Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, August 9, 2016

Outside my window ...
Its quite cool this morning, only 14*C, but it isn't raining and it looks like it is going to be a fine day.  Sunny and cool always works better for me than sunny, hot and humid  ☺

I am thinking ...
I want the Saviour to return soon . . .

 In the kitchen ...
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Baked Cheesy Chops.  Todd loves a pork chop now and then.  These are really good.  I did my crispy mash hash with them and we had fresh beans from the garden.   Delicious!

On my "To Cook" list ... 


From Natasha's Kitchen, Blueberry Pierogi.  They look and sound delicious.  Been making my own pierogi from scratch since the 1970's.  We love pierogi.  Can't wait to try these!

I am creating ...


I really like these slippers.  Not sure I can knit them or not, but I do like them.  From Drops Design.  A free pattern.


Crochet Bunting.  This is so colourful.  Easy to make as well.  Found on  Sarah London.


These felt woodland animals are so sweet.  I love them.  I have struggled to find the actually maker of these, but I did find a place where you can buy patterns, here.   They aren't cheap however.   I  do love working with felt.


How to build a farmhouse style TV stand.  I sure wish that Todd was handy in this way.  From Remodelaholic.   I really like this.  Its exactly what I have been looking for.  We have a black glass one and I hate it.


From The Instructables.  Make a silver ring for 25 cents.

I am reading ...

The Other Child, by Lucy Atkins

Thirty-nine-year-old British photographer and single mom Tess has a good life that revolves around her nine-year-old son Joe and her thriving career. Things look even better when she meets Greg, a charismatic American pediatric heart surgeon, on a photo shoot. The two of them are instantly attracted to each other, and it isn't long before they get married.

When Greg is offered a dream job in Boston along with a part-time teaching position at Harvard, they discuss a possible move to America. Tess is initially reluctant about uprooting her son and leaving behind her friends and family. Plus there is an added complication: she is pregnant, something the couple had definitely not planned on. But they agree that this position is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and decide to go.

Greg seems happy to be back in America and the job is even better than he had hoped, but Tess and Joe have a hard time adapting to life in a new city. More worryingly, Tess notices that their new neighbors, and even some strangers, seem to recognize her husband, which he waves off as coincidence. As these strange encounters continue to occur, however, she begins to suspect that something is not quite right. In secret, she starts to look into Greg's past and discovers more questions than answers about the man she has followed across the ocean--the man who is the father of their new baby daughter.

I know, I am a slow reader. This is very gripping however!

I am looking forward to ...
We are supposed to be having all of the Missionaries in the District for a BBQ on Saturday.   Lets hope we have the weather.

I am learning to ...
Not yet, but I am interested in learning Calligraphy.  I have been interested in this for a while now

Dreaming about ...


Garden swings  . . . .

White picket fences . . .


Garden sheds  . . .

Pretty rings  . . .


Breakfast in bed  . . .

(That will never happen, I am always up far too early. )

A favourite quote for the day ...

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The more we trust God,
the more our hearts are filled with love for Him and for each other.
~Dieter F Uchtdorf, It Works Wonderfully

Makes me smile ...

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Cheeky Chappies.  This is Jakey.  Wearing his mum's boots.  Look at that grin.   Warms my heart.

One of my favourite things ...

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Can it be a place?   The Lake District  . . .

Corners of my Kingdom ...

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The tenacity of nature  . . .

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. It is census night here. Ours is done and dusted while we were out today. My internet is so sketchy that I decided to use a public service.

    God bless you day and have the best time you can. I am going to dream of that garden shed. I swear if it could be my home I could be content in that space. So I am off to dream.

  2. Jakey:) I love when they put things on that are not theirs..
    I have a feeling your calligraphy will be perfection!

    Like everything you do..
    those rings are darling..as well as the felted friends.

    ... and I hate it..lol I am categorical like that too..it's either I love something or I hate something:)

  3. I know you will do a beautiful job doing Calligraphy I think you are fable. Sorry Im not good with wards or speling so I don't do much of it. Love the Drops Design thinking be good for temple.oxoxox

  4. That is a cute shed for sure Suzan! I hope you are feeling better today than you did yesterday! Love and hugs. xoxo

    I am with you Monique! We are so alike it's spooky! xoxo

    Yes, it would be perfect for the temple Cathyjo! Don't ever apologise for your words or spelling. I am just happy to hear from you! Love you to bits! xoxo

  5. Did you see the TV programme about fantastic garden sheds..there are some really stunning ones..amazing what people think up....I also like nice rings..as usual we have so much in common...hope you have had a nice day as you say it has been cooler but nice and sunny...take care....xx

  6. No, I am afraid I missed that one Sybil! Shame really as I would have loved it I am sure!it has been very cold her Eyes! But am enjoying the sunshine! Xo

  7. I have missed reading your daybook entries for a while. I really loved this one. The pork chop meal looked delicious. I love the slippers and wish I could make things like this. I love looking at crafts but I'm for from crafty. My Mom was really creative and two of my daughters take after her. One of them loves to refurbish stuff.
    That book sounds like a good one! I would love if you would share how it ends; since I won't get to read it for now.
    I love that you are having a District BBQ. I wish we could do some things like that. I know they love coming to eat at your home.
    I too would love to do calligraphy. My son learned in 6th grade and he used to do all of my posters when I taught lessons in church. It's a great skill.
    I loved the photos of your dream list. I especially loved the photo of what makes you smile. Of course, children always bring the smiles.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way! Big Hugs~

  8. Love you LeAnn! I am sure you have many talents that would put most of us to shame! xoxo


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