daybook, nature study


It seems while all of Richmond was talking about the earthquake Hurricane Irene was headed our way.  It was supposed to pass east of us and we were only going to get rain.  Ha!  It turned out that the Central VA area actually got worse winds that Virginia Beach.  Our power went out at 5 pm on Friday and it just came back on tonight.

I will have pictures to post tomorrow but we are all safe and happy to have electricity again!

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Outside my window…very gray, rainy day; I’m sure all the trees and new growth are very happy!
I am thankful…for the privilege of teaching a ladies’ Bible study.  I pray that I will correctly handle the Word of God!

From the learning rooms…I’m still selling my books on Amazon and also getting ready to sell some curriculum at our local sale in May.

From the kitchen…I’ve been trying new recipes and so far they’ve been good!
I am creating…nothing at the moment!!  I need to work on some more birthday cards soon.

I am reading…Jane Eyre (again). 

I am hearing…Julianne talking; heater running (it’s quite chilly today)
Noticing that… I cannot stay up as late as I used to do, which is sad because I enjoy the quiet evenings to myself  :- )

Around the house…I found a nice collage picture frame that I want to hang in our bedroom.  I’d also like to get three such frames, one for each child, and hang them in the hallway.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Ladies’ Bible study tonight; Third Day concert on Friday!!!  My girlfriend and I are driving up to Northern Virginia on Friday night, checking into a hotel, going to the concert and then coming back on Saturday.  I.cannot.wait!!
Here is a picture I’m sharing…..Here’s Mac Powell, from Third Day.  This was taken in 2009, the last time I saw them.  I don’t think I’m going to take my camera this time.  

If you like this post and would like to read more like it, then please visit Peggy’s site, A Simple Woman’s Daybook.   

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For  Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Outside my window…a gray, rainy morning which started off with everything covered in ice.  Julianne’s co-op started 2 hours late.
I am thankful…for space heaters, since one is currently warming my feet.

From the learning rooms…I finished Julianne’s transcript and had it approved.  Woo hoo!!

From the kitchen…tacos tonight, everyone’s favorite.
I am creating…I’m making some more cloth napkins.  This website taught me how to make mitered corners.  They look so nice!

I am reading…Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption  I highly recommend this book!

I am hearing…only me typing on my laptop and the space heater running.

Noticing that…when the Lord wants me to learn something, I keep hearing about it in many different ways:  blog posts, sermons on the radio, etc.  He is very creative that way!

Around the house…it seems kind of dull after the Christmas holidays.  I think I’ll make some paper hearts and put them around to cheer up our home.  The lack of sunshine hasn’t helped either.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  normal household duties and errands; a game night for the ladies at church on Friday night; clean the church on Saturday and also have Fellowship Group that night.
Here is a picture I’m sharing…..soda bottles lined up (from Julianne’s NYE party)

If you would like to read more entries like this or know how to participate in the Daybook, please visit Peggy’s site here.


The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Outside my window…a very cold morning with a bright blue sky
I am thankful…for our new heat pump; the house is toasty!
From the learning rooms…I ordered Julianne’s graduation invitations and her cap and gown. It’s really happening!!
From the kitchen…enjoying a leftover blueberry muffin from the other morning
I am creating…cards and finishing up some Christmas gifts
I am reading…Waiting for Your Prodigal: Daily Thoughts and Prayers  This is such an excellent book; it has been very encouraging and helpful to me.
I am hearing…only me typing on my laptop
Noticing that…it isn’t even winter and yet we are having our second snow event and possibly have another this weekend
Around the house…I’m hoping to finally get a chance to put up Christmas decorations!
A few plans for the rest of the week: a surprise birthday party today; tomorrow (if the snow isn’t bad: lunch with a friend, co-op Christmas party, Bible study; dance for Julianne on Friday night and dinner out with our Fellowship Group on Saturday
Here is a picture I’m sharing….. 

Bluebird and Goldfinch on my backyard feeder
If you enjoyed this post and would like to read more like it, please go over here to The Simple Woman’s Daybook.  Bring some hot cocoa and relax for a few minutes.  Perhaps post a Daybook entry of your own?

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For November 2, 2010
Outside my window…yellow, brown, red and green leaves against a brilliant blue sky
I am thankful…that I am secure in Christ
From the learning rooms…lots of studying on Julianne’s part; this year has been somewhat intense
From the kitchen…not sure, haha! Michael is working late tonight because of the election so we may send out for pizza. I have a 50% off coupon from Papa John’s!
I am creating…on Christmas gifts….still
I am reading…a book on quilling; now to put it into practice
Scripture for the week: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)
I am hearing…the heater running; it’s that time of year
Noticing that…a lot of trees are still very green; it seems late in the year—I wonder if our dry summer has anything to do with it
Around the house…two major projects this week and next: cleaning out the craft room and reorganizing the pantry
A few plans for the rest of the week: dentist appointment for Julianne, deacon’s meeting Thursday night and then our church’s marriage conference all weekend
Here is a picture I’m sharing…..Michael and Julianne on a recent outing
If you enjoyed this daybook, please go over to The Simple Woman’s Daybook to  read others…..and consider posting one yourself!

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For October 11, 2010
Outside my window…a slightly-warm autumn day but beautiful….there is not a cloud in the sky!
I am thankful…for our pastor and his faithful study of the Word.
From the learning rooms…I am learning some new embroidery stitches; practice, practice, practice
From the kitchen…spaghetti, meatballs, and salad. Yum!
I am creating….Christmas gifts. Shhhh…….
I am reading…read the first two chapters of “Humility” for our Fellowship Group; just started “Think” by John Piper; and for fun I’m reading “Only to Deceive” by Tasha Alexander
Scripture for the week: “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. (Nahum 1:7)
I am hearing…the windows are open and I hear: the water in our fountain tinkling, a neighbor talking, and birds singing.
Noticing that…it takes me longer to recover from sickness than it used to….part of growing older, I guess.
Around the house…we are now on emergency water restrictions so we cannot water the yard or plants at all. We had rain about two weeks ago and there’s a small chance we may have some this week.
A few plans for the rest of the week: a blessedly quiet week other than Julianne’s co-op classes!!
Here is a picture I’m sharing…..something that Michael sent to me on my phone. He makes me happy!
Be sure to visit The Simple Woman’s Daybook to read other daybook entries.  It will be a blessing!!

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For September 20, 2010
Outside my window…a beautiful blue sky, no clouds, about 80 degrees. Just a few more days left of summer.
I am thankful…for being able to stay home to care for my husband and children.
From the learning rooms…study, study, study! We are now in full swing so the books are always open!
From the kitchen…leftovers
I am creating…working on a lap blanket for Julianne; napkins are finished and they turned out well.
I am reading…starting “Humility” with our Fellowship Group.
Scripture for the week: “But He gives more grace…..” (James 4:6a); what a wonderful phrase! It just doesn’t get any better than that!!!
I am hearing…not much; it’s very quiet at our house.
Noticing that…the trees have lost their lustre and some leaves are starting to fall.
Around the house…trying to keep all my garden plants alive; we are in a drought and now we have water restrictions. I can only water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. I can water my plants in pots on other days if I use a watering can.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Co-op on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; home the rest of the days. Saturday our fellowship group meets here.
Here is a picture I’m sharing.….this is a marker for a trail named after my dad.
If you would like to see more posts like this, please be sure to visit Peggy’s Place