Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window....the sun is shinning and it is still hot and dry....I can see the Geraniums and the Mandevilla are in full bloom...the Butterfly Bush is putting on smaller blooms because of the drought.....we've hung the hummingbird feeder where I can see it now that we have a baffle to keep the Squirrels away..a goldfinch just landed on that pole, no Hummingbirds...there is a slight breeze blowing...its 84 °F, (29 °C) already and its only 10 AM.
Hearing...Smokey trying to root under my afghan...the dishwasher running and the AC
I am thinking...it is about time for me to call the Princess to see if she's ready to come over for the day
Feeling thankful for...the oven being repaired and not having to be replaced...each step in the process being completed so that Daughter can move into her own place....(the divorce was final yesterday...we're waiting on the refinance of their home so she can get her money out..then closing)....the kind folks at church who've offered to help her move....the weight I lost last week
I am remembering...the weekend and quality time spent with Honey Bear
Creating this...

Patriotic pillowcases for the Veteran's Hospital...

 Blocks for the Tis the Season quilt and wall hanging.

Aprons to hold drainage bags of breast cancer patients..
I am currently reading...The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs....I slipped into Books-a-Million on Friday and picked up some bargain books(this is one).
One year ago today...I wasn't posting much...too busy with other things....it was hot then too and little rain...guess this is normal for this time of year but so hard to take after the nice Spring rains and cooler temperatures.
I am hoping...to get some work done in the studio this week...I have several projects going on at once.
On my mind...finishing up here so that I can get dressed and go get the Princess....put a load of clothes in the washer and dryer.
Noticing that...its cooler in here since I opened the quest room door(we keep the vents shut in there and the door closed but yesterday I walked on the treadmill and just left the door open)
Pondering these words...Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. - Proverbs 4:23
From the kitchen...Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl toast with I can't believe its not butter spray for Breakfast with my coffee....the kitchen is clean because I did that before I turned on the computer......lots of fruits and vegetables...got my first cucumber yesterday from the garden and should have squash by the weekend.
Around the house...things are mostly tidy with a few loose ends to sort out....laundry to do, maybe a few pieces to iron.
I am praying for...Abbey, Denise(ShortyBear), my sister, Daughter, Son in Afg, the little girl mentioned at club meeting who has cancer, Honey Bear...others
A few plans for the week...sharing a couple of days with the Princess..taking her to the doctor this afternoon....field trip on Thursday...quiet days at home
One of my favorite things...visiting your blogs to see what you're up to......
From my picture file...
He thinks we can't see him.

I'm looking for a Bible study online....can anyone help me find one.

I have been so frustrated because I can't use my printer as a scanner...since I got the computer, the printer is networked and prints fine but I can't get the software for scanning to load...

Hope you have a blessed week.
As always, I am linking to Peggy's Daybook page.


  1. I love the idea of patriotic pillowcases for the Vets! Is that a local project? How many is your group making?

  2. Love the pillowcases - and the Christmas reminder! It's just half a year away!

    I loved your daybook. Have a blessed week.

  3. Quite a lot of neat projects there!

    I passed a Books a Million but didn't want to take time to stop -- had too many other things to do today. But I want to go explore in there some time. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately....) it's not close by, it's about 20 minutes away.

  4. Such a lot happening... glad to hear things are moving forward for your daughter... lovely goodies you are making...

  5. Dittoes on the pillow cases! Wonderful idea.

    I'm loving the bear theme...Love bears all things. Awesome! It would be particularly pertinent if you lived on Kodiak island with us. :)

    I'll have to see if our library has Teaberry Strangler. Sounds promising.