Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


 FOR TODAY, March 31, 2020 

Outside my window...
Its fully light out and I am just starting this daybook when I am normally finishing it.  Darn you time change! LOL  Is anyone else having a difficult time remembering what day of the week it is?? 

I am thinking ... 
Today is the day my kids should have begun their journey over to see us. Trying hard not to be bummed about that, but hopefully the trip still can be made.  They have to use their tickets before the end of the year.  I hope and pray that they can.  It took Eileen so long to save up all that money. I would hate for her to lose it all.  Hoping and praying that this lock down doesn't last too long, but prepared for the long haul. 

I am thankful for ...
My God and my Saviour, prayer, a humble heart, an open mind, family, friends, modern technology, the NHS, our Government.  We can do this.  

In the Kitchen ...  

Anything Hash & Perfectly Poached Eggs 

Anything Hash with Perfectly Poached Eggs.  My  blood sugars have been up. Its hard a challenge to control them when you are cooking on food storage. Anyways, I made a hash using one leftover baked potato, some swede (rutabaga), broccoli stems, carrots, a small onion. . . . topped with a poached egg, this was our supper yesterday. 

On my "to Cook" list ... 

Food 52  Kindred's Milk Bread.  

Good to Know ...  

I am creating ... 

Red Ted Art. Paddington Bear  using Toilet Roll inserts.  

Crafts on Sea.  Free colouring Pages for Adults.  


The Body Shop.  Upcycled Foosball Table. 


Red Ted Art.  Easy Fidget Spinners.


Priscillas.  This is so pretty.  

I am reading ...  

Woman of Clay, by Linda Caddick 

This vivid story of love triumphing over human weakness plunges you into a vibrant drama in 1st century Israel.

 "In her mind’s eye, she saw herself cowering as the blur of that first stone hurtled towards her, its keen edge cutting into the soft flesh of her neck. Then another, striking her on the temple with a head-splitting blow, stones slamming into her from every direction. She felt the terror of death and heard her own screams inside her head. “God, have mercy on me,” she whimpered."

Self-deception, passion, and turmoil threaten to destroy everything Shana holds dear, even her own life. Driven by a burning quest for happiness, she sacrifices the love of a good man to satisfy a need she can't identify, paying a high price for the legacy of her father's rejection.

A shocking face-to-face encounter with a controversial young rabbi reveals the truth. He claims her heart and gives his life in exchange, but still she must suffer the consequences of her choices. A cruel twist of fate presents her with a final test - her will or God's will? Love requires a sacrifice, but can all she has lost ever be restored?

From bestselling biblical fiction author Linda Caddick, this poignant account of a woman’s journey from brokenness to healing through redeeming love, provides an enlightening, true-to-life experience of history during the time of Jesus, that illustrates the bible in a new way.

I am really enjoying this.

Dreaming About ... 

Hobbit houses  . . . 

Foxes and pintucks  . . . 
Tabby's in scarves . . . 

Dogs in jaunty caps  . . . 

Linen  . . .  ribbons . . .  buttons and lace edging  . . .   
Makes me smile ... 
Jake reading to his guinea pigs. 
Something to watch ... 
Unorthodox on Netflix. Compelling . . . 

A thought to carry with you  ... 

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For He shall give His angels
charge over there,
To keep thee in all thy ways.
~Psalm 91:11•。★★ 。* 。 
Corners of my kingdom ... 
Ghost town on the Underground, London.  Millions work from home. This space is usually crammed to the hilt with people.  Happy that people are doing what they should do. 
And that's my daybook for this week!

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Have a beautiful day!  Don't forget!   

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And I do too!    



  1. Good morning, Marie. I sympathize about your blood sugars being a little high. Mine have come down a lot but are still hoovering between 7 and 9, still too high. My weakness is crackers and cheese before bed. It's a habit I need to break. I made lovely white bean and fennel soup yesterday. It was very tasty. I think I'll make your vegetable hash as I've got lots of veggies to use up. And your poached eggs are beautiful to look at and probably taste even better. I'm sorry your kids had to postpone their trip. Who would have guessed a world-wide pandemic would happen? This can't last forever and there are still 9 months to go to use their airline credit. Enjoy your day. You and Todd stay safe. Love and hugs, Elaine.

    1. I know you know how I feel when I talk about my blood sugars being high. You feel really woozy, or a least I do! Stress probably doesn't help, although I am trying to remain positive. Nobody could have predicted what is happening to us all now. We just need to stay safe and stay healthy and we will all hopefully get through this. Love and hugs to you and Larry! xoxo

  2. Hi, Marie! We've been feeling a bit groggy since the time change the past weekend... it whooped our butts... haha! I'm so sorry you're not hat the joy of your children coming to visit. I hope it will be possible for them to come later--maybe Christmas?! :) There is so much to be thankful for these days--feeling that extra much! LOVE your hash--yum! I have a hash recipe on my list this week, with sweet potato, kale and black beans--a little different. ;) Ooo...that floral crochet blanket is stunning! Your current reading sounds really good! We've missed going to the library--something we do every other week or so. But we have books a-plenty, and ebooks too... so we'll be OK! We're in week 3 of the shutdown, but hanging in there! Hope you all too... Be keeping safe, be keeping well! LOVE YOU ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

    1. Keep hanging in Tracy! Its 4 weeks for us now, but we are keeping on keeping on. Love and hugs, xoxo

  3. Our time change happened before yours..not sure how I feel about it..poor sleeper here in any time zone..more like Twilight Zone these days.
    I hope your family gets there sooner than later too..
    Unorthodox is on my list.
    Watch The English Game..good!
    Watched Judy..EXCELLENT..
    I am watching Sel Made alone..slowly..J's not into it..
    Ozarks season 3 epi 1..yawn..
    I am a TV critic now.
    Take care take care take care.

    1. I wish they would just leave the time alone and keep it the same all year round Monique! You will lov Unorthodox. It is compelling. I have Self Made on my list. Judy was wonderful. I think we lost interest in Homeland the last series. I have not watched Ozarks yet. I love your viewpoints on series. You often see things that I miss! Its all good! You take care also! xoxo

  4. It is such hard times and I do hoe your family members can still visit with you before the year is out. The timing just was right for now, but hopefully the will change. Nothing ever stays the same forever.

    1. You are very right about that Pam. Nothing ever stays the same forever, except for God. Love and hugs. xoxo

  5. I so enjoyed that movie Marie!

  6. This was a fun read. I always enjoy your day-book entries. I keep thinking I will do one, one of these days.
    I pray your sweet daughter will get over there before the end of the year. This is such a trying time but I think there will be big lessons learned that will help us in our lives.
    I always love your what you are creating and the book looks like a good one for right now even. My favorite is the dreaming one. The photos of the dogs and the clothes were adorable. Your little Jake is the cutest.
    It does feel like a ghost town at times here. Life has so slowed down; which I think is good in so many ways.
    Blessings, love and hugs for you two!


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