Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, Januaary 5, 2014

Outside my window ...
It's dark and cool, but not cold like it should be at this time of year.  This winter has been unseasonabl mild.  Daffodils are blooming in some places and we have had far too much rain.

I am thinking ...
I have had to use my old laptop this  morning because  I cannot get the main comp to co-operate.  That comp has been a big pain in the butt since day one.  Maybe I need to be saving up for a new one.  :-(

I am thankful for ...
Having had a Christmas which was the best one ever.   It was lovely having Tatiana here.   I heard from each of my children, had fun hanging out with the missionaries, enjoyed the real reason for the season in lots of ways, etc.

In the kitchen ...
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Turkey Fajita Sliders.  Scrumptious and not so bad for you either!  Turkey is a superfood.

On my "To Cook" list ...


Healthy Chicken Salad from Lemon Sugar.  This looks fabulous!

I am creating ...
I've been looking at ways to use my papers I bought at Crabapple Crafts.


This Gilded Lily mini album looks really nice.   From Annes Paper Creations.


I love this crochet infinity scarf from Hub Pages . . . free pattern.

 Felt BonBon rings from The Adventures of Blue Girl.  I have an idea on how to use just the bonbon part of the tutorial.  Watch this space.


Book Binding, my interest has been piqued.   Tatiana may have created a Monster!  This is a complete tutorial on Trumpet Vine.


No source, but I love this painted Rock Cottage.   I used to paint rocks.   Rocks were free.

I am reading ... 

Lineage of Grace, by Francine Rivers

 In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.

I am still on Tamar.  I love these types of books and I love Francine Rivers as an author. Scarlet Thread is one of my all time favourite books of hers.

Looking forward to ...
We have a street display in Chester tomorrow with the Missionaries.  Hoping it doesn't rain and isn't too cold.

Makes me smile ...

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I still have 360 days to write on.   What will they bring?  Good things I hope.

I am learning ...
This is more of an observation, but the older I get the more I notice how short life really is.  Make it count for something.

Dreaming about ...
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Gold bows and pearls  . . .

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A bit of sparkle for the hair . . .

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Hearts and flowers . . .

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Red shoes . . .  a gal can dream can't she?

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Letters sent and received  . . .

A favourite quote for the day ...

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Across the gateway of my heart
I wrote "No Thoroughfare,"
But love came laughing by, and cried:
"I enter everywhere."
~Herbert Shipman

One of my favourite things ...


Scripture journaling . . .

A peek into my day ...
(Or night as it were.)

I cannot even stand to hear anyone breathing when I sleep.  

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 Marie.

    I have loved your post this morning. That album is so pretty and I love that style. I will be off to look soon. It is raining here soon and my heart wants to colour and knit but alas I am grown up and some chores beckon. We saw dad today and he was amusing and entertaining in his own little way. The rainfall became quite heavy on the way home and I had to deliberately avoid some crazy driving. God was watching most definitely.

    Evening has come and I will try and settle down to some me time.

    God bless

  2. We had daffodils coming up on the sheltered side of the house the week before Christmas. But now it has turned much colder, so hopefully they'll go back to hibernation and bloom for us in the Spring. It'll be late March or early April now before it warms up much at all again. It always seems we have such a long winter, but this year it started later than usual. We'll see what happens in the Spring ! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday !

  3. You are as high as a kite! Stay there:)
    So I have a small gold bow w/pearls..I think..not real of course;) 1928 I think from yrs ago..it's not from the yr 1928..i's the make;)
    I like dazzle pins and hearts..
    I feel the same way about you as breathing except if it's my Littles beside me..go figure..and breathing from J I can stand;) The snoring?
    No.But what's the alternative? I'll bear it..you will too we both know that.
    Well it was -10 F when I got up..it's -3 now I think..c'est froid!
    Have a great day marie and I hope the joy stays locked up in you..forever.

  4. I wear ear plugs every night. First it was the horrible snoring that got so bad ear plugs did not help. Then he went for a sleep study, after I put a small recorder between our pillows and he heard himself, and was prescribed a CPAP - a machine he uses at night. Well, that thing is just about as noisy as snoring. So I guess it will be ear plugs for me from now on! I feel your pain Marie!

  5. Oh that we had no responsabilities and could do just whatever we wanted to each day Suzan! It might be boring after a while though! Opposition in all things makes the good stuff even better! Love and hugs! xoxo

    I hope that your Winter isn't too severe Pam! I hate it when Winter is late coming and then doesn't want to leave! You have a terrific Tuesday also! xoxo

    That sounds really pretty Monique! Todd doesn't really snore too badly. It's when he falls asleep first that drives me nuts. I need to fall asleep first. I always wear ear plugs. Have done for years. I cannot stand the least little noise. It is psychcological I know! Brrrr . . . -10 sounds frigid! You have a great day also! xoxo

    I am okay if I fall asleep first Dee! Why is it the least little noise seems magnified when you are trying to fall asleep?? Have a fab day! xoxo

  6. Hi Marie,,I start with saying a big sorry that I haven't been able to comment every day. These last three days I haven't felt very well..nothing I could put my finger on, just feeling low and sometimes when you feel like that the pain levels rise, normally I just refuse to give in but ah well sometimes one just has to stop.Anyway it's been lovely tonight catching up on all that's been going on and how much fun and sadness you have had with Tatania being here and t hen having to go home again...but wonderful memories are what can keep us going at times,,hang on to them...I almost envy you your visit and buys at crabtrees etc...your going to have some fun in next few months with great ideas popping out of your wonderful hands...I can hardly wait to see what comes out....love to you and Todd. Xx


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