March 28, 2016
Outside My Window: What another gorgeous day; and I am "stuck" inside with the chores!
Remember the two "buds" on last week's tree outside my window? Well, here it is a week later:
Photo by BJLondon
I Am Thinking: I do not like this "fixed income" thing. Just when I think I have a handle on the expenses coming up, something else comes up unexpectedly - and of course we don't have any savings to pull from.
Should I look for a job to offset those unexpected expenses? Do I cut back on things, like my crafting and attending retreats? I just don't know what to do...
I Am Praising God for: A glorious Easter Day; and thanking Him for His Son. Allelujah! He Lives!!
I Am Wearing: A pair of jeans and my gray "Challenge Accepted" t-shirt from the "write31days" challenge October 2015. And, the always-present crocs!
I Am Creating: I attended a Prima doll class on Saturday and made four cards using the Sea Sallie mermaid stamp:
Love working with the Prima stamps and can't wait to make more tags and cards this coming weekend...at the retreat!
A Few Things for the Week:
Monday: Stay-at-home doing laundry and gathering the things I will take with me to the scrapbooking retreat.
Tuesday: Mostly stay-at-home and continue organizing my things; but hubby has an eye appointment.
Wednesday: Again, mostly stay-at-home; but hubby and I both have appointments with our doctor (just regular check-ups, but I always get the "sugar is too high" and "you need to lose weight" lectures while hubby is usually doing OK. We will see...)
Thursday: Hanging with my daughter for awhile; final laundry for the weekend; and finish putting things together to load the car on Friday morning.
Friday: Load car with "too much" scrapbooking supplies and heading to the hotel for the weekend retreat.
Saturday and Sunday: Scrapbooking; having FUN with friends; eating too much; staying up too late; having FUN...
I Am Wondering: What to do next?!
I Am Reading: One chapter left to read in Danielle Steel's "Mixed Blessings". I will finish it today; but not sure when I'll pull out another one to read...too much to do this week!
I Am Hoping: That I have a great time at the retreat; I am not feeling as excited as I did at first. I had decided not to attend; but someone paid my way. So I was sure it would all work out.
Right now I have so many things on my mind, I hope I can relax and enjoy the weekend!
I Am Looking Forward to: I really am looking forward to seeing my friends and getting some crafting done...
I Am Learning: What? Not sure...but have been really thinking about a lot of things lately. Maybe that is what I am learning?!
I Am Hearing: "Unsolved Mysteries" on the TV; interesting, but just barely listening to it!
In My Kitchen: Pulled hot dogs out for dinner; but not really "feeling it"...
I Am Pondering: My worries and concerns and thoughts always come back to this verse:
A Fave Scripture Thought: "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6 NRSV)
So, why is it that I always find myself worrying and being concerned anyway?!
God, you know my thoughts and my concerns and what is on my mind. Please show me what I need to see...
And another week with the Simple Woman's Daybook has concluded. Join me again next week for a new post full of more fun things.
I love being retired and doing things I want to do. It doesn't even matter anymore that I don't have the money to travel; I am doing so many other FUN things!!
Don't forget to go to Peggy's blog and read all of the other fun and interesting posts for her link-up.