Monday, April 24, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook - April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

Looking Out My Window:
It is almost 90 degrees and HOT HOT HOT!

But rain is in the forecast for this evening; and we really need the rain!

That was Sunday; and it was hot!  Today, Monday, is much nicer; mid to high 70's is much better!!

I Am Thinking:
There are words in my head that want to come out.  There are things I have been trying to write my journal; on my blog.

But, they just won't come together!

Or, I get busy and don't get back to the computer.

This afternoon, I am getting a head start for tomorrow's SWD!!

And, here I am on Monday afternoon, putting everything together so I can publish...

ON MONDAY...TODAY!!  For a change!!

I Am Thankful:
For the lovely young woman we have called to be our minister!  She is bringing a whole new feel to our services; a whole different approach to the messages...

Messages that can actually be understood, and related to our "every day" lives.

Thank you, God, for Pastor Erin!

One of My Favorite Things:
I have said it before; and I will say it again...

Many more times!!

One of my favorite "things" is spending time with my family and friends.  I cannot get enough time with my family and soak that up as often as I can!  I really cannot get enough time with my friends, though it seems I am always doing something...

That is what I love about this life of retirement:  I don't have that day to day routine of getting up and going to "work"!


I Am Creating:
I have been doing more crafting lately; and still have projects to complete.

Well, that is always a true statement!

I have boxes and boxes of photos that I want to get into albums; but it is so over-whelming that I'm not sure how much of it will get done.

But, it's something to strive for, I guess!

I did finish a couple of challenges this past weekend.  The challenge was to use only two colors for a tag; include beads and ribbon and four flowers...and here is what I created:

Fabulous Pink and Brown

Sparkly Green and Gold

I Am Wearing:
A pair of gray shorts and a light blue top; and my slippers.  Relaxing this afternoon after attending church and a luncheon sponsored by our youth as a fund-raiser for their summer mission trip.

{And today I am wearing a pair of tan capris and a green shirt...and my slippers!!}

I Am Reading:
"Dancing with my Father" by Sally Clarkson, recommended by my daughter.  It is very good, but I am taking my time with it.

I stalled on chapter three because of the words that prompted me to write for Word Wednesday...

The author says, in part:

"...I was reaching for all the things I thought would bring me Joy instead of reaching for the true source of Joy - God Himself.

"...I needed to reach for the One who created Joy in order that I might be truly fulfilled and at peace."

Joy?  That was last year's word!

Well, needless to say, my Word Wednesday will be a little different this time!

Check it out...well, now I have to write it!!

I Am Hoping:
To get back to de-cluttering after this week (I'll be babysitting each day from Monday thru Thursday; and resting on Friday thru Sunday!!).

I Am Learning:
I am learning that the lessons keep coming; every day they keep coming.

And, I am not learning them very well.

I need to take a second look at the triggers and find a way to get through them...

In My Kitchen: 
Dishes in the dishwasher, ready to run once I've finished cooking (and eating) dinner!

On the Menu:  Sliced ham and scalloped potatoes with rolls or biscuits.

A counter full of bread and rolls and bagels and...way too much starch-y stuff!!

Post Script
I took a break from writing to watch the Ellen Degeneres Show and was inspired by this young woman who, at 17 was in a car accident and has been told she will never walk again.  At 24, it has not stopped her from dancing.

Read Chelsie Hill's story here.

And watch her dance on the Ellen Show:

Shared Quote:
I found the following quote in the book, "Dancing with my Father"; ironically, the above young woman, Chelsie Hill, was dancing with her father!

Amazing how that happens?!

From Lord Byron:  "On with the dance!  Let joy be unconfined..."

A Moment From My Day:
And more dancing and singing from my day!  Spending time with my granddaughter by attending one of her mother's pre-school music classes!

Such fun; and I get to do it again three more days!!

Well, that completes this week's Simple Woman's Daybook.  I haven't posted much lately; but hope to get back to it again.

It is good to be writing again!

And, maybe I'll do it again next week!!


  1. Replies
    1. YES!! I wrote THREE this week and going to write this week's FMF sometime today while I am doing laundry and other "routine" not-so-fun things!

      Thank you for reading and commenting...

      Keep Writing!