Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 11:30 am in Huntsville, Alabama

Outside my window...Its 51°F, 11°C and overcast with a predicted high of 58...yesterday it was closer to 70 than 60....we had fog early this morning and it is expected to rain tonight.....not much bird activity at present...the grass is getting greener and leaves are appearing on the trees....so many white pear blossoms are falling that it looks like snow.....in the garden: Spinach is up, hope we can keep the bunnies out of it.....

I am thinking...I let the morning slip away without my 15 minutes on the treadmill....I had some business to tend to with Blue Cross on the telephone

I am thankful...for insurance coverage.....jelly beans....colored Easter eggs....wonderful music at church......the resurrection.....bright, blue skies....hugs from my grandchildren

From the kitchen...a pot of beans simmering and a skillet of corn bread still to be made...there are still a few leftovers from Sunday and a lemon cake

I am wearing...surprise! I am wearing something besides pajamas, I have on khaki slacks, a white long-sleeved Tee shirt, and blue striped socks

I am creating...outlines on my cross stitch project

I am going...to the Thrift Store with the Princess after school

One year ago today...it was 61 degrees and stormy.....we'd already moved the houseplants out to the porch.....the red headed woodpeckers were back from their winter home.....I was making jewelry and doing scrapbook pages.....reading The Art of Racing in the Rain....planning a road trip to spend time with my sister....Looking forward to Easter Sunday

I am wondering...how soon I can get the houseplants out on the porch, after reading my post from last year I can see we're a little behind with our Spring temperatures....

These days I'm reading...Believing the Lie

I am praying...for the peace that surpasses all understanding...having a little difficulty letting go of some things right now.....

I remember when...we would plant our garden on Good Friday each year

I am looking forward to...getting some Spring planting done....my sister's visit after Memorial Day........and getting the chickens outside in their pen (they're still in the bathtub, still too cold outside for them)

A verse for today...Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

Discovering that....with sunny skies and warmer temperatures, my mood is lighter and I have more energy

I am hearing...the furnace....the clothes dryer....a buzzer telling me its time to put the cornbread in the oven

Around the house...clothes are drying in the laundry room (I hang all of our clothes up after 15 minutes in the dryer with a few exceptions)...the sun has come out and is shinning in the windows and door....Easter decorations need to be put away.....the floor needs vacuuming....

A favorite quote for today...
Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow.
~Author Unknown

One of my favorite things...going bare foot in Spring grass

A few plans for the rest of the week: Book Club on Friday

From my photo file....
April 2012


  1. This was delightful to read and really had me reflecting. ~thank you

  2. I always love to read your journal but I am intrigued by you hanging your clothes up after 15 minutes of drying time. That would for sure save a lot of electricity. What about towels or sheets?

  3. I used to love going barefoot! now we have free range chickens! LOL! Some of my favorite scripture is Phil 4:6-8. I always go there when I start worry about something. Ham and beans sound really good! Corn bread is a weakness of mine. Cold with milk over it...oh gee, am I hungry? LOL! have a blessed week!

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