Simple Woman’s Daybook


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!

6 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. I’m glad things turned out okay for your mother – It sounds as though she is very blessed in having you there for her.

    Thank you for sharing your Daybook at Grandmother Wren’s. I hope to be seeing you there often.

  2. I’m sorry things are so hard for your mother. I have a feeling I’m getting ever closer to that reality with my own mother.

  3. Wendy says:

    Hi Joyce, thanks so much for stopping by! I enjoyed reading your daybook as well. I hope your weekend is peaceful in the midst of your busy-ness!

  4. Melanie says:

    I’m glad you were able to get things arranged for your mother. You must really be enjoying the summer. And your weather temps sound very nice. Thankfully, the rain here has cooled things down a bit. Have a great holiday weekend! ((Hugs))

  5. Barbara says:

    I like using the summer months too to play around with menus and trying new recipies.

  6. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    I enjoyed your daybook. I always forget to tell you how much I like the little pictures you add to it…very cute! Also Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I hope you are having a lovely day. (I also like the picture of you at the end.) I hope you have a wonderful 4th…God bless.