Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Sep 19
2.4°C - 0.0mm
Sep 18
3.0°C 23.2°C 0.0mm
Sep 17
1.2°C 20.3°C 0.0mm
Sep 16
2.6°C 17.6°C 0.0mm
Sep 15
1.2°C 17.3°C 0.0mm

Things that make me happy:

Book I am reading:
I just got a gorgeous book from the library Civil to Strangers and other writings by Barbara Pym. It includes her writing that was unpublished when she died

What I am enjoying on TV:
The Waltons, Spirited, Selling Houses Australia

On the menu for dinner:
Potato Spinach Frittata

On my To Do list:
shopping list, finalise bills I want to pay

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
BBQ Chicken with Greek Salad

In the craft basket:
my daughter is still painting, she has done two of three paintings, I am thinking I hope she gives them to me to keep, I don't have a lot of art work, well some but could do with some more lol

Looking forward to this week:
knowing what everyone is doing for the week, what is possible and what isn't for my daughter's 18 and all sorts of stuff, the holidays come around too quickly

Tips and tricks:
Coles have preserving jars or Target?

My favourite blog post this week:

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):

Life is what we make it!

No words needed: taken yesterday after my walk, my new t-shirt from Target that I think has shrunk?

Lesson learned the past few days:
if you have been having little naps, keep doing it if you need them

On my mind:
facebook's silly answer to the other new fb copy, not exactly the same kind of thing

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend, relating to facebook

This meme is from Sandra's blog.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY... I started this on the 9th August. It is now Friday & Saturday

Outside my window... ornamental pear trees, three of them down my drive in flower. I noticed this year the flowers are a full round shape

I am thinking... about my daughter going to Melbourne 5.5 hours drive, she is doing VCE revision

I am thankful for... my son being home and reasonably well. It appears he had electro something treatment on his knee, must have been sitting up and blacked out and toppled off the table/couch. He was incoherent and the doctor rang me, 4 hours away. He remembers them saying it can happen before he had the treatment

I am wearing... a skivvy, and two jumpers, jeans and wool socks, then today it is warmer and I have lost the socks and the second jumper

I am remembering... that my daughter has a gym concert and she has her gypsy costume hanging in her room

I am going... eventually to pick up a Target layby, go to the dentist and drop off some of my girls to Mum at the same time, holidays coming up, they always come around too fast. I managed to pick up a Target layby last Sunday of a t-shirt for me. I am trying to buy clothes in larger normal sized clothing rather than plus sizes. I have lost weight and I am not used to looking in that section. I got the largest size in it, then when I picked it up I tried the next size down just to make sure. Luckily for me I had to pick up my daughter from the regional centre (1 1/2 hours away) she went to Youth Alive in Melbourne. Her friends parents dropped her at the regional centre, the girl's sister took her to Seymour, back to Seymour then back to the regional centre. We had a lovely chat on the way home and dropped in on my daughter's friend who has moved as well. Got home around 8.30. I am not used to shopping on the weekends. May do it more often.

I am reading... I did start Emotional Intelligence, but I am not sure I like it, the introduction put me off

I am hoping... I am wise with dealing with the money this week, I guess if you start thinking about it early it all comes together

On my mind... VCE revision classes at the regional centre, at least I know when they are now

Noticing that... my first tulip is out

Pondering these words... aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands” (1 Thessalonians 4:11).

From the kitchen... last night all very budget I am afraid, had a lovely dish with tamarind last night, the tamarind makes up for the lack of ingredients

Around the house... my husband is sweeping the side verandah, lovely outside today

One of my favourite things... these things my friend posts from

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From my picture journal... my daughter's painting for art, this was one of the canvases I bought for her to paint on

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