Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My First Simple Woman's Daybook of 2015

FOR TODAY,Tuesday, February 3, 2015
with sunshine
And an expected high of 47

Outside my window...Sunshine and Birds on the feeder in the yard and on the window 
This little feeder attracts birds off and on and is a source of delight
for Smokey, who talks to them in the cutest sounds.

I am thinking...my coffee cup is empty and if I'm going
to get this post finished, it needs filling. 
Okay, so I went into the kitchen and discovered
there wasn't quite a cup of coffee left. I opened
the microwave to heat water for a cup with
a coffee bag and discovered the microwave needed 
cleaning. While doing that, I decided the stove top could
use a wiping down.There was still some residue
from the recent remodel stuck in the groves
around the cook top. I proceeded to raise the top and 
clean underneath. Finally, coming back with my
coffee. Does this sort of thing ever happen to

I am thankful...I can stay home today, get some
little projects done and go out tomorrow.
Thankful that Honey Bear and I are both 
healthy. This morning, I was clearing out
 a drawer of coloring books, etc from the "grands" 
younger years and found 
a valentine their Mom
had made in 2002.
 It is the cutest thing with photos of them.
So, I hung that on the fridge.
Wonder Boy is driving to and from 
school now. I met him yesterday as I gave
the Princess a ride home from Middle School. 
I said he should
be still playing with Thomas the Tank.
Their childhood is going by so fast.

In the kitchen...I'm thawing some peas from the
garden which were frozen in the summer.

I am wearing...still in my pjs

I am creating...some squares of prepped pieces
for the SAL quilt, part 1 and 2 so I 
can stitch and applique.

I am going...to stay home today

I am wondering...why it is so hard to arrange
a day to spend with my daughter

I am reading...Maude by Donna Mabry
set in the early 1900s

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I am hoping...I am prepared for our awards
day on Saturday

I am looking forward to...my first WMU meeting 
as leader of the Mary Martha circle

I am learning...to fit my new role (see above)
to accept the things I cannot do
to have more patience with
Honey Bear

Around the house...its mostly tidy 

I am pondering...always pondering especially
when I should be going to sleep 
at night

A favorite quote for today...
"It does not bother how slowly you go
as long as you do not stop."  Confucius

Some of my favorite things...sunshine on the coldest
hearing windchimes.......crispy ginger
cookies with my tea.....

A few plans for the rest of the week:getting more prep 
work done on my quilt project
Nail salon and errands tomorrow...
maybe a trip to Hobby Lobby or
JoAnn's (found a $5 coupon in this month's
Home and Garden magazine)
Choir Practice on Thursday morning and
house cleaning crew
Book Club on Friday: We're discussing

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Celebration Day for MCHCL on Saturday
at Ruth's Chris
A peek into my day...

my sewing corner

the cutting table

my desk
believe it or not, this is my desk cleaned.
At times, there isn't any working room because of clutter

Smokey having some lap time

Just a thought: Why does my
preview look so different
from my draft?


  1. Yes, I do have those moments of starting to do one thing and then getting sidetracked by doing other things. Sometimes it drives me crazy, but they are all things that need to be done, so I guess it's ok.

    Enjoyed the peek into your sewing area!

    I enjoy days I can stay home all day.

  2. I also have days like that...aaaand there are days when I think I'm finished and then I find something else to do
    You are right...children grow up so fast. If I could I would have kept mine little for a bit longer
    What a nice little sewing area you have. I would love to have a craft room.....at the moment I have two shelves in the linen closet and a box under the bed. Ah well...a girl can dream.
    You have quite a busy week ahead. Have fun and enjoy it.
    Phoebe x

  3. I laughed as I read how you go side-tracked while going for your cup of coffee. Yes, I've done that before, too! One little job can quickly lead to another.
    Isn't it a blessing to be able to stay home and relax, at times. So good to be out of the "rat race"...
    As always, I enjoyed reading your daybook post. I need to do another one, soon!

  4. I am like that a lot! I start doing one thing and end up doing a dozen other things, too!

  5. Definitely have those moments of getting side tracked. Hence all those unfinished projects.

    God bless.

  6. Oh boy, I go off and running down those rabbit trails all the time! Sometimes I forget what I was doing in the first place! We don't have Hobby Lobby in Canada, but I so wish they would open some. We don't have many craft stores around, though there is a fabric store here that I love. Your sewing area is wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. I have those "one thing leads to another" moments all the time... and half the time I forget my original purpose in being there! lol... and isn't it amazing how you can always remember ALL the things you didn't get done, as soon as your head hits the pillow at night? lol... Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you have a really great week!

  8. Haha, your "I am thinking" paragraph is something I can certainly relate to! I couldn't begin to count how many times I realize the ONE thing I actually started out to do earlier in the day still hasn't been done! Your "favourite things" sound just like mine, too... especially if you combine them all!

  9. What a nice little work station you have. I love it.