Simple Woman’s Daybook


Hosted by Peggy

For Today…October 5, 2009

Outside my Window…is a luminous full moon this chilly autumn eve. When I stepped outside for a bit I noticed there’s an earthy smell, reminiscent of spring time rather than fall. Maybe this is from fields being plowed for cover crops, now that the field corn is in.

I am thinking…it’s a good thing I enjoy running errands, since there always seem to be plenty to run with a busy family.

From the learning rooms…One of the teachers whom I assist at the middle school cited some interesting research which found that success in high school could be predicted in 6th grade. Some of the markers for success included: showing up to school, doing what the teacher said to do, and being polite to those in authority. There’s one more, but I forget it just now. Anyhow, all the markers must be present.

I am thankful for…more work for my husband.

From the kitchen…I made an apple pudding cake that was a big hit this past weekend. Tomorrow I would like to make split pea soup. This autumn weather seems to call for it.

I am wearing…black skirt and black/maroon/grey argyle sweater.

I am reading…I would like to read Gospel-Powered Parenting by Bill Farley, after reading a favorable review of the book on

I am hoping…daughter Sarah finds something to calm her newborn daughter’s tummy upset.

I am creating…a quick blog post before retiring for the night.

I am hearing…my eighth-grade son typing at his computer, playing his Scrabble moves. He won the last two games we played against one another!

Around the house…the flowers still in bloom are the chrysanthemums, the marigolds, and the cyclamen. So lovely!

One of my favorite things…is rest at the end of a busy day, with the children safely home.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…Well, it will be my turn to help prepare coffee-time refreshments for church this coming Sunday. I’m planning on making a bar cookie version of chocolate chip cookies.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

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Grandson Diederick enjoys reading with the girls’ friend Kelsey. This is on the window seat in the living room.

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!

6 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. kerri says:

    Work for husbands is a very good thing. I am thankful for that too.
    That little guy is getting bigger. 🙂

  2. Melanie says:

    Hi, Joyce – enjoyed your day book entry. I’m glad your husband is getting some work! Have a lovely day.

  3. Barbara says:

    Just like you I love the end of the day when all my chicks are back in the nest. It’s just not the same when one of them isn’t home.

  4. Susan B says:

    Hi, a very nice daybook, I enjoyed reading it! I enjoy rest at the end of the day too, and having my family at home. I’m glad to hear that Rick is getting more work. The picture of your grandson is so cute! I enjoyed meeting you and Rick too. I hope that we will be able to meet the rest of the family someday also. I finished Jane Austen in Scarsdale today. I enjoyed it…it was a funny book, with a serious side! Thanks for recommending it. I hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

  5. Kayla says:

    How is poppa?

  6. Linda says:

    Hi Joyce. My daughter came home on Sunday morning, we made the trip to Melbourne to pick her up and visited my Mum on the way home. She was in Kuala Lumpur. She is slowly feeling less tired.