Monday, November 23, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY... November 23, 2009

Outside my window... inky blackness - Ha, I am up early this time

I am thinking... how blessed I am to have a savior who died for me

I am thankful for... a job to go to - even if it has been crazy this last week

I am wearing... blue knit nightie with stars on it

I am remembering... the noodles my grandma used to make - how I wish I could taste them again!

I am going... to be off Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, AND the weekend!

I am reading... nothing much right now except for the Bible . . . have some Sherlock Holmes pastiches ready for me, tho!

I am hoping... to get some cards made here soon - at least I will have time off to do it

On my mind... people with nowhere to go for Thanksgiving - no family

Noticing that... the older I get, the more precious my time with Jesus becomes

From the kitchen... leftovers tonight - we have spagetti, ribs and baked beans and some roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy. I need the fridge emptied out for Wednesday when I make my pies

Around the house... not too bad, I will clean the bathroom tonite, vacuuming

One of my favorite things~ my little ceramic heater

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... Work today (regular shift), work tomorrow (early shift), Wednesday bake pies - pecan, cherry and chocolate, Thursday Thanksgiving at Mom's, Friday - some house cleaning and possibly a bit of shopping

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I will do some catching up and get some pictures going this week - promise!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY... November 9th, 2009

Outside my window... Gray skies . . . nothing but gray skies

I am thinking... of how grateful I am to have an industrious Honey that got around and got all the leaves up out of the yard this weekend. Even if he did get his truck stuck when he went to dump them!

I am thankful for... good friends and good fellowship

I am wearing... a white nightgown

I am remembering... Thanksgivings past - good times with family

I am going... to be busy, busy at work this week

I am reading... Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge - found at the thrift store for a quarter!

I am hoping... to get some organizing done this week

On my mind... the soldier's families at Ft. Hood - praying for peace

Noticing that... it gets dark SOOO early now - cozy evenings here I come!

Pondering these words... If you want to measure a man's integrity - give him power. I think George Washington said that.

From the kitchen... pancakes, eggs and sausage - by request of my menfolk

Around the house... not a lot - I think one more load of laundry and a bit of organizing

One of my favorite things . . .fixing my Honey's breakfast - knowing that I am giving him a good start to the day

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Will be doing some posting on here of recipes - as soon as I get my organizing done. I have a whole slew of them ready to make and post.

I would like to thank you all for your kind comments - know that I do check up on your blogs, I just may not comment every time, but I do read! Keep up the good work!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fun with Frugality - Entertainment

Ok - here to talk about entertainment. Before I get started, please allow me to explain something - while we have a television set, we do not have cable or satellite service. We are not set up for "TV" at all. While there are a lot of good things to watch out there, I think the bad outweighs the good. And the commercials - for anything and everything, most of them just trash. We do, however, have internet. I know - advertisements on there - but I can control them a little better. Now on to the post!

1) Use your local library! Ours has an online feature where you can look and see if they have a particular book, renew your current checked out books and probably several other things I don't even use. It is all free. Our library has magazines you can check out, Wilton cake pans you can rent, puzzles . . . many, many features. We go once or twice a week. They also have an internet room for people who do not have internet at home, you can go and get on a computer for 2 hours per day - free. We utilized that a lot before we got internet at home.

2) Read a book. While DS and I LOVE to read, Honey does not. So sometimes, I read aloud. As far as books that your library may not have, ours has a program where you can request a book - I think it costs $0.50 and you get it for 2 weeks. Or, if you just have to buy - check out e-bay or amazon and see if you can't find it used. I have bought many books this way - used - and 99% of them have been just like new. Check your local thrift stores for books.

3) Use your friends. We borrow DVDs back and forth with our friends. And some books.

4) Try Netflix. This is a great low-cost option for movies. Or check with your local movie rental place - we get 1/2 price on all movies for about $10 a month - and end up spending maybe $20 total.

5) If exercise is your thing, check out your local YMCA or civic center. Our civic center is free, doesn't cost a thing. They have a walking track, basketball courts and a great exercise room with all manner of weights and machines. There is also an aquatic center that is low-cost.

6) Take a drive. Out in the country. Just get away for a bit. Doesn't have to be a long drive - you can drive to the local nature preserve or what have you and just park and look.

7) Have a bonfire-hot dog roast. This is good for people who have school-age children - children usually love a bonfire. Roast hotdogs and marhsmallows. Sing songs. Tell stories. Sit and watch the fire crackle. Please use safety precautions when doing this!

These are just a few low-cost things that can be done for entertainment. What are some of your ideas readers?

Hope everyone has a lovely day today!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...November 02

Outside my window... pale morning light - cloudless sky - supposed to be nice today

I am thinking... of how I cannot believe how messy my desk has gotten - quite shocking

I am thankful for... having the day off tomorrow

I am wearing... flannel nightgown, slippers

I am remembering... times spent with my cousins, playing at Grandma's

I am going... to the thrift store tomorrow - they moved and have tons of new stuff out

I am reading... not much, haven't had time lately

I am hoping... to make it thru this week - then things should settle a bit

On my mind... a dear friend who is hurting - prayers going out

From the learning rooms... ordered some card-making material!

Noticing that... the light is so different with this time change

Pondering these words... Psalms 102:25-28

From the kitchen... spagetti and garlic bread

Around the house... not much, sweep and mop kitchen

One of my favorite things . . .walking thru fallen leaves - crunching them

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