Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY, May 19, 2015

Outside my window ...
It's very overcast.  I am thinking this may well be a rain day, but I could be wrong.  It's also quite cool, but I am resisting putting on the heat.

I am thinking ...
Mitzie has a cough.  I am thinking this may be another Vet job.  (Insert sad face here.)

I am thankful for ...

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Good friends!  We had a lovely time together yesterday and the time went far too quickly.   You would have thought Bonnie and I had been friends for our whole lifetime and I just love Jim too.   I said to Todd last night that I have only ever met the nicest people through the internet (including him).   I have been blessed.   I think Jim is a very brave man to drive here in the UK like he is, in a manual car and to be doing so well at it!   He's my hero!

In the kitchen ...
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Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins.   So good!

On my "To Cook" list ...

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These Coconut Cream Pie Bars from Willow Creek Baking look positively gorgeous.  I love Coconut Cream anything!

I am creating ...

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I did another angel yesterday while I was waiting for Bonnie and Jim to arrive.   Consider the Lillies.  I am on pins and needles waiting to hear how the trade show in NYC went.  Fingers still crossed.

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How to make your own fondant pearls for cake decorating.   From Cake Decorating Corner.

A mini printable box.   If you click on it, it should open up in a new window much larger and then you can save it to your desktop.  No source, but isn't it pretty?

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 Free Printable Bows and Tags from Chicfetti.   So cute!

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Loving the Stamped Gift Bags.   From Noelle Garrett Designs.

I am reading ...

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The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery. I am really enjoying it thus far! I love Diane's books. She's a great writer.  I know . . .  I am a very slow reader these days.  I only read when I go to bed and I fall asleep after about 15 minutes.

I am hoping ...
I really hope that Mitzie's cough is nothing serious.

Makes me smile ...

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Bruce and Baxter enjoying a sunny day.

I am learning ...
Patience.  Always patience.   I'm not so good at it.

Around the house ...

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I love the paint colour on the walls of this lounge/living room.   I would love to paint our walls.

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I love this too  . . .  the painted walls, the iron bed, that carpet  . . .

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I have always wanted a breakfast nook.

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Love this idea but I would pick a different song.   Actually I think I would do a poem.

I am pondering ...
I have a hard time understanding how people cannot believe in God.   I guess that is because I have always known He is there.  Nobody had to teach me.  I just have always known.

A favourite quote of the day  ...

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Sometimes your only available mode of transportation
is a leap of faith.
~Margaret Shepard

One of my favourite things ...

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 It's Cadbury's so why don't they have them over here in the UK?   I miss these.   Peanut butter flavoured crunch. Coated in Milk Chocolate.  It's probably a good thing that they don't!

A peek into my day ...

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I have one of these every morning.   I am so grateful for our shower.  ☺

And that's my daybook for this week!
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               ⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small
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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. I am so pleased that the viit went well yesterday...Did you manage to get out and about or was it a day for staying in ? Lovely sunny morning here...at the moment...Peter driving me up to Brierely Hill near Birmingham today to see a new batterywheelchait very lightweight and folds a bit liek a childs oush chair...if it is sutable it would mean that I can get it and MAry's cooter in the back of the car...so finger crossed, it is very expenive o will hav eto be exactly right in every way...I am slightly concerned that it wont go so well on rough ground such as when Lyn and I might take a "walk" throughthe woods etc...anyway please if you se ethis during the day give me a quick arrow prayer that it works out...Do hope Mitzies cough gets better without a vet visit...when did it start ? might have caught a seed or somthing in her thoat..anyway praying that she will be ok..

  2. Good morning Marie. It sounds like yesterday was a day that was pure treasure.

    MY day has been spent visiting dad. It has been gloomy here too. We visited a quilt shop too. But most of all dad was pleased to bust out. At present I am thankful for $5 Subway meals. He loves them and they don't upset me.

    I haven't decided on dinner yet. I am a bad mum today.

    God bless.

  3. Thanks Sybil. She didn't eat her breakfast yesterday morning and is laying next to me here on the sofa, with a blanket over her. She usually never lets me put a blanket on top of her. Thank you for her happy thoughts. I will be praying you find the right wheelchair! Xoxo

    Suzan, I practically lived on the Subway Turkey subs when I was living on my own. I liked them with everything on them, hot peppers and all. Oh gee, now you have me craving one! Xoxo

  4. Hi, Marie! Oh, what fun with your friends visiting! Like you, the dearest friends of my life I've met online! :o) You're one of them!! Those coconut cream pie bars look dangerously good--YU;! And another sweet angel... I love there floral dresses. Pretty printables. It's a dull, rainy day here... so it's fun to see all these pretties! Wishing you all there a lovely day, dear Marie... And hope all is well with Mitzie! ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  5. Thanks so much Tracy! I well remember the day we spent together. It was one of the highlights of my time spent down in Kent. I live in hope that it may happen again one day! Love and hugs back. xoxo

  6. Glad you had such a nice visit with your friends and hope you hear some good news soon from the art show.

  7. Hope she fees better soon..Oh my mom loved that choco bar:)

    Coffee Crisp too.
    Glad you had such a nice time with your
    net friends.I have always enjoyed my meetings too..in the past..

  8. I love coffee crisp bars too Monique. I treat myself to one every time I go home! xoxo

  9. Hi Marie, Just popped in again to see if there was any news of Mitzie ? I am so sorry she is not well...Mary Peter and I did go up to Brierley Hill but it was to no avail The wheelchair was not suitable. It was not one that I oculd use if I went "walks in the woods for instance " fine for town pavements etc. but at that price I wanted omething that was 100% ok...I was / am very disapointed but that' just one of these things...Praying for Mitzie xxx

  10. A very sweet Daybook entry today dear girl.
    I am with you I have met some delightful friends on the internet through blogging and facebook.
    I am happy you had some moments with them.
    I love Coconut Cream anything too. I mus try your recipes.
    I really love this drawing and especially the title of "Consider The Lillies. I love when the Tabernacle Choir sings this one.
    I always enjoy the things that you find. I especially like the pictures of the decor. I too would love a kitchen nook and the bedroom is adorable.
    Blessings, love and hugs for you all!

  11. Sorry I missed your comment Sybil, and that I was unable to tell you Mitzie was okay! Sorry also that your day was a dud! xoxo

    Thanks LeAnn! xoxo


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