Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook - December 7, 2015

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December 7, 2015

Outside My Window:  It feels more like an "autumn" day in good ole sunny Florida; although I can't see the sun - though later I did! - the temp is in the low 60's with a breeze and a chill in the air!

I am Hearing:  As usual, the TV is on and hubby is not around to watch it!  He has gone out for one of his daily walks.  But, he did leave a Christmas movie on instead of a "news-y" program.

I am Thinking About:  My visit to the doctor today: I've had a bad cough for over two weeks, and I think it's gone into my chest.  And on top of that are these headaches I keep getting, along with neck and shoulder pain and some light-headedness.

{Good news is my lungs are clear; he felt the cough was from asthma and gave me an inhaler.  As for the headaches, wants to do a head, waiting for insurance to approve and give a referral!}

I am Thankful for:  Family and Friends who are concerned about my health...I am actually feeling better as far as the cough and without the promise to my family and friends...I may have decided not to go to the doctor again!

I am Praying for:  So many people are in need of prayer for many reasons...and God knows what those are.  Our country is in great need of prayer; only God can heal what's wrong with our country!

I am Wearing:  A pair of jeans, my write 31 days 2015 "Challenge Accepted" shirt, and crocs (still hoping to find a new pair after Christmas; these are just about "done"!)

I am Creating:  While waiting for my Stampin' Up products to arrive so I can make some Christmas cards, I have been working on more Prima dolls...

Photo by BJ London

Funny story about these "dolls"...I woke up early the other morning, and, in my mind was putting together a "cohesive collection" for a runway show...guess I've been watching too much "Project Runway" and Project Runway Junior"!

I am Going:  To the doctor; leaving in about 30 minutes.

I am Wondering:  If the doctor will brush aside my "symptoms" as he almost always does and call it "allergies"?!

I am Reading:  I am reading "Fragile" by Lisa Unger, another "can't put it down" kind of read!

And am also trying to keep up with Barbie Swihart's book study by reading "Girl Meets Change - Truths to Carry You Through Life's Transitions" by Kristen Strong.  I am still behind in reading; but I will catch up and participate!

I am Excited for:  Our Elfster Reveal this Saturday; I want to know who gave me my awesome gifts for the first exchange; and excited for my Elfster Sister to receive her second gifts.

I am Learning:  To accept the fact that I am not as young as I once was and I can't do as much as when I was younger; and I need to let myself "be" the person that I am in, letting my hair go natural?!  {Not sure about that one yet, but...who knows?!}

In My Kitchen:  Meat thawing for dinner; other than's clean except for the floor!

I am Pondering:  Should I let my hair go natural?  Natural will be gray!!

Found on Pinterest

So, what I need to do now is accept the fact that I have these "free highlights" and let my hair go natural!

As I said, still pondering, thinking about, just not sure I am ready to do this!

A Scripture Thought:  While reading a blog post recently, I was introduced to a new song, "He is with You" sung by Mandisa (see "A Quote" next for that song and a few of the words.)  That song reminded me of the verses in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:

"For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die,
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace,
and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak'
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace."

A Quote:  And, a few words from "He is with You" sung by Mandisa, followed by the song from YouTube:

"There's a time to live
and a time to die
There's a time to laugh
And a time to cry...

He is with you
when your faith is dead...

There's a time for yes
And a time for no
There's a time to be angry
and a time to let go...

We may weep for a time
But joy will come in the morning...

He is with you!"

I think this song and the words of Ecclessiastes are so relevant in this time of unrest in our world.  May you gain a bit of hope from them; I know I did {thank you, my friend Andrew for introducing me to this beautiful song!}

And another Simple Woman's Daybook is completed!


  1. I love your day posts my friend. I am thankful your cough wasn't serious and hope it goes away soon. No pressure on the book study. Hope you're having a great week.

    1. Thanks, Barbie!! My cough IS better; guess maybe the inhaler is working.


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