Simple Woman’s Daybook

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For Today…February 15, 2010

Outside my Window…It’s dark and rainy just now, but earlier while walking the dog, daughter Rebecca and I noticed that Spring is very nearly here. The most noteworthy sign was the neighbor’s deep red rhododendron – in bloom!


I am thinking…that a lazy day every once in a while is quite nice. I spent much of today reading, which doesn’t happen too often.

From the learning rooms…Well, I learned a new word today: ‘dysphemism’-Words or phrases that are more harsh or vulgar than the original word or phrase, such as ‘kicked the bucket’ instead of ‘death’.

I am thankful for…talented folks who take the time and trouble to write good books.

From the kitchen…today Lydia baked some killer Snickerdoodles. Yum!

I am wearing…aqua sweater and jeans.

I am reading…Today I reread The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. She is so much fun, an author who was a great ‘people watcher’ no doubt, as was Jane Austen, but less serious than Austen.

I am hoping…to get the house cleaner before we are hospitality hosts after church this coming Sunday.

I am creating…just this blog post.

I am hearing…computers humming.

Around the house…Signs of Spring are everywhere. Still no camera, so no recent pics, but little violets are blooming, and many trees are budding. I especially noticed weeping willows, forsythia and wild plums today.

One of my favorite things…is a quiet day at home.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…There will be the usual work at the middle school, driver’s ed for Lydia, and possibly going to the adult family home to visit my mom if I for sure don’t have the cold that’s going round our family.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

These baby girls are now 25 years old! Daughters Laura and Sarah just celebrated their birthdays last week. Happy birthday, girls. :)

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. Mom24 says:

    Happy Birthday to your girls. I’m very jealous that spring is coming there. We got 10 inches of snow yesterday. *sigh*

    I’ve been inhaling everything written by Emilie Richards lately. It truly is fun to find a good author, isn’t it?

  2. Chrissy says:

    Hi Joyce! Thanks for visiting me! I also enjoyed your daybook entry and photo…my three are nowhere near 25 yet, but I imagine if I blink, they will be ;0)

    I hope you’ll visit again soon!

  3. amber says:

    Aren’t the first signs of spring so wonderful? They’re such a welcome sight. Enjoy!

  4. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    I enjoyed reading your daybook! A quiet day a home sounds lovely! I love the picture you posted, so cute. Happy Birthday to your daughters. Snickerdoodles sound so yummy!! Have a wonderfu week!!

  5. kathy hart says:

    So good to see a post from you again Joyce! I so enjoy getting up in the morning and checking your blog to see how everything is going on in your neck of the woods. Hard to believe that Sarah and Laura are 25! Happy Birhtday girls!!! Spring just around the corner? That’s unheard of in New York. We’ve been spared the Nor’easter’s that south of us got but we received about 4in. yesterday,just enough to make it look pretty.

  6. Barbara says:

    no sign of spring here … although we haven’t had much of winter either.
    Welcome back to the Daybook!

  7. Melanie says:

    What a precious photo of Laura and Sarah! It is so much fun to look back on memories like that. Hope you are having a lovely day.

  8. Linda says:

    Joyce, I have an award for you to pick up!