Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ready for Halloween

My eldest and his girlfriends efforts at their place. We have a tin full of lollies we bought at Coles. Not sure if there are any locally. Was sorry I couldn't get a Halloween witch cake here, they are at Woolworths. As a young mother I wanted nothing to do with witches etc. This is just something that has evolved for us. In the town we live in it is usually people who know each other going around together. Last year I wasn't prepared. My husband had been to the US in October in the late 90s. I have pumpkin lights on the mantlepiece. They need new globes, we have no idea which Christmas light globes would fit them yet.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Saturday...

Outside my window... dark & quiet

I am thinking... about my weightloss and how it affects my life. It has dropped off me, though really probably only I notice

I am thankful for... the friends my daughter's have

I am wearing... a top my Mum sent me in the mail. I have checked the label it is from K-mart. I used to always get my clothes from K-mart when I lived in my hometown now 8 years ago sadly

I am remembering... how a lady at one shop shoe suggested graduation shoes even down to the place on the shelf at another shoe shop, said it was the only one left and in my daughter's size. This was after seeing her dress below. She is graduating high school.

I am going... I have been invited to an 80th birthday celebration. I am not sure how to go about the trip. Always safety is a factor. Maybe my little girl and her Dad can go on the Saturday and come back Sunday while I help the other two girls with their activities

I am reading... Barbara Pym, it is great, not as exciting as facebook, but I am trying to read it

On my mind... what my older kids will be doing next year, and the end of this year, some years are a trauma until everything settles down, only winter is peaceful lol, but very very cold

Noticing that... the tulips have finished in my garden

Pondering these words... words in the Barbara Pym novels, interesting

From the kitchen... something with too much cayenne in it!

Around the house... new shoes for the graduation, went this time last week to get them for a trip to the regional centre, a whole days work for two pair shoes, two pairs of bras and not much else, a layby I think. A small amount of groceries and a necklace.

One of my favourite things... the box of 14 items that my Mum sent me to wear over summer. After wearing a couple of items, when it was warm I wore shorts, another time a 3/4 top and a jumper, I realise how lacking my wardrobe was and how it affected me.

From my picture journal... my daughter in her graduation dress. The lady at the shoe shop says many girls complain their mother's iron and ruin them. First thing I said when I posted a picture of this dress on facebook was it had to be pressed! I'm hoping hanging for awhile will help.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Saturday...

Outside my window... tulips

I am thinking... I could look on facebook for fashion ideas, either that or buy a Woman's Weekly like I usually do

I am thankful for... being able to manage Christmas, I thought I wasn't going to be able to, presentwise

I am wearing... an old top, rust coloured, my jeans and shoes

I am remembering... that I got around a daily limit on my card by my husband trying the same account using his card

I am going... one more time to the regional centre to pick up a layby containing swimming togs, and choosing shoes and jewellery for my daughter's graduation and any other event she may like to go to

I am reading... Barbara Pym. I haven't started it yet, still

I am hoping... my middle daughter is enjoying her new banjo. My other daughter has had her mandolin a week and her fingers are numbing up from all the playing. Before that they were sore. The church people are supporting my girls with their instrument playing. I am so blessed. We live in an isolated area. Last night my middle daughter got picked up by a family to go to camp. They heard she was getting her banjo and she asked if we could drop it into camp on the way past

On my mind... how I didn't quite manage to get everything at once shopping today, but I think it has turned out well, will go one more time next week and get shoes, then again briefly in early December. It will be much hotter then, I like going before it is hot in the car parks

Noticing that... all the blossoms are gone, the trees have their summer leaves, but it doesn't feel like summer here

Pondering these words... different things Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying

From the kitchen... Beef & Bacon Burger with Dijonnaise

Around the house... my daughter's copper metallic graduation dress

One of my favourite things... the fact my middle daughter got a nice medal at the regional sports for long jump this week, there were three girls by the same name first, second and third

From my picture journal... my eldest daughter and her 18th birthday present her mandolin named Darren, meaning "present"

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Sunday, October 2, 2011