Monday, May 29, 2017

The Simple Woman Day Book

For Today~ May 29, 2017
Happy Memorial Day
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Looking out my window... 
Sunshinny day!

I am thinking...
how very delighted I am that  my  sinus balloon dilation is behind me..  along with the three days of recovery  and  things  are truly looking up.. I am actually  breathing  better and  more  than ever in my 66 years!!!

I am thankful..
for  God's providence, watch care, and gifts of technology,  and  healing mercies!

I am wearing...
my  seer sucker Capri's and  blue tee!
More loosely I might say..  lost 6 pounds lately!

I am watching.....
last night we watched the Washington Dc  Memorial Day presentation..awesome!!



I am  reading...
Still reading Jan Karon's  Somewhere safe with Somebody Good!
Such a great book,   but  truly her  books are  preferably for her  old time readers..  each one a quiz of remembering  previous  citizens of Mitford...  but for fans it is like coming home  from a  long  journey apart for the  hometown we love!

I am listening to...
Oldie but Goldie radio..
Could it Be I'm Falling
 in love with you!!!!!
and Unchained Melody!   Love it!!

I am hoping... 
this afternoon I will really be feeling   much more myself... yesterday I had  a lot of vertigo...  I  rebuke that for today!!
we  are invited  out to a holiday cookout with  friends and  I am very hopeful!!!

I am learning...
the goodness of our Lord is  unchangeable,  unwavering,  and completely  unconditional  for His  children!!


In the kitchen...
today I am taking  baked beans..using  Bush's Country Style  baked beans..
Because  the country style beans already much of these ingredients  I only add anything to taste.. and  bake  for  about 85 minutes   or until set..  then  cook  before eating... 
Unlike Paula's beans, I don't want mine soupy...   but  set..  and but hard!
Southern Baked Beans
I am also taking farm fresh corn on the cob...  just  prepare the  cob  and  cook  covered in microwave for 3 minutes..  just almost al dente...  nice and  freshly  crisp!
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In my garden~



Thinking about how I  can  thrill my now granddaughters  with their  fairy garden at Ga Ga's house.  This one was a couple of years ago at  our cookout hostesses  home...  I'm still  working on  mine    for  our  precious wee ones to  grow their keen imaginations!  Just a bit of mine so far... 

Board Room
Here my pinterest  board  on fairy gardens.
I love this site for  creating  gardens even indoors..  
How to create a fairy garden for kids

which for me  works beautifully..  especially with  tiny tots...    Doodle Bug is  under 2!

Bless her pea-pickin' heart!

Shared Quote
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Closing Notes
That's it for today!!!   Time passes too quickly!  hehehe  When you're having fun!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wednesday Hodge Podge


From this Side of the Pond
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1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it? My  style is  English  cottage style...  my  home is English Tudor..   and for the most part  the  original colors a re  rather  bold.  But  my newer favorite color is pale blue and  turquoise.  So I am adding more and more   of it  this season.!
 a cheery May table
 some    bright  pillows  in the  sun room
and the parlor!!
Upstairs  our master  has been transformed  lately...
  and just yesterday  we   finally  got the new carpet for  the room.....
 Can't wait to get it down!!!

2. What's something you'll NEVER do again?
I'd  have to say   drive across the Dahlgren Bridge!
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This bridge has a steel grating   .. no pavement..  so you  can look right down into the Chesapeake Bay.
I am not a fan of bridges  anyway.
This one is bad enough  we have to go across it each time we visit our  daughter..
  Patroon Bridge  across the Hudson  near Albany.
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The  ice / snow salt does a job on this bridge.. it is  so old, there   is no shoulder...  the lanes are narrow!.
I'm  not so afraid of the bridges ... it is  the    fear of other  drivers  who  aren't  paying good  attention!!!  So many  folks  text on I90.
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3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don't.
I am very intuitive...I consider it a gift  from God.
I  am a very romantic minded person.  Too bad   in my case with  Hubs  opposites certainly   attracted.
I would rather linger around the dining table with the husbands  and  listen to their banter about   yard work and  sports, than  sit with the wives in the kitchen  and listen to them expound the  precious attributes about their dogs.
  I  guess another one would be  I love to be the navigator on our trips...  I  am  very good  with the map.!  and  GPS. heheheh

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle? Ever ridden a motorcycle? If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride?
NO, NO, and NO!
5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to?

First of all, I am a  Christian...  and  my    favorite  Bible Scholar is Derek Prince. Most of his teaching is on Youtube.
IN my heart  I believe I'm an old soul. I am not a very modern person.  I  long for the  times of the past. 
I love to read  time travel books like   any of   Lynn Kurland's.
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  I  am  a huge anglophile  so  watch  Escape to the Country on You tube or   Netflix.
Escape to the Country
6.  Insert your own random thought here.
 Time to eat breakfast!.. Have a great week! I was just rereading this answer and thought  folks would probably think" what a sleepy head!"    We  get up around 7 usually. and have coffee and  yogurt,  but then  we take turns fixing a more substantial breakfast for  brunch around 11.   Yesterday it was Hubs turn and he made  french toast and bacon..  Yum... We do this  because  usually breakfast has fewer carbs and we both  adore breakfast!

The Simple Woman's Day Book


For Today~ May 22, 201

Out my window... 
cool and rainy!!







I am thinking...

our up-coming Sunday School event that I have been planning.. We are taking our church bus, driving to the next county to go to Attic Productions... and their May offering.. Mousetrap by Agatha Christie!!
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Then we will drive back to Cracker Barrel for dinner!

Should be a very fun day!!!









I am thankful..


for my dear husband who at this moment is mowing our .75 of an acre... and he really doesn't exactly feel like it.. I wish he could be persuaded to wait until another day... but alas, the temps will only be hotter later in the week.. This is the part I don't like about this age!! Thankfully, he just stopped and will finish on another day!!!




I am wearing
my plum knit dress .. such a comfort on these kind of days. I look presentable, but I can also curl up with my book!!!





I am watching.....








This BBC show can be seen on Netflix and all the episodes are on You tube as well. Seen in the photo are my favorite hosts... 

Here is a synopsis:
'In each programme we discover why they want to move, what they're looking for and which part of Britain they've set their heart on. In their chosen area, they are shown three to four idyllic country properties that match their search criteria and their budget. The last option shown to them is a 'mystery' house, a property that challenges the buyers' perceptions about what they really want.


During their journey, the buyers also have the chance to enjoy country life; visiting beautiful local towns, touring iconic British homes and monuments or gaining hands-on experience of traditional rural crafts and pursuits; all in a bid to help them get a real idea of the local areas and decide on the place they’d most like to live."
I absolutely love this show!!!!







I am reading...

Jan Karon's book, 

Some where Safe with Somebody Good
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such a charming read...




I am listening to...

Pandora.. Outlander station... love the Scottish music!!!


I am hoping...

my daughter feels better soon.... poor thing has two tots, and between they seem to be passing the crud a round back and forth... it is been a miserable winter and spring for them!!!


I am learning...

not to get upset by all the turmoil, deception, hatred, and ill reports going around all the time... I know God is in control and He is allowing it to happen for a reason... too, I am fully believing time is winding down!Therefore, I am also learning to be expectant about Christ's return. Maranatha!!!


In the kitchen...

I found this wonderful recipe for dinner...

slow cooker pork loin with peach chutney



In my garden~




Shared Quote

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Closing Notes

God bless you one and all!