Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . May 12, 2015

Outside my window . . . it's 66 degrees with with a mild wind from the north. It's cooler this morning and feels lovely.

I am thinking . . . that a spring respiratory virus is no fun. It came on fast and furious Saturday afternoon. The sore throat is better and my ear doesn't hurt as much, but I'm still feeling a bit run down.

I am thankful . . . for lessons I've learned on being kinder to myself. They help a lot when I'm not feeling well.

In the kitchen . . . last night was supposed to be grilled chicken. Got to love it when you go to turn the chicken and find that you're out of propane! Late dinner since I had to bake the chicken to finish it up. Broccoli and brown rice to go with it, and chocolate chip cookies.

I am creating . . . a new structure. That sounds better than nothing at all! Actually we're going through some growing pains around here, so it's cutting into hands on creativity.

I am going . . . therapy and then hopefully home to get back on the cleaning train.

I am wondering . . . about the future. Not worrying, just wondering.

I am reading . . . A Very Private Woman:The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer by Nina Burleigh
For morning contemplation I am continuing with A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor, 
Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, 
and have added The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.

I am looking forward to . . . the completion of my new back deck. They started last week and may finish up today!

I am hearing . . . birds, traffic, and Squeaker (the dog). Quiet morning sounds.

Around the house . . . not much activity except working on spring cleaning. Can't wait to set up the new deck with all the outdoor furniture and few new goodies.

I am praying . . . for a dear friend's mother. She is 93 and was a diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor several weeks ago. She's in the final days, but hasn't lost her spunk! Last night he filmed her singing The Old Grey Mare!

One of my favorite things . . . is a good British murder mystery. While I've been sick, I've been watching Midsomer Murders and Rosemary & Thyme. They are cozy mysteries so far less stressful than things like Criminal Minds or Law and Order

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . recovering from this virus, setting up the new deck, and spending LOTS of time reading and sipping tea on the new deck.

Here's a picture for thought I am sharing . . .
the deck in progress

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. I love this post. It as this calm tone to it. I look forward to reading more soon.

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  3. This is a great post of current thoughts and happenings all in an easy to read form. Simple journaling that can say so much. I should try writing a post like this and see what I come up with.
    I hope you have a great week!

  4. And, you must watch Broadchurch on Netflix if you like British mysteries!!!

  5. The Artist's Way, Oh my goodness, it's been years since I worked my way through that book. I must dig it out. And the deck will be a perfect place for your summertime reads and musings.

  6. Yea, for your new deck...you will surely love that! Also, I am really, really enjoying the very same book, Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence!

  7. I am in love with your new deck ! I will have one soon too , Lord willing ! I might have to get out the Brother Lawrence book. I haven't thought of that in years! Have a great week!


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