Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


FOR TODAY, September 13th, 2016

Outside my window ... 
The sun is up.  I am late getting started this morning.  I slept until almost six, and then got distracted going through my e-mails.  I've done really well keeping them down to below 100 since the beginning of the year proving that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks.

I am thinking ...
My elbow has been really sore since yesterday.  I hope and pray that I am not getting the shingles again and that it is just residual neuralgia from when I had them before Christmas last year.

In the kitchen ...
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Chicken with Cheesy Leeks and Spinach.  One of those delicious things you come up with when you open the fridge door and you have chicken breasts, some leeks and a bag of spinach to work with.  This was fabulous!

On  my "To Cook" list ...

Easy Tomato Jam.  This intrigues me.  From  The Suburban Soap Box.

Good to know ...


Mamavation Sisterhood.  Interesting article.

I am creating ...


Bought this pattern  yesterday and I am crocheting small stockings.


I really want to make a mini album using toilet paper rolls and tags.  If I could only keep Todd from throwing the toilet paper rolls away . . .  sigh  . . .  From  G45.  I love their papers.


Holly Leaf Bunting.  Again crochet.  So cute. Rainbow Holly Garland.


From lmagine Gnats, a really sweet flannel hooded scarf.

From Mollie Makes.  20 minute tote bag tutorial.

I am reading ...


One Thousand White Women, the Journals of May Dodd, by Jim Fergus

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colourful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

I love books with historical backgrounds.  This is fascinating.

I am looking forward to ...
Getting the results of my DNA test.  I am on tenterhooks waiting in anticipation!

I am learning to ...
Be patient.  But it ain't easy!   I am a very impatient person.  I can see why patience is a virtue.

Dreaming about ... 


Screen doors, front porches and rocking chairs   . . .

Old dirt roads leading to  . . .


Serendipity  . . . its a beautiful word.


Taking a trip  . . .  somewhere . . .  somehow . . . sometime  . . .

The here and the now  . . .

A favourite quote for the day ...

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A time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching.
They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them
whatever their itching ears want to hear.  They will reject the truth and chase after
myths.  ~1 Timothy 4:3-4

Makes me smile ...


The love between Poldark and his wife  . . .

One of my favourite things ...


Autumn colours  . . .

Corners of my kingdom ...

An interesting cloud I saw outside  my back door early yesterday morning just as the sun was rising.  It looks like a baby's foot . . . with pudgy little kissable toes  . . .  and then down in the lower right hand corner, the outline of a man's face with a big nose . . .

I love cloud watching.

And that's my daybook for this week!

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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. I like the quote about focusing on only the next 24 hrs and getting through them..ne day at a time..I am such a busy in my mind person that I have troble not worrying about the future or remembering the past..
    I saw a commercial about the DNA kits:) Thought of you..I have to fess up and say I have no curiosity whatsoever..no clue why..
    I am w/ you and screen doors..one of my daughters has one..and we do also..it says summer..in winter it is covered in plastics:(
    Cute things Marie..

  2. Have you seen the movie "Serendipity" with my fav, John Cusack? You gotta, it's a must!

  3. I suppose about the DNA Monique, I have a great curiosity to find out where my ancestors really came from. I have my ideas about it, and I want to know for sure. I am sure that we have Native North American in our blood, but nobody will admit it. I want to know for sure, one way or the other. Thanks! I find myself looking at things and thinking Monique might like this, or Suzan would like that, or Pam, Sybil, etc. I think of you all frequently! xoxo

    I have not Mother Em! I will look out for it now! xoxo

  4. I do love your entries! You are just so fun and you find such interesting items to look at and or actually do something with. I really love the small baby stockings; so adorable. The book you are reading looks fascinating. I can't imagine what this integration would have been like! I enjoyed your picture quote and your favorite quote form 1 Timothy. I do think fall is starting to be a favorite season. I want it to last for a while. Sending hugs and love your way!

  5. It is a fascinating Book LeAnn! I think that the Native North Americans have been treated deplorably for many years. It is the same with most indigenous people whose lands have been taken over. Fall is my favourite season also! Love and hugs! xoxo


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