Tuesday, 11 August 2015
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, August 11th, 2015
Outside my window ...
The sun is just beginning to rise. The days are becoming noticeably shorter now. It is often beginning to get dark now a bit before 9 and we are having to put the light on here in the living room.
I am thinking ...
We can go and pick up the main computer now. It didn't take them very long to sort it out. I am thinking about the money spent and am hoping that it was money well spent!
I am thankful for ...
We had Family Home Evening with some good friends last night. Grateful for friends we can share these things with.
In the kitchen ...
Celebrating Afternoon Tea Week with Cranberry and Orange Muffins, and
Lemon and Blueberry Scones. Find out more here.
On my "To Cook" list ...
These Candied Lemon Tarts look pretty tasty From Bakers Royale.
I am creating ...
Thinking about Christmas now. It's never too early to get started, especially when time is limited . . .
I love these little Votive Jars. They would be cute to decorate the dinner table. From Good Housekeeping.
These little felted toadstool acorn ornaments are just adorable! From lil fish studios.
Mason Jar Snow Globes. I love them. From Classy Clutter.
These Homemade Hot Cocoa Kits would make really nice gifts. From Hoosier Homemade.
This little felt embroidered robin is adorable. From Etsy.
I am reading ...
All Fall Down, by Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort - they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It's not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way.
I've only just started this book, but am really enjoying it so far!
I am hoping ...
We have a very busy week this week. I am hoping we can get all the things done that we need to get done!
Makes me smile ...
Mama and baby. I wonder what lesson is being taught?
I am learning ...
To wait on the Lord's timing in things. Patience. He knows best.
Around the house ...
Dreaming again . . .
I love this sink skirt. I hage always wanted to do this in a bathroom.
If this was our own house, I would knock out the walls between the kitchen and the rest of downstairs and have an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area. Like a great room. Sigh . . .
Stone Crocks filled with old wooden utensils . . .
Vintage Embroidered Tablecloths.
White on white embroidery . . .
I am pondering ...
Should I or shouldn't I let Mitzie go over onto the grassed area now, or is it still too wet? She is sitting out there looking at it with longing . . .
A favourite quote of the day ...
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Experience is a hard teacher
because she gives the test first
and the answer afterwards . . .
~Vernon Sanders Law
One of my favourite things ...
Tea Cups and Saucers . . .
A peek into my day ...
Gathering wool and rosebuds . . .
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!!