30 Days of Giving Thanks – 23 and 24

November 23 – Turkey.  Even though I didn’t have any on Thanksgiving day I did celebrate with our family the Sunday before.

November 24 – SALES!  I’m not a big shopper but hubby is and he found some great deals!

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30 Days of Giving Thanks – 21 and 22

There is always, always something to be thankful for!

November 21 – Blogger friends.  There is so much encouragement in this community of friends I just don’t know what I would do without you some times!

November 22 – Sisters.  I wish I could be with them more often but they live so far away!

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is books we are thankful for.  Which books have touched your heart and left you SO thankful it was written?

  1. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  2. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  3. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  4. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  5. Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery
  6. The Mitford Years series by Jan Karon
  7. The Simple Life by Rhonda Hetzel
  8. Return to Me by Lynn Austin
  9. 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch
  10. When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham

 

30 Days of Giving Thanks – 13 to 20 Catching up!

Catching up from being out of town and no time to blog!

13 – Family – Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving and it was good to see nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews!  Can’t believe we are Great Aunts and Uncles!

14 – Coat!  I’m really cold natures!  It gets worse the older I get.

15 – My stand up desk.  After riding in the car for all those hours I am glad I can stand at work

16 –  Plenty of food.  I have never known hunger!

17 – Grandmother – I know I sometimes complain about her but she is who made me who I am today!  She’s the BEST!

18 – Smartphones – they keep us connected!

19 – My Kiddos!  I know they aren’t little Kids anymore but I am so thankful for my 3 wonderful young adults.  No matter what might be going on in our life!

20 – My Faith!

 

 

The Simple Woman’s Daybook – November 20, 2017

Linking up with our friend Peggy to share my week. It seems like my life is so busy that the only way I am going to be able to blog and stay on course is to get back to my Daybook; with prompts to help me out. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s still dark and my weather app tells me it’s 35*… I can hear the wind blowing!

I am thinking: about how far behind I am in my blog posts.  I have much to be thankful for and haven’t gotten my posts up!

I am thankful: For life today!

One of my favorite things: Sunny fall days.

I am creating: same baby afghan…still.  I’m way behind schedule!

I am wearing: still in my bathrobe.

I am reading: The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

I am listening to: The quiet of the morning.  My favorite part of the day.

I am hoping: for reconciliation with our daughters.

I am learning: I’m always going to be behind.  I may as well get used to it.

In my kitchen: I was gone most of the week last week so I didn’t do much cooking.  I will be making a plan this week though as we will be going on our Mexico vacation the 29th.

Shared quote: Thought I would keep with the military theme today… 🙂

A moment from my day: 

Closing note: Now that Jeremy is successfully through basic training I can relax.  I was so afraid he would hate it and find some way out.  But he is one determined young man.  He is at Fort Gordon for AIT for Information Technology Specialist.  Nothing big coming up soon that I need to prepare for.  We have a Mexico vacation this month.  That will mean more meal planning and care for Grandma while I am gone.

Sunday Salon – Home again, Home again, jiggetty jig

Time: 

Scene: The sun is shining brightly.  It’s a little brisk but not too bad.

 Today’s Plan: A couple loads of laundry, cleaning up, Thanksgiving dinner at hubby’s family, early to bed for work tomorrow.

Drinking: water, I’ve been up working around here for hours

Listening to: The dryer and grandma talking to the dog.

Reading:  

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Pondering: 

This is our Soldier on the right end!  We are so proud of him. This past week was an amazing experience!

They threw out these smoke bombs and then came marching in formation out of those trees!

They in order by company and Jeremy was in F – Company… Way on the right end of the field.  I couldn’t get a picture of all six companies.

Tomorrow I will share graduation pictures! and catch up on my Giving Thanks!

November 11 – Google maps, I use this a lot when we take road trips.

November 12 – Sunrises.  With the time change I am getting to see the sun come up.  There for a while it was dark until I got into work or when I got up on the weekends.

The Simple Woman’s Daybook – November 13, 2017

Linking up with our friend Peggy to share my week. It seems like my life is so busy that the only way I am going to be able to blog and stay on course is to get back to my Daybook; with prompts to help me out. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: Cloudy, cold and dark this morning.

I am thinking: about our trip to South Carolina this week!  We’re so excited about Jeremy’s graduation!

I am thankful: for his determination to be successful!

One of my favorite things: bragging about my kiddos!

I am creating: same baby afghan.

I am wearing: still in my robe, hair wrapped in a towel.

I am reading: The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

I am listening to: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

I am hoping: That we have good weather while in South Carolina.

I am learning: not to get my hopes up.

In my kitchen: I’ve cooked a few meals and prepared things for Grandma while we will be gone.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

I will be taking pictures this week, I promise you that!  This week I have nothing.  I think it’s because I go non-stop and don’t even think of taking a picture to share.  I may need to rethink this prompt… I may need to add something more relevent to my days.

Closing note: So much for second chances.  My dad is still the biggest JERK on the planet.  He is an extreme liberal and only wants to debate with his daughters. He shows no love or concern for anyone but himself.  He doesn’t ever ask about our kids and how they are doing much less us or his mother.  Sorry, that was a rant but I really needed to get it off my chest.

I will be off line this week spending time with our son.  I will be back Saturday or Sunday to update my Giving Thanks and sharing our trip to South Carolina!

 

Sunday Salon along with Days 11 and 12

Time: 7:15

Scene: It’s a cloudy morning.  The brown leaves on the trees are very still.

 Today’s Plan: I will be getting our bag packed to head out of here on Tuesday, laundry, workout, and making things ready for Grandma while we are gone.

Drinking: Coffee with salted caramel creamer.

Listening to: Grandma moving around in her room (just above me), the keys as I type, and my little dog roaming about on the hardwood floors.

Reading:  

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Pondering: So, our daughter has done what I expected she would do; found a way NOT to go into the Air Force that makes it look like it’s not her fault.  She has a “knee injury”.  Don’t you actually have to be active to get an injury?  She’s very frustrating to us right now.  And of course we are “estranged” from her again.  Prayers please!? {{sigh}}

November 11 – Google maps, I use this a lot when we take road trips.

November 12 – Sunrises.  With the time change I am getting to see the sun come up.  There for a while it was dark until I got into work or when I got up on the weekends.