Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Thursday...

Outside my window... it seems quiet and dull

I am thinking... about a blog post where a commenter said: "What blokes do notice is how a woman is in herself - not just how she reacts to them, but whether she is happy/snappy/serene/morose etc." From here.

I am thankful for... the planning of the bills sort of being finished

I am wearing... old windcheater, a bit chilly this morning, good jeans, wool socks, scuffs

I am remembering... that my husband has to go on a trip on Monday, so it will save him going on a separate trip on Saturday to check out my car, took me awhile to think of that, it pays to talk things through, even by blogging

I am going... no where I think

I am reading... The Elusive Mr. Perfect by Tamela Hancock Murray

I am hoping... that I don't annoy anyone in the near future lol

On my mind... just lunch lol

Noticing that... the pac choy after I saw it last, in a couple of days has flowers that are very tall and yellow, before only one plant had the beginnings of going to seed

Pondering these words... the other day I was talking to someone on the phone. She was saying that she was speaking to her dil of sorts about dils mother who had six kids. Dil is about 45/46. Her sisters all had homemade dresses and they lived on a farm. My Mum lived on a farm with two children, and from her experience she was saying she didn't know how dils Mum did all that she did. Mum mentioned this (I think there was a photo involved that Mum saw with the dresses in it) to another person who is a similar age. She lives in a nice house, has two children. Her comment was "did she work". Imagine what Mum thought of that.

This modern arguement then takes on a new twist that the older women who worked really hard in the home may not be respected, not just the current Mums or ones 40ish. The nearly 70 ones may not be either, which is where their argument falls down in my opinion. I wonder if she really even said it? It is a big deal. (BTW this was written before my other posts and is interesting to add to the discussion.)

I read on a blog Englar Farm lately:

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

James 1:19

I hope I am still doing this

From the kitchen... Chicken & Broad Bean Casserole (fava)

Around the house... six novels from the library!

One of my favourite things... a box of cocoa in the pantry, we have always had one, but haven't lately

From my picture journal... more native Australian plants, my husband took this photo a week ago

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Anonymous said…
"Did she work?"

Hello :o)

I am a 33 year old Canadian woman who has seven children.

I tend to get much more respect for my "work" at home from men than I do from women, especially ones of my mother's generation.

I find I work more now than I ever did.

Perhaps if I need a break, I shall get a part-time job outside of home ;)

The beauty of painting and writing is that I can do it right here with the children around...

Enjoyed your post and looking forward to browsing your blog.

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