Simple Woman’s Daybook

The Simple Woman’s Daybook


Outside my window…another hot, humid day in the great Atlantic northeast. Everything is green.

I am thinking…about how tricky it is to grandparent/parent a child with autism.

I am thankful…for being rid of all my junk – moving was the perfect opportunity.

In the kitchen…the stove is cold but needs some cooking to be done.

I am wearing…olive green capris and a coral top.

I am creating…a vacation in my mind.

I am going…to stay home the rest of the day.

I am wondering…if it will be possible to take a vacation. It has been several years since the last one.

I am reading…my Bible and the newest Glenn Beck book.

I am hoping…for relief.

I am looking forward to…my parents’ visit next week.

I am learning…to praise God through the storms as well as the good times.

Around the house…except for my son’s room, all is pretty neat and clean.

I am pondering…how I got to where I am today. Oh, those past decisions.

A favorite quote for today…”Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my God and my Redeemer.”

One of my favorite things…sleeping a bad mood away.

A few plans for the rest of the week: a possible bbq for the fourth of July, sleeping in a couple of days

A peek into my day…not really but I like the picture!


December 2012 Daybook

Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window…unseasonable warmth contrasts the Christmas lights.

I am thinking…about whether to read, crochet or watch tv while playing on the computer.

I am thankful…we don’t go overboard for Christmas.

In the kitchen…a cold oven reflects my decision to not bake Christmas cookies.

I am wearing…pajamas; sweet, comfortable pajamas!

I am creating…a knitted cowl for warmth…I think it is for me…

I am going…to be very busy trying to get rid of anything in my home that hasn’t been used in the last year.

I am wondering…how I am going to find the energy to do the above.

I am reading…David Baldacci’s latest novel, The Forgotten.

I am hoping…I can visit my friend Ellen to finish the cowl I am working on. She is my knitting guru!

I am looking forward to…Christmas Eve with my side of the family.

I am learning…to trust in the Lord as we go through a storm.

Around the house…a spot is waiting for a Christmas tree that I don’t feel like decorating.

I am pondering…how to get everything done that needs getting done this week.

One of my favorite things…having quiet time (have I posted this before?).

A peek into my day…not today but a good shot of the love of my life! photo (6)

Daybook August 28, 2012

Thank you to Peggy Hostetler at The Simple Woman’s Daybook


Outside my window…the daylight hours wane – the only part of the end of summer I do not like.

I am thinking…about how our days are numbered.

I am thankful…for how far Isabella has come. She has such a wonderful sense of humor and more and more spontaneous conversation.

In the kitchen…the dishes are washed and plans for tomorrow’s meal have yet to be made.

I am wearing…my pajamas! Nothing like comfy p.j.’s.

I am creating…memories with my granddaughter with each day we spend together.

I am going…to a Women of Faith conference soon – so excited!

I am wondering…how long it will take for my son to truly be a man with all the responsibilities and desire for responsibilities.

I am reading…nothing but my Bible and the devotional I am doing.

I am hoping…a loved one will accept Jesus as her savior before her numbered days are over.

I am looking forward to…spending time with my best friend at the conference.

I am learning more about prayer and the Holy Spirit.

Around the house…toys, books, drawing pencils and crayons remind me of a little girl who lights up my life and brings me joy.

I am pondering…the need for faithful prayers from believers in my country so that this land might know a great awakening.

One of my favorite things…a quiet house.

A few plans for the rest of the week: visiting my mother-in-love with Isabella, working out and seeing what God has to say.

A peek into my day…a visit with a friend and her mother who is ill. What a blessing it was to spend time with them.

Day Book June 20, 2012

The Simple Woman’s Day Book


Outside my window…the noise of people working on lawns and whatever else before the heat of day settles in.

I am thinking…that I would like to live in a less congested area.

I am thankful…for a working air conditioner. It is supposed to get into the high 90’sF or 35.5 or higher C.

In the kitchen…the freshly washed floor is drying and I have more straightening to do.

I am wearing…my pajamas until I finish housework.

I am creating…a frittata for lunch.

I am going…to regret not trying to take a nap this morning!

I am wondering…if Isabella is truly sick or if her allergies are getting the best of her.

I am reading…Lis Wiehl’s newest thriller, Eyes of Justice.

I am hoping…for safety for those who do not have air conditioning.

I am looking forward to…my parents’ visit today. We do not see each other often enough.

I am learning to not take life so seriously.

Around the house…so many things to do that I am overwhelmed.

I am pondering…whether or not the smell of the fish I made last night is gone.

A favorite quote for today…God’s mercies are new every morning.

One of my favorite things…old movies in black and white.

A few plans for the rest of the week: play dates – summer is here.

A peek into my day…kindergarten graduation two days ago.


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Outside my window…there is a cool breeze in the dark night.

I am thinking…that I have a lot of spring gardening to complete before summer gets here.

I am thankful…Himself and I are in good enough health to be able to take care of our precious Isabella.

In the kitchen…the dishwasher is winding down – yea for dishwashers!

I am going…to a baptism tomorrow at church. I love baptism services! (We baptize by immersion when someone is old enough to make their own decision to follow Jesus.)

I am wondering…how to make ends meet.

I am reading…a Women’s Murder Club novel.

I am hoping…to stay healthy and to not have my condition progress any further.

I am looking forward to…glory.

I am learning…how to bite my tongue and think more before I speak.

Around the house…the pile of The Girl’s laundry is finally getting smaller.

One of my favorite things…is quiet evenings alone.

A few plans for the rest of the week… getting my hair dyed and a keratin express treatment!

Daybook for February 3, 2012

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window…winter’s darkness doesn’t touch the cozy feeling I have in my modest home.

I am thinking…about bullies who, because they are so influential, can throw their weight around and, if they choose, destroy good people and organizations.

I am thankful…for my parents who are turning 75 and 80 in the next month. So very thankful that my baby brother and his wife flew well over one thousand miles to celebrate with us tomorrow!

In the kitchen…is the clean up from the cheese and mashed potato dish I made for tomorrow’s feast. It is a family favorite!

I am wearing…my most comfortable pajamas. Don’t you just love lounging in pj’s?

I am creating…a blog post!

I am reading…there is a book waiting for me at the library. Hopefully, I will be able to pick it up tomorrow morning before I leave for my folks’ house which is one and a half hours away.

I am hoping…that my anxiety doesn’t get the better of me before or during tomorrow’s festivities…it happens.

I am looking forward to…my son making a living wage and moving out!

I am learning…to give myself a break.

Around the house…the same as usual…heavy sigh

I am pondering…how fragile life is. Can I keep up this pace?

A favorite quote for today…”You’re a good cooker, Booboo.” (What my granddaughter says to me!

One of my favorite things…is having my house to myself foF hours or days at a time.

A few plans for the rest of the week: family party and Superbowl spent with friends

A peek into my day…I got Isabella off to school, weighed in at Weight Watchers (gained a pound but that’s okay) and became a lifetime member, visited my niece who is also my hairstylist and got a cut and color, shopped, brought my mother-in-love to the hairdresser and got myself a manicure!

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From: The Simple Woman’s Daybook


Outside my window…the darkness and relative quiet of 11:00 PM…a time I cherish in its peacefullness.

I am thinking…about what it will take to sleep without the interuptions of memories.

I am thankful…for my family’s health and love.

In the kitchen…the dishes are washed and the floor awaits deep cleaning!

I am wearing…my comfy plaid pajamas my mother-in-love gave me for Christmas.

I am creating…a memory on my blog page…then scarves for Special Olympics.

I am going…to a reunion of the girls’ chorus I was in in high school – hooray!

I am wondering…why some memories won’t stay in the past.

I am reading…John Sanford’s latest, Shock Wave.

I am hoping…my mother-in-love’s health improves.

I am looking forward to…may parents’ birthday party in February (75 and 80)!

I am learning…patience…the hard way.

Around the house…I see a disaster zone which needs addressing desperately.

I am pondering…how to keep up with the visits I need to make to the sick.

A favorite quote for today…‎”These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.” —G.K. Chesterton

One of my favorite things…being alone in a quiet house.

A few plans for the rest of the week: My reunion, Weight Watchers meeting, doctors appts.

A peek into my day…get Isabella ready for school, get myself ready for the day, try to keep up.