Tuesday 29 September 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, September 29th, 2015 

Outside my window ...
It's totally daylight.  I am up ever so late this morning.  I had two nights in a row where I had a difficult time falling asleep and so it's been after one in the morning before I have slept at all.  It happens from time to time . . .

I am thinking ...
How hard it is to believe that we are at the end of September already!  I can't believe how fast the year is flying by!

I am thankful for ...
Modern technology and healthcare.  We should never take them for granted.

In the kitchen ...
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Pumpkin Pie Pudding.  I have been trying to create a recipe that would replace pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.  While this is very tasty . . . it's not pie.

On my "To Cook" list ...
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These Chicken Tacos look really good.  I love tacos and I love chicken.  I think I would love Chicken Tacos.  From Simple Fare, Fairly Simple.

I am creating ...

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I did another painting yesterday.  This one is mostly water colour.   I quite like it.   I would like to sell it, so if anyone is interested in buying it at all, let me know.  It's larger than the others.  About 9 inches by 12 inches.  Here's your chance to own an original piece of my artwork.

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A free pattern for a Felt Christmas Ornament.  From Val Laird Designs.

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A hand sewn Chickadee Christmas Ornie from Squishy Cute Designs.  I love it!

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This is so cute.  From Noia Land.  It's a Spanish blog but has a translator.

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Deer and Fox Christmas Ornaments a free pattern from Cutesy Crafts.

I am reading ...
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My Sister's Secret, by Tracy Buchanan

This is the story of three sisters: Faith, Hope and Charity. They have a very close relationship and spend their days on the beach, dreaming about finding hidden submerged forests. It's also the story of Charity's daughter, Willow, who has inherited her mother's compulsion to dive and as a memorial to her parents sets out to visit the submerged forests on a map she finds in her Mum's belongings. The mysterious photographer, Niall Lane, seems to be visiting the same forests whilst exhibiting his Charity collection and it's only a matter of time before Willow bumps into him and uncovers some family secrets. I loved the gradual unfurling of the family secrets as Willow peels back layer after layer and uncovers secrets even her Aunt Hope knew nothing about. It's quite a sad story of childhood sweethearts who were really meant to be together but for unfortunate circumstances and underhand manipulation.

This is the first book I have read by this author and it won't be the last.

I am hoping ...
That I don't have to wait too long for my tests, and that I am okay with them when I do get to have them.  I mean not too nervous and stuff.   Although I am grateful for them, I don't relish the thought of swallowing a camera.  sigh . . . or the other.

Makes me smile ...

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Pretty girls all in a row.  My Sweet Imaginations.

I am learning ...
Trying to not be a front seat "back seat driver."  It's hard.  I bite my tongue.  But he can still tell.  I think men just drive differently than women.  'Nuff said.

Dreaming About ...
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Glass door knobs  . . .

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Secret Gardens . . .

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Pretty bed linens . . .

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Vintage teacups . . .

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Gingham ribbons  . . .

A favourite Quote for the day  ...

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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
and next year's words await another voice
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Elliot 

 One of my favourite things  ...

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Time pieces  . . .

A peek into my day ...

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Moon gazing  . . .  if you get up early enough, you can still do it.  Isn't it gorgeous?

And that's my daybook for this week.

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆
 ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆

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Wherever you go and whatever you do, I hope there's a great day ahead of you! Don't forget!

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And I do too!!


  1. Those felt ornaments are very special. Today has been very quiet. I hope your test results are soon in. God bless.

  2. I have yet to go for the test Suzan! But I am dreading them! xoxo

  3. Hi, Marie! Hope you will rest better tonight! :o) Ooo... that Pumpkin Pudding does look good! Although, I GOTTA have me some pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving if at all possible! I can't believe it's October soon, either... Pumpkin Pie time... LOL! For a while we've been doing fish taco with avocado or guacamole--very good! I like the idea of a pulled chicken taco/burrito! Sweet new illustration...love her flower-covered hat! Sooo many cute felt ornaments!! That felt dove ornament is LOVELY!! I could see many of those on a Christmas tree! Well wishes for you, my friend--and for those tests coming up! Wishing you all a happy week there :o) ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  4. I'm sure you will be very relieved when those tests are done and over. I would be dreading something like that too. Still and all they must be done when it comes to your health. I am keeping you in my prayers that all will be well. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday !

  5. The chickadee is my fave:) Bonne journée Marie!

  6. Thanks Tracy. I did sleep better last night, but still found myself waking up ever couple of hours or so. I'm not sure what is causing that. Sigh . . . Thanks for youru prayers and happy wishes. Love and hugs. xoxo

    Thanks Pam, your prayers are very much appreciated. You're a treasure. xoxo

    Mine too Monique! What can I say, I bought the pattern and am sewing! xoxo


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