Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, July 19, 2016

Outside my window ...
The sun is up and you can tell it is going to be a scorcher.  Bring it on.  We don't get many of those over here.

I am thinking ...
Thank God, I feel a whole lot better this morning than I did yesterday morning.  I was in severe pain all day yesterday.  Still tender, but today feels a lot better.  So far, so good, fingers crossed.

I am thinkful for ...
A husband who loves and cares for me.

In the kitchen ...
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A Croque Madame.  A repost from an earlier date, because, lets face it  . . .  yesterday I wasn't cooking anything for anyone.

On my "To Cook" list ...


From Slow Roasted Italian.  Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad.

I am creating ...


A Day At the Beach.   This one has a lot of minute details.  It took me over a week to finish.   I think if you click your mouse on it, it will get bigger so you can see.


A Mini Flower Garland . . .  from Silly Old Suitcase.  So sweet.

Still looking for a simple and easy pattern to knit for a baby  This one is very unusual for a sleeper bag.   From Craftsy.  I love it.


Sea Shell Mosaic ornaments.  From Fun Crafts Kids. 


Finger Puppets.   No source, but really cute.


A Ketchup Bottler Bird Feeder.  From  Wildlife Gadget Man.

I am reading ...

In The Unlikely Event, by Judy Bloom

This is a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life

Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters. She paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place — Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

In the Unlikely Event is a gripping novel with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume's unparalleled storytelling.

I am looking forward to ...
Hopefully feeling much better today than I did yesterday.

I am learning to ...
Say no.   It is hard when you have always said yes.

Dreaming about ...


A kitchen I can move about it . . .

red check curtains and flowers in pots  . . .


A comfy chair and puffy footstool to put my feet up on and relax  . . .


Timber floors  . . .

Pretty window coverings  . . . .

A favourite quote for the day ...

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Weeping may endure for the night,
But joy cometh in the morning.
~Psalm 30:5

I love the Psalms  . . .

Makes me smile ...

Maryn, three years ago with her monkey Eee Eee.

One of my favourite things  . . . 

Pretty co-ordinated fabrics  . . .

Corners of my Kingdom ...

Cosmos reaching for the sky . . .  wildflower garden . . .

And that's my daybook for this week!

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  ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ 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. Ia m happier to read that you feel better today. Take it easy and hopefully your well mend very soon.

    Once again I have highlighted several sites to visit. I amazes me how you constantly find new and pretty things to share.

    God bless you and keep you safe in his love.

  2. So sorry you weren't well enough to go on your day out, but pleased you're feeling a bit better today. Maybe just a lazy day in your beautiful garden is what's called for. Make the most of it, they're forecasting thunderstorms tomorrow!!! Lots of love xxx

  3. Praying you are feeling much better. Take care and don't overdo.

  4. Happy you are better!! Love the chair and ottoman:) And the CM:)
    Happy T is a great spouse..people don't realize kindness should be the first characteristic in falling in love..life can be long..don't marry the charmer that isn't kind:)

  5. Thanks Suzan. I am always amazed at the things I find, quite often asking myself why didn't I think of that! God bless your day also. xoxo

    Have kept a pretty low profile again today Kate. Still not feeling optimum, and being very careful about what I take into my body. I don't want to experience that again! xoxo

    Thanks Pam! I am trying to take it easy! xoxo

    Todd is a really good husband Monique. I don't know what I would do without him. The things he says about me to others makes me feel so cherished and of course the way he treats me. He is a treasure for sure. xoxo

  6. So pleased that you are feeling better this morning. Hopefully the worse is now over and it won't return...if only you could think what started it off again, but sometimes there is no answer..Mary gets quite cross with me when I feel unwell she thinks I should see the Dr. But I keep saying to her ..why go when I myself don't know what's wrong don't suppose he will !!!...I expect you have had another very hot day as we have down here, it reached 89 here....and that's not in the direct sun ! Even I couldn't sit out till a wee while ago, now that the sun has gone down its slightly cooler...they are talking about thunder storms etc do hope they don't go your way....take care....
    I do LoVE the new painting...I enjoy pictures when there are lots of things hidden in them, I always seem to find something different each time I sit and stare at them.....

  7. Thanks so much Sybil! I am like you with the Docs. I don't know why but I never get notification of your comments? Wierd that! Oftimes when I go back and check however, there you are! Love and hugs! xoxo


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