Monday, May 11, 2015


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For Today... May 11th, 2015

Outside my window... Oh how I long to sit out here at this time of day, when its still quiet. Its been rainy and damp for the last week; I just want to get out there and spruce up the deck and yard!
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I am thinking... that I need to get up and get moving...lots of laundry to get to today (bedding and blankets always makes for a heavy day

I am thankful... for my boys. They have grown up into a couple of good looking, caring young men!
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I am wearing... blue capri yoga pants and a white/gray/purple/teal zip up hoodie

I am creating... crochet: same projects; putting my craft room together

I am going... to be doing some binge watching as my oldest hooked me up with lots of movies and some TV shows yesterday!

I am reading... nothing at the moment

I am hoping... that the weather is nice this week, as we need to get the lawn mowed, its turning into a jungle out there.

I am learning... that I just don't have the knack for making homemade bread. Last weeks try was a flop again! I guess its time I invest in a bread maker. I may have to look for one at a thrift store.

In my garden... nothing going on at the moment.

In my kitchen...
Menu for the week:
Monday ~ lasagna, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ leftovers
Wednesday ~ eggs, sausage, hash browns and toast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ hamburgs and fries
Saturday ~ something on the grill, not sure what yet

A favorite quote for today...
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A peek into one of my days... What my Friday's look like when I get home from the grocery store from now until Fall ~ the kitty attacks the bag that has the strawberries in it.
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One of my favorite things... I love this time of year, when we have fresh fruit. I will cut up a big bowl that will last us most of the week. For dinners and lunches. It will last longer now, as its just the hubby and I at home. watermelon, cantelope, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and pineapple
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A few plans for the rest of the week:
Monday ~ laundry and housework, possibly getting some highlights in my hair, painting in my craft room if my hubby gets my side units finished
Tuesday ~ painting if not done on Monday, working in my craft room
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ work
Friday ~ grocery shopping, and highlights if not done on Monday, maybe girls night at my friends
Saturday ~ if weather is nice: yard work, maybe a bike ride with the hubby
Sunday ~ church, lunch, vegging with my hubby

From the board room... I love this recycled door use, from my craft board
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photo credit

Post Script... I have recently stumbled upon The Holderness family on youtube. Their videos are so funny!

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  1. I love the way you wrote your Daybook post! The photos are awesome. I am right after you in the list. I need to plan ahead to have more photos. It just makes things more interesting.

    Have a terrific, productive week full of the love of God and family!

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  2. Love your seating area on the deck, looks peaceful! That fruit looks so good - I may have to go to the store today now! :)
    Have a great week...

  3. Hi Jodi! Darn, sorry your bread didn't turn out! I started kneading the dough in my stand mixer with the dough hook, and it worked so much better! My wrists get too sore from kneading by hand. I love your deck, I hope you get some nice weather soon to get out there and enjoy it! Your sons are both very handsome, I hope the son that hurt his foot is feeling better. That door is amazing, really nice! I can't wait to see your craft room! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Hmm, that fruit salad looks so good! Your sons are such handsome young men. I think mine and yours must be the same age. I love having grown kids!

  5. Your sons ARE handsome young men; love the quote you shared...the fruit salad looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing on Simple Woman's Daybook!

  6. Your daybook entry is full this week. I love that door. I need to find an old door to do that to! Your boys are very handsome. We used to have a bread machine. Richard loved making bread. And the bread made us so fat, we had to get rid of it. LOL! Have a good week

  7. Your fruit bowl looks amazing! I love all the fresh fruit this time of the year :-)

    I hear you on the bread. I tried and could never get the knack of it. We have a bread machine that I use occasionally, but it's easier just to get it at the grocery store.

    Tammy ~@~

  8. Fruit salad looks so fresh and delicious!

    Sorry your bread didn't turn out. I have a bread machine, works great!


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