Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook - July 20, 2015

Linking up with

Another Monday; another link-up with The Simple Woman's Daybook!  Check out Peggy's post and all the others this week...

For Today:
July 20, 2015

Outside My Window
A little lightning;
a lot of thunder,
and very close!
A little rain,
slowly moving on.

I am Hearing


I am Thinking

I have so much to do...
getting ready for another retreat!

I am Thankful

For my daughters;
No explanation needed!

Cathy and a new "do"

Melissa and a "new" hat

I am Praying for
My friend,
who is scheduled for
hip replacement surgery

I am Wearing

Gray shorts;
blue, gray and white stripped shirt;
and bare feet.

I am Creating

Finished the projects I needed
for the retreat next weekend.
to organize and get my stuff ready!!

I am Going

To the store to pick up
another prescription
the doctor called in...
hope this helps!

I am Wondering
Is it going to rain
all day today?
Will it continue
all week?

I am Reading
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
by Harper Lee
(almost finished!)

I am Hoping

To feel better,
so I can get ready for,
and enjoy,
next weekend...
out of town
for a retreat!

I am Excited That

It's RETREAT time!

I am Learning to

Listen to my body,
and rest...
when I am sick or tired.
I have learned - am learning -
not to over-do things!
There is a good reason
why I am "disabled".
This chronic cough and whatever,
I am over it!!
Enough is enough!

In My Kitchen

The usual mess!

Around the House

Another mess...
called "getting ready
for retreat."

I am Pondering

These words from my devotion
the other morning:

"But sometimes, in life's darker moments,
you may lose sight of these blessings,
and when you do,
it's easy to lose hope."

And, I wrote these words:

'Have I, God, lost sight of your blessings?
Have I lost sight of what you have so graciously given -
Your own Son who paid with His life...
for me; and you!
So I (we) could have eternal life!
What a wonderful blessing...
Thank you, God, for your priceless gift...
may I show you how grateful I am to you.'

A Favorite Quote for Today

Found on Pinterest
Shared by etsy.com

Well, that is all for this week's Simple Woman's Daybook; join me again next Monday...

Now, for my "surprise":

Today I received a "surprise" in the mail - well, not really a "surprise" because I was expecting it to arrive!

Check out Peggy's post from July, where she announced the winner of a give-away she sponsored:  July 13th Edition 

As the winner of that Freeset give-away...I would like to say a heart-felt "THANK YOU" to Peggy.

Make sure you go to the Freeset site and check them out....  I love this organization (and others like it) that is a "fair trade" company that offers employment for women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade (or other situations).

Here are my "goodies":

A large bag,
a key chain
(the black thing
on the "orange-y bag),
and a smaller bag.

Thanks again, Peggy!


  1. Sounds like a good day!

    I have to confess that the first time someone suggested To Kill A Mockingbird I thought I was about to be handed a good stiff drink...Tequila Mockingbird.

    What a disappointment!

    It's thundery here, right now.A storm is moving up the east side of the Rio Grande and will shortly give ABQ a much-needed bath.

    1. Sorry to disappoint you in my reading choice, Andrew!!! Just finished that one...how about one called "Old Fashioned"...hmmm? Isn't there a drink called that too?!

      Thankfully the thunder storm passed and today, so far, there hasn't been any...but I am sure it will come later today!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Congratulations on winning and receiving your prize! That's awesome. I hope you enjoy your retreat and I hipe the prescription helps. Don't lose hope!

    1. Thanks! I am so trying NOT to lose hope...this cough does seem hopeless right now!!

      Planning to TRY to enjoy the retreat; at least if I get tired, or start coughing too much, I can go to the room and rest a while...although, the weekend really isn't stressful; but can be tiring!

      Plan to use my new larger bag for the weekend! It is roomy enough for my camera, wallet, and other essentials!

      Thanks for reading and commenting...

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    1. Thanks, Allyson! I hope to have a great week and weekend!

      Appreciate your reading and commenting!

  4. I like your days acccounting and a nice way to list it. Is this from a site or your creation?

    1. Thank you, Tessa! This is certainly not my creation!! Thanks for the compliment, though! If you go to the site - http://thesimplewoman.blogspot.com/ - and Peggy is the one that hosts this weekly prompt!

      Thank you for reading and commenting - hope you will join us next week for Simple Woman's Daybook.


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