Tuesday 6 September 2022

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .



FOR TODAY, September 6th, 2022

Outside my window ...
It is overcast and raining.  Garbage day. That's why. It never fails, lol.

I am thinking ...
Not a lot really. I was up four times last night to go to the loo. The new tablet. I took it as soon as I got up yesterday morning as the Doctor said to take it early in the day or I would be up all night going to the bathroom. I wonder how early you have to take it!  Lets hope it settles down eventually to something a bit more tolerable.

I am thankful for ...
This little man laying next to me purring his morning song.

In the kitchen ...

Four Can Chili. An easy slow cooker meal.  Ready when you are and delicious too!

On my "to Cook" list ...

Taste and Tell.   Savory Italian Tart. This looks fabulous!

Good to know ... 

I am wanting to create ...

No source, but so cute! 

Tidy Mom.  Waterless Snow Globes.

Lil Crochet Bean on Etsy. Not free, but not too expensive either. Cute! 

Ned and Mimi.  Chunky Crochet Basket.

Aubrey Originals. DIY Autumn Wreath. Very pretty.

I am reading ...

The Vatican Princess by C.W.Gortner

For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, bestselling author C. W. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world’s most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized fifteenth-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty’s ambitions. 

Slandered as a heartless seductress who lured men to their doom, was she in fact the villainess of legend, or was she trapped in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and survival? 

 With the ascension of the Spaniard Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander VI, a new era has dawned in Rome. Benefitting from their father’s elevation are the new pope’s illegitimate children—his rival sons, Cesare and Juan, and beautiful young daughter Lucrezia—each of whom assumes an exalted position in the papal court. 

Privileged and adored, Lucrezia yearns to escape her childhood and play a part in her family’s fortunes. But Rome is seductive and dangerous: Alliances shift at a moment’s notice as Italy’s ruling dynasties strive to keep rivals at bay. As Lucrezia’s father faces challenges from all sides, the threat of a French invasion forces him to marry her off to a powerful adversary. But when she discovers the brutal truth behind her alliance, Lucrezia is plunged into a perilous gambit that will require all her wits, cunning, and guile. Escaping her marriage offers the chance of happiness with a passionate prince of Naples, yet as scandalous accusations of murder and incest build against her, menacing those she loves, Lucrezia must risk everything to overcome the lethal fate imposed upon her by her Borgia blood. 

 Beautifully wrought, rich with fascinating historical detail, The Vatican Princess is the first novel to describe Lucrezia’s coming-of-age in her own voice. What results is a dramatic, vivid tale set in an era of savagery and unparalleled splendor, where enemies and allies can be one and the same, and where loyalty to family can ultimately be a curse.

I have only just begun this. We will see how it goes.

Looking forward to ...

I haven't got a lot planned really. We will just have to see how the day/week pan out! Only a month to Thanksgiving!  I love LOVE Thanksgiving! I missed it the whole time I was in the UK. I did the odd one, but people didn't really "get" it.  I am loving being back in a country that "gets" it.

Dreaming about ...


Pretty pillows  . . . 


Beautiful jugs  . . . 


Cozy place to curl up and read  . . . 


Autumn colors  . . . 


Pretty rings  . . .  I love rings  . . . 

Something to watch ... 

I Came By . . . Netflix

Makes me smile ...

Mug Shot  . . .  he/she is not impressed.

Corners of my kingdom ... 

Mr Mac's Sunflowers . . .  they are all blooming now!

Mr. F's marigolds . . .  so sunny.  

A thought to carry with you ...

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*In the morning will I direct my
prayer unto thee,
and will look up. ~Psalm 5:3
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Are you a looking "up" person?  I try to be!  Its such a cheerful thought, looking up instead of down.

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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Have a beautiful day and don't forget!  

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And I do too!       


  1. An overcast day again. I always try to be an 'up' person. Enjoy today, even though you are getting rain.

  2. I love all the homes in your area..charming.I didn't know you had a new medicine.. :(

    1. Its a very small town Monique. I think only a few thousand if that. I have a water tablet to take for my blood pressure! xoxo

  3. I wonder what crime that sweet kitty committed! and oh, those gingerbread men made out of felt. I made Santas one year like that and loved them.

    1. Perhaps he lost his mittens? lol I bet your Santa's were cute Latane!! xoxo

  4. Delightful things … I love to look up, thanks for the reminder♥️V.

  5. My website post today is a recipe for salmon au gratin, that I originally got from your site, so gave you a link. I have adapted this to make it gluten free. Delicious.

    1. Thanks very much Linda! I am so sorry I am a week late acknowledging this! My sincere apologies! xoxo


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