Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook - October 26, 2015

Linking up with

Just a few more posts and the "write31days" challenge for 2015 will be completed!  Today, I am linking up with Peggy and the Simple Woman's Daybook for the last week of October.

October 26, 2015

Outside My Window:  The weather is more spring-like than fall; yet, here in Florida, I guess they would be quite the same!  The temp is probably mid-70's by now with the sun shining and a little breeze blowing through the trees outside my window.

I am Hearing:  News, news, news!  Nothing "new" in the news; nothing "good" in the news!

I am Thinking About:  Sorting out the contents of several bags full of scrapbook supplies and projects; preparing for {yet another!} retreat in a couple of weeks.

I am Thankful for:  The "free time" that I will have this week at home; time to be able to rest up for other events and occasions coming up later:  Halloween; grandson's birthday; daughter's birthday; two retreats (one scrapbooking and another for Disciples' Women's Ministry; Thanksgiving...and so on and on!

I am Praying for:  Continuing to pray for our church and the process we are in to call an interim minister who will help us as we call a permanent senior minister.

I am Wearing:  My pink, white, fuschia flowered pj's - top to bottom!  And my crocs {maybe someone will buy me a new pair for Christmas?  Or, a pair of comfy slippers?}.

I am Creating:  Working on 20 scrapbook layouts - all the same! - for a page swap with 19 others.  At least the base of the pages are done!

I am Going:  To stay home today!  Catching up on chores and other things.

I am Wondering:  How long will the "peacefulness" last...only a few days ago it wasn't; but it's been good the past few days!

I am Reading:  Still struggling to read "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte...and also reading "When Your Loved One Has Dementia - A Simple guide for Caregivers" written by several authors; but endorsed by Peter V. Rabins and Nancy L. Mace, co-authors of "The 36-Hour Day" which has been a great source for me throughout the years.

I am Excited for:  Halloween - so I can see my grandkids all dressed up!  And, for my oldest grandson's 16th birthday dinner; also for Thanksgiving when we will all gather at my daughter's house; she has invited a good friend and her son to join us, and her friend's father will also come (they live out of town and come here to visit her husband's grave site at this time of the year).

There are a lot of FUN times coming up within the next few weeks; and add Christmas to the mix...FUN FUN FUN!!

I am Learning:  More about Alzheimer's disease; at least, how I can deal with it better.

In My Kitchen:  Small packages of "down to the bottom" chips; bagels; bread...all laying on the counter to be consumed at some point.  I just don't have a lot of storage space for that kind of food - at least, not that I can reach!

I am Pondering:  What scriptures to use for a Guest Post I'm in the process of drafting...

A Fave Scripture Thought:  My fave scripture would have to be 1 Corinthians 13, the "love chapter":

A Quote and a Blog Share:  Today, I am sharing a quote from another blogger; Carol Bovee, who blogs at blessedbutstressed.  Carol just lost her father, who was battling Alzheimer's disease.  Her post for today October 26th, found here talks about finding a blessing...

She says, "How do we find a blessing when our caregiving comes to an abrupt stop?"  And answers that question in a beautiful post.

Thank you, Carol, for sharing this beautiful post!  Prayers for you and your family.

And that ends this week's Simple Woman's Daybook...


  1. Thank-you for the information on 36 Hours - I hadn't come across this before. Hoping the peace lasts nicely in your lovely temperatures, and that the prospect of all those lovely encouners buoys you up if things are tough. I admire that scrapbooking ability of yours!

    1. The book, "The 36-Hour Day" was a major resource for me when my husband was first diagnosed with vascular dementia...and I purchased an updated one about a year ago...some of the content had changed; was more up-to-date. It is a very helpful book.

      Peace, yes; so far! The weather, a bit more breezy and possibility of rain. We need to go out for a quick run to the store; but other than that, I'm home 'til I leave for a meeting.

      As for scrapbooking, I LOVE to do it; it can be quite "pricey" and I feel, at times, that maybe I should scale back what I do...but, it helps me to relax and also to be with my friends. One day...I may not be so free with my time.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. This is lovely, Barbara. We are in the middle of caring for my maternal grandparents, and my Abuela is in the beginning stages of Alzheimers.

    Wuthering Heights is a tough read (I taught high school English for years, and that book was not an easy one to explain with all the characters having similar names!)

    Loved visiting your space today. Blessings :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by and checking out the Simple Woman's Daybook; I really do enjoy writing this one each week...and yes, Wuthering Heights...I am not so sure I'm going to get through it! I probably read it in HS; but really don't remember that much about it...but, just not sure I can keep reading it!!

      Appreciate your reading and commenting...hope you will join us again for the Simple woman...


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