Simple Woman’s Daybook


Hosted by Peggy

For Today…August 3, 2009

Outside my Window…it is dark (due to the late hour), damp and cool. We’re back to our temperate, Pacific Northwest weather. We’ve had a decent dose of summer. I don’t mind the usual at all!

I am thinking…our young people should be getting home soon from their evening out. One of our grown sons treated his younger brother and sisters to dinner and a movie tonight. What a nice guy!

From the learning rooms…I’ve almost finished reading Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones. I think I will be a much better paraeducator this coming school year if I can remember and apply some of this helpful information!

I am thankful for…God’s holy law, which describes what is right and what is wrong. If we want to know what is pleasing to Him, it is possible to find out. God didn’t create us, and then leave us without an instruction manual for life. What a relief!

From the kitchen…I finally got some bread baked this evening. I’m looking forward to fresh buttered toast with my coffee in the morning.

I am wearing…my denim skirt and chocolate brown tee shirt.

I am reading… Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotsen.

I am hoping…three of our older children have a good visit with friends in southern California later this month.

I am creating…or rather, I am nurturing a calm spirit within. I find it all-too-easy to fret when I see wrong beliefs leading to wrong actions. In any event, the Lord says we should not fret because of evil doers.

I am hearing…a computer humming loudly. My husband is repairing an old computer, which is sitting on the table just to my left.

Around the house…much of the lawn is crispy brown. The weather has been so hot and dry. We haven’t been watering the apple trees this year. I wonder if the apples will be especially small?

One of my favorite things…is getting work done at home. The laundry is all caught up, the kitchen is clean, and my husband and I even took the time to watch ‘Morning Light’, a movie about the Transpacific Yacht Race’s youngest team ever to compete.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…tomorrow I do more work on behalf of my elderly mom. She is refusing to walk now, and sometimes refusing to feed herself, so I’m required to find a skilled nursing facility for her next home. It’s weird that, though she is well, and just as strong as she was a couple weeks ago, she has decided that she no longer ‘can’ walk. She refuses to lean forward to put the weight on her walker, so, of course, it’s of no use. Very puzzling.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

baltimore barnes and noble

Daughter Rebecca snapped this photo of a huge Barnes and Noble bookstore in Baltimore, MD while she was participating in a Presidential Classroom session this past week. We do enjoy our local B&N, though it’s far from this size!

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!

10 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. Hootin' Anni says:

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhh, don’t even get close enough to tell my husband about this huge B&N!!!! I’d not see him for weeks. Heck, come to think of it…seeing him in a week with a week to myself sounds super…on second thought…Oh Bu-u-d?!!! Come look at this book store!!!!

    My RT is posted. And just above is a unscientific poll you may want to cast your ‘vote’. Happy Tuesday.

  2. Melanie says:

    Hi, Joyce. so sorry to hear about your Mom. Does she have dementia or Alzheimers. They often literally “forget” how to feed themselves and how to walk. It’s a very strange thing. I hope you can find a place where she will be happy and you will feel comfortable with her being there. I’ll keep you both in my prayers. ((Hugs))

  3. Miranda says:

    Oh I like this “Simple Woman’s Daybook” I think I may have to try it sometime.

    That’s an amazing shot, gorgeous building.

  4. Sarah says:

    Now that is a Barnes and Noble I can get lost in – literally. I pray you will have peace as you work through the upcoming tough decisions regarding your mom. Very difficult to pursue those options. Thinking of you…

  5. Good luck with your mom. I’m so sorry. It must be very difficult.

    Your son is awfully sweet. What a wonderful job you did raising him.

  6. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    I hope that things work out with your Mom, and you will be able to find a place where she will be comfortable. It can be so hard when our parents get older.

    Your son is so sweet to take siblings out to dinner and movie.

    Wow! That B&N is huge….I could spend hours in there!

    I hope your week has gone well. God bless.

  7. Linda says:

    Hi Joyce. You’ve been tagged!

  8. Linda says:

    I feel much better today, yesterday I couldn’t seem to read very well. Your post is very good. It is lovely your son did that. I love it when the older ones, or one in my case are nice to the kids that are younger. Amazing shop. I hope everything turns out well with your Mum.

    I have reserved a couple of books from that author to see how I go.

  9. It’s always fun to catch up with you. I’ve opened my reader for the first time in ages and started with the newest post then decided to move to the oldest … just because … even though there’s no telling WHEN I’ll open the reader again. I found Fred Jones a useful resource while in the classroom and recommended his strategies to my fellow teachers too. Love the Barnes & Noble photo … one of my favorite places (away from the beach) to spend time actually.
    Hugs and blessings,