Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Outside my window...it's misting. seriously mist? and grey! I miss the sun from last week
I am thinking...about all the dental work that I need done; it's depressing and my own fault
I am thankful for...the fact that it looks like we will be able to pay off some debt with our tax refunds
From the kitchen...coffee!
I am wearing...sweats and a hoodie
I am creating...nothing new currently. I'm in a creative slump.
I am going...to take a nice hot shower and find something to do today
I am reading...RR
I am hoping...the sun will come out today
I am hearing...mickey mouse clubhouse-bad night of sleep, pounding headache= a bit of tv for dd and coffee/computer time for myself
Around the house...rearranged
One of my favorite things...how excited DD gets over princess bandaids
A few plans for the rest of the week: It'll probably depend on the weather!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...sunshine!!! SUNSHINE!! blue skies!
I am thinking...how wonderful a hot cup of coffee is this morning
I am thankful for...my mom
From the kitchen...yesterday dd and I made lasagna and strawberry cupcakes. Today we're going to make chicken soup.
I am wearing...a blue long sleeve shirt, brown cardigan and sweatpants ahh sahmama glamour :-P
I am creating...a mama and baby bird piece for dd's room...I've been trying to focus on that so it gets done!
I am going...to take dd out to play in the sunshine in a bit when it gets above freezing!
I am reading...ragamuffin reflections
I am hoping...everything J is working towards pans out
I am hearing...dd "grocery shopping"
Around the house...happy that we are continuing to get rid of excess
One of my favorite things...sunshine! grass! that fact i've been able to dig in my garden!
A few plans for the rest of the week: I think the children's museum, gym class for the kiddo and getting back out to run!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I need to write a blog entry. A real one not just a daybook entry once a week. I'm quite pathetic at keeping up with blogging. I love the idea of keeping one and reading others but when it comes down to it, I just don't do it! I think I just have a tough time getting all my ideas organized for a blog; like I want to write about 25 different things instead of one topic. But that would bother me. Or maybe it's because I don't want to put out into a public space some of my thoughts. I'm not really sure what it is that keeps me from holding back.

I have been working on all different crafty things. My good friend had her baby shower this past weekend and I made her 3 onesies; actually I made 4 but I didn't like how the fourth one turned out so I didn't give it to her. Two of them I did iron on decals, one a flower, the other an elephant. For the third I hand embroidered the baby's initial onto it with a few flowers. Very sweet and simple, then I bought matching pants for each onesies. I would have loved to make the pants too but I didn't give myself enough time to complete the projects. Worse of all, I forgot to take pictures of them! :(

For SG's room I am working on an embroidery piece with a mama big and a baby bird nesting on a branch under a starry moonlight sky. It's turning out so beautifully. I'm really pleased with the embroidery work I've been doing; it's encouraging when a new craft turns out to be so perfect for you. I've had nothing but fun coming up with ideas to embroider, and I like the fact that it's a revival hand craft. I've seen so many ideas that I would like to create as well, it's just printing them, drawing them or buying the material to do them. I am curious to find a way to frame the pieces I'm working on.

I have been absolutely itching to sew. I have a billion ideas but just no chance to do it.

I pray for peace everyday. I pray to find a way to be happy everyday. I want so badly to have my heart open to happiness. I want to find peace; peaceful peace within. In my household, in my relationships, in my marriage. Nothing is rocky or unstable but I feel like I am lacking the ability to feel that type of peacefulness I see in people I admire. I want more time with J. I pray that things will work out for him; that he will be able to be around more. That God will help our family find a way to be together more. That time won't be so impossible to come by. I want to be sure in my decisions. I want to be able to figure things out (do we ever?) I pray for joy and love daily.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Outside my window...a bit of light is peeking from under the clouds
I am thinking...we have less than a month til spring (I hope!)
I am thankful for...a clean house
From the kitchen...well yesterday dd and I made the yummiest chocolate strawberry cupcakes!
I am wearing...jammies
I am creating...onesies for my gf's baby!
I am going...try and get some sewing done sometime this week!
I am reading...the blog rufflesandstuff.com
I am hoping...for sunshine today!
I am hearing...SG playing with her dollhouse
Around the house...I am organizing everything!
One of my favorite things...is how the air smells when it's hovering between winter and spring
A few plans for the rest of the week: not too much really, I'm happy to have a quiet "home" week after a super busy week last week
Here is picture for thought I am sharing

My little monkey jumping on the bed