SWDB #16 – April 30, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s getting light earlier all the time but when I write this post it is still dark outside. 

I am thinking: that I am glad I posted about my routine because I’m more “accountable” to you all now. If I don’t get up and get going I feel like I’m not doing just what I told ya’ all that I do.  Does that make any sense? 🙂

I am thankful: for sunshine!

One of my favorite things: bwhahahah, SUNSHINE!

I am creating: (created) this weekend we worked in the flower beds!

I am wearing: Still in my bathrobe.

I am reading: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

I am listening to: On The Road by Jack Kerouac (UGH this one is hard…)

I am hoping: for some results of my recent hard workouts.  I’ve really stepped it up and stopped sneaking in an unhealthy snack.

I am learning: more about dementia than I thought I would ever need to know.  Grandma is having quite a few “lost” days lately.  She can’t remember most things that she is told.  Conversation on anything current just doesn’t stick.

Shared quote: 

Hahaha! This was funny and I had to share it!

A moment from my day: 

Closing note: I can’t tell you what this sunshine and warm days have done for my mood! Now if these Oak trees would just get on board and start leafing out!  They are always the last but come one!!! it’s May!

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SWDB #15 – April 23, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: Mostly cloudy.  Trying to rain

I am thinking: I stayed up too late every night this weekend.  Including last night. (think I am holding off the coming of Monday! LOL!)

I am thankful: For a beautiful Saturday that I was able to cut my grass.

One of my favorite things: The smell of fresh-cut grass.

I am creating: nothing.  Just not feeling it.

I am wearing: blue jeans, pink t-shirt, pink Nike’s, and a black sweat jacket.

I am reading: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

I am listening to: On The Road by Jack Kerouac

I am hoping: to finish Murder at the Vicarage this week.

I am learning: to be comfortable in my own skin.

In my kitchen: much of the same.  Only healthy chicken and fish with green veggies.

Shared quote:  I feel this is true as long as you don’t come across as conceited.

A moment from my day: Took Grandma out for doctor appointments on Friday and we had lunch at Cracker Barrel.

Closing note:  Grandma got a good report from the Orthopedic surgeon on Friday.  He is very happy with how well she has done and does not need to see her again unless she has issues.  She is to continue therapy until they see no more progress but continue to use the walker at all times for added stability.  Her General practitioner said she looks good and vitals are all great!  Now her appointments will all come due in the spring and I won’t have to get her out in the winter months.  We also picked up her new hearing aids.  I’m so happy that she can hear again!  Conversation is so much easier.

It looks like I’m starting another new pattern… being late with my SWDB post!  I just don’t take the time to prep on Sunday and then Monday mornings I have been over sleeping.  Oh well, here is a post and I’m glad to be a part of this one!  Hope you all have a great week!

SWDB #14 – April 16, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: Sunny and cold!

I am thinking: about gardening a little bit again. Because I love fresh produce.

I am thankful:for a restful weekend overall.

One of my favorite things: Being at home.

I am creating: going through pictures of many years… we are going to make come collages.  Hubby loves this kind of thing.  I bet he would be a good scrapbooker!

I am wearing: blue jeans, maroon and cream long sleeve cotton shirt with sneakers.

I am reading: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

I am listening to: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I am hoping: to get my grass cut this week.  It looks shaggy.

I am learning: to use the new air fryer!

In my kitchen: This past week I made salmon, cornish hen, brussel sprouts, shrimp, chicken wings, asparagus, and sweet potatoes in my new air fryer!  It’s wonderful!

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

Some pictures finally put into place.

Closing note: I’m late today!  This has been a very productive yet relaxing weekend.  I worked hard Saturday then worked and relaxed a bit on Sunday.  Most of my house is in order.  I can live without stressing when I walk into a room.  Hope you all have a great week!

SWDB #13 – April 9, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s starting to lighten up earlier again.  It’s cool this morning but we are supposed to warm up into the 50’s today.

I am thinking: I like having Fridays off in April but I dread going to work on Monday.  I will start my week very much behind and spend the next four days trying to catch up!

I am thankful: Spring will be showing herself this week!

One of my favorite things: My to-do list for Grandma checked off!

I am creating: a cozy comfortable Master bedroom.

I am wearing: blue jeans, spring-ish sweater, loafers.

I am reading: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

I am listening to: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I am hoping: to improve my reading this week!

I am learning: to let go of things that aren’t really necessary.  I’ve kept things over the years that don’t really mean anything.  At least they don’t now.  And some of it I can’t remember why I kept it to begin with.

In my kitchen: we have eaten out too much this past week.  I really need to start cooking something here at home.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: We started feeding the fish in our ponds last Thursday.  The catfish are starting to move about!

Closing note: The yard is starting to green up.  Remember that we fertilized and seeded the yard a few weeks back.  Now I am looking forward to these trees greening up.  There were tiny purple flowers in the field the other day.  Then we had some snow.  How confused our trees must be! 🙂

SWDB #12 – April 2, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s still dark but I can tell you it is very wet and cold.

I am thinking: I am not ready for the week to start!

I am thankful: for four day weeks in the month of April.

One of my favorite things: hugs from Grandma

I am creating: a schedule for my Fridays in April.

I am wearing: still in my bathrobe.

I am reading: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

I am listening to: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

I am hoping:  for some sunshine this week.

I am learning: to TRUST (it’s my word of the year)

In my kitchen: we bought an air fryer.  Also known as a greaseless fryer.  I love it!  I made wings for hubby and his co-workers last Thursday and they turned out great!  I can’t wait to try fish in it.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: they are all the same lately.  Working on projects around the house. I haven’t had time to take any pictures either.

Closing note: Grandma update: It’s a very long story… Nursing home took her to the doctor without letting me know last Wednesday because her incision was infected.  When I found out Wednesday evening I moved her out right away.  Not only did they not care for the wound but she only had one bath a week since being there.  She was miserable and felt like a prisoner.  I called the assisted living facility and told them I wanted to get her back as soon as possible.  She said, “we’ll come get her tonight!”.  SO, I helped them move her and her clothes back over but I had a few words with the staff before I left.  They tried to tell me that she hadn’t been released by the doctor.  I told them I didn’t need a release to take her out of there.  She is much happier and I have contacted the surgeon about getting physcial therapy started at her home.  I’m so happy she is happy!

SWDB #11 – March 26, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s cold an rainy!  We are under flash flood warnings today. It’s spring… Kinda.

I am thinking: That today is my mother’s birthday!!!!

I am thankful: for her quick recovery and her determination to get well!

One of my favorite things: The hope of Spring.  It may be here on the calendar (the hope) but it’s not quite here yet.

I am creating: nothing different from last week.  Although we are almost completed with our repurposing our rooms.

I am wearing: blue jeans, a light blue blouse, and sneakers.

I am reading: Anges Grey by Anne Bronte

I am listening to: Hard Times by Charles Dickens

I am hoping:  to hear from our son soon.  Since entering AIT (his training) we don’t really hear much from him.  An occassional text message and that’s it.

I am learning: to TRUST (it’s my word of the year)

In my kitchen: the temporary mess from the explosion is still there.  Hope we get it completed this week.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

Part of my Saturday

Closing note: My weekend was very busy.  I over slept this morning and didn’t get my daybook post up early…  We limed, fertilized and reseeded the lawn, I went to the laundry mat to wash blankets and comfortors, visited grandma.  I did not get to the gym once!  This tends to make me feel discouraged.  I won’t get there tonight either due to visiting grandma again and hubby has an emergency school board meeting.

SWDB #10 – March 19, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: I’m tired of saying that it’s dark. Will be glad when it’s light at 6:00 am.

I am thinking: that spring starts tomorrow and the rains have started.  We will have a rainy week here in Missouri!

I am thankful: That the true winter weather is over.  If we get anything white it won’t be much.

One of my favorite things: being at home.  Doesn’t happen much but I hope when our spaces are all done hubby will like being here more as well.

I am creating: other than our living spaces… nothing.

I am wearing: my normal work day attire… blue jeans, blouse, and comfortable sneakers.

I am reading: Anges Grey by Anne Bronte

I am listening to: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

I am hoping:  Grandma continues to do well.  She has been amazing through all this.

I am learning: She’s a stronger woman than I ever thought.

In my kitchen: a bomb has gone off again.  A lot of stuff has founds its way to all the flat surfaces in my kitchen.  Though this is temporary it drives me crazy.

Shared quote: This weekend I packed up almost 300 books and donated them to churches and the library.  This is so true for me!

A moment from my day: 

Closing note: I’m glad grandma is in our town and I don’t have to drive 50 miles one way to see her every day.  It’s not my favorite facility but we can get through these short 3 weeks and get her back to her home.  Please continue to pray for her full recovery.

SWDB #9 – March 12, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: dreary day.  Cloudy and cold.

I am thinking: my weekends are too short!

I am thankful: for a new found service.  A local pet boarding service.  Since there is nobody to stay at home with our house dog over night I must take him somewhere.  And we go a lot during the summer.  I tried it for an over-night stay this past weekend.

One of my favorite things: shopping for new flowers for our pots.

I am creating: nothing much right now.  Just the same old “new spaces”.

I am wearing: blue jeans, sweat shirt, and sneakers.

I am reading: Anges Grey by Anne Bronte

I am listening to: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I am hoping:  to be done with this one soon.  I’m having a hard time focusing on it.

I am learning: to not waste my time worrying about things I have no control over.

In my kitchen:  it’s a more organized space and I have a new coffee maker!!!

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

We bought a pool table last weekend and have spent an entire week setting it up and changing the felt from green to black.  We actually finished it shortly after I took this picture.  I was too tired to think about taking another one…

Closing note: It’s just another week of the same.  I have more to do that I can get done.  I hate to do it but I think I will have to stay home from the gym to get caught up this week.  I can always do a quick workout at home before I start my work.  SO, let’s get this new week started shall we?!

SWDB #8 – March 5, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s cloudy and raining.  Looks pretty windy too. 

I am thinking: That the chaos is never going to end.

I am thankful: some one of our projects is completed.

One of my favorite things: manicures.

I am creating: Organized finance books/files for this new year.  Maybe I won’t be so late getting my taxes together next year.

I am wearing: blue jeans, black hoody, sneakers

I am reading: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield so close to being done!

I am listening to: classical piano music on spotify.

I am hoping:  To get a full week of working out minus the Wednesday I will go see Grandma.

I am learning: eat better.

In my kitchen: PROTEIN… lots of protein and very few carbs.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

My sister and her new baby!  He’s so sweet!

Closing note: It was a very busy weekend.  I hope to get more accomplished this week so that next weekend doesn’t seem so crazy.  I hope you all have a great week!

SWDB #8 – February 26, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: it’s cold and dark. At least it’s light when I get to work…

I am thinking: I could use another Sunday…

I am thankful: for the weather forecast this week!  60’s! 🙂

One of my favorite things: Spring!

I am creating: Still working on organized spaces and taxes.

I am wearing: blue jeans, copper colored blouse… that’s it. I’m almost ready for work.

I am reading: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

I am listening to: The furnace is running.  It’s a quiet morning.

I am hoping:  This week goes fast. My sister is coming to town for a few days with her new baby and the kids.

I am learning: that I am a pack-rat!

In my kitchen: There’s too much clutter.  I’m still working on cleaning things up so my kitchen is currently the dumping ground.

Shared quote: I thought this was funny!

A moment from my day: my days are pretty much the same and I don’t have a picture.  Boxes of things to donate… piles of stuff everywhere!

Closing note:  This week probably won’t see much of these things completed.  With my sister coming from out of town I will be very unproductive in this area.  I hope next week sees the taxes done and at least one more room done! 🙂

SWDB #7 – February 19, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s been raining all day.  It’s about 60 degrees!  Crazy weather!

I am thinking: This has been the worst winter for sickness in my house since the kids were in school.  I brought back a respitory infection from Mexico!  I went to the doctor on Friday.  They said to take some sudefed and Tylenol.  By Sunday I was worse.  I could not talk without breaking into a coughing fit!  I went to a walkin clinic where they said, “yes, your lungs sound terrible!”  REALLY???  I am on my second day of antibiotics and steroids.  I’m doing some better but I’m exhausted from coughing and not sleeping.

I am thankful: Walk-in clinics

One of my favorite things: a day at home even if I am sick.

I am creating: new and organized areas.

I am wearing: sweats and a tshirt with socks.

I am reading: Laura Ingalls Wilder (haven’t done much reading while sick)

I am listening to: Fixer Upper on the television.

I am hoping:  Hubby doesn’t get this nasty stuff.

I am learning: To be comfortable in our empty house.

In my kitchen: I haven’t been doing any cooking.  Hubby and I are planning a new “healthy” meal plan though.  Our eating out is getting out of control.  Even if it is healthy foods.  This morning I made an awesome chicken salad for a high protein go to snack.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

My babies enjoying a rainy day!

Closing note: To update you on Grandma.  I didn’t get to see her until last night.  I wore a mask so not to get her sick and I didn’t hug her.  That was hard but necessary.  She is doing amazing!  When I go there she was reading peacefully in her room.  I can’t believe the change in just a week.  The smile that I got said so much.  I do believe she has put on a little weight.  Although you can’t tell her that as she is still really aware of weight gain.  Will we ever not be?  She enjoys food and said that the food there was really good.  She get’s a sweet ever single night with dinner.  The people there are all very nice.  She has even found a lady who really needs her good Christian fellowship!  My dad actually came twice last week to see her.  On Valentine’s Day he brought her a card and box of chocolates.  I was very impressed!  I told her due to the fact I was sick I won’t be back until Wednesday.  To that she said, “Don’t worry about me!  I’m perfectly happy here.”  Wow!  An answer to many prayers!

SWDB #6 – February 5, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: It’s dark and very cold with a bit of white stuff on the ground.

I am thinking: of all the things that grandma might need.  I want her to have all the comforts of home and I don’t want her to feel like she can’t ask for anything.

I am thankful: for the administrator at the facility.  She is very helpful and very kind to grandma.

One of my favorite things: Finishing a great book in record time!

I am creating: a plan to make sure grandma has visitors at least once or twice a week; not including me!

I am wearing: blue jeans, sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.

I am reading: Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography by Willliam Anderson

I am listening to: Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

I am hoping:  It’s a smooth transition.

I am learning: to  control my thoughts better. Keeping those negative ones at bay.

In my kitchen: A little extra cooking this week.  I want to make sure she eats well as she hadn’t been the last couple of weeks.

Shared quote: James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

A moment from my day: 

My grandmother’s doll that she got on her 8th birthday.  Things we are coming across to deal with while packing her for the home.

Closing note:  Next Monday I will be in Mexico.  I think I will take a blogging break from Sunday February 10 through Saturday February 17th.  That kind of leaves me feeling anxious.  Since I have come back to blogging I haven’t missed many days of posting.  I hope I don’t get off track and not get back into it on time. 🙂

SWDB #5 – January 29, 2018

  1. 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 dark!  I will be so glad when we can spring our clocks forward and have some daylight this early in the morning!

I am thinking: about hubby traveling to Mississippi tomorrow on business for two days.  I hate it when he’s gone.  It will be even worse when Grandma isn’t here anymore.

I am thankful: that I have plenty to do to keep busy!

One of my favorite things: is becoming the new journal prompt posts that I am working on each week.

I am creating: 

I am wearing: my hair is in a towel and I’m in my bathrobe.  Working on getting ready for work.

I am reading: Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography by Willliam Anderson

I am listening to: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I am hoping:  That Grandma loves the”Retirement Resort” arrangement next month and is happy to stay there.

I am learning: So many things are out of my control. Which actually scares me.  But then I have to remember my word for 2018… TRUST!

In my kitchen: not much to do lately.  Grandma hasn’t been eating very much which concerns me.  Something I hope the Assisted Living will help with.

Shared quote:

A moment from my day: 

Closing note: I hope this is a better week.  But I don’t feel very positive about it since hubby is going to be gone and Grandma’s attitude is still kind of rotten.  At first she took the “Retirement Resort” ok.  But I think now she is feeling depressed about it.  Even though I gave her all sorts of great information about it.  I did tell her I hoped she liked it and would want to continue on there.

SWDB #4 – January 22, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: it’s a dark 58 degrees! We had some rain last night which we really needed.

I am thinking: that even though hubby was sick and I had oral surgery it was a nice weekend at home.

I am thankful: for pain medications!

One of my favorite things: a bit warmer weather!

I am creating: nothing at the moment

I am wearing: blue jeans, proud army mom sweat shirt, and tennis shoes.

I am reading: I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I am listening to: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

I am hoping:  That February is a good reading month too!  I really need to try and stay on task.

I am learning: That hubby is a great helper. Now that we don’t have kids around to help he is very willing to jump in and help me out.

In my kitchen: A good solid menu plan.  I have cooked up three meals that will last at least six days and put some in the freezer too.

Shared quote:

A moment from my day: 

Closing note: hubby almost finished the deck yesterday. Lowe’s shorted us 5 spindles.  He was feeling better and couldn’t lay around anymore so he worked outside since it was 60 degrees!

SWDB #3 – January 15, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: dark and snowing!

I am thinking: I need a few days off work.  In fact, I think I will take off this Thursday and Friday for an extra long weekend!

I am thankful: That I have a job with paid time off.

One of my favorite things: a weekend at home.

I am creating: organized tax papers

I am wearing: I’m still in my robe with my hair in a towel.

I am reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge. I’m tired of putting that in my posts.

I am listening to: Tuesday’ with Morrie.

I am hoping:  You don’t have to hear about my tax mess all month long.

I am learning: That I still procrastinate this tax season stuff.

In my kitchen: I have a very organized meal plan for Grandma.  Every couple of days I make a new meal which I freeze part of for another day.  She has a variety of options for lunches and leftover dinners when I don’t get time to cook.  I just need to stick with it.

Shared quote:

A moment from my day: 

Our baby likes to lay around with us when we are home.  We don’t usually sit around to much so he really has enjoyed the last four days!

Closing note: I think I am going to take off work a Thursday and Friday this week. I’ve got a few vacation days to burn.  Maybe I’ll do some reading, coloring, and some laundry…

SWDB #2 – January 8, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Looking out my window: I went out to feed our dog Jada and it’s rather foggy.  Temperature is just above freezing.  Hope the roads aren’t bad for my drive to work this morning.

I am thinking: about taxes.  It’s that time of year and I dread it with all my heart and soul.

I am thankful: tax “season” is at the beginning of the year so I can get it over and be done with it.

One of my favorite things: shoes!  Did you know that about me?  I love shoes!  That is the first place I go when we shop… straight to the shoe s

I am creating: organized tax papers.

I am wearing: bath robe.

I am reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I am listening to: The furnace run.

I am hoping: we at least break even on our tax

I am learning: That our kids must learn their own lessons in life just like we did.  They won’t let us give them advise.  Hmmmm, this sounds familiar.  I’m sure our Father in Heaven feels the same way. {{sigh}}

In my kitchen: I’m back to meal planning for grandma.  I’ve got the next couple of weeks laid out on the calendar and all the ingredients to prepare them.

Shared quote:

 

A moment from my day: 

I finally finished the Afghan for our new baby who came January 2nd. Asher Kingston!

Closing note: I feel like we are starting to settle back into a daily routine.  I love routine so I am feeling happy these days.  I’m getting my workout in and keeping up pretty well around the house.  That always makes me feel less stressed. 🙂  Hubby had been very good a helping me so that I can get to the gym with him.  He can see that I feel much better when I get to go.

Grandma is in another funk.  She’s a gloomy dooms-dayer these days.  I’m sure it’s the weather and the fact she can’t get out and walk.  Our only outing was to the cardiologist last week.  Not the best social event you can think of but then she won’t go anywhere else.

I hope you all have a great week!  I’ll be visiting you soon! 🙂

 

SWDB #1 – January 1, 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. Instead of monthly I will go back to weekly for now.

Happy New Year!!!

Looking out my window: a very cold morning with a skyline of St. Louis which includes the Arch.

I am thinking: I can’t believe Jeremy will be leaving in 2 days!  Where did the time go!?

I am thankful: for the 2 weeks we have had with him.  It’s been wonderful having him around the house again.

One of my favorite things: resting on New Year’s Day with a good book!

I am creating: frantically working on the afghan.  They are taking the baby tomorrow.  I will be late as usual these days.

I am wearing: sweat pants and a t-shirt with fuzzy socks.

I am reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I am listening to:  my thoughts this quiet morning in a hotel room with my cup of coffee while hubby sleeps in. 🙂

I am hoping: This year is better than last year!

I am learning: That I will never stop learning! LOL!

In my kitchen: We just have finger foods today.  I don’t want to cook big before I go back to work tomorrow.  There’s lots of left-overs to pick from.

Shared quote: I hope this is what many of my days this year look like!

A moment from my day: 

Closing note: This new year holds a lot of promise.  I have chosen my Word for 2018…{{drum roll please}}…TRUST.  I need to remember to trust the Lord more everyday in everything!

The Simple Woman’s Daybook – December 25, 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.

Merry Christmas!

Looking out my window: Cold and cloudy this White Christmas morning!

I am thinking: How sad it is that on Christmas morning I am writing a blog post.

I am thankful: Our son is home this Christmas.  Who knows where he will be next year.

One of my favorite things: quiet mornings by the tree.  And I didn’t put one up this year.

I am creating: nothing.

I am wearing: Robe with some warm socks.

I am reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I am listening to: The Book of Deacon by Jospeh R. Lallo

I am hoping: That everyone gets to have a contented Christmas this year.

I am learning: Each day has problems of it’s own.  Not to worry about tomorrow… Sound familiar?

In my kitchen: Soon my Christmas turkey will be roasting in the oven.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: 

Out for dinner on Friday night.

Closing note: I hope you each have a wonderful day with family, friends, or both! 🙂

The Simple Woman’s Daybook – December 18, 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 dark as it is here in Missouri at 5:30 in the morning.

I am thinking: About purchasing a new SMALLER Christmas tree when they go on sale the day after Christmas.

I am thankful: for the smell of baked apple pie candles!

One of my favorite things: a good book and a hot cup of tea/coffee.

I am creating: Still that baby afghan.  It’s getting close to her due date but according to her appointments I don’t think she will go that long.

I am wearing: Currently in my robe with my hair in a towel.

I am reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I am listening to: Brave New World Aldous Huxley

I am hoping: to get my 2018 TBR list together soon.

I am learning: There are TONS of great books that are just waiting for me!

In my kitchen: Warm comfort foods.  Our son will be home the end of this week and I am also planning some good home cooked meals for him!

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: The gym that we spend a lot of time in each week.

Closing note: Getting excited to see our son.  He will be in on Thursday and bringing with him his enormous appetite. 🙂  I don’t mind one bit that I will doing some serious cooking for the next couple of weeks!

The Simple Woman’s Daybook – December 11, 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 sunny and 55 degrees, not to bad out there.  It’s December, it could always be worse!

I am thinking: About all the Christmas’s past.

I am thankful: for those memories.

One of my favorite things: Good book and a cuppa… anything hot these days!

I am creating: still working on that baby afghan.  I haven’t done much on it lately but I must get back at it… the baby came early!

I am wearing: blue jeans, black hoodie, and grey Nike’s.

I am reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I am listening to: Ripper by Isabell Allende

I am hoping: That my girls come around this Christmas.

I am learning: that I miss them more than ever!

In my kitchen: Not a lot of anything right now.

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day: I wanted to take a picture of my baby blanket that I am working on but the weekend got away from me!  Oh well, maybe next week. I am not a lot further on it anyway.

Closing note: Don’t mean to be depressing this time of year.  It’s the first time my nest has been totally empty.   I know it will get better.  I’ll learn to adjust.  The kids will come around after they’ve experienced some of what life can dish out.  Hope you all have a great week! 😀