Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Simple Woman's Daybook

From Mama Bear's Journal
FOR TODAY...Tuesday, July 30, 2012

Outside my window...cloudy,  74°F,  23°C with a predicted high today of 94 and 40% chance of thunderstorms....we still desperately need the rain....although the grass is green and flowers continue to bloom, it is the time of year for Crepe Myrtles and they are glorious...I like the deep red ones best....we're still waiting to see the Red Headed Woodpeckers bring their offspring to the feeder...its getting late for that and has us a bit concerned....the hummer continues to visit and is a joy to see as is the baby rabbit, although he is still small, Honey Bear says he's seen one even smaller among the cabbages in the garden...we have the adults and the mid size ones as well but the wee ones bring the most pleasure.

I am thinking...about all that needs to be done around the house and garden but also about all the creative things I want to accomplish

I am thankful...my Uncle recovered from his gunshot wound.....my daughter passed her nursing boards.....Honey Bear is finally going to the doctor to have his BP medicines adjusted.....for fresh produce and God's creation outside my window.....

In the kitchen...more Okra to do up and some fresh corn as well.....maybe a noodle/beef/tomato casserole and some slaw for dinner tonight....

I am wearing...pink pajamas with a flowered pink robe

I am creating...cross stitch (sorry no picture)...packages to mail...ideas for the final block of "my favorite things" and sewing those together....binding for my large sampler quilt......gathering and labeling entries for our cultural arts competition in September

I am going...to pick up the Princess and bring her back here to spend the day with us

I am wondering...at how fast time keeps slipping into the future

I am reading..."These is my Words" a diary of Sarah Agnes Prine........and Heart of the Sea

I am hoping...to finish up the laundry today, do the chores on my schedule and get some fun things done as well

I am looking forward to...Club activities coming up......state conference....our Fall vacation...........College Football season.....cooler weather

I am hearing....the fan motor.......beautiful silence that being alone can bring.....

Around the house...peace

I am pondering..."the peace which surpasses all human understanding"

A favorite quote for today..."A friend is someone who comes in when all the rest go out"

One of my favorite things...a tidy workspace

A few plans for the rest of the week:Yesterday: a luncheon for International Students visiting Huntsville for 6 weeks (they were a joy to visit with while we enjoyed the food our members prepared for them)......hair appointment and lunch tomorrow with a friend.....book club on Friday.........some creative time in between.........and putting up fresh produce for the winter.....Bearents visitation on Saturday at Camp Goodbear

From my photo file.....

mid-July 2011 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me

1. What is your favorite Olympic sport? Gymnastics

2. What is the healthiest meal you've eaten this week? Since today is Monday, the meals are limited. I had meat loaf, potatoes, okra, green beans and tomatoes for dinner. Somewhat healthy. For lunch on Sunday, I had a Lean Cuisine Fettucini Alfredo with chicken.

3. What is the unhealthiest meal you've eaten this week? Pop tart for breakfast this morning

4. What jewelry do you wear every day? I don't wear jewelry when I'm home. I always wear a watch when I go out and usually my rings.

Thanks to Heather for hosting each week.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Funny Friday

Good Friday morning
Wil here 
I'm busy getting ready to leave
for Camp Goodbear
so Lil Bear is going to share 
photos of his recent road trip with
Mama Bear

I spent most of my time at
the Galeria riding in either
the Princess' bag 

or in Mama Bear's bag
after all my legs are very short and
I would lave been so-o tired...
I did quite a bit of sitting around
looking pretty...
 in Bed, Bath & Beyond
this graduate teddy

in Pier One
with the smiley faces
in Clare's on
a silver chair with these
yellow fluffy thingies

among these at 
Cheesecake Factory

I wouldn't be Lil Bear
long with these around...

On comfy beds at the Winfrey
On giant backpacks....

With my friends from AU

a little too close to the Tiger's mouth
and getting ready to soar with the birds...
Whew, I'm worn out now
time for lots of naps...
Lil Bear

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Simple Woman's Daybook

From Mama Bear's Journal....
FOR TODAY...Thursday, July 12, 2012, 6:12am

Outside my window...still a little dark, raining steadily and  70°F,  21°C 

I am thinking...It would have been a good day to stay in bed...

I am thankful...for the rain, we needed it so badly.....for the cooler temperatures....for a cozy home

In the kitchen...drying dishes to put away....fresh coffee....ingredients to prepare apple dumplings for a meeting this morning

I am wearing...pink pajamas and a blue robe

I am creating...

I am going...to a meeting and luncheon today

I am wondering...what to wear, I don't like to wear sandals when it's wet outside, more chances to fall so the outfit I planned to wear won't work

I am reading...If You Could See Me Now

I am hoping...to finish this quickly as I need to tidy the house and bake the dumplings before I get dressed to go out...

I am looking forward to...being with friends today

Around the house...things mostly need to be tidied...

One of my favorite things...watching it rain when its been so long without any

A few plans for the rest of the week: putting the binding on the quilt on the sewing machine....finishing up some other projects.

From the garden....Okra and Tomatoes now....everything else has suffered from the drought....

From my picture album..... 

I'm joining other day booking bloggers here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me

1. What are two must haves when you go on a road trip? 
Should I be practical and say: A car and gasoline  or  should I say what I need to have personally: Music and a map

2. What is your favorite amusement park ride?
Suffering from Meniere's Syndrome as I do, I have enough problems with balance with my feet on the ground, so I don't ride.

3. Post favorite picture from the last six months?

4. What do you (did you) call your grandparents?   If you are a grandparent what do your grandchildren call you?
my maternal grandparents were Pa pa and Ma Ma. My paternal grandparents were Pa and Ma.
My Daughter's children call me Grandmother. My son's call me Grandma.

And don't forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!
Would you rather spend your vacation visiting family or seeing a bit of the country where you live?

Please stop by and visit with other bloggers who do Monday's quiz.
Thanks Heather for hosting.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Morning Coming Down

It has been a lazy week here in the Bear's Den...
Honey Bear has been home...
It is too hot to do much of anything...
I am over the stomach virus I had for 5 days
it was a nasty one...
Most of my creating has been done sitting in my recliner...
I did some quilting yesterday on a table runner...

"This is the day that the Lord has made,
I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Friday, July 6, 2012

Funny Friday

Hello everybear
Wil here
Just a few more days until I
leave for Camp Good bear

I'm thinking about what to pack:
sunscreen? no, with all this fur I want 
swim trunks? no, I can swim in my bear suit..
camera? definitely
"Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com"

I'm hoping we can go out on
a canoe...

and Wilbur said we could catch Yabbies
so I'm bringing a net...

Perhaps, I'll need a sleeping bag
a blankie
and must not forget
food like

I'm looking forward to camp with my friends:
Wilbur and Prudence
and making new friends, too...
I better start packing...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Winner!

Margaret of The French Bear is the winner in my 100 Followers give away. I'll be sending off a gift to her in the next few days.
Our 4th of July was a quiet one. We spent it at home. I've been dealing with a little stomach upset so didn't feel like doing much. Praise God we had a little rain last night for the first time in 4+weeks. We both went out and stood it in for a couple of minutes. It didn't put a damper on fireworks, though, as we could clearly see the ones at the Space and Rocket Center from our bedroom window. We thought about driving out to the highway, pulling off and watching from there, however it was just too hot for that.
I know I've been MIA this week. I'll try to get a daybook post out later today.
Mama Bear