Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Simple Woman's Daybook

From Mama Bear's Journal
FOR TODAY...Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Outside my window..34°F,1°C.,mostly sunny and expected to reach 55...the leaves are falling fast from our Maple has been a beautiful Fall....not much bird activity at the moment..

I am thinking...the holidays are approaching much to fast...

I am thankful...God paints our world in such beautiful colors for our enjoyment......for Honey Bear and our relationship.....for our health.....for the blessings of friends...the increase in SS

From the kitchen...cinnamon raisin toast and coffee

I am wearing...pajamas and a warm winter robe

I am creating...1.5x14 inch strips for a fabric wreath workshop tomorrow....quilting for "My Favorite Things" quilt...

I am pick up the Princess after school

One year ago today...On November 22: the temperatures in the morning were warmer and the highs were also warmer......there was a threat of severe weather and the schools were dismissing at 11:30...I had lowered my cholesterol 37 points by exercise and diet(probably back up by now)...there was leftover potato soup in the fridge...I was working on the first section of "My Favorite Things"....putting puzzle together.....reading The Wedding Quilt...Honey Bear had just retired from his 'big' job and was getting ready to take state boards as a CNA...

I am wondering...if I can finish this, get dressed for the day and vacuum the floor before my 10:00 meeting

These days I'm reading...This Green Hell by Greg Beck....just finished The Giving Quilt by Jennifer on my list is a re-read of Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon for December Book Club and the third Book in the Inn Boonsboro series by Nora Roberts

I am praying...for Rick...Destiny....Jordan....John.....Karlene

I remember sister and I used to get together and wrap gifts for Christmas

I am looking forward to...having clean carpet....need to schedule a cleaning.....

A verse for today..."If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." —1 John 4:11

I am hearing...the furnace just clicked on...

Around the house...its quiet and peaceful and relatively clean

Song that stays on my Mind...Zac Brown Band's Highway 20 Ride

A favorite quote for today..."When life gives you lemons, Make lemonade"

One of my favorite things...buying gifts for other people

A few plans for the rest of the week:working on year-end paper work for the club....wreath workshop tomorrow....lunch with Daughter......meeting with Karlene....quilting.....quality time with Honey Bear

From my photo file....
This Maple is in the corner of a friend's yard where Book Club was held last Friday....I made the photo with my phone.


  1. Great fall capture!! We have a similarly foliaged tree down the road! It got cold awfully fast, didn't it? I love the Jan Karon series -- Shepherds Abiding is one of my favorites from the group. Have fun quilting/crafting!! :)

  2. What a beautiful tree. The colour is lovely.

    Sounds as if you are having a perfect day.

    God bless.

  3. I love the way you describe God as painting the world in all the lovely colours.. perfect... hope your day is filled with colour!!

  4. Sammi, Hope all is well with you. Thanks so much for dropping by my Writing Nook. So glad to be in touch with you again.


  5. Wow, you lowered your cholesterol by 37 points with diet and exercise?! I need to find out more details about this.

    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!