Monday, May 22, 2017

A Simple Woman's Daybook




FOR TODAY
Monday May 20, 2017

Outside my window...
the temperature is a little lower than
previous weeks at 68 degrees
and it is partly cloudy...everything
is green... 

I am thinking...
actually wondering if I can
finish this before I have to
rush out the door.. 

A Bible Verse I'm sharing....
"He has made everything beautiful in
its time, He has set eternity in the 
human heart." Ecclesiastes:3:11

I am thankful...
for good health and a happy home

In the kitchen...
fresh fruit and squash from the
garden 

I am wearing...
still wearing my pajamas

I am creating...
anticipating Michelle's book
in the mail so I can start stitching...
also plan to start quilting 
Trip around the World soon...
working on clearing out 'stuff' 

I am going...
to meet friends for lunch and a movie

A Song that stays on my mind...
I am reading...
Product Details

I am hoping...
to finish soon

I am looking forward to...
celebrating Wonder Boy's
Birthday on Saturday
he'll be 19....unbelievable 

I am learning
to be happy in whatever 
time of life I am in 

Around the house...
laundry to switch over...
beds are made...I am tackling 
the studio next 

I am pondering...
how time can pass so quickly

In his Garden....
strawberries are starting to ripen
if the birds don't beat us to them
and squash are ripening 

A favorite quote for today...
"Take Life by the Lapels and 
say, I'm with you, kid. Let's go."
Maya Angelou

One of my favorite things...
 listening to music

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Dentist tomorrow morning
lunch with Daughter on Thursday 

From my  Photo album
my grandpuppy

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Road Trip

Honey Bear and I hit the road on Thursday. Our destination was just a little ways up into Tennessee...we took our leisurely time and drove off the beaten path, no interstate traffic at all but saw towns such as Grinder's Switch, Hohenwald, Centerville, Columbia, and Culleoka. We stayed two nights in a lovely B&B: The Inn at Bigby Creek and visited three nearby wineries:Amber Falls, Keg Springs, and Picker's Creek. We met some lovely and friendly folk who made us feel at home. We walked along the Duck River and visited historic squares where the courthouse sits in the center and streets go around it....coming home yesterday, we were blessed with some rain which was badly needed. Today? Just resting. A good weekend.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hump Day (Wednesday)

Its been a very busy week so far. I have been working on cleaning my closet for over a month and finally finished today...so, with Honey Bear's help, I loaded up the discards and took them to a thrift store....then I washed my car and vacuumed the inside....that was today. Yesterday I worked on some scrapbook pages and finished up laundry....Monday, I went to Kohl's, Sprout's, Hobby Lobby, and picked up my grocery order at Kroger...Anyone else buying groceries on line?  I find it so convenient to buy staples this way....
Honey Bear has been putting his new green house together....I'll show you the old one and the new one when he is finished...
I have joined another Stitch along and ordered a pattern book by Michele Ridgeway...can't wait to get started....I also want to quilt my Trip around the World quilt...
Later....

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Hodge Podge


From this Side of the Pond

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it? Besides rain, what else has filled your April? If I'm out in a downpour, I'll use an umbrella. If its just a light sprinkle, I'll wear a windbreaker with a hood. We've had a few rainy days but I was lucky enough to stay inside.....planting flowers, wearing capris and sandals, Easter celebration.

2. What's something you could you give a 30-minute presentation on at a moment's notice and with zero preparation? Genealogy

3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood. When corn was ready for picking from the garden, Mother would put an ear or two in the oven to roast, then we'd eat it with salt and butter. Yum

4. What's a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?


5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person? Did you feel like a tourist? Did you care? Tell us about a place (not on the list) you've visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway. Niagara Falls, we stopped by on our way somewhere else in the early Fall, it was raining and chilly, we got soaked and couldn't really tell that much about it........Seattle Space Needle, with my inner ear problem, I would have to say it wasn't a great experience but I did it.  I didn't really feel like a tourist.....We tend to take the unbeaten path and go where it is least crowded, so I have no answer to the last question.

6. Your signature clothing item? a knit three quarter length sleeve top, in red, black or blue.

7. What's an experience you've had you think everyone should experience at least once? Why?


8. Insert your own random thought here.
I didn't have an answer to a couple of these, mainly because nothing came to mind.....Honey Bear and I took a risk once and opened a franchise...for the next 2 years we worked 7 days a week and sometimes were midnight getting home....meanwhile we watched our savings dwindle away month by month while the business never broke even....closing was a tough decision but the right one for us....looking back I believe that we were blessed during the struggle and learned a lot about each other....we met many wonderful people.....We are not sorry we did this but I certainly wouldn't recommend that others do it..Life is a journey, sometimes hard and sometimes easy but Faith and Love can help you as you travel.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Tidbits

This morning we got up to rain which was welcome...I went for my walk on the treadmill while listening to Alan Jackson....then I decided to clean out my closet...I moved some winter clothes to the guest room closet and summer to the main closet....I did not finish, but then started straightening the studio and ended up doing some scrapbook pages....does anyone else do this, flit about from one project to another....

Then....Smokey let me know it was lunchtime at about 12-12:30 as usual so I took care of him and now have stopped to eat my own lunch: yogurt, trail mix and cheez-it snack mix(100 calorie pack)...guess my busyness is over for today...

What have you been up to on this Tuesday....