Tuesday 9 August 2022

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .



FOR TODAY, August 9th, 2022

Outside my window ...
It is dull and overcast and expected to be a rainy day today. We do need the rain as it has been really dry. My lawn is turning brown.

I am thinking ...
Olivia Newton John passed away. She was only six years older than myself. I always loved her singing. She was, by all accounts, a really nice person as well. Sad.

I am thankful for ...
My sister who is always willing to spend time with me and peppermint tea. Facetimes with my two older sons. My cats. My home. My life. My faith.  I am just grateful for it all.

In the kitchen ... 

Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich with Bacon & Caramelized Onions. For one. You can actually make as many as you want or need.  Quantities are given for one and can be multiplied.

On my "To Cook" list ... 

Plain Chicken.  South Carolina Bird Dogs. These look and sound fabulous.

Good to know ... 

I am wanting to create ... 

I think this felt garland is so cute. Minas Factory on Etsy. Finished product, but would be very easy to make yourself. 

Country Porch.  Yo Yo Garland and fabric wrapped candy canes. The source is no longer available, but also these are very easy to do.

Wee Folk Studios. These are so cute.

Polka Dot Daze.  Travelling Fairy House.

Remembering when I used to make my matchbox dolls  . . . 

I am reading ... 

EAST, by Edith Pattou

In the rural villages of Norway, there is an ancient belief that children inherit the qualities of the direction in which they are born. Nymah Rose, the last daughter of eight siblings born to a poor mapmaker and his superstitious wife, was a North-born baby. It is said that North-born babies are wild, unpredictable, intelligent, and destined to break their mothers' hearts because they all leave hearth and home to travel to the far ends of the earth. To keep her close, Rose’s mother lied and told her she had been born of the obedient and pliable East. But destiny cannot be denied. One day, a great white bear comes to the mapmaker’s door to claim Rose’s birthright. Everything that comes after, as richly imagined by author Edith Pattou, is the basis for one of the most epic romantic fantasies ever told. East is a deftly woven tapestry that melds traditional fairy tale motifs of both Beauty and the Beast and East of the Sun and West of the Moon, with the haunting icy lore of medieval northern lands. Told in a changing chorus of voices, including that of Rose, her hopeful brother Neddy, her regretful father, the charmed white bear, and the Troll Queen whose selfish wish is the catalyst that seals Rose’s fate, East will enchant any and all who venture within its pages. It is a tale for the Ages, and for all ages.

A retelling of one of my favorite childhood stories, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. 

Looking forward to ...
My toenail person is coming today. Jenni. She is a great conversationalist.

Dreaming About ...


Toasted Marshmallows  . . . 

Pretty Earrings  . . .  Bergdorf Goodman


Embroidered white linens  . . . 


Its a ring thing  . . . 


A beautiful gate  . . . 

Something to watch ... 

The Sandman on Netflix, compelling  . . . 

Makes me smile ... 

Little Mac with his pile of mice  . . . 

Corners of my Kingdom ... 

A tangle of arms, legs, paws, whiskers and ears  . . . 

A thought to carry with you ...

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*A wise man never knows all.
Only fools know everything.
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And that's my daybook for this week! 

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   ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆   

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Have a beautiful day and don't forget!  

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And I do too!       


  1. I think the humidity has lifted here, nice to have a bit of a cool breeze. Rain would be welcome. The kitties sure are cute.

    1. Thanks Linda! A cool breeze in the summer is always nice! xoxo

  2. She was a gorgeous talented and beautiful icon.I loved her..30 yrs she battled this..a warrior for certain.All your art is always charming!We have had a lot of rain and I am grateful..the last 2 days..

    1. I am sure your gardens soaked it all up Monique! xoxo

  3. That is a beautiful ring...I so admire jewelry...but have given away most of mine already, years ago...as I am not fond of wearing it. Fun to buy for others however!!
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. I have never had much in the way of jewelry Elizabeth, that's probably why I like it so much! xoxo

  4. It’s nice to visit you and hear about your day. My day is just as lovely, family, friends and August weather….enjoy all the small things…we are so blessed. xo, V.

    1. Thanks very much V! We truly are blessed for sure! xoxo


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