Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . August 14, 2012

Outside my window . . . it's cloudy and cooler. We've had a wet August so far.

I am thinking . . . how quickly time flies. This summer is nearly over. Ds leaves for college in 10 days. Dh and I will celebrate 27 years of marriage on the same day. 

I am thankful . . . for lifelong friends. Last Friday a friend called me up asking for help -- real help, not painting or cleaning, but "I'm in a bad place and need some help" help. It was such a blessing to be an encourager to her!

In the kitchen . . . Last night was grilled chicken and apple sausages and Rice Jardin (one of my absolute fave recipes!) Tonight I'll be trying a new recipe called Chicken Bruschetta

I am wearing . . . my white cotton gown from Vermont Country Store. It is piped in red gingham, and soooooo comfy.

I am creating . . . still working on those afghans for the twins. I'm thinking about starting on the 2nd one so I can alternate between them to break up the monotony.

I am going . . . shopping with dd this afternoon at Old Navy. I may just buy something for myself.

I am wondering . . . about illusions. Sometimes I feel that I am surrounded by them. Television, movies, books -- but people too. Pretending to be something they are not.

I am reading . . . Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman. A really good read, full of interesting, flawed characters.

I am looking forward to . . . the change of season. We're a long way from autumn here, but we've had some cooler temperatures that have made me think about long-sleeves, sweaters, and scarves.

I am hearing . . . just the quiet of the early morning house. It's really so lovely.

Around the house . . . I need to make curtains for both bathrooms. I have the fabric. I know the pattern. I just need to get them done.

I am pondering . . . the difference in the way dh and I approach things. We are reading through Hebrews together. I keep noticing reminders of the Trinity. He is fixated on the who, what, and when of the book.

One of my favorite things . . . is yarn. I told myself I had to work through my stash before I bought more, and I've done pretty well, but I did get some new cotton yarn last week. Oooh, luscious colors!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . yoga, Bible study, finishing a difficult letter I am writing, swimming, decluttering.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . . 
I just got this t-shirt!
Sherlock, Dr. Who, Harry Potter
Love them all!


  1. Sherlock Holmes is my personal favorite! Our weather has been very hot all summer long, and it doesn't look like we'll be getting relief anytime soon. Happy anniversary to you! Have a blessed week.

  2. Sometimes all people need is a good listener...
    We woke Saturday morning to a temperature of 57 and I began to think more about Fall (as if I wasn't already) today I got some light weight sweaters out to run them through a cycle with Dryell to freshen them before time to wear them....
    Happy Anniversary to you and your man....
    Try not to be to sad when your son leaves for college...
    Mama Bear


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