Monday, August 5, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window: A cool 8 degrees Celsius. Sunshine and a promise of 22 Celsius. Everything looks so lush for early August!

I am thinking: About what needs to be harvested for the winter. I've made our first batch of applesauce from our windfalls.  I have loads of Swiss chard that needs to be chopped and frozen and zucchinis that need to be shredded and frozen in 1 cup amounts.

In the kitchen: Oatmeal with maple syrup, cinnamon, and dried cranberries for breakfast, some baking with zucchini in it coming up soon, and for supper something with Swiss chard in it.

I am wearing: workout clothes. I just got back from a gorgeous walk. I even watched the sunrise.

I am creating: There's a dishcloth on one set of needles, and a pot holder on another set. No projects are on the go in the craft room at the moment.

I am going: Another week of back and forth to the pool and a couple of special things, but that's it. It'll be a slower week for Mom's Taxi Service. :o)

I am wondering: what to do about my vegetable garden. Some things just aren't growing like they used to. It might just be the weather, but I think I need to be amending the soil.

I am reading: too many books at one time. Hopefully this week I will finish a few of them.

I am hoping: to get the children's chore lists updated, write out a bunch of recipes that sound healthy and tasty, to make a big batch or two of salsa.

I am looking forward to: the Sea to Sea riders coming across on the ferry into Canada on Wednesday.

I am learning: about chickens and chicken coop building.

Around the house: books, swimsuits, dog toys, schedules, and lots of dirt and dog hair. I really must run the vacuum today!

I am pondering: what I am going to do in the fall when the kids go back to school. I think I should make a list and then make it into a schedule so I have a routine for each day.

A favorite quote for today: "Don't be too busy with your life to really live!" Oh how I need to remember this some days!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  My biggest plan is to enjoy the sunshine and the warm days yet. I just love this weather!

A peek into my day:


  1. Look how pretty your laundry is! You just reminded me that I have a dish cloth that is almost finished if I would give it about 20 minutes. I think I will go do that.

  2. Your posts have a way of putting such a smile on my lips...except when you report of your headaches.

    Love it all here!

  3. Say hi to the Sea to Sea riders for me!!! :) My friend Tim arrives this coming Saturday!
    I really like your quote of the day too!

  4. Thanks for these posts, DB. They are so gently reassuring to my soul. So calm and beautiful in the joy of family things. Though your photo makes laundry into something more stunning than I can imagine!

  5. Oh I do love laundry on the line, AND the peek into your day/week ;D



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