Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


FOR TODAY, February 27, 2018

Outside my window ...
Its snowing! Those lovely fluffy big fat flakes that make it seem like you have fallen into Narnia.  Simply lovely. I hope that I can get to the Docs for my blood tests alright. 

I am thinking ...
Very grateful for the NHS and a Doctor yesterday who took me seriously and took action. It was a woman Doctor, and she added another blood pressure tablet (She said she hoped I didn't mind swollen ankles as that is one of the side effects. I don't mind (okay a little bit) I just want my blood pressure to go down.) and she gave me a spray for under my tongue when I get the angina. (That's what she thinks it is) and then I had an ecg yesterday afternoon and blood tests this morning and she is then sending a referral to the heart specialists at the hospital.  So hopefully something will be done now and they will be able to get to the bottom of it all and sorted. I hate only half living my life because I am afraid to wholly live it because of what might happen.

In the kitchen ...

Curried Cauliflower Soup.  Perfect for a cold, wet, and snowy day! 
On my "To Cook" list ...

These Orange Cranberry Cream Scones from In Cookie Haven look almost irristible!  
Good to Know ...

From Clean Mama Net. Four ways to naturally soften and freshen your laundry. 

I am creating ... 
Baaa!!  A complete tutorial for crocheting this cute tea cosy found on LiaKnits.  
Just a photo found on Tumblr. But so sweet.  I could not find the original source, so no instructions. A cute pin cushion on wool. 

From Crochet Dreamz  A simple Granny Ripple Afghan!   A free pattern.

Free tutorial for a Tea and Cookie gift box. Found on Procrastistamper.  There is also a video! It looks really easy to do.  These would make great tea party invitations! (or favours)

Quick and Handy Business Card holders.  Love this idea! From Red Heart.  
I am reading ...

Enduring Light, by Carla Kelly.
(This is the sequel to Borrowed Light.)
Before you read this book, I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Borrowed Light. I highly recommend you read the first book before reading this one. This is a fun, clean romance. Julia is marrying the man that she desperately loves, Paul. She is recovering from a near death experience, she was burned badly on her neck and chest and doesn't think that Paul should be saddled with a deformed wife. He sets her straight and the wedding moves forward as planned. He is a rancher in Wyoming and the climate is tough. The ranch is remote and he is dealing with religious prejudice from his neighbors. He has joined the Mormon Church and many do not like it and want to stop their business dealings with him. This book deals with some issues, religious prejudice, insecurity, deceit, and of course, lots of love. I loved this book the first time I read it and am loving re-visting it.

Looking forward to ...
My breakfast later on this  morning. It is a fasting blood test I am going to this morning, so I won't be able to eat until after 10 am. I will be starving by then!

Dreaming about ...

Window Box alternatives via martha stewart . . .   

Beaches and comfy chairs to relax in  . . . 


Pretty pink peonies  . . . 

Pin stripes, ruffles and wool jackets . . .  with well worn jeans . . . 


Those cabinets, that floor, the sink, the colours  . . .  the smeg refrigerator  . . .  all of this . . . 

Something to watch ...

I know I am late to the party, but we are loving Grey's Anatomy. We are on series two. 

A quote for the day ...
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Makes me smile ...  


The sculpture art of Kina Crow

Corners of my kingdom ...


The Cliff face at Beachy Head near Eastbourne.  Have been there many times. I once went on a lovely picnic there with some friends from my Ward down in Tunbridge Wells. We had a lovely day.  The views are spectacular and there is always an ice cream van up there selling ice creams. The perfect finish to the perfect day . . . 

And that's my daybook for this week!

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Today's Reading -  Mosiah 11:1-15 
Question - What have you learnt from the reading today? What are the differences between King Noah and King Benjamin?  
Thoughts - Passions unbridled is what I think of with King Noah and his unrighteous priests  . . .  wives, concubines, harlots, wine, laziness, idolatry, pride, vanity. King Benjamin with passions bridled  . . .  he loved God, he loved his people. He was responsible. In his 'conference' address he told his people these truths: "nor have I suffered that ye should commit any manner of wickedness, and have taught you that ye should keep the commandments of the Lord" Mosiah 2:13. King Noah on the other hand, "did cause his people to commit sin, and do that which was abominable in the sight of the Lord"  Verse 2. This tells me of the power of example . . . and influence that leaders have upon their people. Reading this makes me want to be more aware and active in bridling my own passions, fighting against the natural man and keeping my baptismal covenants to mourn, comfort, bless, lift, help, sustain and remember.
Tomorrow's reading (Day 109) -  Mosiah 11:16-29 
Question - What have you learnt from the reading today? How does the Lord's message apply to us today?

 Have a wonderful Tuesday.  I hope it is chock full of love, goodness and many blessings!  Don't forget along the way! 
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 And I do too! 


  1. I hope and pray that the Dr can find out what's making you feel crappy Marie!

    Today it's suppose to be sunny and 50 outside.

    I have a red striped shirt just like that and the jacket is a lighter tan. Also have a black one..in a container.. don't like to throw clothes away..regret it after.

    One guy looks like he's getting to close to the edge of cliff!

    Watched a movie called "close to heaven" tonight.. good movie.
    Hugs and lovexo

    1. Thanks so much Jan! Its very cold here, but mustn't complain as we seldome get really cold weather. People comit suicide by jumping off those cliffs, which is really sad, there is a plaque at the top from the Samaritans asking them not to and telling them to get in touch. I can't go near the edge, my fear of heights and falling won't allow it, lol. Was that an Asian movie? Love and hugs, xoxo

  2. Oh, Marie...I'm sorry you've been having some health struggles again. But sooo GLAD you encountered a doctor who's really trying to help you! Do hope the increase of medication and extras will help, an that you will feel better and LIVE that full LIFE! :) Those scones looke soo good. Love me a scone and a cuppa! Nice laundry tips. And how cute is that tea cozy--reminds of Shaun the Sheep! haha... I've been seeing more of the granny ripple blankets and I really them. I wonder what colors to use... *dreaming* Can't wait to read Enduring Light!! I'm reading Borrowed Light, about half way through, and just loving it!! Love encouragement of the big girl panties and everyday tiara!! ;) Have long dreamed of seeing Beachy Head! Hope all goes well with your test today... enjoy your breakfast and the day! LOVE YOU LOTS, my sweet friend!! :))) ((BIG HUGS))

    1. Thanks very much Tracy! Like you I am pondering which colours would go well in that throw! I love anything Granny! Most of all I love YOU! Take care and God bless, xoxo

  3. Sounds like you were well taken care of!!:) Wow.Good for you and here's hoping:) Love that outfit..I had started Greys Anatomy..watched maybe 3 seasons when it was on..then I don't know..? Mc Dreamy was here all summer filming a movie..got thumbs up from everyone who met him:)

    1. Ohhh Mc Dreamy is right. So handsome! They have the full series on Amazon. I love the characters! Xo

  4. What a turn around. You have snow and we have a lovely sunny day. We would usually be having snow today as February is often our snowiest month. So glad the doctor has everything in the works to find out what's going on. Hope the new meds help. Get well soon!

    1. Thanks very much Pam! Snow is very unusual in our area. It mostly melted now! The eastern side of the country has really copped it! Xoxo

  5. I'm happy that you were seen by your doctor's it will give you piece of mind!
    Wow what a place to be walking it's beautiful and peaceful!
    I watched all of Gray's during the winter, loved it! I know I need to get a life!!!!
    Hoping that the med's will make you feel better~🍒🌹

    1. Thanks Di! If you need to get a life, then so do I! Xoxo

  6. Hi Marie~

    I'm so glad that you finally got someone to listen to you...and it's kind of reassuring that your doctor was a woman. I'm not bias, but I think women, listen to women more than men, just sayin'. Many prayers that you will feel better.

    Cute ideas, all of them! But, I especially love the...big girl panties...I've had to do some of that lately.

    The cliffs are gorgeous, and you are so brave to have gone up on them!! I'm dreadfully afraid of heights, and would have fainted!! But oh my, the beauty!!

    You are a wonderful example for me, Marie, thank you!

    Hugs and Love,

    1. Thanks Barb, yes it was very reassuring to have a woman Doctor! She did listen to me and I was happy for that. I think I started crying in her office, lol. I couldn't have done that with a man. Thanks so much for your prayers, hugs and love. I sent them right back to you in abundance! xoxo


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