Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Simple Woman's Day Book . . .

FOR TODAY, October 27th, 2015

Outside my window ...
It's really dark.  Cold.  Dry though, which is a bonus.

I am thinking ...
About how quickly this month has gone.  It is hard to believe that we are already in the last week of October!

I am thankful for ...
The blessings and care of my Heavenly Father.

In the kitchen ...
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Turkey and Stuffing Casserole.   Diabetic friendly.  Very tasty!

On my  "To Cook" list ...
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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, from Mum's the Word.   These look delicious.  You can't get the tinned green chillies over here, but I may pick up a pack of green chillies and roast my own, and then freeze them in small lots.

I am creating ...
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I could find no original source for this, but I love it.  I don't think it would be that difficult to do and what a fabulous door decoration for the holidays, which will be here before we know it!

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I love this shabby chic Christmas tree, made using a carboard cone.   It's really pretty and wouldn't be that hard to make either.  What a lovely centrepiece it would be on the Christmas Table!  Found on Lilybeane Paperie.

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I just adore this.   Found on The Glamorous Housewife

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From Etsy.   These are adorable.  Enamel painted wine glasses, upturned.   These would be easy to copy and make yourself.  I think they are just adorable.

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I love this lady's dolls.   Evi's Country Snippets.  I love dolls. But you knew that already.

I am reading ...

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Spill Simmer Falter Wither, by Sara Baume

A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, ‘too old for starting over, too young for giving up’, and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast – but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts. As spring turns to summer, their relationship grows and intensifies, until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they’d established, and take to the road.

 Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a wholly different kind of love story: a devastating portrait of loneliness, loss and friendship, and of the scars that are more than skin-deep. Written with tremendous empathy and insight, in lyrical language that surprises and delights, this is an extraordinary and heartbreaking debut by a major new talent. Short listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2015.

 I am hoping ... 
It's already Transfer Meeting tomorrow.  I know we will be losing a couple of our favourite missionaries.  One has been with us for a very long time now.  We will miss them, and I know they will miss us, but I am hoping that they enjoy their next areas just as much as they have enjoyed being in Chester. It's tough to say farewell.

Makes me smile ...
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He's home from away.  Safe and sound.  I know you didn't know he was gone.  I am grateful that he is home now.    A mother's prayers kept him safe. So grateful for answered prayers.  Now wedding plans can begin.

I am learning ...
To say no.  Saying yes to everything I am asked to do is not a good thing.  I end up feeling harassed and I end up peeving people because I just can't do it all and do it well.

Dreaming about ...

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Beautiful bed linens . . .

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Charming Breakfast Nooks.  Oh, to have the space for something like this.

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Country cosy  . . .

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Country cottages . . .

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Stylish tunic tops  . . .

A favourite quote for the day  ...

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It is not hard for the Lord to turn night into day.
He that sends the clouds can as easily clear the skies.
Let us be of good cheer.
He is better farther on.
Let us sing Halleluiah in anticipation.
~C.H. Spurgeon

One of my favourite things ...

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Barns . . .

A peek into my day ...

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I like to play with Waterlogue.

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. Good morning to you Marie and Todd. My day is winding down. A quiche type meal is about to go into the oven. Once again I am inspired by your choices for the day. What would I do without you? While your winter creeps in our summer is storming in. It is humid and we need more than a few teasing drops of rain.

    God bless you today and always.

  2. Morning, Marie... Oh, but that turkey casserole looks sooo good... A hit of Thanksgiving... YUM!! SWEET shabby chic mini-tree! SOmething like thAt would be great here for us since we don't do a big tree anymore. CUTE teacup tree too... so many good ideas! WOW that book you're reading sounds sooo good!! Must add to my list! Sooo GLAD your son is home--safe & sound, and that those wedding bells can soon be ringing. ;o) Happy times ahead... ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  3. Thanks Suzan! I miss your comments when you are away, but I am so glad that you are able to get away now and then. You need the time outs! God bless you always also! xoxo

    Thanks Tracy! I am so grateful he's back from where he was. I was on tenterhooks the whole time! Love and big hugs back!xoxo

  4. These mornings are dark and chilly. October went so fast . November and December will be the same I fear. It is sometimes hard to say no, but we must do it sometimes for our own sake. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday !

  5. Following the Glamorous Housewife now;)
    That tree..is too cute..I pinned a Grapevine one yesterday but its soooo cold today25F!

    That cute couple:)

    You do find adorb things Marie..

    very very.
    I have not Waterlogued in a while..I will..

  6. You have a terrific Tuesday also Pam! It is almost frightening the speed at which time seems to be passing! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! I often see things and think to myself, Monique would love this, or Tracy would love that. We are all of like minds I think. I would LOVE to see your waterlogues! I am betting they are just brilliant! xoxo


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