Monday, May 23, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook


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My Daybook for...
Monday May 23, 2011...
Here in Kentucky...

Outside my window...Sunny and very warm, we've had a wonderful breeze blowing all day.  It's been warm enough for the A/C this weekend but hopefully it will be much cooler the next few days.

I am thinking...wow, my mind is a maze right now and I'm trying to work my way through it.  I have so many things on my mind, truly I need to start a journal again and get some of these thoughts straightened out and make some lists, I'm on overload these days with my to-do lists and wanna-do ideas.

I am thankful for...that our Katie is walking around again, she's still limping but she is mobile so hopefully she'll be 100% very soon!  She's a very good patient, never ever complains about anything!

I am remembering...the guilt of missing an important event this past weekend.  Sadly I had someone wrong me in a very cruel way so I had to miss this event.  It's amazing how some folks can do something very cruel, on facebook for the world to see and then refuse to accept the blame for it.  I hate, hate, hate deceit and I don't play games with folks that lie to me, it's way to easy for me to see through the stories and lies.

I am currently reading...just finished a couple of the books in the Mystery and the Minister's Wife series from Guideposts, I love their series and collect all of the books, they are very 'pretty' hardcover books and as I love reading them over and over I hope to collect all of them to have on my bookshelves!

I am hoping...Really need to get going on our sewing projects, sadly our sewing room is a floor away from Katie's mobility, we don't want her going down those stairs just yet.

On my mind...Lots of projects I want us to get finished and started on, once again I really need to get those lists made!!!!

Today I'm wearing...navy blue skirt, light blue long sleeve top.   I love the warmer weather, so many times I just kick off my birkenstocks and go barefoot!!! 

Noticing that...the older I get, the more I want to pull closer to family.  Whether it be immediate or distant cousins, I treasure being able to communicate with all of them whether through email, facebook, snail mail or phone.  Family means everything to me!

Pondering these words...found this on a blog today:  'Grandkids fill a place in our hearts we never knew was empty!'....I'm not a grandmother yet but I know this is exactly how my mama feels.  She loves us all so very deeply, we are truly her treasures!  I'm happy to say that's exactly how I feel about my 'babies'!!!!  (Okay, so maybe my babies are 21, 24 and 26...they're still my babies!!!!)

From the kitchen...Katie made us tuna salad on whole grain bread for lunch.  For supper we're having chicken (hamburger patty for Dan as he will not eat chicken), noodles, salad, 7layer salad (only Katie and I like this), with fruit for our evening snack.

Around the house...Katie is still laid up doing some work on her laptop and playing around with her IPod, Christopher is learning some chords on the guitar and Dan is home from work just relaxing, I am going to get off here very soon and make us some afternoon coffee and get supper started. ......this was my post from last week and it still applies except that we've already had our coffee and supper is already started.


A Picture though....this is our Katie with her Manchester United scarf on top of her head.  This is how she's watches all of the games...LOL!  Yeah, we think she's a bit strange!  But oh how we love her!!!!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook


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My Daybook for...
Monday May 16, 2011...
Here in Kentucky...

Outside my window...cloudy and cold!  That's right...cold!!!  Usually May 15th is the day we can start planting outside without the threat of frost, not this year!!!  Plus, we're due to have rain every day, it sure will be beautiful and green!

I am thinking...about the nice weekend we had, got to see my little parents and visit for a few minutes.  We're still pampering Katie and she's still not able to walk but a few steps on her sprained ankle so we're her servants!  Of course we love it!

I am thankful for...seeing my little parents just working so hard around their home, my dad loves to work out in the woods, clearing and woodcutting.  My mom loves to take care of her home (she keeps it beautiful) and loves to garden, her flowers are always gorgeous!  Even though they are both up in years, almost 80 for my mama and over 80 for my daddy, they refuse to let age stop them and they continue to enjoy the things they can do rather than complain about the things they can't!  What a wonderful spirit they both have and a wonderful example to us all!

I am remembering...how bad Dan was hurting about a month ago, now he is pain free!  Sometimes we forget to be thankful for healing, even if it might be temporary we must be thankful for feeling good!

I am currently reading...have some library books about bookkeeping, I want to brush up on some things and I'm sure learn some things I never knew!  Seems to happen every day, we learn something that we didn't know yesterday!  I love that!

I am hoping...to very soon start sewing on our new sewing machine and serger, haven't even tried the serger out yet, just been too busy!  Still need to get going on this, we have a project that needs to be done on the serger and have all the materials, just need to get busy.  (We're making some cotton feminine items, trying to be more green and healthy)......still hoping!

On my mind...some issues with hurtful comments that have been made lately, sometimes it's hard to believe that people can be so cruel and so 'stupid' as to post something online thinking the one they are talking about won't see it!  It's especially hurtful when it's family!  Wow!  You just never know about people!

Today I'm wearing...teal long skirt, (Katie and I are officially dresses only now!!!) long sleeve yellow thermal top with white top underneath due to the cold temps!!!  My Birkenstocks, I'll live in them all spring, summer and fall!

Noticing that...I'm feeling stronger every day now.  I was extremely anemic throughout the winter and unaware of it, now that I'm on the iron supplement I feel wonderful!  I seem to feel so much more energetic every day, it really pays to keep up with those medical tests to make sure things are okay.  As much as I hate them, I still have to do them!

Pondering these words...This was on my Mary Engelbreit calendar for May 12th:  "I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile."  Tom Clark     I think truer words were seldom spoken, we all must have some hobby or interest to keep our bodies and minds striving and working towards goals.
 
From the kitchen...I was going to make beef stew but Danny doesn't want it tonight so it will be tomorrow night.  Tonight is smoked sausage, green beans and taters and also a pot of chili, he just can't decide which he wants so I must make both!  Lemon bars for dessert which is a real treat in our home!

Around the house...Katie is still laid up doing some work on her laptop and playing around with her IPod, Christopher is learning some chords on the guitar and Dan is home from work just relaxing, I am going to get off here very soon and make us some afternoon coffee and get supper started.

I love these patriotic Christmas ornaments, hoping to make some for this Christmas.  I love Christmas and I love the USA!!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook


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My Daybook for...
Monday May 9, 2011...
Here in Kentucky...

Outside my window...sunny day for the first time in ages!  It's nice and warm, all the windows are open....aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!, sadly we're back to rain daily or at least that's what the 10 day forecast says.  Oh well!

I am thinking...what a wonderful Mother's Day I had, our Tommy came over and we had a lot of laughs, chinese food (Frisch's Big Boy platter for Dan, he hates chinese!) and just some good visiting.  I got Tommy all to myself for awhile, he and I sat on the rockers on the front porch and chatted while I crocheted, I made 2 dishclothes while sitting there with him!  Chris, Katie and Dan pampered me all day!

I am thankful for...Katie just having a sprain, she and Chris took a long, long walk this morning and called me to drive and get them, she had twisted her ankle.  She is of course being pampered and should be back to normal in a few days.

I am remembering...a very nice weekend, Katie and I played a bit with the Cricut, need to be working on our family cookbook we're making so we're practicing up on making our die cuts.

I am currently reading...a christian fiction series about knitters and ....well murder!  I love my mysteries!  Still reading this series.

I am hoping...to very soon start sewing on our new sewing machine and serger, haven't even tried the serger out yet, just been too busy!  Still need to get going on this, we have a project that needs to be done on the serger and have all the materials, just need to get busy.  (We're making some cotton feminine items, trying to be more green and healthy)

On my mind...a situation we're dealing with that is somewhat frustrating, hoping to have it resolved very soon, I would LOVE to be living off grid and not have to deal with these issues.  Oh, to have our own water and power sources and not rely on these big companies that fix things only when they decide to!! UGh!

Today I'm wearing...teal long skirt, (Katie and I are officially dresses only now!!!) cotton long sleeve button up top with little roses and leaves throughout.  My birkenstocks, I'll live in them all spring, summer and fall!

Noticing that...I'm feeling stronger every day now.  I was extremely anemic throughout the winter and unaware of it, now that I'm on the iron supplement I feel wonderful!

Pondering these words...yesterday, Tommy, our oldest made it clear that we celebrated Mother's day only because of him, being our first child and all.  Christopher (who is so used to Tommy making everything about himself) said "I cannot believe he just made Mother's Day all about him!!!!".LOL  Funny, funny people!
 
From the kitchen...Well, since our chef is layed up with the sprained ankle I guess it's up to me to figure it out.  Something simple it will be!!!LOL

Around the house...Christopher and Katie are playing Fifa on the Xbox 360 (Chris is taking his turn in pampering Katie!!!LOL), Dan is finishing up the trimming after cutting all the grass, there's a lot so it takes awhile!  He just came to the window next to my desk and asked if I wanted to see a dead snake....now why would I want to see a dead snake???

A Picture thought to share...
A gift Katie stitched last year for her dear friend Monica, isn't it pretty?  I just love handmade gifts!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ready for Spring

I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of the hot weather but we are certainly having an odd spring in our parts.  We had some very warm days for awhile and now it's back to cold temps, last night there was a frost warning!
I hate to complain because I know so many are having problems with flooding and other weather related issues but we really are ready for some spring weather around here!  
Next week is supposed to be warmer and some sunny days also.  It will be good because we need to power wash my parents deck and then paint it so we need some nice days.  Their deck is actually the whole length of their house plus more so it is huge and it takes quite awhile to get it all washed and then painted, lots of spokes to paint around the sides.
I'm not looking forward to the intense heat we sometimes have during most of the summer but it will be nice to have some sunny warm days coming up soon!
Hope you are enjoying your weather and feel as wonderful as I feel just being able to be outside more, seems the cobwebs in my head blow away with the breezes!  Kinda like coming out of hibernation!!!
God Bless!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook


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My Daybook for...
Monday May 2, 2011...
Here in Kentucky...

Outside my window...rain, rain and more rain.  There has been so much flooding in our area.  We are blessed to live at the top of a ridge so we don't have any flooding issues but I just feel so bad for those that do.  On a pleasant note:  the rain has turned everything soooo very green and lush, our woods are simply bursting at their seams, it truly is beautiful!

I am thinking...that it's about time I get back to blogging....LOL

I am thankful for...family, we are blessed with an enormous extended family and I just love that we all keep in touch pretty regularly.

I am remembering...the past few months, winter did not seem quite so long this year but I am thankful that spring is here!

I am currently reading...a christian fiction series about knitters and ....well murder!  I love my mysteries!

I am hoping...to very soon start sewing on our new sewing machine and serger, haven't even tried the serger out yet, just been too busy!

On my mind...oh my mind is a jumble right now, too many things flying around in there!

Today I'm wearing...coral jumper, white long sleeve top and sandals.  There's a bit of a chill in the air.

Noticing that...I've finally come to the point in life that if I'm not living a life that I feel is pleasing my Father, I will make changes myself, not matter how difficult they are to make.  If I need to drop some friends then that's what must be done.  I will not waste time dealing with game playing, I'm just so far beyond that now.

Pondering these words...'I can do all things through Him, who strengthens me.'  Phil. 4:13  I have to remember that it is all things, not just some things or the things that are in Judy's comfort zone....all things.

From the kitchen...Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and applesauce.

Around the house...Christopher and Katie are upstairs doing their thing, meatloaf is in the oven and Danny is walking in the door from work.

A Picture thought to share...
This is what has been keeping my busy for the past few months.  My mama's kitchen before:

And after.....she wanted a fresh new look, so we went from country to cottage, she loves the white cabinets.  It took a long time to get it done, lots of coats of paint on the cabinets and the border you see in the before was a bear to take down.  We used DIF, hot water, fabric softener, vinegar, scraped and scraped and scraped.  Finally, after weeks of trying all these things we spent fifty bucks on a wallpaper steamer and it came right off!!!
 She and my daddy are very pleased and that makes us very happy!!!!