Friday, September 9, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY
Friday, September 9, 2011

Outside my window...Overcast with gray clouds.  A bit chilly today but very nice temps, 70 degrees should be our high for the day.

I am thinking...how much I love the fall, the air seems so crisp and clean and having the windows open is just so freeing!


I am thankful...Katie is really feeling much better (finally!), it has taken over a full week for her to get back to feeling somewhat normal.  So thankful she only has one chemo session left to go, the last one took everything out of her, we'd never seen her so sick.
 
From the learning rooms...Katie and I have been watching the West Girls DVD's since she's not up to doing much else.  We have the candle making, soap making, sewing, quilting and cooking ones and we LOVE them!!!  We've learned so much from them and gotten some fresh ideas on how we do things.  Love doing things the simple way!


In the kitchen...Parmesan cube steak, sauteed zucchini and yellow squash, oven roasted asparagus, salad


I am wearing...some working clothes, lots to do today and I don't have to leave the house!


I am creating...Found a new pattern for a crocheted dish cloth, it's a nice change because I love making them but sometimes you just want to do things a little differently.


I am going...no place today, maybe not all weekend!


I am wondering...how to make sure I keep things nice and simple, sometimes I want to complicate things by going too far with things.  Always striving for simplicity!


I am reading...Simplicity Primer
excellent read, should be a must read for all of us!

I am hoping...to have the energy and pep to continue with my 'fall' cleaning, lots of things to do and wonderful cool breezes blowing through to motivate me!


I am looking forward to...the end of the cancer treatments.  These days are difficult but I have no doubt that we have all grown so much through it all.  We've learned what's important: Family, good health and especially keeping our eyes on Jesus.


I am hearing...The upstairs shower water running.  Other than that our house is very, very quiet.


Around the house...New projects have begun and with them some purging of the old things, lots for Goodwill and some for recycling.


I am pondering...New ways of doing things, I really am trying to focus on simplifying everything down to the very basics.


One of my favorite things...talking to my sweet little mama on the phone.  Her and my daddy are so precious to us.  We cherish them and I love that they love our sweeties so much!  Family is everything to me!


A few plans for the rest of the week:
Putting away the old, starting anew!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Living Simply

Today has been a very quiet day for us.  Yesterday we had a nice cookout with our oldest son Tommy coming over to visit, very nice day indeed!  Also, we got a lot of housework accomplished yesterday so today was a day for doing our own things.
We've got a stocked up pantry, fridge and freezer so meals are pretty simple to put together with no running to the store.  We're eating very simply these days because Katie doesn't really want food but that should change in a few more days.  
It is very chilly outside and we have the windows open so it's chilly in here also!  We've spent today just resting and doing what we want since it's Dan's day off.  He enjoys just coming home and watching TV so the living room is all his and the remote is his also, he's happy and content!LOL
Christopher, Katie and I enjoy reading so generally we've got quite a few books we're reading so we enjoy days when we can just delve into a book and live in that world for awhile.  I've never understood how anyone could not love reading!!!  To lose yourself in a book is one of the most wonderful things in the world to me, especially on an autumnish day when the house is so very quiet.
Katie has always wanted to read the Nancy Drew series so we've been buying her a few of them at a time from Amazon and she reads them in no time at all!  She loves them and wants the whole series so she can always keep them.  I read them just a few years ago from the library and got hooked on them also!  Yep, at the age of 45 I read through the whole Nancy Drew series and loved every minute of it!  I love reading mysteries and lately have been reading some suspense/mystery fiction books, I find the ones I think I'll like at CBD.com and then put them on hold at the library.  We can put books on hold online and then pull up to the drive thru window and pick them up, so very handy!  Christopher likes historical fiction and has been enjoying a few different authors lately.
Tomorrow will be quite a bit busier, ebay items to package and take to the post office, need to pick up some plastic eating utensils for Katie (she's having a problem with a constant metallic taste in her mouth and this will help to alleviate some of it for her), laundry, some sewing and some card making.  Also, since the weather is so cool, it's the perfect time to get to cleaning that garage!!!
Love these cooler temps, makes you want to throw the windows open and enjoy the breezes blowing through the house!  It's truly the little things!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

To read more Daybooks and visit Peggy's blog click below:
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FOR TODAY
Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Outside my window...Brown dead grass, sadly we've had so little rain that the grass just couldn't seem to find the moisture to live.  The trees in the woods are beautiful and green though.  Very hot today, 95!...yep, I'm ready for fall!!!

I am thinking...I've been thinking that it's time I try to get myself back in some semblance of normalcy so I'm going to try to keep up with this daybook and post throughout the week when I can.


I am thankful...Our 21 year old sweet daughter Katie has Lymphoma, she had her second chemo yesterday and we were unprepared for the horrible vomiting this time.  Up all night, roaring headache, every time she moved she vomited
, she couldn't keep her epilepsy meds down so while she was vomiting she was seizing.  Poor thing sitting there holding her head (which is a bald head now) suffering very quietly and silently.  Thankful that it stopped this morning at 7am, one hour before a possible hospitalization, so very thankful!  One chemo to go, will be glad when it's over for her.

From the learning rooms...Our homeschool years are past as all three have graduated.


In the kitchen...needless to say, food is not an issue in our home today, whatever we can snack on will do.


I am wearing...my gown, it's 9pm.


I am creating...Katie and I have been watching the West girls DVD's so we're anxious to start on their homemade soap recipe and use the beeswax we have to start dipping candles..plus lots of sewing ready for feeling good days.


I am going...Our lives revolve around Dr. visits and test right now, thankful to say that we have nothing scheduled for the next week or so...so far, could change at any moment.


I am wondering...if we can get all of our gifts made before Christmas, really want to focus on being busy when Katie has good days.


I am reading...Simplicity Primer
excellent read, should be a must read for all of us!

I am hoping...to get our yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream and other recipes finished tomorrow.


I am looking forward to...every moment of every day.  Cancer reminds you that every moment is precious.


I am hearing...Twice Upon a Christmas DVD on the TV, Katie already watched A Muppet's Christmas Carol, yeah she's a Christmas nut!!!  Just like her mommy!


Around the house...We're all just resting and enjoying the calm.


I am pondering...where can we find a church?  This has been an issue with us for a while and I really want to find one very soon.


One of my favorite things...having my whole little family together at home.  Tommy lives on his own but I've talked to him twice today, so this mommy is content.


A few plans for the rest of the week:
It's almost over!