Monday, April 20, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 20, 2009

We had family staying with us over the weekend and the entire family came over Saturday night for food and fun. The weather was beautiful, sunny and 70's, and it was good to be together again. With my parents gone, it is important that we continue to make memories.

I'm terribly behind in reading and commenting on my favorite blogs and because there are so many, it will take me some time to catch up. I look forward to reading about what you've been up to! Here are my thoughts:

For Today...April 20, 2009

I am thinking...I will be gentle with myself today.

Outside my window...the birds are throwing a wild party.

I am thankful for... my family, my job, and my relative good health. None can be taken for granted.

From the kitchen...We still have a few leftovers of fajitas and spanish rice from the weekend. Not much but enough to provide my husband with a good lunch today, his day off.

I am wearing...grey dress slacks and a black knit top. I tend to dress in grey or black on Mondays, not necessarily because of my mood or that I'm unhappy it is Monday. I think it's because I feel confident in those colors, and they help me ease gently into the week. I suppose I should wear brighter, cheerier colors on Monday but it just doesn't happen that way.

Iam reading...John Lithgow's "The Poet's Corner", trying to finish it before Saturday, when it needs to be returned to the library.

I am hoping...for a gentle day, no stress, all smiles.

I am creating...a simpler life. I'm far from there but am heading in that direction.

I am praying...for the continued good health of my family and me and that my son's recent application for some assistance is granted.

Around the house...Yikes! There is more laundry than I care to think about. Other than that, the house is in pretty good shape since we cleaned for the weekend. Just need to get the electric situation figured out so we can use the vacuum again without it blowing out the lights.

One of my favorite things...Having quiet time to myself to sip coffee and read my favorite blogs.

A few plans for the rest of the week...I'll catch up on laundry and reading blogs, finish reading a few books, clean up a logo I created for Texty Ladies and spend some quality time with family.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

From Macy's 2009 Flower Show. The photo is a bit dark and I haven't cropped out the people sitting at the end of the flower bed yet. I just thought the field of tulips was lovely.

Please join Patty and the other participants


  1. Well--that's one way to get outta vacuuming! LOL I might haffta steal that idea!

    Tulips. *sigh*

    I see green stuff outside and I KNOW they're coming. SOON, I can hope.

    Blessings to you and yours. And positive thoughts and wishes for that grant, too!

  2. Every time I read a simple woman's daybook, I think I should participate!

    It's so relaxing to read. SO simple and yet so full!

    May your day be relaxing and your son's application be granted :)

  3. Pamela, I do so love your blog!! Thank you for all ther calm reminders - needed them today. I hope your son's application is granted and your day is calm.
    I have a HUGE pile of laundry to fold and find spots for!! My sweet OH did laundry all weekend - think I owe hime - as I busily tried to do artwork and deal with my daughter's return. Namaste, Sarah

  4. I agree with Genie..This is something we need to join in on. :)

    Reading this is very relaxing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

  5. I so enjoyed reading your daybook!
    Beautiful Blessings~
    Kelly Maria

  6. Thank you so much for your comments! I stumbled upon The Simple Woman's Daybook at someone's blog and the idea behind it appealed to me. I thought it would be a calm, pleasant activity for early in the morning or late in the evening...a time of reflection, of being in the moment...and a reminder to lead a simpler life. I do hope all of you will join me and start participating. I'd love to read your daybooks!


Thank you for your comments. They certainly brighten my day!