The Simple Woman’s Daybook May 10, 2016

For Today

I am joining Peggy and friends to share my daybook.  Hope you will jump over and see what it’s all about.  You can go here to get the guidelines for posting a daybook.
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Looking out my window…I see cloudy skies and rain.  Looks like it’s going to hang on for some time.  The green of the trees sharply contrasting against the grey skies.
I am thinking…of all the things I could do if I did not have to go to work today.  Being off yesterday has made me rather lazy I think.

I am thankful…that our warehouse shut down yesterday for some maintenance and I didn’t have to go to work!

One of my favorite things…having a day to myself.

 I am wearing…blue jeans, yellow and white striped top with Keds tennis shoes.
I am creating…a new scarf!  Yes, I have finally picked up the needles again.  I was really discouraged when I “slammed” them down.  So I thought I would cast on a simple project to start.  One that doesn’t take too much brain power.  However, right after I changed colors, I got my knits and Purls off!  But fixed it and now things are going smooth.  I’ll share it tomorrow…
I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to… I have three things going on…I am reading two books and listening to another.
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On my Kindle for Classics Club Challenge (Goodness this is a hard one to stay into.  It’s rather boring right now.)
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In Hardback form also for my Classics Club Challenge (Can these books get any bigger?!  They take me forever and the library thinks I’ve stolen them each time!)
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Listening to this one and it so refreshing after listening to the one below.  I’ll get around to reviewing it soon.
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(Ummm, it’s rather graphic. I understand that it’s life but sometimes it was very shocking!)
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I am taking this ONE chapter a week.  I will be reading/pondering it for a year!   I’m sure that is how the author intended it to be.
I will be reviewing these books soon someday.
I am hoping…that when I get my reading challenges complete I will be able to pick up my knitting again.  I really miss it!  In fact, I may just get me an audio book and a simple project like a scarf to work on.
I am learning…to use WordPress.  I blogged here a long time ago but it has changed a lot.  I also have blogged here… but I am backing away from that blog.
In my kitchen…I have always shared our weekly menu here and I think I will continue as it helps to keep me organized and my grocery bill in check.
Monday – Southwest Chicken bake (new recipe which was a big hit)
Tuesday – Breakfast casserole
Wednesday – Cheeseburgers and fries
Thursday – Lasagna and broccoli
Friday – Lefftovers
Saturday – Pizza
Sunday – grilling meat and veggies today!
Around the homestead (in place of the school room)… I did not home school so I share about our farm here
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In my garden…I am not putting out a vegetable garden this year but I do have a flower bed and some potted plants this year.
Post Script…I thought this was a great post by Barbara at Stray Thoughts!  Check it out, makes so much sense!
Shared Quote…”yes, but he’s got the faith of a child – simple.” Franklin the Angel (It’s a Wonderful Life)
A moment from my day
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The restaurant Hubby took me to on Saturday night for Mother’s Day.  So elegant!

Closing Notes: I really hope that if you don’t already join Peggy that you will give it a shot.  You don’t have to join every week.  Maybe once a month is all you can do.  I don’t always make it but I enjoy it.
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4 thoughts on “The Simple Woman’s Daybook May 10, 2016

  1. jerralea says:

    Yes! A day to myself! Those are so precious, I hardly ever get one, but I do enjoy them immensely when I do.

    Hey, I’m curious about the Southwest Chicken Bake recipe. Care to share?

    The master bedroom SHOULD be a sanctuary – well, everyone’s bedroom should be. We need a serene place to recharge our batteries, so to speak.

    I’m shocked you’re not having a vegetable garden this year because I thought you loved doing that, but oh! the work! I bet it will simplify life a lot for you.

    Have a great week – although I fear our part of the world is going to be rainy …

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  2. Glad you got an unexpected day off! Even though I am at home, sometimes I wish I had a day without everyday responsibilities so I could get some other projects done.

    Thanks for the link!

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