The Simple Woman's Daybook

The Simple Woman’s Daybook – September 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: Dreary, rainy day.  Wish I were home on the couch with  a good book!

I am thinking: about fall and getting cozy in my sweaters and warm socks, drinking some hot tea and reading a good book!

I am thankful: For the little bit of rain we are getting today.

One of my favorite things: Quiet days in the office.

I am creating: I am in search of a baby blanket pattern for my new nephew that will be here in December.

I am wearing: Pink tee, blue jeans, and pink Nikes.

I am reading: … nothing at the moment.

I am listening to: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkein

I am hoping: Our middle daughter makes a decision to move home for the time she has left before basic.

I am learning: or maybe I should say RElearning… to wait on Him!  I always want to jump out and take care of things myself and I have a tendency to mess things up.  May I learn (again) to wait.

In my kitchen: I have been cooking 3-4 days for grandma and this gives her plenty of leftovers for lunch and days that we aren’t home on the weekend.

Board room:

I will be trying to create THIS backyard atmosphere.

Post Script:  My friend has been MIA for about 7 months and has returned to blogland.  She could use your prayers if you care to visit.

Shared quote:


A moment from my day: I am getting my hair done on Thursday.  I don’t like the blonde that I had put on the ends…  Going back to something like this

Closing note: Grandma will be 93 on Sunday.  Again I hold my breath hoping that many family memebers will call her.  I’ll probably turn blue and pass out because it won’t happen.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – September 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 another beautiful sunny day in Missouri as we remember those who perished on 9/11 and honor our First Responders.

I am thinking: About the awful thing that happened on this day 16 years ago. About the brave men and women who worked during the rescue/recovery mission. About our freedoms we take for granted. Those of living today do not know what it is to have war on our soil. Praise God!

I am thankful: For our First Responders!

One of my favorite things: Fall colors because I’m an earth tones kinda girl.

I am creating: Just new spaces. Nothing exciting like a knitting project!

I am wearing: American colors today! RED, WHITE, and BLUE: Blue pants and a red blouse and white shoes.

I am reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

I am listening to: The 5 Love Languages. This is a really good book that I highly recommend.

I am hoping: That our costal states will avoid anymore hurricanes this year!

I am learning: That I don’t have other’s to schedule for, run around, or follow up on any more. It free’s up my brain to be used for other things. What, I’m not sure yet. I’m still kind of in a daze… 🙂

In my kitchen: There are much smaller meals being prepared. I am finding lots of things on pinterest to help me in this area.

Board room:

This looks like a great way to enjoy FALL!

Post Script: I’ve been all about feeding Grandma lately. Hubby and I don’t eat like we used to but I have all this food that we don’t eat that Grandma still does. Preparing a meal for her with some leftovers and some to freeze is where I’m at. The Seasoned Mom has some wonderful freezer meals that go right into the crockpot and cook for 6-8 hours. After they are cooked I can freeze half for a quick meal later. And they aren’t fancy or expensive meals.

Shared quote: “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
― Winston S. Churchill

A moment from my day:

Having issues getting my photo to load. I guess I will keep trying and share it with you later.

Closing note: I heard from Jeremy briefly on Friday and Sunday evenings. Friday he let me know he was not going to be in the path of the storm and things were going well. Sunday he talked a little more. He’s very tired as they aren’t getting a lot of sleep. He shipped out this morning for base. Then I received a call from him that was like a recording… “I’m on base, this is where I will be for 10 weeks, don’t try to contact me, here’s my address”….. then he was gone. He sent me a text with the address in it but it’s kind of blurry.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – September 6, 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.  When I remember!!! LOL!

Looking out my window: .The sun is shining brightly and it is a cool 70 degrees this afternoon.

I am thinking: My heart is too heavy for much blogging!

I am thankful: That Jeremy has begun his life/career.

One of my favorite things: Crisp cool mornings.

I am creating: new organized spaces.

I am wearing: blue jeans and a hoodie.  It’s cool out.

I am reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

I am listening to: The Count of Monte Cristo

I am hoping: That our oldest and hubby continue to work on their relationship.  They did some talking last week but still have a lot of issues.

I am learning: I am not as in control as I thought I was.

In my kitchen: .Very little cooking.

Board room:

I hope to have one of these pictures some day… not looking good right now. click on the picture for the link.

Post Script: I haven’t been visiting much the last week.  I’m sorry.  I hope to be back out there again soon.

Shared quote: “It isn’t what you say so much. It’s what you mean when you say it.” – Rudyard Kipling, Puck of Pook’s Hill

A moment from my day:

Shipping out day!

Closing note: Son left yesterday for basic training in South Carolina.  Middle daughter is waiting for her depart date.  Oldest is still somewhat at odds with her dad.  This mother’s heart is broken.  It seems there is always something that is keeping me from being happy for one or the other.  I am looking for some new routine.  Something that will help me not to feel so empty.  I feel abandoned.  I know all of this will be fixed in the Lord’s time but it doesn’t keep me from these feelings now.  I may be missing for a time as I try to adjust to this weirdness I am experiencing.


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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – August 21, 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 pretty dark.  I work 7-3 Monday through Friday so I get up at 5 to get ready.

I am thinking: That my to-do list is getting longer all the time instead of shorter.  Preparing Jeremy for the Army is always in the forefront of our minds.  We still haven’t heard about our daughter and the Air Force yet.

I am thankful: That Jeremy has been accepted and his future is whatever he chooses to make it.

One of my favorite things: Celebrating our children.  Today our middle daughter, Cheyenne, turns 21!  And with the Eclipse to help her celebrate!

I am creating: Wonderful outdoor living spaces (in my head).  Next spring we will really work up the areas and make them livable.

I am wearing:  Olive capris, a maroon blouse, and sandles.

I am reading: Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

I am listening to: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

I am hoping: That someone in my family will come and visit Grandma or at the very least call her!

I am learning: That people are all for themselves.  Even I am a little guilty of this quality.  I want to throw a fit about how unfair it is that in this stage of my life I am caring for an elderly family member when it shouldn’t be my responsiblity.

In my kitchen: I am still trying to dwindle down all the stored items we had from when we cooked large meals every single day.  Slowly getting there and reorganizing cabinets as they become less full.

Board room:  This is a vacation spot I found that I would absolutely love to go to!

Post Script:  Linda Stoll has posted a short list of some great reads!  I’ve added a few to my TBR list.  How about you?

Shared quote: 

A moment from my day:  We are going outside at work today to witness this once in a life time event.

Closing note: For this week I will get to work out a couple of nights.  Then a couple nights I will be cooking meals, some extra for when I’m not here, laundry, and organizing.  Hubby has school board meeting Thursday so that gives me a night to get caught up around the house. Jeremy or I will need to cut the grass again soon too.  This next weekend we are taking our old friends to a lodge for a few days to get away.  They need some time away like we do.  Then we will come back Sunday morning to get ready for Jeremy’s farewell party!  All in all another busy week ahead of us but we will have a few days to relax and enjoy when it’s over.


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The Simple Woman’s Daybook {{June Edition}}

For Today

Linking up with our friend Peggy to share
 Looking out my window
 Started out to be a foggy morning but it lifted quickly and it is now a beautiful sunny day.  Although, I am sitting at my desk and we all know what the view is like from there.
I am thinking
 That June is going to be another action packed month! 🙂  We have plans every weekend so far.  Then there is the news that we are still waiting to hear… “Yes, Jeremy is in the ARMY now and can sign up for jobs!”
I am thankful
 That I have a husband who can lovingly point out my “hormonal issues” without being attackful.  Yes, I am having some serious ups and downs since my hysterectomy.
One of my favorite things
Laying in the sun with a good book! I got to do that for about an hour and a half on Saturday!
I am creating
I’m ashamed to say that the scarf is going on forever.  May was such a busy month that I haven’t done any knitting, coloring, or photography.
I am wearing
skinny capris, black blouse with amber beading, and Egyptian style sandles.
I am reading
I am listening to
I am hoping
that the stress level in my husbands job will ease up a bit.  There is way-y-y-y too much going on there.
I am learning
Patience!  And I don’t remember asking to learn to be patient!!! LOL!
In my kitchen
It’s been a real challenge.  I don’t want to cook. (or much of anything else)
Board room
My board room is all hair and nails.  I am also pinning a few crafty things for winter or when I actually feel like doing those types of things again. Christmas gifts and such.
Post Script
A very nice lady, Willow, has knitted up some hats that she has for sale.  If you might be into Christmas shopping in July June head on over to her website
 Shared Quote
“Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.”  Dr. Seuss
A moment from my day
Out to dinner with friends and I get a smoochie! 🙂

Closing Notes
I sure hope June is nothing like May!  I would much rather have a slower paced life right now.  I love summer and am looking forward to relaxing some and enjoying it.  Although there are plans for almost every weekend I think we can do it without a lot of stress.  My great stress in life right now is having someone check in on Grandma while we are away over night.  Seems everyone else is busy living life too.
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook {{May Edition}}

I am linking up with Peggy to share my May Daybook.  I will only be doing this link up once a month.  My life isn’t changing that much to do it week to week. 
For Today
Looking out my window
it’s very green!  We had approximately 9 inches of rain over the last three days.  It’s very wet, the ditches are still running, and I need to mow!  But that won’t be happening for a while.
I am thinking
That in a few weeks we will attend our last child’s high school graduation.  It’s bitter sweet to say the least.  The future for our son is in the hands of the Army surgeon.  He has yet to determine if our son will be able to enlist.
I am thankful
for the recruiter that we have though.  He has worked very diligently to see that all “t’s” are crossed and all “i’s” are dotted.

One of my favorite things…

Is casting on a new project!  Oh how it fills my heart with joy!
(I know, “really?”)
I am creating
the scarf that will go with the hat for my “step” grandson. (Wow!  That felt really good to say!)  It measures 14 inches and I am working in those tails!  ugh!  not my favorite part so I am trying to do it as I go instead of waiting until the end.
In case you didn’t remember the hat…
I am wearing
It’s going to be a cool day here in Mid-Missouri and it will be extra cold in my office.  I am wearing jeans, tennis shoes, and a sweatshirt.  Think my boss will get the hint? (I doubt it)

I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to

I’m slowly reading this great book!

I’ve seen the movies but I am listening to this book as I drive to and from work.

I am hoping
I hear from the Army Surgeon this week that he has approved our son to enlist.
(I know but it is weighing on my mind!)

I am learning
What I like to do for myself.  I have never been in this position before.  I am trying many different things and I know I won’t stick with all of them but I want to try them to find out what it is I truly enjoy!

In my kitchen
My kitchen is the most quiet place on Earth right now.  I cook the bare minimum to keep Jeremy and Grandma fed.  Hubby and I eat very little of the regular foods.  Mostly chicken, veggies, hummus, and smoothies.  There too is the occasional glass of wine.
In the school room
You won’t see this prompt in my daybook after this month.  Our son graduates in a few weeks and he is the last one.  His Senior Prom is Saturday.  He has a Senior picnic and many other “Senior” things coming up in the next few weeks.

In my garden

This prompt won’t be here next month either.  I am not vegetable gardening anymore.  We just don’t eat enough to make it work all that work! 

Board room
I just recently joined Pinterest.  (again, I know, “really?”)  I am trying very hard not to spend too much time with it.  I’ve discovered that it can be extremely time consuming.

You will see me writing a post for each of these prompts over the weeks to come.

Post Script
At the beginning of the hunt to Find Me I found this great website;  livebold&bloom.  It’s a great site for any woman.  It’s where I found great ideas for hobbies that I might be interested in.  Come to find out there are lots of articles that are helping me in areas I didn’t really know there was help needed.  Hope you check it out and enjoy it too.
Shared Quote
Evaluate the people in your life; then promote, demote, or terminate.  You’re the CEO of your life. (Author unknown)
A moment from my day

Laundry… I do at least one load every single day.

Closing Notes

April was a difficult month.  Hubby and I deciding that we needed to find ourselves after all these years turned out to be a great thing.  Working very hard with the recruiter to get our son in the ARMY.  That my friend is a hard thing.  There are days that I just don’t know what the future will hold for our youngest child.
I hope that May is an easier month.  Although there is graduation to get through it should be a joyous occasion.   Summer months are always brighter and more fun for me.