Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

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FOR TODAY, March 31, 2015

Outside my window ...

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It came in like a lamb and it is definitely going out like a lion.  Windy.  Cold.  Rainy.

I am thinking ...
We had friends over last night for Family Home Evening.  I enjoyed our time together.   Happiness shared is happiness doubled.

I am thankful for ...
I am so thankful for my husband and the man that he is.   I could not imagine sharing my life with anyone else.

In the kitchen ...

Brown Batter Bread.   Sooooo good!  Easy to make as well.

I have to show you my Pinterest Fail.   haha, makes me laugh.

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Bunny Blobs Rolls.   Those ears . . . half of them fell off and were just laying on the tray.  Half the eyes filled in.   Not a success!  And I did try very hard.

On my "To Cook" list ...
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This Gnocchi Casserole from Buns in my Oven looks pretty good.  Quick and easy to make as well.

I am creating ...
Can you believe I am still waiting for my markers to arrive?  I have sketches all done and am waiting for my markers to arrive so I can start colouring them.  It's taking a very long time!

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These little crochet bunnies with carrots are awfully sweet.   A pattern found on Ravelry.

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I really like this folding heart mug matt.   You can find a complete tutorial here on Ella and Nesta's Little Room.

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No source, but these mice are adorable.

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This crochet edging is shown on a Christmas Card, but why not do it on any special occasion card?  Such a simple idea  and so sweet.  From Dutch Sisters, a complete tutorial.

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Love, Love, LOVE this.  It's eye candy.  No instructions.  But so sweet.  From El Blog De Georgina.

I am reading ...
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Still Alice, by Lisa Genova

This may be one of the most frightening novels you'll ever read. It's certainly one of the most unforgettable. Genova's debut revolves around Alice Howland - Harvard professor, gifted researcher and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children. One day, Alice sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. It's a route she has taken for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Is her forgetfulness the result of menopausal symptoms? A ministroke? A neurological cancer? After a few doctors' appointments and medical tests, Alice has her diagnosis, and it's a shocker -- she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

What follows is the story of Alice's slow but inevitable loss of memory and connection with reality, told from her perspective. She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before. To Genova's great credit, readers learn of the progression of Alice's disease through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so they feel what she feels -- a slowly building terror.

In Still Alice, Genova, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard, uniquely reveals the experience of living with Alzheimer's. Hers is an unusual book -- both a moving novel and an important read.

I can't put it down. It's a very compelling read. I am near to finished it now.   Any suggestions on what next to read???

I am hoping ...
That I get some anti-biotics today, and that they work.

Makes me smile ...

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Now that's what I call enjoying your food!

So Cute!

I am learning ...
It's so hard to budget.   But we are trying.

Around the house ...

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Shabby Chic Kitchen.  I wish.

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I don't know where this came from, but I would love one in my garden.

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Who could not use this.   From Two Twenty One.  Such a cute blog.

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What a great re-use of an old chair.   From The Glamorous Housewife.

I am pondering ...
I've been watching You're Back In The Room which is a new game show here on Saturday evenings.   It's absolutely hilarious.  I am wondering if it is for real or not.  I wonder if the contestants are really hypnotized or if it's all  a big put on??  Has anyone seen it??  What do you think??

A favourite quote for the day ...

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Without exception . . . all try their hardest to reach the same goal,
that is . . . Joy.

One of my favourite things ...

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I love LOVE Little Golden Books.   I had this one as a child.  I had a lot of them.   I wish they still made them.   I think children would still love them.

A peek into my day ...
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I'm really tired this morning.  I think I'll be taking a nap or two or three today.

And that's my daybook for this week!

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Wherever you go and whatever you do I hope there's a wonderful day planned for you!

Don't forget . . .

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And I do too!


  1. Good Morning Marie,

    I am going to bed very early. My legs are swollen. My doctor has given me some medicines, instructions and an appointment for next week. Now my throat hurts again.

    I have enjoyed your finds and may explore them a little.

    God bless.


  2. It's been very windy here too so it looks like March id going out much the same way that it came in for us. At least it is above freezing and the snow is gone. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday !

  3. What a wonderful post, Marie. There is so much here that I like or want or want to make :-)

  4. The shabby kitchen is very cute..They do still sell LGBs..our Amazon has them;)
    Your bunnies made me smile..I made different ones..well one..I practiced..LOL
    not even close.

  5. Sounds like you are not very well at all Suzan! I hope that you are feeling better soon. (((hugs))) xoxo

    You are so lucky all your snow is gone Pam. When I spoke to my mom on Sunday they had just gotten about 6 more inches! Hope you have a great wednesday! xoxo

    THanks Amalia! God bless. xoxo

    I expect I could find some Golden Books if I did a search Monique. I loved them all when I was a child. I want to conquer the Bunny Bun. lol xoxo

  6. The chair! That is sooo pretty I would love to have a go at making one of those this summer. One of Luca's Easter eggs was contained inside a cute little plant pot with a trowel and packet of sunflower seeds so I could get him gardening with me!
    Keri x

  7. I want to do the chair also. It's so pretty Keri! What a lovely Easter Egg. It's fun to do things like that with your children! xoxo


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