Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...Jan.26, 2015

Outside my window... Today was another beautiful day here in Southern Minnesota. The temp was 43 and a lot of melting is going on...hardly any snow cover left on the ground.

I am thinking...a lot about my Godfather who is in hospice care with Alzheimers...such a sad disease.

I am thankful...I am so thankful that I am able to 

In the kitchen...Making a chessey rice hotdish...(casserole for those non Minnesotans)

I am wearing...Blue pants, pink sweatshirt and fuzzy pink socks

I am creating...stitching a valentine pillow

I am going...to have to get to the grocery store (hate that job)

I am wondering...If we will get a nice snow storm this winter

I am reading...The River by Beverly Lewis (love my Amish books)

I am hoping...that I did my taxes right

I am looking forward to...Babysitiing tomorrow and Thursday

I am learning...to not let other people rule how I think about myself!

Around the house...working on getting things organized, my 

I am pondering...on new things to do with Isaiah

A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things...communicating with people

A few plans for the rest of the week: babysitting and more crafting

A peek into my day...My stitching
The open Mississippi...was frozen over in November now just on the edges.

Thanks for stopping by, love your comments!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

An Old Friend....

Hello there again blogging friends. Those of you on the East Coast I pray that you are all safe during the big snow storm!  Living in Minnesota you would think that we have a lot of snow...well we don't! Our snow cover right now is about an inch. We got quite a bit of snow in November  but now it is almost all gone. I will probably be screaming about getting too much snow in Feb and March.
So it is almost February, hard to believe! I was on Pintrest...about 20 times a day and I saw some pins from Christina Rosendall. She used to have her blog called Pendleton Primitives. Her husband retired from the service ( thank you for your time) and they moved to Michigan. She now has a new blog called Rebuilding Our Homestead. Go and give her a visit, then she will have to blog more! LOL  OK so anyway I saw her on Pintrest and I messaged her to see how things were going. We decided that since Amy wasn't going to have a Valentine swap that we would swap with each other. This is what I love about blogging. You really meet some great people and become friends with them. I am sad to see that a lot of bloggers are now going on Facebook or Twitter and their blogs are neglected, to me, those just aren't as personal as a blog. Ok I will step off of my soapbox now.
I am busy getting some things made for our swap and I am very excited. Again please go and visti Christina's blog and say hi, welcome back.
Have a great week everyone!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year...plus 11 days. My Word for the Year

So I am a little slow getting in here and wishing you all a happy New Year... the story of my life. I have seen some of my friends participating in One Little Word and I really liked the idea of it so I have chosen my word for 2015.  it is a word to "focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life." I prayed and thought a lot about what my word should be and finally came up with the word...

I am going to embrace the word and spend more time with the Scriptures
I am going to embrace my body and health...try not to worry so much about the numbers but more on the healthy choices.
I am going to embrace the life that I have now, not trying to look behind wishing my life is what it was nor looking ahead seeking how my life should be different.
I am going to embrace change instead of shying away from it because of fear.
I am going to embrace the time I get to spend with my nephew because they grow so fast, the time I get to spend with my family because there are no better people and time with myself.

There are probably more things that will come up through the year that I will embrace but this year my goal is to do just that embrace all that comes my way.