Monday, August 24, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . August 24, 2015

Outside my window . . . it's sunny and unusually pleasant for August in Nashville. 

I am thinking . . . how quickly order can be undone around the house. I know it won't take that long to straighten things up, but wow.

I am thankful . . . for a good weekend and many congratulations on our 30th wedding anniversary.

In the kitchen . . . pumpkin bread TWICE last week.

I am creating . . . a writing routine. I'm reading On Being a Writer by Kroeker & Craig along with Kate Motaung and her crew at heading HOME. I'm trying to keep up! 

I am going . . . to strike a bit of order around here and then head over to my bestie's house to work on Presents with a Purpose (more info to come).

I am wondering . . . about conversations and perceptions.

I am reading . . . too many books at one time! I have 5 books going at once and my brain just can't handle it. I'm going to have to cull, but I don't know how.

On Being a Writer by Kroeker & Craig
The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto
The Witch Of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson
A Good Life: Benedict's Guide to Everyday Joy by Robert Benson

I am looking forward to . . . a personal quiet day I have scheduled for Wednesday. The Sisters of Mercy offer individual and group retreat rates, so I am taking advantage of it and have planned a day of personal quiet and reflection.

I am hearing . . . the ticking of the clocking and the dog's gentle breathing.

Around the house . . . a bit messy with the return of both the dh and the ds. 

I am praying . . . for Harrison Waldron the young man who is in a coma from an ATV accident, and an 11-year-old boy at my daughter's church who has a brain tumor.

One of my favorite things . . . is finding new places to eat. Dh and I ate our anniversary dinner last night at Saffire. It was lovely and the manager served us complimentary champagne when we arrived.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . all the usual suspects plus the quiet day, and hopefully a visit with a friend who's been sick for quite awhile.

Here's a picture for thought I am sharing . . .
by Mary Engelbreit

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. I sometimes find myself reading too many books at once, too, lol... my husband and I celebrated our 30th in April, congratulations!
    Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  2. Such a fun post. Good luck with all those books!

  3. Happy 30th! That is a major milestone. I would never be able to keep up with 5 books at one time. 2 is my limit. And then unless they are vastly different I get them mixed up LOL. Have a great week!

  4. How did I not know that you live in Nashville? I was there on a sisters trip with my sister earlier this month. It was so much fun! Happy 30th anniversary to you and your hubby too. I am joining in with the blog discussion "On Being A Writer" too!

  5. Love these posts!!! Happy Anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Funny, I always imagined you living in the north woods of Michigan for some reason--not Nashville!


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