Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Simple Woman's Daybook/ Monday Meet-Ups

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 From Mama Bear's Journal....
FOR TODAY....Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 9:03am....I'm back, did you miss me...I didn't intend to take that much time off, life got in the way, I guess....I'm going to list the questions for my Monday blog hops at the bottom of this post....Thanks to Java and Heather for continuing to host them...I enjoy answering...makes me think.

Outside my window...partly cloudy skies, temperature:  70 °F,  (21 °C) its going to be a hot one...lots of bird activity and a baby bunny...

I am thinking...actually, what I was thinking was that I need to get up and do some housework...today was our club's Habitat work day but I needed to stay home and do some work because yesterday, we had Women Walk the World where we walked to raise money for ACWW...we combined it with trash pick-up along our Adopt-a-mile....I got dehydrated or overheated and felt rotten the rest of the day so didn't get anything done at home....

I am thankful..that cooler temperatures in the past month meant a lower utility bill......and thankful for sticking with our budget..

In the kitchen...I put together a few meals, for Honey Bear, from leftovers while I jump start some weight loss strategy by eating Lean Cuisine....tonight, I'm planning to make Chicken Pot Pie with leftover chicken......we have lots of veggies right now to munch on.

I am wearing...black capris with pink polka-dots and a pink T.

I am creating... May blocks for SAL...looking at other projects...


I am going...to fertilize the Daylilies this morning....and grate Zucchini to freeze and then use for quiche or bread...

I am wondering...why I feel guilty for missing Habitat Work Day....I can't do everything but as president, I feel I should.

I am reading...Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts 

I am hoping... the Boonsboro Inn book comes today....

I am looking forward to...a field trip to Nashville for a craft show on Friday (my Birthday)

I am learning...creative journaling and thinking about a gourd painting class....

Around the house...bed linens to change....laundry to do...floors to vacuum, ugh....I'd much rather be reading or crafting...

I am pondering...Romans 12.......

A favorite quote for today... “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”  St. Catherine of Siena 

One of my favorite things... catching sight of migrating birds like this Rose-breasted Grosbeak...elusive and hard to photograph, thus the blurred photos. They've been around a few days....we've seen two males and one female.


A few plans for the rest of the week:housework this morning, the Princess is coming after school and we're starting a new puzzle if time permits and she doesn't have much homework......field trip on Friday.....Woman of the Year luncheon on Saturday (my first), they say it is an initiation and secret...hmm

From my picture file...Daughter and the Princess at this year's Mother/Daughter Tea....


1. Finish this sentence - The last movie I saw in the theater was...Hunger Games

2. Do you have any idiosyncrasies? I agree with Heather's answer here...I don't like wasting time waiting so I usually take along the book I'm reading.....Honey Bear says I emphasize a point I want to make in conversation by a nod of my head...

3. What is your favorite clothing store to shop at? Coldwater Creek or Kohl's 

4. What fun things do you have planned for the week ahead?  A Field trip to Nashville with a large group from my club on Friday and my first Woman of the Year luncheon on Saturday.

Heather asks us to add a 5th question of our own for folks to answer in the comments...
5. What type of milk is in your fridge, whole, 2%, skim?



1.  Tomorrow I am _________going for a walk.

2.  When is your birthday? May 4

3.  What are you currently excited about? Every Day is exciting as its a gift and I don't know what it holds....always blessings from above..

4.  Do you have any secrets? Not too many....

5.  What do you normally eat for lunch? not the same every day, naturally, Smoked Turkey Wraps from Publix Deli........grill chicken sandwich made at home with classic chips........this week, since I'm trying to jump start a weight loss program: yogurt and 100 calories packaged crackers at home.......yesterday at Applebee's I had Tilapia, red potatoes and steamed veggies (I only ate 1 1/2 potatoes and they were small)
If you have a chance visit the hosts of these weekly Meet/ups. You'll find the link in the first paragraph of this post.


  1. Yours is the second birthday mentioned on the daybook today. Happy early birthday! Don't feel guilty -- you're right, you can't do everything : )
    Have a great trip this weekend.

  2. Hope you have a VERY happy birthday! I would rather read than do any of those other things you listed! LOL! Enjoyed this post! Beautiful pictures!

  3. Love those blocks. I don't have a new project started yet and should probably find one -- otherwise instead of creating something while watching TV in the evenings, I end up playing games on my iPhone. They're fun, but I don't have anything to show for the time!

    You're right, you can't do everything, even as the leader -- especially as the leader.

    Your birthday plans sound nice. If I don't "see" you again before then, hope you have a wonderful time!

  4. I love the quote! So true. What a sweet photo of you and your precious daughter. You sound like a busy lady. Happy birthday, and Happy May Day.

  5. Welcome back! Happy Birthday! Beautiful traveling birds! Thank you for sharing, and for stopping by my blog and commenting. Have a wonderfully blessed day!

  6. LoVe "bear hugs" and HaPPy BiRthDaY for Friday!!!!! :)

  7. Happy birthday! I hope your day is extra special. Thanks for sharing your daybook and Monday posts, they were fun to read! Have a blessed week.

  8. I had fun reading your Daybook. I also had a grosbeak here. The first in our 12 years in this house.