Tuesday, 7 January 2020

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, January 7th, 2020

Outside my window ...
Its dark, cold and dry. The birds are just beginning to wake up. 
I am thinking ... 
Its our Eileen's Birthday today.  She is turning 42. Its hard to believe that she is 42 already. That makes me feel so old. I can still remember how very excited I was when she was born, back in the day when you didn't know what you were having until you had the baby. I had wanted a little girl with brown eyes and blonde hair since I was a little girl myself. All my dreams came true. I hope that she has a truly lovely day. Happy Birthday Eileen! 
I am thankful for ...
Come Thursday I will be thankful for the Chiropracter.  I am feeling the twinges again. I have been doing my exercises, I promise. 
In the kitchen ... 
Sheetpan Roasted Sea Bass & Vegetables for two.  A bit of what does you good after all the indulgences of Christmas.  No fuss, no muss. 
On my "To Cook" list ... 
Crazy for Crust.  World's Best Cookies. We'll see about that.  
Good to know ... 
I am creating ... 
Daisy Farm Crafts. Free pattern for a crochet headband.  
Envelope Books.  Martha Stewart.  Paper binding.  You can make them to hold seeds for the garden and all sorts. 

Ava Gertner.  Recycled Mini book from a soap box. Video tutorial.  
Kaartenkraam.  Mini Bunting in a matchbox.  
Porch Swing Creations.  Front porch in a teacup.  

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 ... 
Patchwork quilts  . . . 
The covered bridges of Vermont  . . . 

A writing desk in a cupboard  . . . 
Tiny bouquets  . . . 

A pair of Bassett Hounds  . . .  
Makes me smile ... 
Something to watch ...  
Anne with an E Season 3.  She's sixteen now.  I can't believe there will be no more series. How stupid is that.

A thought to carry with you ... 
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Never give up.
Great things take
time.•。★★ 。* 。 
 Corners of my kingdom ... 
Classic London  . . .  Tower Bridge, Double decker bus, black cab  . . . 
 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. Fingers crossed for Chiropractor!
    Lots of cute crafts here..I bet you are enjoying yourself:)
    Eileens face sparkles with joy Marie.

    1. Thanks Monique! Eileen has a smile that lights up every room! xoxo

  2. Happy Birthday to yuur daughter. What a lovely girl she is. Like you I'm glad I have a daughter, she is the joy of my life.

    1. Thanks Pam! I am very grateful for my girl! I wish the other one was in my life also, but it is what it is! You can't have everything! oxox

  3. Hi, Marie! Happy New YEAR! Sooo GLAD to be more back online and catching up, and especially with you here!! Hope the visit to the chiropractor helps--that you feel better! Lots of goodies here... I LOVE that little fairy garden in a teacup vignette!! Your current reading sounds sweet... will have to add that to my to-read list! Happy Days, dear friend ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

    1. Thanks Tracy. Happy days to you also and love and hugs and happy new year wishes! xoxo

  4. Loved the baking hack for the cake mix. Hope your back will be better after your chiro appointment. It's been a busy season and your back is feeling it. Hope you were able t talk to Eileen on her burthday. I bet she's getting excited about coming to see you. Take gentle care. Hugs, Elaine

    1. I felt great after my appointment Elaine! Worth every penny I guess! Eileen is very excited about coming over here! I am too! Love and hugs, xoxo


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