SWDB February 18, 2019

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.

Looking out my window: the sun is shining but it is deceiving.  It’s still cold. I can hear the birds calling spring to hurry up!

I am thinking: that Monday comes around way too fast.

I am thankful: overall good health and the ability to enjoy life.

One of my favorite things: sitting on the sofa on Sunday and looking out at the snow…

I am creating: a new workout routine.  Time to shake it up.

I am wearing: my dark colored Silver jeans,  copper colored top, and cowboy boots.

I am reading: Tha Good Earth

I am listening to: the furnace running

I am hoping: our “meeting” with our daughter and boyfriend goes well tonight.

I am learning: that everyone needs their space.

Looking forward to: better weather to ride our new RZR.

Shared quote:

A moment in my day: there really isn’t much to talk about here.  My days are all the same.

Closing note: this weekend felt pretty unproductive. We will be going back to the lake to view more condos this next weekend.  At least that’s our plan right now.


Sunday Salon – cold days

Time: 11:00, I forgot about getting my post up this morning.

Scene:snow still covers everything. It’s cold out there! The home is nice and cozy though!

Today’s Plan: laundry and the gym are the only things that I need to do today.  Trying to stay close to the fire because it’s turned very cold again. I wish the weather would make up its mind. 60 degrees on Thursday and 25 on Friday with snow and freezing rain!

Drinking: water.  I am cutting back on caffeine.  My acid reflux isn’t getting any better so I need to start cutting out the things that cause it.

Listening to: Fox News

Reading: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Pondering: my goals for each month.  I’ve not really gotten much accomplished. Just not motivated to do more than the daily routine.

Plans this week: nail appointment, doctor appointment, do our taxes,  visit grandma, and the gym four days. We will go to the lake to look at condos Saturday since we didn’t get to yesterday with the weather so bad.

SWDB February 11, 2019

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.

Looking out my window: it’s dark, foggy, and above freezing this morning.  It will be raining soon. 

I am thinking: about my work week.  I was off all of last week except Friday.  This week both my boss’s will be out until Thursday.  I’m going to have a busy week getting caught up.

I am thankful: for a job that allows me plenty of time off.

One of my favorite things: these days it’s any temperature above freezing!

I am creating: in pinterest I am collecting things I want to do in retirement; which I hope is just over three years.

I am wearing: my bath robe and a towel on my head. 😊 getting ready for work.

I am reading: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I am listening to: the quiet.  Hubby gets up an hour after me.

I am hoping: spring gets here soon.

I am learning: to speak up when I don’t agree without sounding like a “B”.

Looking forward to: time with our daughter and her family.

Shared quote:

A moment in my day: my days are very routine.  There isn’t anything exciting enough to mention here. I may remove this prompt.

Closing note: I am asking prayers for our daughters “mother in law”. She is having heart surgery this week. She is a widow in her mid 50’s.

Sunday Salon – back to reality

Time: 7:05

Scene:it’s beginning to get light earlier. Even though it’s cloudy and rainy this morning it’s more light than it has been.  Thankfully the temperature is supposed to be above freezing today but going to work tomorrow might be treacherous.

Today’s Plan: the weather being what it is I will be staying home! Laundry and some organizing. Maybe lay around and read a little bit.

Drinking: coffee with butter pecan creamer

Listening to: the furnace running.  Hubby will build a fire when he gets up.

Reading: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Pondering: our up coming get together with our oldest.  I’ve been talking to her some and my husband. I think this is going to go well and I will be reunited soon with her!

Plans this week: Tuesday to the dentist for cleaning, Wednesday an oil change,  the gym as many days as we can work in, and visit grandma. We are going to Lake of the Ozarks Saturday to look at a couple of condos.

Sunday Salon – Vacay mode

Time: 8:10

Scene: It’s a very cloudy morning but it’s a warm breezy morning.  I’m sitting here on my couch enjoying my coffee watching the birds fly around the feeders and the yard.  I guess trying to find worms already.

Today’s Plan: I have packing to get done, take our little dog to our middle daughter, some laundry,  and to bed early as possible.

Drinking: coffee with butter pecan creamer

Listening to: the quiet. 🙂

Reading: The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson

Pondering: this crazy weather.  It’s a much warmer than the -22 we had this past week.

Plans this week: lay on the beach and soak up as much vitamin D as possible!

Taking Stock: January 2019

A photo from January

Making: Vacation plans
Cooking: at home more often but it’s still the same… chicken, fish, and veggies.
Drinking: More water; more like a 1/2 gallon a day instead of the gallon hubby challenged me with this year.  Maybe that was his goal all along.
Wanting: warm weather to come back.
Deciding: what books to read this year
Wishing: I had more time to blog
Enjoying: what time I do get to blog
Waiting: for retirement! LOL!
Liking: the flow of my days.
Wondering: If our son is ever going to get it together.
Loving: watching the birds around the feeder this time of year.
Considering: our deck plans for spring.  It’s just a flat surface with no railing or furnishings.
Buying: hubby has been buys stuff for our new Polaris RZR. He’s been working on it all month getting it ready to go for rides soon.
Watching: The birds at the feeder (I don’t watch television much)
Marveling: How much those little things eat!  Probably gone through 60 pounds of sunflower seeds this year already.
Cringing: this cold January
Noticing: That “global warming” is so bogus!  The polar ice caps are NOT melting!  Remember, the Earth will not be destroyed by flood again.
Thinking: about my workout routine.
Opening: a new flavor of coffee creamer, Vanilla Caramel
Closing: a credit card account.
Feeling: Nostalgic for my family.
Dreaming: of reconciled relationships
Embracing: my age!

SWDB January 28, 2019

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.

Looking out my window: it’s still dark even though I am posting over an hour  later than usual.  It’s 32 degrees and rain is moving in.  Will warm into the 40′ today. 

I am thinking: about my hair appointment tomorrow.  I need more high and low lights. My hair is too dark.

I am thankful: for this day off work.

One of my favorite things: watching a movie of a book I really enjoyed.

I am creating: new healthy recipe ideas in pinterest. I’m tired of eating the same thing every week.

I am wearing: my warm house robe and wool socks. Soon I will be getting ready to take grandma to the doctor.

I am reading: After You by Jojo Moyes

I am listening to: the quiet.

I am hoping: they take grandma’s cast off today.  She complains so much about it.

I am learning: to wait.  Think I have been here before.

Looking forward to: next Monday,  our vacation in Mexico!

Shared quote:

A moment in my day: we rode the RZR around Saturday.  Got to break it in a little before we hit the trails.

Closing note: Our oldest daughter contacted us this weekend.  She wants to get married and wants us to reconcile so that we can be a family again! We responded that is what we want too and would love to see then and talk a bit. She’s been slow to respond (must have been working all weekend). But there is hope and hubby is determined to clear this up! I will have my family back soon! Still a road to travel.  Please keep us in your prayers!

Sunday Salon – End of the Month

Time: 7:30

Scene:  It’s mostly cloudy and snowing but supposed to warm up into the 40’s today.

Today’s Plan: Cut some more wood, do a load of laundry, and rest up for the week.

Drinking: coffee then I have to start on my jug of water.

Listening to: Fox News. Hubby is up so that is always what is on.

Reading: Me After You by Jojo Moyes

Pondering: the news! Can liberal dems be so crazy?

Plans this week: We leave for Mexico a week from tomorrow.  We have packing to do and plans to make for our dogs.  Then there are visits to Grandma and going to the gym.  We need to eat what is in the fridge and not shop before we travel.

Thankful Thursday #1

It’s been a long time since I posted a Thankful Thursday post.  When there is so much to be thankful for I could actually post it every day!

This week I am si thankful that we have a wood burning furnace. The weather has been so cold and wet that our electricity bill would be out of control or I would be frozen to the couch!

It was wisdom that my hubby used when we built our home nearly 20 years ago. Now we should more wisdom when it comes to having enough wood for the season.  We have been out cutting down dead trees as we need it this year.

SWDB January 21, 2019

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.

Looking out my window: I will be glad when it is light in the mornings.  This dark is depressing!  Very cold.  It’s not supposed to warm up much today.  Cloudy and looks windy!

I am thinking: MEXICO

I am thankful: We finally sold….

One of my favorite things: My Sunday afternoon on the couch with my tea and laptop.

I am creating: I have intentions of creating an organized decluttered kitchen but I’m not really into it at the moment.

I am wearing: I’m still in my robe with a towel on my head…

I am reading: The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner (I think I started this once before and tabled it…)

I am listening to: light classical music on my Directv music channels.

I am hoping: for some sunshine soon.

I am learning: no matter how well you think you taught your children they are going to do what they are going to do and there is nothing you can really do or say about it.  Our son…does not have the work ethic of our oldest or even his biological sister.  They were all raised the same way but they don’t always turn out the same.

Looking forward to: Spring time!  I know it’s a ways off yet but I have to look forward to something. 😀

Shared quote: a reminder to our son!

A moment in my day: It’s not a very exciting life I lead… It’s pretty much the same thing day in and day out.  We are very routine driven as we always were even with a house full!  So maybe routine wasn’t for the kids after all! LOL!

Closing note: I will try to be adding another post each week… maybe Thankful Thursday or Friday Faves again… Gradually adding more back in if I can keep up with the two I am doing now and remembering to review my books at my book blog too.

Sunday Salon – Extremely cold!

Time: 6:45

Scene: I realize that it is much colder where a lot of my blog friends are but I am not a winter person so 2* is so very very cold to me!  It’s a little foggy yet this morning. Thankfully the second “big” winter storm missed us.  I’m up early because our little dog must go outside and he will NOT let you sleep in.

Today’s Plan: I plan to help hubby bring in some more wood, do a load or two of laundry, change the sheets on our bed, go to the gym, and of course…watch the Chiefs cream the Patriots! 🙂

Drinking: My first cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer.

Listening to: The furnace running.  It does that about every 10 minutes or so! Luckily we use wood most of the time.  Just haven’t rebuilt the fire yet this morning.

Reading: The Sound and The Fury by Faulkner

Pondering: My appointment with the ENT was Friday and it went very well. He pretty much had me diagnosed before he even saw me.  He called it silent acid reflux due the fact I didn’t have any of the BIG common symptoms.  The lump in my throat and the hoarseness are caused by acid reflux.  The top of my esophagus is enflamed.  Official diagnosis…Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis. 🙂  He never really said anything about the nodules in my thyroid.  No big deal I guess since all my blood work was normal.

Plans this week: I need to declutter the kitchen; It’s January! 🙂  I am also wanting to declutter my bookshelves and donate them to the Living Facility where Grandma is.  They have a lot of books but not the kind she necessarily enjoys.  Nothing really going on this week.  I am making it to the gym four days a week. That was one of my New Year “goals”.

SWDB January 14, 2019

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.

Looking out my window: wow! The difference a week makes!  It’s cold, dark and snowy. We got about 6 inches over the weekend. 

I am thinking: I could handle this every weekend if hubby could stay home.  He gets stir crazy very quickly.

I am thankful: for some down time.

One of my favorite things: watching the birds at the feeders.

I am creating: this time last year it was tax stuff.  Now I am just pinning lots if fun homesteading ideas for after I retire in a few years.

I am wearing: blue jeans, long sleeved shirt, and tennis shoes.

I am reading: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

I am listening to: quiet right now.

I am hoping: my prayer for our family reconciliation is answered soon.

I am learning: to speak more of my true feelings.

Looking forward to: ou vacation to Mexico in February.

Shared quote:

A moment in my day: 

Closing note: so I know my prayers are heard.  Saturday night we ran to town to grab a bite to eat and ran into our oldest daughters boyfriend and his son.  I pointed them out to hubby and he went over and shook his hand and said hello.  It’s a great start and I know was hard for my husband.

Sunday Salon – Snowed in!

Time: 7:00

Scene: very happy to be home all weekend!

Today’s Plan: watch some NFL playoffs, grocery shopping,  and the gym.

Drinking: coffee with hazelnut creamer.

Listening to: furnace is running

Reading: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Pondering: the ultrasound results.  A couple small nodules in the right lobe and some enlarged lympnodes. Being referred to an ENT in St. Louis .

Plans this week: nothing much. Work and gym. I hope to hear from the doctor about the referral.

The weather has turned!

We have had a pretty mild winter so far but how quickly things can change!  From Friday afternoon to Saturday evening we are supposed to get 8 – 10 inches.  Our biggest storm of the year.

It’s a great weekend to stay in and watch some football! Go Chiefs!

I’ll post Sunday what our final total ends up at.

Hope you all had a great week and are planning an awesome weekend!

SWDB January 7, 2019

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.

Looking out my window: still dark but it’s a mild morning. Slight breeze.  Can’t believe the temperatures this January.  

I am thinking: about our son. He has gotten an apartment of his own. Will he be able to keep it. He has a hard time managing his money.

I am thankful: he has his own place now.

One of my favorite things: football on Sunday.

I am creating: a stash of things to give our son for his apartment.

I am wearing: my bathrobe and a towel on my head.

I am reading: To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon.

I am listening to: the furnace running.

I am hoping: the rest of the winter is as mild as January is so far.

I am learning: to be fierce! (In a good way)

Looking forward to: spring

Shared quote:

A moment in my day: an afternoon walk with Jada this past weekend.

Closing note: took grandma to orthopedic doctor last week.  Her wrist was set well enough so the casted it. She will begin occupational therapy this week to help with her balance and keeping her legs strong while she is stuck in a wheelchair because she can’t use a Walker.

My doctor said I have an impingement in my ac and rotator cuff.  Take 30 rest from weight training and see how I do.  I also have a knot in my throat that is affecting my voice and swallowing. This week I have to have an ultrasound.  Praying that it is nothing.

Sunday Salon – A New Year

Time: 8:15 am

Scene: It’s not a sunny morning but it’s going to be another nice day.  Temperatures in the 50’s is always a bonus in January.  The birds are still attacking the feeders though.

Today’s Plan: a couple loads of laundry, go to the gym, and maybe watch some football playoffs.

Drinking: water.  Hubby has challenged me to drink a gallon of water each day. 😕

Listening to: Fox news

Reading: To Be Where You Are  by Jan Karon

Pondering: tax season…

Plans this week: more of the same.  Gym, visiting grandma,  year beginning decluttering, and work.

SWDB December 31, 2018

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.

Looking out my window: it’s cold and rainy.

I am thinking: of my new word for 2019

I am thankful: for another healthy year.

One of my favorite things: going to the gym.

I am creating: My goals list for 2019

I am wearing: my robe.

I am reading: To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon.

I am listening to: Fox News

I am hoping: good weather tonight and tomorrow.

I am learning: to slow down…due to a shoulder injury.

Looking forward to: reconciliation

Shared quote:  my word for 2019!

A moment in my day: I’ve been helping hubby put accessories on our new Polaris rzr… 😐

Closing note: we are off to spend New year’s with friends over in Illinois. It should be a fun time ringing in the new year.