Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
11:00 am 
Outside my window...
The sun is shinning and the world is green
I am thinking...
sometimes I have so much trouble
with my blog posts 
A Bible Verse I'm sharing.... 
"I tell you the truth,when you were young,
you were able to do as you liked;
you dressed yourself and went
wherever you wanted to go. But
when you are old, you will stretch
out your hands and others will dress you
and take you where you don't want to go." 
......John 21:18 
I am thankful...
to live in America and have
freedom to believe as I choose 
In the kitchen...
some leftover quiche
I am wearing...
black pants, red & black plaid
flannel shirt
I am creating...
I am attempting to
crochet a bunny 
  I am going...
to stay home today
A Song that stays on my mind... 
Days of Eligah
I am reading...
I am in between books just now
I think I'll be reading The Ememy
Within by Steve Martini next 
 I am hoping...
I'm hoping to download photos
from my phone to share with
I am looking forward to...
seeing my new great grandson
born on March 25 
I am learning
to crochet a bunny
Around the house...
I need to use my carpet sweeper
I am pondering...
a new pattern
In his Garden.... 
tomatoes have been planted
A favorite quote for today...
"the cheerful birds
their airy carols sing,
and the whole year is one 
eternal spring"
One of my favorite things...
seeing the sunshine in the morning
A few plans for the rest of the week:
I don't really have plans but will
wait and see what strikes my fancy 
From my  Photo album

 my latest table scape

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. Has spring sprung in your little corner of the world? Other than the calendar how would I know? What's your favorite thing about spring?
Yes, all of the trees are blooming and the grass is growing...Temperatures have been pleasant in the day time....
the temperature outside is just right.

2. Besides the weather, what's put a spring in your step recently?
getting out walking

3. How does Easter impact you?
I'm thankful for the cross and that Jesus Christ died to set me free...

4. I saw this somewhere on Facebook and thought it would make a fun Hodgepodge question. Which of the following would you find most disappointing...

a just stuffed taco shell breaking open and spilling out before you take the first bite? dropping a just-purchased Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts coffee? opening the peanut butter jar and finding it empty? upending onto the sidewalk a just-purchased ice cream cone? a burnt bagel popping up in your toaster when you're rushing breakfast? or cutting into an avocado and finding out it's rotten? 
a just stuffed taco shell breaking open and spilling...

5. What's something held together with tape at your house? Or a paper clip? Or a wing and a prayer?
Honey Bear recently glued a broken stepping stone together if that counts...

6. Do you feel under-appreciated? In what way?

7. What's something you'd build if you knew how?
a swing

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Made a visit to Tuesday Morning earlier today for some retail therapy....sometimes you just have to get out of the house...Now, cornbread is in the oven, corned beef hash is cooking along with some beans. All set for Honey Bear's lunch when he gets in from work.
I've managed to stick to my calorie goal and have walked  two days this week. Already I am feeling better.
Hop on over to "From this side of the Pond" to play along with Joyce 

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...
Monday, March 21, 2016
9:40 a.m.
Outside my window...
The sun is shinning, everything is green
its 47 degrees 
A Bible verse I'm sharing...
1 Timothy 1:5 The purpose
of my instruction is that all believers be
filled with the love that comes
from a pure heart, a clear conscience,
and genuine faith.
I am thinking...
that I am finally on track with
my food and exercise
after many false starts
I am thankful...
for this beautiful start
to Spring, although it
was cold the last two nights
I am wearing...
pajamas and robe
I know it is getting
late to not be dressed 
but I wanted to do this post 
and then dress to go walking 
I am creating...
putting the finishing 
touches on this 
I am going...
to go for a walk soon
just waiting for the temperature
to rise a little
I am wondering...
how the Princess is doing
at school today
she was really dreading
returning after 
Spring Break
I am reading...
Product Details
I am hoping...
to start on the baby quilt today
I have it pinned and ready
to quilt
I am learning...
to do free motion
quilting on
a quilt as you go prject
with Leah Day
In his garden...
the soil is ready for planting
and many plants
are already up in 
small cups
A song that stays on my mind...
 In my kitchen...
Lots of leftovers
A favorite quote for today...
Mid pleasures and palaces
though we may roam,
be it ever so humble,
there's no place like home
...Howard Payne
From my photo album...

 One of my favorite things...
going for a walk

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Hello everyone!
I know I've been absent again...so much going on and so little time. I confess I have been glued to my computer watching my favorite shows...caught the finale of Downton Abbey. I finished quilting Nature's Journey and the binding is on. A friend is embroidering the label on her machine then I'll do the last minute stitching and count it finished. I didn't like my quilting too much on it. I made some mistakes but it still looks good. I helped a friend get work done on one of her UFOs and that was fun. Spring is showing up everywhere and today the temperature reached 80 but look out for later in the week we'll dip into the 30s again at night. I had a nasty fall when out walking and it took 3 weeks for the bruises and scabs to go away. Honey Bear has recovered and is busy getting his garden started in the greenhouse. I've been to the movies three times, saw the latest Star Wars, Brooklyn, and The Lady in the Van. I've read Under the Bright and Starry Sky, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, A Year on Ladybug Farm, Water, Stone and Heart, Nathan's Run and two Lee Child Novels. I'll try to pop in and do a post later this week.
Mama Bear

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...Thursday, February 25, 2016

Outside my window...its 39 degrees and cloudy....last weekend it was around 60 so this is a change...no bird activity, I imagine the Hawk is nearby....the grass is getting green and I saw daffodils blooming this week.

A Bible verse I'm sharing...Proverbs 31: 30 "Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised."

I am thinking..."Time keeps on slipping, slipping into the future...

I am thankful...for my home, husband and family...for our health, although we're both recovering from illness, we're basically healthy...for friends....that all our needs are met....

I am wearing...O No, I'm still in my pajamas, these are black with white poka dots

I am creating...a quilted Nature's Journey

I am going...to stay home today

On my prayer list...both my daughter and granddaughter are having back problems.....Honey Bear's health issues.....my other granddaughter's pregnancy....others

I am reading...Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax....(surely that is a pen name)...on my daughter's smaller Kindle which takes getting used to after using my Kindle Fire.

I am hoping...to finish quilting this quilt today so that I can begin binding it and soon be finished

I am learning...new things, always

In his garden...not much is growing as it is winter

A song that stays on my mind...'Home by Alan Jackson'

In my kitchen...Loaded Baked Potatoes for dinner

A favorite quote for today..."If you can't see the bright side, polish the dull side.....Author Unknown

From my photo album...

One of my favorite things...Hanging out in my pajamas

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Wednesday Hodge Podge

 The questions in this Hodge Podge or from February 17th.

1. February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It lands on the calendar one day after National Do Something for a Grouch Day (February 16) which somehow feels related. Perhaps the 16th inspired the 17th?

Tell about a time you performed a random act of kindness or were the recipient of one. Will you make an effort to perform a random act of kindness on the 17th? Share details if you're so inclined, and if you have something specific in mind.
I cannot give a specific date but I often help shoppers out at the grocery store if they are in one of those scooters and cannot reach an item or if they're behind me in line, I'll ask if I can help unload their basket.

2.What's the most uplifting or encouraging thing you see happening in the world right now? You may have to dig deep for this one.
A new charity place opened recently in our area which serves meals on special occasions, gives out food weekly and has a clothes shop where people can shop for free.....I went by a couple of Saturdays ago to drop off donations from my WMU and there was a line out the door and the parking lot was full.....This is run by a local teacher and his wife with volunteers who saw a  need and are filling it.

3. Black olives, black currants, black grapes, black beans, blackberries, Oreos...your favorite food the color of night? Black Olives Your least favorite on the list?    Black Beans.....or Blackberries because of their seeds                

4. A while back I read (here) a list of twelve things you should do before you turn 50. They were-

travel when you have the chance, take care of your skin, learn a foreign language, make exercise a habit, leave a toxic situation, stop caring what others think about you, stop worrying, volunteer, spend time with your grandparents, pledge to work less, learn to cook an amazing dish, and seize an opportunity as it arises

What do you think of the list?  I like some of the things and agree with them. What would you add or remove and why? Making exercise a habit is something that would be good for all of us... If you're over 50, have you done all 12? No If you're not yet 50, have you done any at all? What's on the list that you haven't done, but would like to do? I know that when loved ones are no longer with us, we regret that we didn't spend more time with them.  I don't regret that I've not learned another language...sometimes it would be great to not care what others think of us...

5. Besides the classic Christmas flicks, what's your favorite film where winter plays a part in the setting?
Sleepless in Seattle

6.When did you last feel helpless, and what did you do about it?
As a mother, we want to fix things for our children and grandchildren, no matter their age....last February when my Daughter's ex-husband passed away at age 46, I very much wanted to heal their broken hearts....all I could do was be there for them...my Daughter still loved her ex and so did we...she wasn't comfortable in her role since she was not the spouse but was the mother of his children. This was one occasion when it wasn't important what anyone else thought about her being there....I was pleased that his parents were understanding and helpful to her and the children.

7. Share a favorite proverb.
I love the 31st chapter of Proverbs verses 10-31, the New Living Translation

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I've been absent again for a while....winter is not a good time for me...and my household has not been healthy...I miss doing this Wednesday questionnaire...

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 thankful...to live in a land that is free....so 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 going...to 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 hoping...to 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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