Monday, October 26, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - October 26, 2009

This is my first time joining The Simple Woman's Daybook.
I decided to do this because it might help me to refocus my days/weeks. It might help me to see what really is important. It might help me make the transformation into a daily blog.

Outside my window: It is night. I guess I should do this Monday morning. It is cold tonight and rainy. I can hear it on the windows.

I am thinking: About my son coming home tomorrow to help his dad put up "No Trespassing" signs, and to change the lawn tractor into the snow blower. I am wondering if he will be here for dinner.

I am thankful: That God loves me. No matter how bad I mess up.

I am wearing: Light blue hoody, navy blue pants, socks, warm slippers.

I am remembering: A friend that is no longer a friend.

I am going: Many places this week. I live 22 miles from town. I try and get all my errands done in one day. This is the line up so far: get new lenses for glasses, get B12 shot, Wal Mart, thrift store(s), dollar store, library, grocery store, fabric store, Ben Franklin, and the pharmacy.

I am creating: I am going to start tomorrow on a crocheted rug made out of fabric with a size Q hook. I am going to start making a set of embroidered dish towels after the trip to Ben Franklin. I need to buy the flour sack towels. These will be for a Christmas gift.

I am reading: "True Compass" by Ted Kennedy and "Hinds' Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurnaurd

I am hoping: That the snow holds off until after the 8th of November. I want to go visit my aunt who lives 3 1/2 hours away the weekend of the 6th, and don't want to have to brave the weather. I will brave the weather if I have to because I love her madly. She is 88 now and I have not been to her house since last February. She has been here but I have not been to her house.

On my mind: My husband's health. It is not good. Not physically or mentally. He is agoraphobic. He has to take strong doses of Adavan to leave the house. He had by pass surgery almost 10 years ago and does not take care of himself and won't let me help him. I am making a doctor's appointment for him because now I am also afraid of signs I am seeing might be dementia. He is 72, I am 54.

From the learning rooms: I wish I knew what this was. Maybe by next week I will.

Noticing that: I have been online 3 hours and am still doing blog things. Reading the ones I follow first and now writing in mine. I have never been here this long. I am enjoying it.

From the Kitchen: Bread dough that needs to be put in the fridge. I use the recipes from a book about making bread in 5 minutes a day. (I don't want to use the title in case that is against the rules) Tomorrow we will have fresh bread. I never buy bread now, I always have dough available.

Around the house: Is a mess. I am in transition. Half in the summer clothes, half out. I am still unpacking the winter clothes, and until I get all of the summer ones washed I am no where to put the winter ones. Plus big black garbage bags getting ready for the thrift shop. If I didn't wear it this summer it goes.

Please join us at The Simple Woman's Daybook. To follow along or to do your own.

I am not sure if I provided the link correctly but I hope you can make it there. And I don't know how to put the beautiful picture of the woman writing on here either. I hope I have not broken too many rules my first time out.


  1. Hi! You left a message on my Living a Fit Life blog and I wanted to thank you for your visit. You asked a few ques I'd be happy to answer if you'd like to email me as I didn't see an Email for you. You can reach me at lisashawcares (a) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com.

    Blessings in Jesus Name.

  2. Hello there! I enjoyed reading your daybook. You mentioned that you were wondering what "From the learning rooms" was. It is basically just for homeschoolers to say what they are doing during the week, etc. You can delete this part on your daybook if you like. Also, you asked me what you put in a household notebook. You use a three ring binder and have different sections in it. Like one for all the emergency numbers you may for a list of medications each family members takes...a cleaning schedule, etc. I think I will do a post on my household notebook and you can see what I have done. It's really nice to have everything at your fingertips when you need it, and not having to go searching for it all over the house---especially in an emergency. This is also a good place to keep order out menus from restaurants, etc. I will come back and let you know when I have posted on it. Have a terrific day!!! Karen

  3. I'm back! Just wanted to let you know that I posted about the household notebook. Karen

  4. I guess I didn't know what learning rooms meant either! I've just been writing things I've been learning in my quiet time! Guess I'll put a different question in it's place next time :)
    That's funny, I'm a city girl longing to be in the country!

  5. I enjoyed reading your daybook. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you continue with your daybook. I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I will be praying for him. There are not many Ben Franklin stores left. I know of one close to Branson. I enjoy going there. I love the snow but we don't get much here in AR. I hope you have a wonderful week. Doylene