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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taking A Break....The Simple Woman's Daybook

This is Day 12
(Be sure and read about Linda's giveaway at the bottom of the post!!)

of our 65 Day Journey, however I am taking a break and doing the

Simple Woman's Daybook
It helps keep me "centered".

Outside my window...  ~ It is cool, wet and cloudy.  The leaves are so pretty with their brilliant colors, but much more weather like last night and they will all be gone.

I am thinking...  ~ Why is it so difficult to adjust to the time change?  It doesn’t seem to matter which way it changes, it still takes a few days for me to adjust.

I am thankful for...  ~ Life….mercy & goodness!

I am wearing...  ~ Old, comfortable clothes….barefoot

always, barefoot (some things never  change, people)

I am creating... ~ A place of refuge for my family, where Yeshua regins and peace is the norm.

From the learning rooms... ~ The boys are busy with math & history.  I think we are going to get really serious about learning Hebrew after the holidays.  A friend of mine gave me a link to a site that has some wonderful teachings…FREE!  I am very excited!

I am remembering… ~ Holidays when I was young, the family of my youth.  I miss them, but I realize I am blessed with the large family I always wanted….still, parents, aunts and uncles are missed!

I am praying … ~ For a good friend and for our troops around the globe and peace for Jerusalem! 

I am going...  ~ To try and get a little more organized and try to follow doctor’s orders.  (You can stop laughing now!)

I am wondering... ~ What our weather will be like over the next few days.

I am currently reading...  ~ Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy.  It is about the fight to overcome Autism.

I am hoping...  ~ For a mild winter, maybe one or two snows…enough to cut down on the ticks, fleas and mosquitoes …..snap a few pictures….and then warm back up!  It is so much easier with animals, guys!!!

I am looking forward to...~ Some time alone with Honey-hunk!

On my mind...  ~ Our crazy weather….where else can you have an earthquake, tornadoes, and flooding all in less that 12 hours?

Noticing that...   ~ The days (or daylight hours) are already getting noticeably shorter.

From the kitchen...  ~  Meatloaf for tonight, along with baked sweet potatoes, coleslaw, cornbread.  (And mac & cheese for the kids.)

Around the house...  ~ Laundry, always laundry!

One of my favorite things… Watching old movies with honey-hunk and the boys!  This is the best time of year for movie watching and enjoying popcorn.

(We have been watching lots of old John Wayne movies.  Love the ones that Maureen O’Hara co-stars in!!!)

Such fun!

A picture to share… ~

 The deer are so plentiful this year!

Quote of the Week… ~

“It’s the way you ride the trail that counts” ~Roy Rogers

Be sure and visit The SimpleWoman’s Daybook for more daybook entries.

Thirty Days of Thanks!

Monday – I am so thankful for my children and grandchildren.  I always wanted a large family.  God heard my cries and HE blessed me!

Tuesday – I am thankful we are fortunate to live in the country!  When we married, honey-hunk said he would live in a tent in the country before he would live in town.  Well, beside that being his “rather” we did live in “town” a time or two, but we have been blessed to live and raise our family in the country.  We’ve raised all kinds of animals, played in the creek together, gone on spare of the moment picnics, rode ATV’s, slept under the stars, gardened side by side, fished, hunted and sat in the moonlight!  God has been gracious toward us.

Join Shawn for Thirty Days of Thanks!

I’m still having difficulty “commenting”.  So…..

Gina, I’m a POKES fan too!  I am always for OU, until they play the Cowboys!  Gotta love OSU!  The picture you posted of the “woods” was beautiful!

Beth77, you always say the most encouraging things!  Love when you come to visit!

Sixteen Days to Thanksgiving!!!
I chopped up the celery and onion for the dressing this morning while doing the same for the meatloaf.  So, celery and onion are now in the freezer along with part of the bread for the dressing.

One more thing to mark off the “list”!

Welcome new followers!  It is wonderful you are here!!!

My "buddy" Linda at Prairie Flower Farm is joining with Gooseberry Patch for a fabulous giveaway!!!  Be sure and go sign up!  Tell her the Prairie Maid  sent you! ;)  Linda's giveaways are always fun!!!  Plus she has a new recipe posted that looks so yum and easy!!!  Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes!
(Hide the scales, these look so good!!!)

May God be gracious to you and bless you; may He make His countenance shine upon you forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.


P.S.  ~ The next time I post, I'll have a couple of recipes to share!


  1. Thank you for making me smile as I read your blog today...
    love ya girlie!!

  2. I like this post: so original. It made me think about the everyday life that occurs between the highs and the lows. We should appreciate it too!

  3. So Cheryl is the Simple Womans Date Book a book you follow and read or is it a blog or your blog sposting...?
    Already prpearing for Thanksgiving dinner. I so realte. Though Im cheating this year. We are ordering our dinner due to the fact it is only three of us and I work everyday excpet for Thanksgivng and so does hubby. Sad thing is the dinner we order will feed supposedly up to 10. Hopefully some left overs. I may buy a ham and cook it for some sandwichs. Who knows. Love the photo of the deer.

  4. Wow, loved reading your blog post! You sure do think of some lovely has been a quiet night tonight. Came home and just took it easy! It was raining........snowing and think it is still snowing a little bit. It is messy and cold outside. Love coming over and seeing what is going on........wish I could do it alllll the time! Miss it. I will be home on the 18th for 10 days. Can't wait! Heart you sweet lady!

    Love, me


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