Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...December 31, 2013, 9:00 am

Outside my window...29 degrees and Fair, hopefully the sun will shine.....we had some snow flurries last night just  before dark...it was lovely watching them fall but of course there was no accumulation....I saw the Red Bellied Woodpecker on the suet feeder this morning, peaked out at the fish in the little pond and checked on the chickens....all is well....

I am thinking...I might put the tree away today and vacuum the floor...

I am thankful...for all the blessings during 2013....God is so good! At the top of my list would be Honey Bear, what a blessing to have his sweet love and companionship.....today, I'm thankful for feeling well..

From the kitchen...a fridge full of leftovers......and way too many sweets

I am wearing...red pajamas with little white flowers and comfy socks

I am creating...nada at the moment......I really need to get something going.....I do plan to begin a new art journal....I had one of those smash books and was planning to use that but the pages I bought for journaling won't fit it so I'm thinking I need something else...

I am going...nowhere today....unless Daughter's car is ready and I need to go with her to pick it up

One year ago today...well since I didn't post on this day in 2012, I can't say.....

I am wondering...about this new year and all that it will hold

These days I'm reading...The All-Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg, a Christmas gift from my friend, Rene 

I am praying...for peace.....for Kathy and her family

I remember when...the children and I would use these days before school started back after the holidays to play board games....I love to play board games and cards, wish I had someone to play with

I am looking forward to...the BCS game on Monday...my team made it to the National playoffs...WAR EAGLE!!

A verse for today...John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Discovering that....once again, I will have to get back on the Weight Watchers program....

I am hearing...the furnace just clicked on...other than that, its quiet here...oh, Daughter gave Honey Bear one of those bird feeders that fits on the window with suction and the Titmouse has just discovered it......he's taping his seed on the side.....Smokey is sitting under the window mesmerized. 

Around the house...clutter, clutter, clutter.....my studio and the guest room have been closed off for weeks with Christmas decor and Fall decor pulled out from storage...

A favorite quote for today..."Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said." saw this one on FB yesterday

One of my favorite things...a girls' day out with my daughter

A few plans for the rest of the week:hoping to meet my sister for lunch, on Friday, at the Cracker Barrel that is about half way between us

From my photo file....


  1. I've read a few of Fannie's books and enjoyed them immensely!!

    Happy New Year to you dear one!!

  2. Happy New Year to you, and Blessing abundantly to fill your heart.

  3. We had way too many sweets in the house, too - I am thinking we're going to have to throw out some that are getting stale. We've been working on leftovers, too, this week.

    I love board games, too, but only get to play when my older kids are here.

  4. Happy New Year. I hope that you have a wonderful year.

    God bless.

  5. I'm sorry, I didn't realize that you haven't been feeling well. I should have known, as I've been missing your posts. I'm glad you're feeling better now, and hope the trend continues!

    I'm praying that the New Year will be a happy one for you, and I'm, also, looking forward to reading more of your 'daybook posts'. Nobody writes better 'daybook posts' than you :)

    PS I can picture Smokey watching that bird at the feeder now...

  6. Happy New Year girl. Praying that you begin to feel better soon. Weather here is up and down.. cold and hot.. It needs to make up its mind......... I am so looking forward to the Spring.. I do hate the winter........... Looking forward to catching up with you and some of the other gals......... Hugs