Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, December 31, 2019

Outside my window ... 
Its dark and dry and very quiet. 
I am thinking ...
Its hard to believe that this is my last post of the year, last post of the decade. Time has just flown.  Also, everything seems to be working alright on my computer this morning. Could it have just been a glitch with my internet provider yesterday?  Its possible as this morning I have had to re-sign into everything.  So annoying trying to remember passwords, etc.  Thankgoodness I have a notebook to help me and even that's not foolproof. My fingers are like hams. I like to see what I am typing! Its so easy to make a mistake! 
I am thankful for ...
Each and every day I am given. Every morning when I open my eyes, I say thankyou God for giving me another day. 
In the kitchen ... 
Heavenly Chicken for two.  Simple, delicious. Moist, tender and filled with flavour along with a beautifully crisp coating.  
On my "To Cook" list ... 
From Delicious.  Pear & Ginger Eve's Pudding with Brown Sugar Custard Sauce.  
Good to know ... 
Inspired Budget. Cash Envelope System.  
I am creating ... 

Holden the Hedgehog.  Ravelry.  Pattern for a crochet hook holder. Not free, but not too expensive either.  Cute.
I actually like this one better.  Free pattern on Ravelry.   

Tilda's World.  Sweet little birds.  
Happy Hooligans.  Paper Fortune Cookie Valentines.  
Postcards from the Attic.  Assemblage Clock.  
I am Reading ... 
A Thousand Roads Home, by Carmel Harrington  
 'Where is home?’ DJ asked. 
‘Wherever the people you love are.’ Ruth replied. 

Single mother, Ruth, and her son, DJ, have never truly fitted in, but that didn’t matter, so long as they were together. When their home comes under threat, their quiet life will change forever.

DJ meets Tom, a man who ten years ago walked out of his house and never looked back. Ruth, DJ and Tom have all felt like outsiders. Burdened with grief and insecurities, they are not living their best lives. But together, these three ordinary people will do an extraordinary thing…

I have only just begun this book.

Dreaming about ... 

Outdoor skating rinks.  That's all we had when I was a child  . . . 


Hot cocoa with marshmallows  . . .  

Wintery landscapes  . . .  cosy  . . . silent  . . .  cold  . . . 

Writing desks with built in clocks  . . .  


Taking down Christmas  . . .  Todd wants to do it today, I want to do it tomorrow  . . .  who will win?

Makes me smile ... 

They look happy  . . . 

Something to watch ... 


Friends  . . .  but alas I hear it is leaving Netflix on the 1st of January.  Where will I get my fix then?  I am bummed about that  . . . 

A thought to carry with you ... 

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Your value does not decrease
based upon someone's 
inability to see your worth.
•。★★ 。* 。•。★★ 。* 。 

Corners of my kingdom ... 

Sunset outside my back door two nights ago  . . . stunning . . . 

 And that's my daybook for this week!

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  ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆ 

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Have a beautiful day!  Don't forget!   

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And I do too!       



  1. Wishing you a very blessed and happy 2020!

    1. Thanks very much Pam, also to you and your sweet family. It looks as if you have had some wonderful celebrations with your family over the past weeks. xoxo

  2. Thanks for all your posts all year long!
    I cannot believe how much Maryn has changed..Little earrings etc..I guess because she's the only girl lol I noticed:)
    We had snow finally ..
    Here's to a NEW YEAR...let's hope it's good♥

    1. I think I would be lost without having this little spot to write in Monique. I probably get more out of it than anyone! Maryn is looking quite grown up now. I think she is a stunner, but then I am a bit biased! A happy mix of her mom and her dad, and those dimples. I see my mom in her as well. I hope the snow is nice. I do wish for you a very Happy New Year! May it be good to us one and all! ♥♥♥

  3. Happy New Year, Marie! Looking forward to reading more of your musings and those absolutely delicious recipes you provide for us each day. ~Elaine

    1. Thanks Elaine. A very Happy New Year to you also! xoxo

  4. We also have gotten some photos on the internet...ones that were not given to us otherwise...heh, no way you can be online like that and not give us access is there? Though it is an insult in a way...still, it is there!! There is more...so much more I could say...but just sending on some BIG hugs this year...and just think...you DO have a "granddaughter" (Grace) living very nearby...do spend all the time with the GIVEN that you can!!!
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. I do, but I haven't seen her this Christmas. I think they are very busy with work and such. We may have to make a play date with her soon! xoxo


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