Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook - May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

Looking Out My Window:
The last few days have been windy and the temps have been lower...I am so happy!!

Today it is not windy; and at 11:00 am it is already 76 degrees with a high expected of 84; and will only be higher as the week goes on...

Oh, well!  That's Florida!

I Am Thinking:
Thinking - or reflecting - on the busy, but wonderful weekend!

Welcoming my son "home" with a family gathering and lasagna, his fave!

He arrived Friday night, driving from Louisiana and pulling his stuff in a trailer.  With all the celebrations on Saturday, we planned instead to get together on Sunday.

We also celebrated my daughter and her husband's 17th wedding anniversary.  They went out to dinner (with my grandson and his prom date; though they sat at different tables!).

While the others were out celebrating, my other grandson and I went to see "The Boss Baby" and had dinner at Osaka, enjoying the entertainment of the Hibachi grill!  Later we also watched a Lego superhero movie and "Moana"...  

It was a great weekend.  Today I am tired!

I Am Thankful:
Gotta go back to my "usual"!

I am thankful for my family...specifically to having my son back home; and all of my "kids" living in one place now!

Mothers' Day next weekend will be a blessing!

One of My Favorite Things:
I really do love my "flexible" life; and am always glad to help out my family and friends...

As I did today!

After falling, my friend was taken to the emergency room where they checked her out and then released her.  She needed a ride home and called to see if I was available.  I dressed and went to help her out.  Thankfully there were no broken bones or concussion; but she was very sore.

Glad that I was available to pick her up.

I Am Creating:
In process of stamping some images to be used for a birthday card.  Not much creating right now; just preparing for the three sets of cards and this month's swaps!

I Am Wearing:
A pair of gray shorts and my "Challenge Accepted" t-shirt (from one of the Write 32 Days challenges). 

I Am Reading:
I am still reading "Dancing with my Father" by Sally Clarkson. It's one that I want to take my time with.  I am on the fourth chapter, and trying to get inspiration for my Word Wednesday posts on last year's word "Joy" and this year's word "Hope".

So when I needed "just reading for pleasure", I went ahead and started reading "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen.  I picked it up on impulse at the used book store recently.  I've seen the movie but can't remember if I ever read the book!

I Am Hoping:
On Monday, looking ahead to a busy couple of weeks, I was hoping for some "down-time" so I could rest up for the busy-ness!

Today, Wednesday, I find one or two days to do just that; rest up for what's ahead!

Planned a day of breakfast and browsing the stores with a friend but she is sick; so we will reschedule!  A day to rest...

And, planned to do some scrapbooking tomorrow; but may stay home then too and just go early on Saturday instead.

Will see how that all plays out...

I Am Learning:
Maybe as the days go on, I really will learn how to do this "caregiving".

But, I think I'm getting an idea of what works and what doesn't.


In My Kitchen: 
Leftover lasagna from Sunday is in the fridge and ready to be heated.  Add to that some bread, and it's dinner!


Post Script:
In celebration of Mothers' Day, and remembering my own motherhood, I am sharing this link to Ann Voskamp's post...

"What a Mother Really Wants"

Shared Quote:
...and why not include a quote from her as well:

"You don't have to be awesome and do everything.  You simply have to believe that the One who is Awesome loves you through everything."  - "The Broken Way" 

A Moment From My Day:
Tuesday was the monthly breakfast for my husband's high school alumni.

We picked our granddaughter up and took her with us to breakfast and then the park, meeting our daughter later for the "switch"...

I love any day that I can spend with my family and friends.

But when we left, we didn't go straight home...

Instead, my husband wanted to take a drive, sight-seeing parts of our city that we haven't driven on for a while.

I really did enjoy the drive and hope we can get out and do it more often!

Well, that completes this week's Simple Woman's Daybook.  I am slowly getting back into the writing groove.

It is good to be writing again!

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


  1. Enjoyed reading this Barbara. I'm going to use that Ann Voskamp quote too 😊

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting...I love Ann Voskamp's quotes and have used many of them. I also "borrow" a lot of the ones you post!!!

  2. So many good memories and experiences you're creating with family. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting! I DID have a wonderful Mother's Day...hope you did as well, if it fits your situation too!!