Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . April 7, 2015

Outside my window . . . it's in the mid-60s and cloudy. We had rain most of the day yesterday and it looks as if we'll get more today. April showers . . . 

I am thinking . . . about a kind comment on yesterday's post. I guess I am the "Kool-Aid" mom!

I am thankful . . . for improved moods and attitudes around my house and in my heart.

In the kitchen . . . last night was salmon and steamed veggies. I'm probably going to pick up a rotisserie chicken for tonight because I've got a busy day.

I am creating . . . still working on my secret crochet project and spring sewing goodies, although not as much as I'd like to. Hoping for increased motivation.

I am going . . . to resurrect Flylady around my house. Something's got to happen to get my mojo going!

I am wondering . . . the vagaries of life. I just read about a family whose bakery did so well over the Easter weekend that they gave their employees a half day off yesterday as a reward. This morning their Facebook page says they will be closed the rest of the week because their 19 year old daughter was killed in a car crash yesterday. So very sad!

I am reading . . . The Haj by Leon Uris. This is so good, but I'm having trouble concentrating right now, so I'm on the hunt for something lighter to mix in with it.
And this morning I got up to a book recommendation from a friend. God moves!

I am looking forward to . . . lots of things coming up this week.

I am hearing . . . birds chirping and cars heading off to work.

Around the house . . . I had a better day yesterday so things are beginning to look a bit better. I pulled a pretty notebook from my collection and used it to make my lists in. Then I crossed off items with a hot pink Sharpie. It's the little things.

I am praying . . . for the family mentioned above. For a friend who is having surgery right now for partial foot amputation. Prayers of praise and gratitude that Lila's (the 2yo) tumor has shrunk by 80%! 

One of my favorite things . . . is fresh flowers, and dh surprised me with some yesterday afternoon!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . therapy, grocery shopping, a walk with dh at the lake, a massage, spiritual direction, then driving dh to a business meeting on Friday, and lunch with The Fun Girls and my bestie's parents on Saturday. Whew!

Here's a picture for thought I am sharing . . .
my Easter lamb cake 
(also from dh)




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17 comments:

  1. Prayers for the family at the bakery! I've tried the Flylady before....just never stuck with her.

    Pretty flowers! Have a great week!!

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    1. I've used Flylady in the past more as a jump start. I have to make adjustments, but it gives me some motivation when I get stuck.

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  2. Praying with you for that family and your friend - and rejoicing with you as well for the tumor that is shrinking! Praise God!

    (I have that same vase and now I am going to need to dig it out and go find some Spring to bring inside! Lovely!)

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    1. I ran across it yesterday, and then dh showed up with flowers. God wins!

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  3. I love Flylady, she has such practical advice. Your cake is adorable! That must have taken a bit of time to create.

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    1. Let's be clear -- I didn't make it. My hubs brought to me from the local bakery. It was large cupcake sized, and DE-licious!

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  4. Agreeing with your prayer for this family now.

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  5. Your DH did good with those flowers! So pretty :) Sounds like you had a good week. I will keep that family who lost their 19 year old in prayer as well as the others you mentioned! Stopping by from 31 Days Survivors! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. He really did, didn't he!?! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Love your flowers and the cake is really cute. Prayers to the family hope you have a good day week. Blessings

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  7. Melanie! I love your flower vase...those flowers go perfectly with the green. Thank you for taking part in the daybook!

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    1. It was clearly a God thing. Finding the vase again and then flowers that evening. BTW, I LOVE doing The Day Book. It's a constant in my blogging world. I love how it makes me stop and think about daily things in a different way :)

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  8. That lamb cake is super cute! And it snowed here today! :(

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    1. Sorry about the snow! I send you a lamb cake if I could. :)

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  9. This was my first time stopping by and I enjoyed reading your Daybook entry.
    The lamb cake is really cute.
    Salmon and veggies sounded so good I think I will plan that for Monday.
    I haven't looked or done the flylady program for a long time; maybe will get motivated to do that too. I do need to do some spring cleaning.
    I love the picture of the flowers. I will drop by again.
    Here is my blog: http://lgwilliams.blogspot.com

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