Monday, January 19, 2015

My Simple Woman's Daybook -January 19th Edition

It's Monday. Time for another edition of Simple Woman's Daybook. To join in with the others go check out The Simple Woman's Blog and join us today.


January 19, 2015

Outside my window...

Outside my window it was dark with a clear sky. The stars look close enough to pluck right out of the sky. The air is cold and crisp. But not freezing. We are enjoying a warm spell. It won't last.

I am thinking...

I am thinking it will be nice to have Harley home from school tomorrow to help me finish in the kitchen. Won't she be thrilled :)

I am thankful...

I am thankful that I am healthy. And mostly happy. Things could be so much worse. 

In the kitchen...

My Menu plan for this week is:
Tuesday...Corn Dogs and French Fries
Wednesday...Church for kids; salad for me
Saturday...Cranberry Chicken
Sunday...Balsamic Roast Beef with potatoes and carrots

I am wearing...

I am wearing my uniform of the season. Yoga pants (that have never been to yoga) a tee shirt and long, warm socks. 

I am creating...I am creating more space in my pantry. I have been cleaning out the food cabinets and throwing away a lot of expired, unused items. 

I am going...I am going to have to go to the grocery store to replace some things that needed to be tossed.

I am wondering...

I am wondering just how long we will continue to have temperatures in the upper 50's.

I am reading...

I just finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. My review is below this post. 

I am hoping...

I am hoping for another good week. One day at a time seems to work.

I am looking forward to...

I can't think of anything that I am looking forward to except for spring. 

I am learning...

I am learning that raising kids, the second time around, is not harder but just different. And more tiring.

Around the house...

This is week 3 of the 14 week organizing challenge. So far I haven't completed one week. But I keep working on all of them. So I am not behind. I'm just not done. Does that even make sense?

I am pondering...

I am pondering on exactly how I want to arrange the cabinets now that I have so much empty space. Any good ideas on how to set up a kitchen?

A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things...

Since Richard died I have been doing lots of reading again. One of my favorite things.

A few plans for the rest of the week:

Another week much like the last one. Practices and school and church. No in town games this week. 

A peek into my day...

Since I don't have a picture to share this week I leave you with this Bible Verse:


  1. I like the Bible verse you listed here, Paula. I'm going to try that roast beef recipe; it sounds yummy. I have a good one for the crock pot, but always good to have two roast beef recipes I do believe! When I'm setting up a kitchen, I always try to see what makes sense to go where. Like dishes closest to the dishwasher, pots/pans closest to the stove, etc. Its hit and miss and sometimes what I think will work actually doesn't when its all put together, but then usually I don't change it since we seem to move every 3-4 years or so :) Good luck with it!


    1. I have never used balsamic vinegar in anything. Can't wait to see how good it is

  2. Im definately going to try the chicken and cranberry dish. I love cranberries in any recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  3. The recipes sound yummy!! I just finished my pantry, so nice to have it cleaned out and things organized and purged!! Have a great week!

    1. My food cabinets are all done too. Now I wish my kitchen was

  4. Love those quotes ... and I'm especially drawn to that sepia-toned picture of the hands parting that old book. Cool!
    I'm not participating in the organizational challenge -- but I know what you mean. Slow and steady gets 'er done!

    1. I love Pinterest. That is where I get my quote. You are right about slow and steady. Because sometimes I am slow and lazy

  5. Okay, I seriously need to go and buy yoga pants. Since I have started doing the daybook, I have noticed so many people wear yoga pants, and I feel like I am really missing out on something! I keep putting off organizing my kitchen and my bedroom closet....ughhhhh. I kind of just wish the old stuff I don't need would walk out on its own ( mind you, some of the stuff in the fridge just might do that!). Yes your decluttering challenge makes sense. I think it is easier to work at your pace, and even if you are behind, you are still moving forward. Ah yes, a day at a time....sometimes moving forward at an hour at a time is what we can get our head around doing and those baby steps all add up in the end. I hope you have a good week ( and happy reading!)

    1. LOL....I only bought my first yoga pants last year when I kept reading that is what people were wearing. Now I am hooked. Much more comfortable than jeans.

  6. I had the kids doing chores all day yesterday using Michael's new chore chart he got from Nanna for his birthday lol

    1. Isn't it great when the kids get big enough to do chores?


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