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....

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Between Christmas and New Years Day

November and December have not been good months for me health wise......after the bout with my back and the almost 2 weeks of vertigo, I had a major Asthma attack which has lasted over a week with the old breathing machine back in use. I finally put up a table top tree, hung a very few ornaments on it, hung the stockings and called it decorated. I am more than happy about it now that it is time to put it all away.

Today has been mostly an at home lazy day.....I did pick up Daughter at the
Firestone Store so that she could leave her car for service and after she dropped me back at home, loaned her my van for a few days until hers is ready. This was only my 2nd time out in the car in 12 days so I'm not going to miss it much......Honey Bear and I went for a walk....the temperature was in the 50s with sunshine so it was nice out.

I want to get back to blogging more regularly in the New Year....one of many goals I'm setting......More later.....