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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook

Here's my Simple Woman's Daybook; hosted by Peggy Hostetler. You can visit Peggy's blog at http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/ where you too can participate in the Daybook! Thank you Peggy!


Outside my window: Newly potted tangerine orange tuberous begonias and yellow daylilies. Bought them yesterday at the Hi-Hoe Nursery; a local favorite of mine. The pic is from their facebook...I just wanted to give you a visual on the color of those begonias!

I am thinking: About how I will spend my days this week, as my kitchen floor is being tiled. (No kitchen for 1 week...hmmm)

I am thankful: For a new-found friend, Stephanie. We met at the dog park...her dog Sasha and my Baron are best-buddies. We were chatting about gardening and she offered me some beanpoles from her family farm...and we'd just met! How kind she is!

In the kitchen: We've remove all of the appliances for the tile installer. Not much happening out there.

I am wearing: blue denim capris, a blue and white striped boat-neck t-shirt with 3/4 length sleeves, orange flip flops.

I am creating: I'm trying to figure out how to make a row of paper lanterns as shown in the picture below. I know you can get multi-socket light cords...this must be the secret. Isn't it beautiful? Any hints on how to replicate this?

I am going: Over to my community garden plot tomorrow...to put in the beanpoles Stephanie gave to me.

I am wondering: If I'll be able to get some writing (my book), and good photographs done this week with the workmen tramping about the house.

I am reading: "Excuses Begone!" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I am hoping: To figure out how to use my camera tripod before the 4th of July. I understand it is a necessity for fireworks shots.

I am learning: How to govern my thought life.

Around the house: The stove is in the family room; the fridge and microwave in the dining room; my dining room table is covered with boxes of things we might need while the kitchen is out of commission...food, dishes, cooking supplies, etc. Hubby's watching more golf...it's been on all weekend; Baron is napping--whimpering and twitching in his sleep--I think he's dreaming about that pretty little Silver Lab that visited our house yesterday! Posie-cat is quite alarmed by fireworks going off in the neighborhood.

I am pondering: How the Lord shows his goodness in my life in the small things; like the beanpole thing...

A favorite quote for the day: Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him...

One of my favorite things: Shopping for fresh fruit at the Green Barn produce market. I love the colorful variety of fruits and veggies; bouquets of flowers that invariably have sunflowers in them; milk and eggs from local farms; and the old-time country music playing in the background.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Pole the beans, replant some hosta, work on my book, exercise, pray and meditate, buy some daisies for my new iris and daisy flowerbed,  call my sis, find a farm to take some photographs of cows, stake my tomato plants.

A peek into my day: Went to church--stayed after for tea and made some new acquaintances, fixed leftover tacos for lunch, did all of my laundry because the laundry room is also being re-tiled and the washer/dryer are now in the garage, planted begonias, lilies, and heucheras. Moved some hosta and iris. Took Baron to the dog park for a romp with Sasha the great dane/boxer mix and Oso the german shepherd. Went through McDonald's drive-through for a chicken ranch salad for dinner. Not bad! Then home to move all of the kitchen appliance out and clean the filthy floors where they once stood. Blogged...obviously!

Add your picture here:

This is me and my beautiful grand-daughter Isabella...affectionately called La-la!


Rebecca said...

I DO like your header! It is so carefree & joyous. The picture of you with your granddaughter is great, too.

Blessings on your activities, gardening efforts, and the lives of your extended family today.

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a lot of great activity and ideas are being created in your neck of the woods!! Enjoy and I hope you get that tripod thing figured out for the 4th!

Amish Stories said...

Happy July 4 to everyone and Id like to invite everyone to my post "Lancaster on 4 wheels part 2 this coming Thursday. Richard

allisamazing said...

Your granddaughter is a cutie! Have a wonderful week :)


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