June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Simple Woman\

Outside my window... It is foggy and gray, the trees are dripping with fog, the ground is wet and
the air smells like a deep freeze. My thermometer reads 37 degrees.

I am thinking...That I am not yet tired of winter. I am not ready to attach a hula-hoe to my arm like that guy in Edward Scissor Hands. Every where I look I see Chick Weed and Lesser Nettles growing.

I am thankful for...Today. I am so thankful for my home, for the dryer working away, for sons that I still can teach and for my life. Today, I am very, very thankful for my life.

From the learning rooms... Last night we had a young man stay for dinner. I am thankful that God brings people to our table that want to learn of Spiritual things and that he was comfortable enough to be open and ask questions and that God can use our home to minister to others who have been hurt in the world.

From the kitchen...I am so glad that I have a kitchen in which to cook and that even though I still haven't got my dishwasher fixed, I really do enjoy washing dishes and the time that I can stand and dream looking out my kitchen window.

I am wearing...My ratty old walking jacket, Jeans, (I can wear them now, and I didn't have to lay on the bed to get them zipped nor did have to go though all kinds of contortions to pull them up.
A old black shirt with that because it is a house cleaning day.

I am creating...I am working on my hooked rug and I plan on making some more things I just haven't worked out somethings in my head.

I am going...To be going upstairs to teach school.

I am reading...Walking Away From the Faith By Ruth A. Tucker and Hot Tub Religion by
J.I. Packer, Great Books of the Christian Tradition by Terry W. Glaspey

I am hoping...That the sun comes out this afternoon.

I am hearing...The gentle hum of my computer, the heavy sighs of the dog who wants to go for a walk, the sound of the jeans in the dryer and the sound of the zippers hitting the metal.

Around the house...I need to get the floors mopped after school.

One of my favorite things...I love schedules. I love knowing that things are being done according to plan. I love that my house is pretty clean and I am calm.

A few plans for the rest of the week:School, sewing, running my house hold and formulating a plan to declutter my house.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

I am glad I am not having one of these weeks.
I hope you have a wonderful week, thank you so much for stopping by
today, and I thank Peggy for her Day Book entries.
Blessings to you today,


  1. I love reading about your day. It is amazing to me that we often don't stop to think of all the things we are thankful for. Today we have a windchill of minus 35 degrees and I am thankful that I have a job and am at work so I can afford to pay for oil and electricty to keep my family warm and safe.
    Thanks Kim for reminding me of the blessings instead of complaining about having to go out in the cold.

  2. I soo love reading about your thoughts and your day. We don't have fog here very often, and I am soo with you that I am not done with winter either yet. I too am hearing the sound of metal hitting the sides of my dryer as my hubby's jeans go round and round...YAY on yours zipping up so easy. I haven't even got back to the zipper type jeans let alone zipping them up easy. haha Laying on the bed zipping them up at all sounds good to me. sigh...it's coming though! When it comes to schedules I LOVE them too when it comes to my house. Monday and Friday I do wash etc. Have a wonderful day! HUGS

  3. What a wonderful post! Such simple and ordinary things but they bring such extraordinary pleasure if we stop and give our thanks. You made my heart spill a bit today...

    That sunflower photo in your header is just STUNNING!!! I hope the sun comes out for you this afternoon too!

  4. It's the little things in life that make it all so worth it! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a blessing to read your Daybook Kim, We have had such a cold fall,and winter thus far, that I am looking for some warmer temps, we have broke all kinds of records, I guess i don't like anything to keep me in the house. lol
    Isn't it amazing how God ordains special times with special people. His timing is so perfect.
    I have been doing some organizing of a closet today, and boy was it in a mess. lol I am so behind in my work.Oh! well, I will think about that tomorrow!!

  6. I'm thankful for your life too!
    If you get a chance, head over to my daughter's for a review and giveaway of a children's book. The book is adorable and you have little people who might enjoy it. Send Kessie and Meg too. After you read the review you'll know why I like it so much.

  7. i'm glad that's not you, either! she terrified me!
    off to bed . . .


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