Monday, August 3, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For today...  Monday, August 3, 2015

Outside my window... Already warm but overcast and calm.  It is supposed to be a scorcher today.

I am thinking... That I am glad my guys were able to get my laptop upgraded to Microsoft 10 after 4 days of working on it.

I am thankful for....  The fact that the people I work with are great.

From the kitchen...

~Monday: BBQ Steak, Pasta Salad, Corn on the Cob
~Tuesday: Hubby Cooks
~Wednesday: Out
~Thursday:  Hubby Cooks
~Friday: Camping - Hot Dogs over the fire
~Saturday: Family BBQ
~Sunday: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad

I am wearing... Black maxi skirt and a loose dark pink top

I am creating... A daily working journal

I am reading... "The Prodigal Daughter" by Jeffrey Archer

I am praying for...  My Uncle who is experiencing health problems

Pondering these words... The Indonesian phrase gotong-royong (got-ong roi-ong) communicates that when people come together “to carry a heavy burden,” the burden is lightened because it is shared.

I am hoping... That we have good weather for our weekend camping

I am hearing... Typing, papers being moved, talking in the background (yes, I am working on this during class - lol)

One of my favorite things... Learning new things

A few plans for the rest of the week...

~Monday:  School and work
~Tuesday:  School, office work, get the trailer ready for camping
~Wednesday: School, errands, coffee with daughter, small group
~Thursday:  School and work
~Friday:  School and then heading out for a weekend of camping in the mountains
~Saturday: Camping and hopefully some kayaking
~Sunday: Heading home

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

~Hubby took this photo while we were in the mountains~

 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Around Our Sunday Table - Simple Blooms

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert~
 

It is hard to believe that here we are in the middle of July.
The year is half gone- how quickly time goes by!
As we gather around our Sunday table
it is time for us to stop and reflect
on the many things we have to be thankful for.

 
That are daughter decided to move back to this area
to be closer to family.
What a delight to have her at family events
and home for Sunday dinners.


Of my family who are 110% supportive
of my going back to school.


That I am able to work and go to school
at the same time without either conflicting.

 
 
Veggies from my parents large garden
that they bless us with since I didn't have
put in a garden this year knowing I
wouldn't have time to keep it up.


Camping trips with the family.
We've been able to fit a few of these in this summer
and a few more are planned.


The beautiful summer weather we've been having.

 
What are you thankful for today?


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For today...  Sunday July 26, 2015

Outside my window...

I am thinking...  How nice it is to be able to sit and relax today :)

I am thankful for....  The fresh veggies from my parent's garden

From the kitchen...
  Monday: Pork Chops & Gravy, Fresh Garden Yellow Beans, Mashed Turnip, Salad, Angel Food Cake w/Fresh Garden Strawberries
  Tuesday:  Hubby Cooks
  Wednesday: Out
  Thursday:  Teriyaki Salmon, Terkiyaki Vegetable Stir-Fry, Rice, Lemon Pudding
  Friday: Chicken & Rice, Fresh Garden Carrots, Fresh Garden Green Beans, Salad, Brownies
  Saturday: Leftover Smorg
  Sunday: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli, Carrots & Turnip, Salad, Chocolate Trifle

I am wearing... Black sweat pants & a fuschia top

I am creating... A new office/crafting space

I am reading... "The Prodigal Daughter" by Jeffrey Archer

I am praying for...  Family & friends

Pondering these words... "Time = Life, Therefore waste your time and waste your life or master your time and master your life." ~Alan Lakein~

I am hoping...  For good weather for our upcoming camping trip

I am hearing... The dishwasher, our daughter talking, the neighbor's dog barking - again, the wind blowing in the trees outside.

One of my favorite things...  My Neato vacuum

A few plans for the rest of the week...
~Monday:  School, bookwork, home dailies & baking
~Tuesday:  School, dailies, hopefully some scrapbooking & work
~Wednesday: School home dailies, hopefully some more scrapbooking & work
~Thursday:  School, weekly cleaning & baking
~Friday:  School, shopping with my daughter
~Saturday:  Morning date w/hubby, baking, home dailies & work
~Sunday: Church, kids over for lunch & work

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... 


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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Monday, July 20, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For today...  Monday, July 20, 2015

Outside my window...  Cloudy with a few raindrops coming down. We are supposed to have a few showers and then clearing and hot

I am thinking...  Of how to manage to get everything done

I am thankful for....  A hubby who is willing to help out when needed

From the kitchen...
  Monday: Hubby Cooks
  Tuesday:  BBQ Chicken, Fresh Garden Baby Potatoes, Carrots & Turnip, Tossed Salad
  Wednesday: BBQ Honey Garlic Sausage, Half Time Spoon Rolls, Green Beans, Tossed Salad
  Thursday: Hubby Cooks
  Friday: Hubby Cooks
  Saturday: Lasagna, Italian Bubble Loaf, Oven Baked Zucchini, Ceasar Salad
  Sunday:  BBQ Pork Chops, Potato Salad, Broccoli Slaw, Tossed Salad, Jellied Salad

I am wearing... Denim capris and a royal blue tank top with a bow on the front

I am creating... A new office/crafting space

I am reading... "The Prodigal Daughter" by Jeffrey Archer

I am praying for...  Family & friends

Pondering these words...The busier life gets, the more value there is in simplicity...simplicity and clarity make us all more productive. ~Arkadi Kuhlmann,~

I am hoping...  To get caught up on a few things this week

I am hearing... Fans

One of my favorite things...  Watching movies with my hubby

A few plans for the rest of the week...
~Monday:  School & Work
~Tuesday:  School & Luvin' My Home
~Wednesday:  School & Groceries & Errands
~Thursday:  School & Work
~Friday:  School  & Work
~Saturday:  Relaxing with hubby & Luvin My Home
~Sunday: Church & Family

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... 


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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Monday, July 13, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For today... Monday, July 13, 2015

Outside my window...  Hot with a slight breeze and blue skies. We are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch but it doesn't look like it from the sky.

I am thinking... Of all the things I need to do this week.

I am thankful for... People!  I love interacting with the different people I am meeting at school, work and in my day to day life.

From the kitchen...
  Monday: Spaghetti & Sauce, Ceasar Salad
  Tuesday:  Hubby Cooks
  Wednesday: Out
  Thursday: Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry, Rice, Salad
  Friday: Oven Baked Chicken, Parmesan Potatoes, Carrot Salad, Green Salad, Jellied Salad
  Saturday: Leftover Smorg
  Sunday:  BBQ Chicken Breasts, Potato Salad, Cucumber Salad, Tossed Salad, Jellied Salad
 
I am wearing... Stone colored capris with a navy blue, light, flowy top with a ruffle down the front

I am creating... A new office/crafting space

I am reading... "The Prodigal Daughter" by Jeffrey Archer

I am praying for... My daughter - that she will be better soon.

Pondering these words...Most of us are so busy simply keeping up with our over-committed lives that we have lost a sense of what we care about and what we are good at. ~Barbara Moses~

I am hoping... My daughter feels better soon.

I am hearing... The fans running & the TV downstairs

Around the house... Soup for my daughter simmering on the stove, spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove, my unwell daughter watching TV downstairs, stuff to still be put away from our weekend away as we got back late.

One of my favorite things... Camping

A few plans for the rest of the week...
~Monday:  School & Finish Unpacking
~Tuesday:  School & Work
~Wednesday:  School & Work
~Thursday:  School, Getting my hair done, groceries & errands
~Friday:  School  & Luvin My Home
~Saturday:  Relaxing with hubby & work
~Sunday: Church & work

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... 

~Our colored fire while camping~


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Hollyhocks


 
Ever since my daughter was young she loved hollyhocks.
 
 
Every year she would faithfully collect hollyhock seeds
and diligently plant them around our yard, 


 
only to have them mowed,
weed whipped
or sprayed
down.

 
However, after years of perseverance
her hardwork and diligence paid off

 
and we are now enjoying this beautiful
garden of hollyhocks.
 
 

 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Catching Up!


 
Oh my,
how time flies by!
I can't believe it has been
six months since I blogged.
So, what have I been up to
in the past six months?

 
We celebrated birthdays!

 
We spent time with extended family!

 
We started the process of downsizing
in anticipation of a move in the near future.

 
We travelled.

 
Our daughter graduated with her
B.A. in Counselling & Caregiving.

 
We spent time at the ocean.

 
We went camping in the mountains.
I also started school to upgrade my skills
so I have college in the morning
and work in the afternoon.
 
 
In all the busyness of life
I try to remind myself to stop
and enjoy the beauty around me.
 
 
 
 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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