Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

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FOR TODAY, August 4, 2015

Outside my window ...
It is overcast and gloomy.  Very cold and windy too.   Where has summer gone?

I am thinking ...
Yesterday afternoon we went to a BBQ that all the missionaries in the zone were having.  There must have been 20 young people between the ages of 18 and 21.  They were very well behaved.   No swearing.  No alcohol.  They were having a great time.   Just enjoying each other's company without any sex or violence.  They cleaned up after themselves, did all the cooking themselves.   It was great!  I have always admired these young people, but even more so now that I am getting to work with them and spend time with them on a more regular basis.  These youngsters are exemplary.

I am thankful for ...
I was thinking this morning.  I am just living the most amazing life.  That is not to say it is without sorrows or problems.  No life is without those.  I am just saying it is an amazing life, and I am so very grateful for that!

In the kitchen ...
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 Cinnamon Cream French Toast.   This is fabulous and even if you make only the Cinnamon Cream Syrup you will be glad you did.  It would be great with pancakes too.

On my "To Cook" list ...
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This Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Rice from BHG looks simply amazing!

I am creating ...
I am working on a little project now, but it will take me a while to finish it and before I can tell you about it, (It has nothing to do with my artwork)but in the meantime  . . .

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This Terra Cotta Birdbath is so cute!  I love it!  From My CreativiT.

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DIY Yarn Carrots.   Wouldn't kids love playing with these?  From Home Work.

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I love, LOVE this cute everyday wreath!  My So Called Crafty Life.

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DIY Sweet Hanky Bracelets.   Again from My So Called Crafty Life.  These are so lovely!

This is a really wonderful page.  There is a virtual wealth of crafty projects on this page. You will be utterly amazed!

I am reading ...
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark

I had seen the film a long time ago but never read the book it was based on. In 1930s Edinburgh, six ten-year-old girls, Sandy, Rose, Mary, Jenny, Monica, and Eunice are assigned Miss Jean Brodie, who describes herself as being "in my prime," as their teacher. Miss Brodie, determined that they shall receive an education in the original sense of the Latin verb educere, "to lead out," gives her students lessons about her personal love life and travels, promoting art history, classical studies, and fascism. Under her mentorship, these six girls whom Brodie singles out as the elite group among her students—known as the "Brodie set"—begin to stand out from the rest of the school. However in one of the novel's typical flash-forwards we learn that one of them will later betray Brodie, ruining her teaching career, but that she will never learn which. This novel takes these same girls through to age 17.

Fascinating read.(I am such a slow reader.  I only read at night when I get into bed and I am falling asleep after ten minutes.)

I am hoping ...
I have a ton of things to get done today.  August Newsletter for the Ward.  Talk for Sunday morning.  Visits with my Missionary Work, and I want to get some cooking in too.  I hope, Hope, HOPE I can get it all done!

Makes me smile ...
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source James Polk

This pile of puppies just makes me smile. So sweet. Sigh . . .I remember when Mitze was that size and age.   So cute.  (She still is.)

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Sigh  . . .

I am learning ...
This week just focusing on studying the scriptures.

Around the house ...
A wish list.

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A pretty bath to lay back and relax in.

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Cabbage Rose Bedding  . . .

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Lacy pillow slips  . . .

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A cute cottage kitchen . . .

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A country porch to sit on and an old rocking chair to sit in . . .

I am pondering ...
The speed at which time seems to be passing.  Is it just me or does time seem to be speeding up?

A favourite quote for the day ...
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Joy is the Holy fire 
       that keeps our purpose warm 
                 and our intelligence aglow. 
                           ~Helen Keller 

One of my favourite things ...
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(source A Cuppa and A Catchup)

Needlebooks and Pin Keeps.  I Love them.

A peek into my day ...
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When I'm not doing missionary work, cooking, cleaning  . . .  this time of year I'm in the garden.

And that's my daybook for this week!

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆
 ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆

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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!!



  1. Morning Marie, You look like you are going to have a busy day ahead.Thanks you as always for taking time to look up all these delightful ages for us to look at. I always enjoy that and dream...yes usually its just a dream of making ever so many things..I say to myself..."oh that looks easy I coudl make that for so and so"and on it goes do I ever actually do anything...rarely LOL....Today I am going into BAth to teh Royal United Hospital to meet Mary there and be with her to see the Dr to see if her shoulder is good enough to start doing exercise with it and then hopefully they can find a way to get her walking again and then home..no idea how long that is going to be but with all the prayers that have urrounded her I am sure she will be home soon....may be problems ahead with that....but ....we can only look at thing sone day at a time.
    Try not to do to much today Marie take rests inbetween working ! same to Todd xx

  2. Good morning Marie. How I love many of the images and ideas you share with us. I a glad that the young ones enjoyed their together time and worked at there food and clean up too. It is never much fun for the one who does it all and many hands make light work.

    God bless your day.

  3. Seems there is never a dull moment for you. The days do go faster and faster here. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday !

  4. You sound very zen:) Love tat.

    Loads of cute things..
    You DO have a cute country kitchen!

  5. I continue to keep Mary in my prayers Sybil. I have the same dreams Sybil, of making this and making that. Not enough hours in the day! Xxoo

    God bless you too Suzan! These young people are pretty special in my books! Xoxo

    You have a terrific Tuesday too Pam! Life is good when it is filled with things that give you a purpose! Xoxo

    Thanks Monique! I have my moments. Xoxo

  6. You sound very busy and happy. :)

  7. Marie, all of these things make me swoon! xoxo

  8. Thanks Laura! ☺ xoxo

    Great minds Valerie! xoxo


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