Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook - August 24, 2015

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It is Monday - and just coming off a few days of vacation, I am having trouble getting caught up!  But, I will get this written, even if it's tomorrow before I get finished!

{I still have to download all of the photos I took, plus some that my brother and sister-in-law took - when my camera battery died; note to self: buy another battery for a back-up!!}

So, here goes...

For Today:
August 24, 2015

Outside My Window:  It is HOT, the sun is shining, and we have errands to do!

I am Hearing:  The ceiling fan running; my computer whirring - since it hasn't been used in a few days!

I am Thinking:  We need to have more "get-aways" to relax and enjoy our retirement!

I am Thankful:  A safe trip, both there and back; but especially the drive home...we were in rain almost 4 hours straight; on and off rain, sometimes falling so hard we couldn't see the cars in front of us.  Everyone drove with their hazard lights blinking so we could see each other!

The Beautiful Sky
on our drive north

The Cloudy Sky
on our drive south

I am Praying for:  Our pastor and his wife; he is retiring early so he can do some interim pastoring before really retiring.  Thankfully they are staying in the area so his wife can continue her job - which she loves!

I am Wearing:  Jeans capris; a tan shirt with blue and gold flowers; and my crocs - until I change shoes to go shopping!

I am Creating:  In my mind, I was creating photographs while driving, both yesterday on the way home and on Wednesday as we drove to our destination...the sky is so beautiful, I wished I could somehow capture it all!

I am Going:  Shopping!  "Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard is bare, as in, practically empty!

I am Wondering:  What is in store for the rest of the week?!

I am Reading:  Almost finished reading the second story, "Dreams", in Nora Roberts' two-story novel.

I am Excited That:  We had an awesome time during our visit with my brother and sister-in-law!  They sure do know how to make us feel "at-home" and to show us the sights!

I am Learning to that:  I am still capable of driving a long distance!  And, I am also capable of planning and executing a fun trip for us!  Perhaps there will be more in the future?  In our past travels, my husband was the one who planned it all out and did most of the, I can be the one!

In My Kitchen:  Meat thawing for dinner; "Hamburger Helper" for tonight!  Leftovers for tomorrow?!  Hopefully not's a "special day", at least for me!

Around the House:  My bags from the trip still need to be unpacked completely, and things put away.  I still have several bags of scrapbook stuff left from before we left; my main focus was in getting ready for the trip, not organizing my other stuff...that will come now that we are home!

I am Pondering:  The words I wrote for the Tuesday @ Ten prompt, "The Words I Live By..." using the scripture from Genesis 1:27:

A Favorite Quote for Today:  

I am blessed with so many friends...and yes, many of those I have are through Facebook, or blogging!  I have never met them personally; but have connected in so many ways to "their heart and soul".

A Fave Scripture Thought Genesis 1:27 - note above "pondering"!

Photos to Share:

On the Way to Georgia!

Relaxing with Mr. Cathey
at The Dwarf House in Hapeville, GA
{the original Chick-fil-A}

Remembering Where We Parked
"Thanks, Smiley!"

Barbara and Bobby
entering the Georgia Aquarium

Ready for the 4-D Show
Pat, Barbara, Bobby and Bill
(the Photo-Bomber was not with us!)

World of Coca Cola
A few of the decorated bottles
from the 1996 Olympics

Dinner at La Bamba Mexican Bar and Grill
A great way to end our vacation!

And then, we made our way
back to Florida after a 
great visit with family!
{I couldn't get Bobby to post
where the "holes" were...
the sun or the car window!}

And, another week with the Simple Woman's Daybook comes to an end!  Check it out again next week!


  1. Loved hearing about your trip. So glad you were able to have a little adventure.

    1. We had a very good time; my brother and his wife were wonderful and treated us to a great time!!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Lovely to read how enthused and energised you are, Barbara, about discovering just what you can do and how you can take the reins :). And I am intrigued by the size of that cola-cola bottle!

    1. There were so many of those coca-cola bottles around the World of Coca-Cola; each created/depicting a different country...I wish I'd taken more photos of them; but my battery died just after we got to that destination. I think I over-worked it at the Aquarium!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. It's so good to get away, isn't it? I love reading your Daybook entries!

    1. Thanks, Barbie! Yes, it IS great to get away; and I hope to do so more often!

      Thanks for happy to hear you love reading it!!

  4. I'm so glad you had a nice trip! Thank you for sharing it with us; you really bring it, and all of your days to life with the Simple Woman's Daybook

    Been to ill to do the Word To Live By, but here they are, for what it's worth...actually, one word:

    Hirihokenten - it means 'death is nothing; honour is everything'.

    1. Thanks for reading, Andrew. Glad you enjoyed reading all about our trip! It's my day(s) and I guess that is what comes out when I do the Simple Womna's Daybook...It's like a wrap-up to the week that I just had - good and bad! Some weeks, I am ranting about how things are; others I'm sharing what I've done...kind of like a virtual journal that I bring everyone on with me!

      Love your "word to live by"...honour IS everything!

      Appreciate your words, as always, Andrew!

  5. Great edition. Sounds like fun for you and a pleasant day.

    1. Yes, we had a great few days away from the "norm", Tessa! It is always great to get away; and I usually do that by myself - well, with friends or other family. It's been a few years since my husband and I did a few days away. He is usually not wanting to go anywhere. Hope this brings about other times for us!


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