Tuesday, 29 March 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, March 29, 2016
Outside my window ...
It's a bit lighter out than usual and I got up later than usual. I hardly slept a wink last night. Todd did not sleep at all. These time changes really bother us and we both have horrible nights until we settle in to them. Plus we went out for supper last night with our friends Audrey and Peter and did not get home until 8 pm. I find that if I am out in the evening at all these days, they make for a very bad nights sleep, if at all. I hate that. It doesn't make me want to go out at all in the evenings. It is the same if we have people come here or I have to talk to anyone on the telephone. For some reason if it happens in the evening it disturbs my whole nights sleep.
I am thinking ...
Why do I have to be this way?? An insomniac. It has to be genetic. My father has always had problems fallling asleep, yet my mother can sleep anywhere any how. I could be sitting on the sofa falling asleep when we are trying to watch a program in the evening and as soon as I hit the bed I am wide awake. It doesn't make sense and of course the more I worry or think about it, the worse it gets.
I am thankful for ...
We got the rain, but we didn't get the high winds that they got with this latest storm down South. I am grateful for that! Also grateful for General Conference which is coming up this weekend. I love to hear our church leaders speak. I always come away very much inspired.
In The Kitchen ...
Hawaiian Pizza Pasta. Pretty darned good if I don't say so myself!
On my "To Cook" list ...
Cabbage Pie from Lea's Cooking. We love cabbage and this looks and sounds delicious! It's been on my To Cook list for a while. Time to change that.
I am creating ...
(source Holly Hobbie)
I am working on a little book for my Grandchildren called "When I was Small." It is going to be filled with short stories from when I was a child. I was thinking, they don't really know me. I don't get to spend time with them or tell them these stories about when I was their ages or the things I did way back in the olden days, so I thought I would do it in book form for them. I will try to illustrate each story. We will see how it gets on. I am hoping it is a way to make them feel closer to me and to get to know me and my family. It is a work in progress.
This is my latest project. A Hot Water Bottle Cover. I found the pattern on Learn with Leanne. It's super simple and I like it a lot.
Burlap Bows from Live, Laugh, Rowe.
Seed Packet Decoupage Flower Pots. From Crafts by Amanda. That woman is amazing.
Recycled Light Bulbs, coloured with nail polish. For the garden. From Green Garden Blog. I can't find the link, but it sounds simple enough.
I love this little Needle Book from Folksy. No tutorial or anything. Quite simply inspiration.
I am reading ...
The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own . . . populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.
Taking readers on a vivid journey through the loss of innocence into adulthood and beyond, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly tells a dark and compelling tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
Part fairy tale and part psychological study.
I am looking forward to ...
I am learning ...
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Always a good thing.
Dreaming about ...
The next series of Poldark . . .
Rocking chairs . . . would love to have one . . .
Painted wood floors . . .
Stained Glass window panels. I have just the spot . . .
Blue and White China . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times,
If one only remembers to turn on the light.
Makes me smile ...
Dogs always make me smile . . .
One of my favourite things ...
Jane Austin . . . anything . . .
I like to watch the sun come up . . .
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!!