Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...its wet and 73 °F, (23 °C)...we had a lot of rain in the last 3 hours and it cooled things off from the 97 degrees that it was earlier..the flowers have taken a beating...I was supposed to water the earth boxes this afternoon(they don't get watered much from rain)but I've decided to do it first thing in the morning.
Hearing...Darma and Greg on the TV
I am thinking...another day has gone by without any work in the studio...
Feeling thankful for...the rain of the last few days after 3 weeks of drought...my son being safely on US soil for his R&R....
I am remembering...the meeting I attended this morning...we're having a county wide event to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by hosting a card making workshop. The cards will be sent to our service men and women to send home....we are planning to make 911 cards.....today we met and made assignments to ask businesses for donations....we also put together 100 kits. We have to assemble many more before our event.
Creating this...nothing at the moment as I'm trying to stay off my feet until my knee heals...I need to trace off some more embroidery blocks but after the workshop and waiting to see the Dr, I needed to prop my knee up for a while....I got some new fabric and plan several projects to start when I have an uninterrupted day at home.
I am currently reading...nothing, I finished Diane Mott Davidson's Fatally Flaky this afternoon and haven't started anything else..but I have books on the Kindle and hard copies also so I'll be starting another one at bedtime.
One year ago today...We had eaten our first ripe tomato from the garden..I was working on the genealogy scrapbooks..I was reading Summer at Tiffany's...getting ready for my Sister's visit and looking forward to 'the girl's camping trip'.
I am hoping...to do the prep work for those new projects this week...
On my mind...what to have for dinner
Noticing that...the bird feeders are empty
Pondering these words...“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”Tennyson
From the kitchen...that's what I'm wondering..something good, I hope.
Around the house...its calm and quiet...and cool, thank you, Lord.
I am praying for...my family
A few plans for the week...tomorrow I am going over to Daughter's to help with some preliminary packing...need to go to the bank and the grocery store before the end of the week......a family gathering on Saturday at a catfish restaurant.
One of my favorite things...Summer rain
From my picture file...

Benches seen in Hartselle, Alabama

As always I am giving credit to Peggy at The Simple Woman.

*update: went to the Dr today with my knee, concerned that it still had pain and a puffy knot. I was given a couple of shots. He was concerned about infection so gave me an antibiotic. Hopefully it will be much improved by Thursday. I was advised to stay off of it as much as possible.


  1. Oh you always remind me to do a daybook. I haven't done one in a while but I always love reading yours. I hope your knee gets better soon. Praying for you.

  2. Sorry to hear about your knee "boo-boo!" Hope it heals real fast!


  3. I, too, look forward to your daybook posts. I'm happy to hear that your son is back in USA for a visit. How nice for you!

    Hoping your knee will soon be well. It's no fun to have to sit around propped up, but it' a good chance to catch up on some reading :)

  4. I love the idea of the 9/11 card making workshop! What a blessing that will be. I like the pictures of the benches!

  5. What a great day, great thoughts and I agree the card making is a wonderful idea. Love the photos as well. Have a wonderful tomorrow!

  6. I'm glad you went to see the doctor about your knee, let's hope it now heals fully! Just make sure you listen to him and stay off of it as much as you can.

    Such a wonderful idea to make those cards for the servicemen/women, it certainly will let them know that others are thinking of them.

    This is our second day of rain and there's no end in sight until at least Sunday. I shouldn't complain, though, because we just had 2 full weeks of sunshine:-) xoxo

  7. Sorry the knee is still problematic! Hope it is better soon. Sounds like a good time for reading or stitching while you stay off it.

    We've had pretty strong storms every night the last few nights. Lost power several hours Tuesday night but I hope that doesn't happen again.

    Love that 911 card idea.

  8. I've missed visiting around via the daybooks ~ Lots of good stuff in yours, espec the card-making ~ Bless you all in that. About that knee ~ Hope it's feeling better fast!