Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . July 17, 2012

Outside my window . . . the sky is blue. The sun is shining. It's 81* and the humidity is supposed to drop today. All in all not a bad start for a mid-July morning.

I am thinking . . . about writing and how it cleanses the soul. I've had trouble finding quiet for writing this summer. I keep reminding myself that there will be quiet in the fall when both kids are gone to college.

I am thankful . . . for my precious husband. He constantly surprises me and at the same time is a rock of consistency.

In the kitchen . . . baked tilapia with VG Mediterranean Seasoning, tossed salad with blueberries and craisins, and pinto beans.

I am wearing . . . a shortie nightgown with a big blue and white striped men's shirt over it. My version of a summer robe while my usual one is in the wash.

I am creating . . . not very much. I've got several crochet projects in process, but it's hard to crochet when it's so hot.

I am going . . . to the grocery store. I've put it off as long as ds thinks I can this time. In truth he has no idea how much longer we could actually go!

I am wondering . . . about colon cancer. I realize that may sound odd, but I know a lady in her mid-30's who is dying from it. Another friend (only 48) had most of his colon removed yesterday because of it, and I'm having my first colonoscopy on Friday. 

I am reading . . . The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart. I am so very close to finishing this one! If I can get 30 minutes to myself (and stop playing sudoku!) it will be done today. This is a lovely series. I am really happy that I bought them all when Amazon had them on sale.

I am looking forward to . . . some yoga today.

I am hearing . . . nothing but little dogs settling in for their morning nap.

Around the house . . . ds has been cleaning the house lately. He started Sunday afternoon and has been a whirlwind ever since. I'm trying to enjoy it and not take it as a judgment on my own skills (which admittedly have been lacking this summer!) 

I am pondering . . . relationships and how they change. I used to believe that I had failed if I lost contact with someone who had previously been close to me. Now I'm beginning to believe there is a natural ebb and flow to the way people come to and go from our lives at just the right moment.

One of my favorite things . . . calm. I'm not getting a lot of that this summer, so I'm storing up my desire for it to remember in the fall when  (hopefully) things will calm down a bit.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . some yoga this morning, the grocery store later, laundry, and cleaning out the fridge.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
new fins!


  1. I always love your daybooks, I especially liked your "pondering" today. Have a blessed week.

  2. I love your answer to what you were pondering .....Thank you for sharing


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