Tuesday 13 September 2022

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .



FOR TODAY, September 13th, 2022

Outside my window ... 

Lets let a photograph do the talking. Foggy.

I am thinking ...
Time to take down my baskets and harvest my herbs. I think next year I will do marigolds. In the planters. Maybe Petunias in the hanging baskets. We will see what happens.

I am thankful for ...
Being able to give my father a quick call every morning. The icing on the cake. I can't do much for him, but I can do that. He likes me to call him to make sure he is awake to go to the A&W for his coffee and toast. 

In the kitchen ... 

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Bake. So easy and so delicious. Only 3 ingredients, not counting the seasoning. 5 minutes prep. Half an hour in the oven. This should be called Amazing Chicken. I think you could probably use any kind of cheese that you enjoy.

On my "To Cook" list ... 

Six Sisters.  30 minute dinner rolls. They look good.

Good to Know ... 

Self care  . . . except for the sexy stuff. Not too sure about that. I would feel silly.

I am wanting to create ... 


Enchanted Tree.  Toadstool Ornaments.

Ravelry.  Heart shaped knitted dish cloths.

Book Flower.  Mijo Crochet on Etsy. Not free, but not expensive either.

Amelia the Sheep. Coaster pattern on Ravelry.  

Baby Hedgehogs. Kati Galusz on Ravelry.

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 ...

Thanksgiving. It will be great if my oldest son and his family can come over. Also General Conference the first weekend in October.  I love General Conference.

Dreaming About ... 


That chair  . . . 


Old Recipes  . . . 


Old radios  . . . 


Cute Ghosties  . . . 


Lace Curtains  . . . 

Something to watch ...

The Rings of Power on Prime.   A Tolkien tale.

Makes me smile ... 

Yes  . . .  would love to have a real quilt.

Corners of my kingdom ... 

In the lap of comfort and luxury . . . 

A thought to carry with you ...

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 *It isn't what we say or think
that defines us, but what we do.
~Jane Austin
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And that's my daybook for this week! 

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Have a beautiful day and don't forget!  

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And I do too!       


  1. Enjoying Blackbird and bad Sisters on Apple..and House of Dragons Crave;)

    1. Oh, I have started Blackbird. As you say very good, also House of Dragons. I will check out Bad Sisters! Thanks! xoxo

  2. Do you dry your herbs for later use Marie? I have the parsnip and apple soup on my website today, and a shoutout to your cookery book and website. https://www.craftygardener.ca/parsnip-apple-soup/ Enjoy Tuesday.

    1. I do dry them out for personal use Linda! There is nothing so nice and fresh as home dried herbs! Thanks for the shout out! Happy you enjoyed the soup! xoxo

  3. Love the quilt saying and the saying from Jane Austin!! I have made quite a few quilts, yet the one we use for ourselves, came from a thrift shop!! Haha...but it was well worth its weight in gold!!
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. I loved that also Elizabeth! I would love to purchase a quilt, but it would be a real indulgence for me. I will just have to dream I think! xoxo

  4. Loved those sweet little hedgehogs. Enjoy your Tuesday. Love and hugs, Elaine

    1. Aren't they sweet Elaine! Hope you enjoy your Tuesday also! Love and hugs, xoxo

  5. Lovely things to look at - I especially loved the quilt! And the kitty cat pic of your beautiful baby. The chicken recipe looks like a keeper - simple and tasty!
    Have a happy day, although I'm writing this late afternoon, so happy evening and night too.


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