Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, July 20th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

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!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, July 13th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…July 13, 2009

Outside my Window…there’s still a bit of light in the sky at 9:30pm. It would be brighter but for the cloud cover that remained all day. Last night we had so much thunder and lightning, a rare occurrence here. The evening air is damp and cool (50-ish degrees). Not much like summer.

I am thinking…of Rebecca and Lydia, at soccer camp. This is a very intense training time for the high school girls’ soccer team.

From the learning rooms…I learn each day that I will never, ever run out of valuable things to learn. I learned from a doctor today that one way icing an injury helps is that the body sends blood to warm up the cooled area, thus bringing healing blood to the injured part. He also said that it’s important to not over-cool the area. I have lots to learn yet.

I am thankful for…my friend’s recommendation of a GENTLE chiropractor, who is also affordable, and who also educates his patients. Thanks so much, Rhonda!

From the kitchen…The doctor told me that I have a chronically sprained back, and should not plan on getting much work done for a few days. Since I didn’t want to disobey doctor’s orders, we enjoyed a Costco pizza this evening. It was so delish, with fresh basil and mozzarella cheese.

I am wearing…a long-sleeved blue thermal knit top and comfy black pants. Will tomorrow be warmer so I can don summer attire?

I am reading…Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires by Molly Roe. This is young adult historical fiction set in the Pennsylvania coal fields in the Civil War era. What I’ve read so far makes me think I’m going to learn quite a bit about this difficult, dangerous time in our nation’s history, as a result of all the author’s research on the topic.

I am hoping…soccer camp goes well for Rebecca and Lydia.

I am creating…my Simple Woman’s Daybook entry.

I am hearing…faint echoes of daughter Debra’s audio book.

Around the house…all the plants are well-watered by last night’s downpour.

One of my favorite things…is checking my friends’ news on Facebook.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…I want to do the Grandma Thing and sew some pajamas for grandson Diederick, who is turning three!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

highchairs-and-sunshine-015-448x336

This is one of my new favorite photos of my grandchildren, lifted from my daughter Laura’s blog.

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!

Please visit Grandmother Wren to sign Mr. Linky if you are continuing with Simple Woman’s Daybook for the summer. Thanks!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, July 6th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…July 6, 2009

Outside my Window…We had a soaking rain on this cool day. I don’t think the temp even got up to 60!


I am thinking…I won’t get the refrigerator cleaned this evening after all. I’ve run out of ‘oomph’.

From the learning rooms…I want to learn more about Ernest Shackleton, so have checked out The Mammoth Book of Explorers, edited by John Keay. The book includes first-hand accounts by the explorers.

I am thankful for…the Lord keeping my husband and four of the children safe Saturday evening as they were traveling to see the firework display in town. A vehicle sped past them, going the wrong way on the freeway. The young man who was driving that vehicle was killed shortly thereafter, and the freeway was closed for a couple hours.

From the kitchen…I baked some gingerbread this evening. Such a chilly, damp evening seemed to call for this typical autumn dessert.


I am wearing…my denim skirt and striped orange sweater top.

I am reading…(just finished reading) A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson. This love story/historical fiction is set mainly in Austria in the years just prior to and during World War II. The author writes accurately and with much feeling for this time period, as she lived through it.

I am hoping…to read friends’ blogs. It seems I’ve been spending more time on Facebook, and less time blogging. Also, I did get lots done today in my real world, which gives me lots of satisfaction, but not lots of online time.

I am creating…a cleaner house. Today I cleaned and organized the storage closet in the laundry room. This closet becomes a ‘catch-all’ after a while, so I lose track of what’s in there. I know now that I have three Costco-sized refill bottles of liquid hand soap!

I am hearing…my husband sorting paperwork in the office. He’s finding some great memorabilia of the early days of his business.

Around the house…Seth and Debra are having fun setting up a Sims game. They really made the characters look like each member of our family. I’m going to enjoy peeking at their progress from time to time.

One of my favorite things…is the sense of accomplishment that comes when a good dinner has been prepared and enjoyed, the kitchen is clean once again, and it’s time to wind down before bed.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…There are lots of appointments in town this week. We’ll be busy!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

mtbakerfrompelicanbeachlookingatsinclairisland

This is a view of Mt.Baker from Cypress Island where Rick and our oldest son went sailing last Thursday and Friday.

cypress island map

They camped on Pelican Beach. See it on the map?

driftwood

Driftwood on the beach

pelican beach on cypress island

Pelican Beach on Cypress Island in the San Juan Island system

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!

Please visit Grandmother Wren to sign Mr. Linky if you are continuing with Simple Woman’s Daybook for the summer. Thanks!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, June 29th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…June 29, 2009

Outside my Window…blue skies, just a few white clouds, green growing grass, and fragrant breezes. Yum! Summer!

I am thinking…of going to bed early with a good book in hand. It was a truly exhausting day.

I had scheduled Specialized Transport for my elderly mom, to take her to an important medical evaluation today. Somehow my message to the nursing staff was not received, so she was NOT ready to catch the bus. Thankfully, I called to check on her before taking off to town to meet her at the doctor’s office, got her into my car with much difficulty (She doesn’t have the muscular strength to even adjust her sitting position), and we arrived to the appointment on time. The Specialized Transport people were wonderful, though, and took her back to her home afterwards, with more ease and comfort than I could manage.


From the learning rooms…Since it is summer and I’m on a somewhat more relaxed schedule, I’m taking the time to think about menus. Maybe this doesn’t sound like learning to you, but I need to “learn” to get out of a cooking rut once in a while. I’m focusing more on good nutrition as well, which certainly requires some additional learning.

I am thankful for…a quite home and a loving family. It’s good to be home after such a busy day.

From the kitchen…I made tortilla wraps for my husband and me this evening, and the children made some to their liking as well. Ours had cream cheese, thin ham slices, fresh tomato slices, mashed avocado, hot sauce, and salt. Very simple. Very satisfying.

I am wearing…a light weight, long sleeved sweater with my black skirt. It’s just 65 degrees here. Is this a temperate climate, or what?

I am reading…A Song for Summer (How appropriate, right?) by Eva Ibbotson, who is one of my favorite authors.

I am hoping…daughter Kayla’s move to a different house goes smoothly. Mucho thanks to our friends who have offered to help us! This is such a busy time for her, as she is doing college summer classes, working part time, and moving.

I am creating…this Daybook entry. I missed out last week.

I am hearing…a distant train whistle.

Around the house…The carport could use some cleaning up, but Rick is still working on his little Pelican sailboat, so the cleaning will most likely have to wait. The boat now sports a new rudder, a new motor mount (for those emergencies when the wind dies down completely), and Rick is making two oars.

One of my favorite things…is the opportunity to rest after a stressful day.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…I am going to be playing Mama’s Taxi quite a bit this week, but I do enjoy running errands. We seem to need one more car, but where the money will come from to purchase said car, I’m not quite sure.


Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

at debs graduation
 

Laura snapped this pic of me at Deb’s graduation three weeks ago. I seriously need to take some pictures!

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!

Please visit Grandmother Wren to sign Mr. Linky if you are continuing with Simple Woman’s Daybook for the summer. Thanks!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, June 15th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…June 15, 2009

Outside my Window…We’re enjoying a mild ‘almost summer’ evening. The skies are clear, but it’s only about 62 degrees out, and there’s a moist feeling to the air. I notice the foxglove, a native plant here, is blooming. At green, growing times like this, it’s difficult to really remember winter’s chill.

I am thinking…what a welcome break summer vacation is for our busy school children.

From the learning rooms…I attended a behavior management class for paraeducators today. Suffice it to say, many things get in the way of learning for some kids.

I am thankful for…this calm evening. At times like this, I truly believe we are privileged to live in the most beautiful part of the planet.

From the kitchen…I made a spicy vegetarian chili this evening, which was enjoyed by all the family. Condiments were olives, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, hot sauce, with tortilla chips on the side.

I am wearing…long sleeves still. We have had some really warm days this season, but not very many. Summer weather will come to stay very soon.

I am reading…something light and humorous: Norah’s Ark: Love Me, Love My Dog by Judy Baer.

I am hoping…to be done with hay fever soon. I’ve developed a nagging cough with it this year. Blech!

I am creating…this blog post before looking at the bills or doing dishes. So there!

I am hearing…the train whistle off in the distance. Do any of you know the song where the words go something like this: “Train whistle blowing makes a sleepy noise. Underneath the covers go all the girls and boys. Rockin’, rollin’, ridin’, up around the bay, All bound for Morning Town, many miles away.” I believe Peter, Paul and Mary sang that song.

Around the house…My husband has been doing some woodworking. I enjoy the sound of his projects underway, but our dog hates the sound of the power tools. When Rick comes in the house, she walks up to him and stares at him with a sad expression. Poor dog!

One of my favorite things…is the children enjoying one another’s company. Rebecca and Lydia spent last night with older sister Kayla, and today went on a picnic to beautiful Boulevard Park.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…We are going to a potluck good-bye dinner on Friday for a young man in our church who is going away to begin seminary training. I enjoy those social times.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

sailing

I finally went sailing with Rick recently, and enjoyed the experience. I think I’ll be able to share this hobby with him.

at-the-tiller

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!

Please visit Grandmother Wren to sign Mr. Linky if you are continuing with Simple Woman’s Daybook for the summer. Thanks!

A Special Family Time

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

What a quiet morning I’m having. Wait! It’s past noon, and I’m still on ‘leisurely’ mode.

The entire family slept in this morning, after yesterday’s excitement. (Warning: Mama bragging ahead!)

Yesterday afternoon we were privileged to attend the Outstanding Graduate festivities at Western Washington University. Our son Michael was selected as the 2009 Outstanding Graduate for the Computer Science department. Besides majoring in computer science, Michael also majored in mathematics, and minored in physics. His favorite professor, Dr. Phil Nelson, spoke about Michael during the ceremony. Congratulations, dear son!

outstanding-grad-programme1

outstanding-grad-programme2

Here is a photo that was taken of our group, courtesy of the university. The folks in front are Michael’s best friend Mitch and his wife and daughter. Dr. Nelson is on one side of Michael, and I’m on the other.

outstanding-grad

We came home to enjoy a meal of barbequed steaks, fresh broccoli salad, potato chips, and fresh plum pudding cake for dessert.

Later in the evening, we enjoyed watching the latest version of Persuasion, an adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen. This is one of her books which I have not yet read, which I now simply must read. So many deep themes are explored in this story. Despite all impediments, true love will find its way may be the main one, and one which my always hopeful heart embraces!

We all slept in a bit after the busy day. I’m still on slow mode, though, most likely because my hay fever is at its zenith. Puffy eyes, constant sneezing, etc. tend to make me tired. It’s a minor affliction, though, so after doing this post, I am really, truly, actually going to get busy!

I hope you’re having an enjoyable and productive day. Is it lovely and summer-y where you are? Our weather is a true delight today. Goodbye!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, June 8th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…June 8, 2009

Outside my Window…It’s 11pm, so I could just say it’s dark outside. For you, however, dear Reader, I got up out of my comfy chair, and stepped outside so I could more accurately describe what it’s like ‘outside my window’ just now. The first thing I noticed was the slightly damp air that smelled like…going camping! Summer must be almost here!


I am thinking…that it is totally God’s mercy to me that I’m ever sorry, truly sorry, for the things that I have done wrong, and that I have asked people and the Lord for forgiveness for those things. It’s not that I’m such a much, in and of myself.

I’m also thinking that the Lord tells me to always correct others with gentleness, including those who are hardened in their sins and probably never, ever will be sorry for what they have done. God will make all things right. I can, by His grace, simply LET GO OF IT! 2 Timothy 2:24.

From the learning rooms…Tomorrow is the BIG DAY for some eighth grade students with whom I work; they will be presenting their Breakout projects to a panel of teachers and parents for evaluation. Passing on to ninth grade is conditional on successful completion of this project.

I am thankful for…a lighter, more cheerful heart. I was saddened by the long-standing impenitence of someone with whom I was talking a few days ago. I will continue to pray for that person, and seek to stand firmly for what is right, without being rude or bitter. That is not what God calls us to do.


From the kitchen…This was an uber busy day. Once again we enjoyed BBQ hamburgers, with all the fixin’s for dinner. Daughter Rebecca whipped up some decadent brownies, which we served with mint chip ice cream.


I am wearing…day time clothes when I should be in pajamas. I’ll be seeing cross-eyed soon.

I am reading…I just finished reading a book I loved, Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt. I became so fond of the hero who doesn’t want to be a hero, Hercules Feltwright. Another well-known book by this author is Tuck Everlasting. Hercules reminds me of someone I love very much in real life, who would be very embarrassed if I were to name him. However, if all the male members of my family read this book, they will know if they are the one. It will be that evident.

I am hoping…to go to bed in a very few minutes!

I am creating…this blog post.

I am hearing…our old doggie licking her paw. She’s a bit obsessive-compulsive about it.

Around the house…it is oh-so-quiet.

One of my favorite things…is watching a favorite old movie with my daughters. Tonight Rebecca, Lydia and I watched “While You Were Sleeping” with Sandra Bullock. She is such a sweetie. We had a good time.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…I’m looking forward to an honors celebration for our second son at Western Washington University this Friday afternoon. He is this year’s graduate of distinction for the Computer Science Department. Congrats, Dearie!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

carly-and-grammamomma 

Sweet granddaughter Carly recently turned one year old. Isn’t she the cutest little birdie you ever did see? That’s me, her Grammamomma, feeding her some of her birthday ice cream cake.

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!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, June 1st, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…June 1, 2009

Outside my Window…a summer-like evening, with the scent of newly-mown grass on the breeze.

I am thinking…what a silly girl I am to stay up late to do this post.

From the learning rooms…only 8 ½ days of school left! We are very busy!

I am thankful for…every good and perfect gift, coming down from the Father, with whom there is no variableness or shadow of turning. (James 1:17)

From the kitchen…This was such a busy evening. After the senior awards ceremony at the high school, I made myself a delicious sandwich on an Oroweat 100% whole wheat Sandwich Thin, a new bread item at Costco. I mashed half an avocado, and seasoned it with my new favorite HOT chili sauce, Sriracha by Huy Fong Foods. Dessert was a slice of apple pie, also from Costco.

I am wearing…my multi-shades of blue V-neck sweater and black dressy skirt.

I am reading…Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones. If you work with students, read this book!

I am hoping…that the 8th grade students whom I am helping with their final projects get them done on time, and earn passing grades! This is a high-stress time for the Special Ed kids and staff.

I am creating…this blog post.

I am hearing…daughter Lydia saying, “Goodnight, Mom! I love you!”

Around the house…the doggie is turning in circles, settling down for the night. Bonnie Boy, one of our cats, is sprawled out on the study floor, near my husband’s desk. The children are all in bed, where I should be, too!

One of my favorite things…is rejoicing with those who rejoice. At the Senior Awards Ceremony, I was blown away by the accomplishments of many of our high school students, including some who earned full tuition scholarships. Daughter Debra was named outstanding student for the English Department. What makes this so amazing is that she learned to read at the end of seventh grade, after becoming severely ill when she was ten years old. It is such an accomplishment to move from Special Education to this mainstream award in such a short time. She has fulfilled all state academic requirements for high school graduation. Congratulations, Debra!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…Lydia is going to a concert with a girlfriend’s family tomorrow, Lyd and Reb have a soccer game on Thursday and Debra graduates this Friday.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…This shirt design, drawn by daughter Lydia, will be used for the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival:

lydiasfestivalcartoon

I don’t know if Lydia consciously tried to do this, but the characters look like Rebecca, then skip the little guy, herself, and Seth!

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!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, May 25th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…May 25, 2009

Outside my Window…Nighttime; smells like rain is on the way.

I am thinking…I have so much for which to be grateful. I thank the Lord for a delightful day spent with family and friends today.

From the learning rooms…One of the teachers with whom I work lent me a book I’m really enjoying entitled Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones. Some of the chapters sound so interesting. How about this: Weaning the Helpless Handraisers? There are some kids who don’t listen while the lesson is being presented, but expect you to come and present them with a private lesson when they’re supposed to start working. Better yet, they would like you to do the work for them!

I am thankful for…a quiet home, and time to sleep.

From the kitchen…We enjoyed smoked spareribs with homemade BBQ sauce and roasted red potato salad today. Though smoking the spareribs took extra time, it was worth it. So delicious!

I am wearing…Blue jeans skirt and floral print blue top (still long-sleeved).

I am reading…Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones. Lots of you home school moms would enjoy this book I think.

I am hoping…to continue helping eighth grade students tomorrow with a complicated final project which will be due soon.

I am creating…this blog post before I turn into a pumpkin at midnight.

I am hearing…quiet house sounds.

Around the house…The grass is growing so fast. Things are truly lush and green around here now.

One of my favorite things…is preparing delicious food for my family to enjoy, especially when I’m not rushed for time.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…Well, I would like to bake bread tomorrow. I’m sure there will be plenty to do.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

deeder-on-the-slide

Grandson Diederick loves going to the park near his home with his mommy and little sister.

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!

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Monday, May 11th, 2009

simple-woman-daybook-small1

Hosted by Peggy

For Today…May 11, 2009

Outside my Window…Beauty: The white dogwood blossoms seem to glow in the twilight. Moisture: We’re experiencing quite a downpour this evening, and it’s coolish: 46 degrees. We even had some thunder and lightning.


I am thinking…The site GoRedForWomen.org has helpful information about heart health for women. This evening I filled out their form with my total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Pressure, Fasting Glucose, Height, Weight, and Waist measurement. From that I found out that my heart attack risk is 2% and that I don’t have metabolic syndrome. However, they do recommend that I lose some weight (which I already knew), and that I work to lower my total cholesterol a bit.

From the learning rooms…It’s hard to believe that school will be over in one month! We’re still waiting to find out if funding will be available for summer school this year. I helped out with that last year, and found it to be such a rewarding experience. Instruction covers organizational skills, study habits, and positive choices, as well as academic subjects.

I am thankful for…each precious member of my family. Thank you, children, for your loving gifts on Mother’s Day: the handmade card, the “Pretty” perfume, the bouquet of flowers, and the fuchsia planter. I appreciate your loving helpfulness every day, too.


From the kitchen…I made two kinds of chili tonight, vegetarian and the ground beef version. This was a simple but satisfying meal on this drizzly evening.

I am wearing…cozy clothes. It’s not short-sleeve weather yet.

I am reading…I just finished an excellent book for middle school and high school girls entitled Models don’t eat chocolate cookies by Erin Dionne. This was such an enjoyable read, with undercurrents of good advice about health, body image, and how to deal with girl bullies.

I am hoping…that a good night’s rest will help my back to feel stronger and more relaxed. This ouchiness happens every so often.

I am creating…I recently baked banana bread for a friend. That’s about as creative as I’ve gotten lately.

I am hearing…The naughty dog chowing down on the cats’ dry food.

Around the house…The children are watching a DVD, “Frontier House,” about modern day folks attempted to live as folks from the 1800s did. If the kiddos recommend it, I’ll view the next episode with them.

One of my favorite things…is doing things with my kids. Rebecca and I have quite a bit to do together this week. I list a few of them in the next section.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…Wednesday Reb and I need to attend a meeting for the Medical Tech Prep program into which she has been accepted. Tuesday, she will begin her Tuberculosis test, which is necessary to participate in the program. Thursday, she registers for classes at the local community college. This is through a program for high school juniors and seniors which is called Running Start. This excellent program pays the whole tuition bill!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

ma-and-pa

This is a wedding photo of Rick and me that he played with in a paint program.

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!