item truck because
he's staying in one place so long

I am thankful...
for life, health, contentment

In the kitchen...
I've just taken the cornbread out
of the oven, there's a pot of Great
Northern Beans simmering, and
fried Okra from the freezer, heating
this along with some fresh Rutabagas
will be Honey Bear's lunch and dinner

I am wearing...
Navy knit pants, a red plaid flannel
shirt and house shoes

I am creating...
I just finished this on the weekend
it is for the Princess

I am going...
to stay home today

I am reading...
Same as last time, I am
finding this Marc Cameron
Novel to be a slow read...
I had to take a break and read:
Die Trying, a Jack Reacher novel
that I had on hold at the library

I am hoping...
to finish this book soon so I can read something
light and fluffy

I am looking forward to...
Book Club on Friday, we'll be choosing books
for the year

Around the house...
the Christmas 'stuff' has been
put away..I'm thinking of ways to
make my house less

A favorite quote for today...
"And then my heart with pleasure fills
and dances with daffodils" William Wadsworth

One of my favorite things...
watching for the first signs of Spring

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Grocery store tomorrow..
My mission group is making and
serving lunch to the
students at BCM on Thursday..
and Book Club on Friday

From my photo album...

Friday, December 25, 2015

Funny Friday......Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas Friday to you all...
Earlier in the week, I helped with
baking cookies...

Are all these for me?

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday
with family and

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today... Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 1:00 PM

Outside my window...It is cloudy with occasional showers, 64 degrees, there may be storms later....had to go out and run off a squirrel who had found his way into the feeder attached to the window....fed the fish, I think we have some babies, at least there are more than in the summer.

A Bible verse I'm sharing...Matthew 1:23: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

I am thinking...Nothing about getting ready for the holidays has stressed me this year.

I am thankful...that I'm not one of those shoppers rushing around out there in the crowds and traffic searching for the perfect gift.

I am wearing...Pink knit pants, a turquoise T with rind stone snowmen on front, a flannel shirt and Christmas socks.

I am creating...nothing at the moment but there are projects ready for whenever the mood strikes.

I am hang around home today

I am wondering...what it is Smokey is playing with on the carpet over there, looks like a worm: I probably tracked inside on my feet when I went to scare the squirrel off.

I am reading...Marc Cameron's State of Emergency

I am hoping...we don't have bad weather.....the weatherman said there's a possibility of a tornado

In his garden...this is the season when the garden is laying by, Spinach in the ground but not much else happening at this time

A song that stays on my mind...lately it has been The Phantom of the Opera which I listened to on Sunday.

In my kitchen...Sauerkraut and wieners, Mac and cheese and green beans for lunch....lots of goodies for snacking

A favorite quote for today..."You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have got to go to them sometimes." Winnie

From my photo album...

One of my favorite things...listening to non-stop Christmas music

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Have Yourself a Merry Little Hodge Podge

 Hodge Podge is a little late today....
I did another post this morning for an
Ornament Exchange.....
I'm linking up over at 

1. What's your biggest 'first world' problem?
Using my time well.......I think of all the things I want to do (usually at night when I should be sleeping) but lack motivation to do them in the light of day......sometimes, I wish I could just chuck almost everything in the house and start over.

2.  Each year Time Magazine names a 'Person of the Year', someone who has 'for better or worse...done the most to influence the events of the year.' It was recently announced they've named Angela Merkel Person of the Year for 2015. You can read more about this year's selection here. Your thoughts? If you were in charge, who would you declare Person of the Year?
 It is the magazine's choice and not necessarily the world's and I'm not sure what their criteria was....I don't have a pick.
3. Do you have a nativity set in your home? If so share it's history and how you display the pieces.
I have an old one which was given to me as a gift in the 70s...the figurines are soft plastic and so the children could touch them. It has a wooden stable. Though cheap, I still like it. I bought a large one at Lifeway in 2006 and put it out for a few  years but I was always afraid someone would bump the table it sat on and break it so I gave it away. On my wish list is the Nativity by Willow Tree that is one piece, fingers crossed. I also have a few small ones.

4.  Do you make an extra effort to give back in some way during the holiday season? How do you encourage those who need encouragement this time of year?
Yes we do.....

5. Who is your favorite person to shop for? Why?
Daughter because her tastes are similar to mine.

6. What's the last delicious thing you ate?
I had some Pumpkin Bars at a gathering on Saturday night...I loved them. She said they were from a mix she bought at Aldi

7. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is________________.
Lend a helping hand, visit shut ins with a plate of goodies, help out at the Nursing Home, sing carols.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Suddenly its a week till Christmas, are you ready? I have one little homemade gift to wrap...I have 3 types of sweets to bake plus the chex mix and I need to count the gifts for Wonder Boy and the Princess and make sure I have an even amount.