Tuesday, 15 September 2015
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, September 15th 2015
Outside my window ...
The sun is well up now, and it looks overcast. It was very showery yesterday also. I think autumn is well and truly here. Now I am hoping we get at least an Indian Summer because we really haven't had much summer at all!
I am thinking ...
About food. I failed my fasting blood test last week and have to go to another one this morning . . . sigh . . .
I am thankful for ...
The tender mercies of the Lord. He treats me with them every day. I am blessed.
In the kitchen ...
We have two recipes today . . .
Savoury Sausage Breakfast Bake. Delicious! Of course!
Sausage, Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin. Also delish!
On my "To Cook" list ...
Caramel Apple Crumble Pie from Averie Bakes. Todd's in for a real treat!
I am creating ...
I quite like this little Gingerbread girl ornie. I used to have my tree totally decorated in Gingerbread people. No Source, but it looks easy enough.
Free Autumn Printable from Yellow Bliss Road.
Pet Rocks to make with the kids. From Musings of a Stay At Home Mom.
From Little Red Window, a DIY Cardboard Box Play Sewing Machine. How cute!
A pair of cosy slippers from an old woolen jumper/sweater. Why not! Found on The Instructables.
I am reading ...
My Sister's Secret, by Tracy Buchanan
This is the story of three sisters: Faith, Hope and Charity. They have a very close relationship and spend their days on the beach, dreaming about finding hidden submerged forests. It's also the story of Charity's daughter, Willow, who has inherited her mother's compulsion to dive and as a memorial to her parents sets out to visit the submerged forests on a map she finds in her Mum's belongings. The mysterious photographer, Niall Lane, seems to be visiting the same forests whilst exhibiting his Charity collection and it's only a matter of time before Willow bumps into him and uncovers some family secrets. I loved the gradual unfurling of the family secrets as Willow peels back layer after layer and uncovers secrets even her Aunt Hope knew nothing about. It's quite a sad story of childhood sweethearts who were really meant to be together but for unfortunate circumstances and underhand manipulation.
This is the first book I have read by this author and it won't be the last.
I am hoping ...
To hear from the art licenser this week. I e-mailed a couple of weeks ago. Got a lame response saying busy getting kids back in school, and would e-mail me in a week. No further response. I am becoming extremely frustrated by all of this.
Makes me smile ...
My Grand-doggie Baxter makes me smile. He's just so cute.
I am learning ...
I am always learning. I try to learn something new every day. Even if it is something very small. I don't think we should ever stop learning or wanting to learn new things.
Dreaming about ...
Floral staircases . . .
Painted wooden chairs . . .
Painted wooden floors . . .
Painted antique dressers . . .
Yellow Desks . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
If we could be given that,
for which our hearts now ache . . .
Would it really prove a blessing,
or a big mistake?
It's as well we have no choice.
It's not for us to say . . .
but to make the best of
whatsoever comes our way.
One of my favourite things ...
Ribbons, trims, ric rac, lace, etc. I love, LOVE the stuff!
A peek into my day ...
That's me dozing off . . . I never see the end of any television program. I always have to go back and watch it again. I fall asleep on the sofa all the time. And then I wake up when I go to bed.
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!!