Archive for July 20th, 2009

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, July 20th, 2009


Hosted by Peggy

For Today…July 20, 2009

Outside my Window…At almost 9pm, there’s an amber ‘afternoon’ light, and clear blue skies. The temp is down to about 72 degrees, after a warm day for this temperate corner of Washington.

I am thinking…of the brevity of life. A friend of many years lost her 23 year old son in a swimming accident just this past Friday. I want to treasure family and friends while I have them.

From the learning rooms…I enjoy learning more about nutrition, and have been reading a few articles online about that.

I am thankful for…God’s love to me, which enables me to respond to Him in loving obedience to His wholesome laws.

From the kitchen…We had Little Caesar’s vegetarian pizza and a pepperoni pizza for dinner. I was out so much today, and needed that little break.

I am wearing…a brick red T and forest green denim skirt. No sweaters today!

I am reading…These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer. Three of my daughters recommended this Regency ‘romance’ (It’s more plain old historical fiction). So far I’m having trouble getting into it. Each character is referred to by title, first name, last name, and nick names, and I’m a bit confused! I might need to write a list of ‘who’s who’.

I am hoping…to be a comfort to my sad friend. I visited with her a bit today. She is really looking to the Lord, and hoping that her son’s memorial service will be a witness to his friends.

I am creating…a rare thing for me lately: a blog post!

I am hearing…ice cubes rattling into the freezer container. ‘Tis the season for cooling beverages.

Around the house…is a beautiful summer yard. My husband mowed the grass today, so it’s looking especially park-like.

One of my favorite things…is remembering to thank God for the little things in life.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…This looks to be an extremely busy week. I’ll mention just two things: My youngest brother plans to arrive Saturday from out-of-town to visit my elderly mom at her assisted living residence. We plan to take him out to dinner, of course. On the same day, our 17-year old daughter catches a flight to Washington, D.C. to participate in a one-week Presidential Classroom session on global health.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

custom home

This lovely home was designed by my husband, and built locally.

Hostess Peggy says this about The Simple Woman’s Daybook:

Are you content to linger on the simple things of life…then join me in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those of us who are focusing on simplicity…the beauty of the everyday moments around us. That is my vision for this idea!