Simple Woman’s Daybook


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!

9 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. Linda says:

    I used to dream of windows like that.

  2. Melanie says:

    What a lovely home! Did your husband design your home too? Hope you’re having a lovely summer. I’m spending most of my summer on my “farm”, it seems.

  3. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your friend’s loss. I will keep her family in my prayers. The house your husband designed is beautiful. I hope you have a good time visiting with your brother.

  4. Karen says:

    Lovely home, indeed. And such a beautiful setting. And thank goodness for pizza, or my family would go hungry many-a-night.

    I’m so sorry for your friend’s loss. I will keep her in my prayers.

  5. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness. That is a BEAUTIFUL house…I am such a fan of log cabins (I live in a cedar sided home) and the rustic appeal – plus the bonus room over the garage and the stone…WOW! Exactly my kind of place!

    So sorry to hear about your friend’s dear son. Praise be that she is able to cling to God’s promises. I am sure she is thankful to have you as her friend and your shoulder as well.

  6. Barbara says:

    so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend’s son. What a terrible tragedy. It really makes you want to hold your loved ones a lot closer.

  7. Cindy says:

    I enjoyed reading your daybook and also the photo of the house.

  8. That is a lovely house..I can only imagine what’s inside! I didn’t know your hubby designs houses!

  9. Pam says:

    That is a beautful home!!!!