Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Simple Woman's Daybook ...
FOR TODAY, July 21, 2015
Outside my window ...
It's a lot later than it usually is. The sun is up. It looks like a mix of cloud and sunshine today, and it's a bit muggy. Just about what you would expect for this time of year!
I am thinking ...
I had a neighbor get into an altercation with her now ex boyfriend at the weekend. The police were called and he was put into cells for the night. She's a lovely lady with a propensity for picking the wrong men to share her life with. I am keeping her in my deepest prayers for better things in the future than what she's given herself in the past.
I am thankful for ...
The Gospel which is the centre of my life and which protects me and keeps me out of trouble.
In the kitchen ...
It's Fried Potato Salad!
On my "to cook" list ...
Monique's Savoury Olive Sables. They look so tasty as her dishes always do. Photographer and cook exemplaire!
I am creating ...
I created this bookmark for the lady we have been visiting with the young Missionaries. She likes cats. I like her. She collects bookmarks and I thought she would like this one.
From Etsy. I love this idea of repainting doll's faces.
This redo of a plastic storage cart is amazing! From Between the Sheets.
From Indulgy. A cute little "Teapot" teabag holder.
CUTE! Cute! Cute! From Crafty Tuts.
I am reading ...
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery.
Still reading and enjoying. About 2/3 way through it now.
I have added . . .
Once Upon a Time, by J. Randy Taraborreli.
The "happily ever after" marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier III of Monaco is explored and demythologized in this fascinating, compelling and well-researched royal biography. After failed romances with married co-stars (Ray Milland and William Holden) and turning down a marriage proposal from Oleg Cassini, Kelly met Rainier, the prince of a popular Mediterranean resort town who was searching for a princess he hoped would become "the manifestation of all that we hope for and dream about in Monaco." Nine months after what was called "the wedding of the century" (watched by 30 million TV viewers) in 1956, Grace gave birth to the first of their three children. Never planning to stop making films, she bowed to her husband's wishes and soon her loneliness and boredom were replaced by severe depression. The prince encouraged her to accept Alfred Hitchcock's offer of the lead in Marnie. But the subjects of Monaco objected and forced her to withdraw. Before her tragic car accident death in 1982, Grace found contentment in the life she chose. As he demonstrated in his 2002 bestseller, Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot, Taraborrelli is adept at illuminating political intrigue and complex family dynamics. He smoothly weaves together hundreds of exclusive interviews (in fast-paced, short chapters) to create vivid, full-blooded portraits. This is the definitive book on a marriage that started as an arrangement but ended as a love story.
I have always been fascinated by Grace Kelly.
I am hoping ...
I get a good night's sleep tonight. Lately I haven't been sleeping very well. I was totally exhausted yesterday all day.
Makes me smile ...
Baxter always makes me smile. Even when he has hurt his paw. Poor baby.
I am learning ...
To accept the things I cannot change.
Around the house ...
I love the flowered pillow on the sofa in this room and the round mirror on the wall. From Mother Earth Living.
I think this window blind is really pretty. From Heart Handmade UK.
Sigh . . . From Digs Digs. Just look at that light fixture . . . the curtains . . . the table . . .
Shabby Chic . . .
Love . . .
Guess I was in a flowery mood this morning!
I am pondering ...
Is it going to rain today or not?
A favourite quote of the day ...
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"In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance."
~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
One of my favourite things ...
Beetroot. Steamed. Baked. Roasted. Boiled. Fried. Raw. Anyway I can get them. I adore beetroot and I love, LOVE the greens also.
A peek into my day ...
The beginning, the end, and everything in between. I live my days prayerfully.
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 great day ahead of you! Don't forget!
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And I do too!!