Simple Woman’s Daybook


Hosted by Peggy

For Today…July 6, 2010

Outside my Window…a temperate summer evening, after one of the first warm days of the season. It’s only about 62 degrees outside, but feels balmy compared to the cool, damp weather we’ve been experiencing.

I am thinking…summer school session begins next week already! How quickly these vacation days are flying by.

From the learning rooms…I ordered the book Brain Rules by John Medina, but have not yet started reading it.

I am thankful for…an enjoyable visit recently with our two oldest sons. We belatedly celebrated Mitch’s 24th, since we were in California visiting my husband’s folks on the actual date. Fun times!

From the kitchen…What better way to enjoy warm weather than with a barbeque? My new favorite marinade for steak is this easy recipe from Betty Crocker:

½ cup soy sauce

½ cup apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Tablespoon chopped ginger root

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon sugar

I am wearing…short sleeved floral print top, jeans and flip-flops.

I am reading…Emma by Jane Austen. Emma is not such a likeable girl for much of the book, and I find myself growing quite tired of her matchmaking schemes. Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma is more likeable than the Emma of the book, I think. I’m trying to be patient, though, and give the original Emma a chance to speak for herself.

I am hoping…the blogging friend Rick, Debra and I visited on our way to see Grampa and Gramma will take us up on our offer of hospitality and come to visit.

I am creating…my first blog post in a long time.

I am hearing…owls hooting outside. Love that lonely sound.

Around the house…the vibrant green of Pacific Northwest foliage was almost electric today as SUN was shining through the leaves. Ah, beautiful summer!

One of my favorite things…is being useful and happy right here and now.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…I want to go to the farmers’ market in Bellingham tomorrow when Deb and I go into town for an appointment. I’m after rhubarb and strawberries. You can just imagine what I want them for.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

Daughter Rebecca before her high school graduation ceremony!

4 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    So nice to read your daybook! I’m glad you are enjoying your summer. It sounds as if you have been keeping busy! Your marinade sounds very yuumy. I will give it a try soon. I haven’t read Emma yet…I started it, but haven’t read it all the way through. I do like the Gwyneth Paltrow version of the movie. I also saw the most recent movie version too, it was pretty good.
    Congratulations to Rebecca on her graduation!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Glad things are going so well. Rebecca looks beautiful. 🙂

  3. Barbara says:

    Yum! That recipe sounds really good. I think I’m going to have to try that one.
    Enjoy your weather. We’re getting some very hot and humid weather right now.

  4. Melanie says:

    Hi, Joyce, I fondly remember the Pacific NW foliage when I lived in Washington State. I loved the fact that in winter, everything was still green. A beautiful state! Have a lovely day. ((Hugs))