Monday, August 31, 2009

The Simple Womans's Daybook

For Today August 31, 2009

Outside my Window.....the sun is as bright and sitting at full rise. Today is due to be extremely hot. I have not been out yet my kids have and have reported hot, hot, hot.

I am Thinking....about a missing shirt, and where on earth could it be. This will drive me nuts until found or I break down and buy a new one.

I am Thankful husband able to be home all weekend.

From the Learning rooms....Math and LLATL and music.

From the Kitchen....Eggs, grits and bacon fresh baked bread for toast. We love breakfast for dinner.

I am Wearing...Jeans and violin t-shirt with sneakers made for walking.

I am Creating....socks for Poppy, scarf as a Christmas for a nephew. I also have the quilt and afghan to complete when the weather cools.

I am orchestra I also have some very important time sensitive earns that must be done today.

I am Reading...Power of the Praying Mother. Doing a 30 day study with Amy.

I am Hoping...for a smoother time of than we had last year from here to the end of year. Some stability and unchanging daily living would be nice.

I am Praying....for our home and God's working in our Life's.

I am being done and lunch being cleaned up.

Around the schedules coming into reality and the busyness of children with extra activities

A few plans for the rest of the week.....choir, orchestra and school.

Here is a picture thought I would like to share with you....waiting for cooler weather so I can enjoy sitting outside reading.

Thank you Peggy for the weekly reminder of life's simplicity. If you would like to take part or read more daybook's please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybooks

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Black Concert Dress Complete!

If you have followed the daybook you have read about the famous black dress in the works for weeks now.

Poppy is excited and well she should be.
Poppy, Daddy, 3 brothers and mommy went to the fabric store just so...Little Poppy could pick out her special fabric for her special dress.
This was a big adventure for her, then she so patiently awaited mommy to make her very special dress.
If you could have heard her this morning as she walked in the sewing room to see the dress hanging awaiting her arrival.
Enough to make a mommies heart overflow.

Yes, it sparkles like stars in the night sky. All Poppy

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Funnies

How do these people survive life?

ONE Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter. "You don't?" I replied. "We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply. "So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?" "That's right." So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

TWO I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the "divider", looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, "Do you know how much this is?" I said to her "I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today.." She said "OK," and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

THREE A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy."

FOUR I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?" I asked. She replied, "I knew I ! Should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?" "Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm, too?" I asked. "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk."

FIVE Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do? Just use copier machine paper, the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.

SIX A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, as the kid was eating ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and should be fine, the mother says, I just gave him some ant killer..... Dispatcher: Rush him in to emergency! Life is tough.. it's tougher if you're stupid!
If you would like to have more laughter go on over and visit Kim . Many more links to Laugh along with.
Have a wonderful Blessed Friday

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I am finally finished with my very first pair of knitted socks.
I am so surprised by myself.
I learned how to knit this pair from a pattern on the web, YouTube and a knitting books for kids.
I really had no confidence in myself, that I would pull it off.
These are going to be for Piglet.

So I have gotten brave enough to try a second pair for little Roo.
The list is growing with requests

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Words and the confusion they cause

My husbands Uncle sent this to me. It sure did get me thinking about words.

THIS IS GREAT for wordsmiths !!! Read all the way to the
end............... This took a lot of work to put together!!!

You think English is easy???

Read to the end .. . ... a new twist

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The peasant decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to
present the present .

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant,
nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France .
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find
that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig
is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't
groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't
the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One
index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not
one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one
of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats
vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an
asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a
play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have
noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a
wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a
language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you
fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the
creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That
is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are
out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ?

You lovers of the English
language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word
that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the
list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a
meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP and why are the
officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the
silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the
house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times, the little word
has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets,
work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but
to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped
UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the
proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized
dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about
thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list
of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if
you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a
hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP .
When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for a while, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP for now my time is UP, is time to shut UP!

Oh . . . one more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at
night? U-P

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today.....August 24, 2009

Outside my Window......the sun is fully awake, everything is alive and happy with the sun rays of the day and the rains of the afternoon. I have noticed how quite nature has become as our seasons change as fall is around the corner.

I am thinking...........way to many things at one time.

I am Thankful for......a wonderful church.

From the Learning rooms.....math and reading. We begin our other activities this week and next.

From the Kitchen....big pot a spaghetti sauce yesterday. Tonight homemade pizza, tomorrow roast in crock pot as we begin children's choir. Thin mints cookies baked yesterday some changes to baking instructions next time.

I am wearing... long denim skirt and white top.

I am creating.....I finished the socks for Piglet...So I have begun a new pair for Roo. Walmart finally has a yarn I need for finishing a afghan for my husband. I was able to pick up two skein will need two more.

I am nowhere, will work on sewing and ironing today.

I am reading....devotional

I am hoping....for a calm week and to stay in prayer daily. Not to allow anxiety to take over during the day.

I am praying....for my husband and our home, also for a friend who is going through the same things we are but searching for the why. We may never know the why. I pray I am of good witness to with God leading.

I am hearing....a movie the children are watching. Changing up the days beginning, helps from feeling as we are ruts.

Around the house...our days have been starting late and slow. That is fine it will change on it owns as things change each day. I have learned from a close friend to say "it is ok."

A few plans for the rest of the week....choir tomorrow and the childrens evaluation Wednesday. Bible study Wednesday night

Here is a picture thougth I am sharing.....

Thank you Peggy for the weekly reminder of life's simplicity. If you would like to take part or read more daybook's please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybooks.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Simple Womans Daybook

For Today Tuesday, August 18,2009

Outside my window....the sun is beginning to set. Some dark clouds are passing by quickly.

I am is so nice to be a blessing to others.

I am thankful for...the opportunity I have had this month to serve on the servant hearts team. Give such joy to be able to give to others.

From the learning rooms...not sure what happened today but we lost our plan.

From the kitchen...Chicken and dumplings, fresh made bread and chocolate chip cookies

I am wearing...long denim skirt and gray tank top with bare feet.

I am creating....Roo's dress I have not had much time to sew so it is getting down slowly.

I am finish this up and go back to sewing Roo's dress.

I am reading... there is no reading going on outside of teaching.

I am hoping...God leads us soon, it has been almost 2 years since are struggle began. Amazing also a blessing that we are still in our home. The stress of not knowing where we will end up here or somewhere else gets to both of my husband and I at times. That is when we just want to quit and shut down.

I am praying...for my husband.

I am hearing....a movie in the background the kids are watching I am suppose to be also. But I wanted to get my daybook done well I had a second.

Around the house....a few things are out of place due to a new piano arrival. It was given to us for the kids music.

One of my favorite things.....I like this one it makes me think of all the things I take for granted. This week I am going to say dark chocolate and Bottle Caps.

A few plans for the rest of the Wednesday night, school lessons and sewing. A banquet on Thursday night for Breast Cancer.

Here is a picture thought I would like to share with you.... this is a quilt I really would like to make. I am so in love with this quilt.

Thank you Peggy for the weekly reminder of life's simplicity. If you would like to take part or read more daybook's please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybooks.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Friday Funnies

If you would like to have more laughter go on over and visit Kim . Many more links to Laugh along with.

Have a wonderful Blessed Friday,

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today August 10,2009

Outside my window.....I can tell even with the coverings on the windows due the sun just pounding in, that it is another very warm day. Yesterday it rained a few streets over but not here. I do pray we get some rain today, I have some plants that were just transplanted.

I am thinking....I really need to call my SIL today. Not good to call her until later in the day so alot of times life runs away and the call is left undone.

I am thankful for...Jesus, he died for Tara. Ever stop to think about his suffering and pain. Yesterday in church I did. I do not want to go through the pain and suffering he went through. My suffering does not even compare. Why are we not more happy in the Lord?

From the learning rooms....we have are evaluation at the end of the month. We are already moving on with our studies. Daily math, geography and of course reading. Our science is growing nicely. I looked at it Saturday wow. Don't thing kids have checked it lately amazing how mold grows more unwatched.

From the kitchen...right now a good cup coffee, working on waking up. We may have club sandwhiches and soup for dinner. Just a simple dinner to finish off a day that I do not want to feel rushed around by. I want to brouse and linger today.

I am wearing...a nightgown I forgot I had, it is satin and long and great for summer.

I am creating... samethings, will they ever I finish them, yes. If not before violin they sure will when violin begins at least the sock. The black dress, I am taking my time since I want it perfect.

I am going...out today to brouse and stroll about. I need to stretch the legs, today is the day since I do have a couple of earns to run.

I am reading...this is low on the to do list...

I am hoping....we will not have to move

I am praying....for a miracle, God can provide it.

I am hearing...silence accept when my daughter says something to me. She is the first up for the day. Boys I am letting sleep they were very tired from playing with the cousins this weekend.

Around the house...hubby moved a couple things in my classroom to bring in his desk from his office. It is just to hot out in his office. I feel unsettled again with the moving of the tables and haven't figured their postioning yet.

One of my favorite things....cooperation, and how well a house can run when you have it.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Mail a thank you card to a dear and a wonderful couple from church. I went to be a blessing to them, and they ended up blessing a need I had. Teaching school and maybe a day to deep clean the house. It is feeling the need to be done.

Here is a picture thought I would like to share with MIL at Easter with her 8 grandchildren. This week is her birthday, a big one.

Thank you Peggy for the weekly reminder life is simple, you can keep it simple. It is all in what you decide to live. If you would like to take part or read more daybook's please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybooks.

Friday, August 7, 2009

God put's you where he wants you

Yesterday I went to Ikea, (first time ever). What a neat store.
It started like this,
It was mentioned last week, about going to Ikea when talking with a friend. She wanted help picking out window blinds.
OK sure.
Not to sure how serious she is about my help. Put it on the back burner
So Wednesday she calls and wants to know if I can go Thursday or Friday.
Oh boy, I just spent the last of my funds.
I just made plans with my MIL.
Sure if you don't mind 4 kids.
you know how your head begins to spin, you try to get the thoughts in order to shift tracks. You know since I put this on the back burner and didn't give it another thought)

So I quickly say "Sure let me talk to Matt". ( my husband). Thinking he can be the bad guy (again). He surprises me and says shift your schedule. Go tomorrow you have gas. ((this is in my head) I do? OK if you say so...)

Now do not get me wrong I am ready for a road trip (big time). But it always comes back to money for me anymore.

Then I tell him she asked about eating at Ikea (money for me again). He does a um sound and I start telling him the info he needs to make the decision on if I can or not. We hang up with out me having an answer over everything. But I call her back and say sure let's do it tomorrow.(Thursday)
That morning as I am leaving my wonderful husband hands me money for gas and lunch.
As always he takes care of me.
But just in case I was still spinning my wheels in my head how to make it all work with the little money I had, which I was using to buy the kids school books.
(he knows I do this so he likes to play with me by waiting until I am getting in the car)
Thank you honey!
So I put gas in the car and still worried about the day's cost..I finally say oh well what comes comes.
Had great drive kids love road trips they were all excited to see there friends. (did I mention the trip takes 1 1/2 hrs)
We finally get to Ikea can't see it behind the mall so I drove by it and around....... it.
As, I make the run to the bathroom (since I didn't stop anywhere and drank coffee the whole way over). Why do I do this to my self?
Come out and she tells me "Guess what?" "What" I say. "Until August 16 the kids under 12 eat free." she says.
"what!" Yes this is great!
That means all mine but 1 eat free!

I am liking this. I fed all 5 of us on 10 dollars.
My next blessing;
While we are shopping I find a easel chalk board/white board, wood framed at a very very good price. It has place for a paper roll (which is great for school, map making for us)

I just priced white boards without the easel or chalk board
They are pricey and I still needed a easel to hold the board.

Wow I need this. This will be perfect. I knew if I left with out, I would regret it. So here it is in my classroom looking really nice, by the way.
It sits right next to the teachers chair ready for our next lesson.

I come home tell hubby all about the day, and he says "You were where God wanted you today."
Have no idea way that didn't cross my mine. But he was right, God had me right where he wanted me that day.
God took care of my worries, he provided for the needs I had. He fixed it so I was not stressed about how I was going to the store today and then be able to get over to a church family home this weekend to drop a meal.
I followed with out questioning the why. I did worry a bit over money God showed again believe in me I will take care of you.
We are now off to our grocery shopping

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Random Fun Questions about Me...

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6am

2. How do you like your steak? Meduim well

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Mamma Mia

4. What is your favorite TV show? The Office, I quess. I don't watch much tv

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Not real sure, I have it pretty good right now. I have country living with beach near.

6. What did you have for breakfast? coffee, I don't do breakfast.

7. Your favorite food? Tacos

8. What foods do you dislike? I am so picky, I don't do chunky.

9.. Favorite Place to Eat? Mexican

10. Favorite dressing? ranch and honey chipolti

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Pontiac Bonneville (Chevrolet Subruban is my goal again)

12. What are your favorite clothes? comfortable

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Ireland

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 1/2 full mostly but somedays it feels 1/2 empty

15. Where would you want to retire? Carolinas

16. Favorite time of day? Morning

17. Where were you born? Melbourne, Fl

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Ice Skating or Gymnastics

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? not sure

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? Don't know...

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? everyone, I find things about others interesting

22. Bird watcher? sometimes

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning

24. Do you have any pets? 1 kitten, 2 dogs, 2 fish and a quaker parrot.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Life is in a normal routine for now

26. What did you want to be when you were little? stewardess

27. What is your best childhood memory? Don't know if I could pick a best.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? both as long as the dog is little and cute.

29. Are you married? yes 15 yrs this November, been together 16yrs.

30. Always wear your seat belt? yes

31. Been in a car accident? yes.

32. Any pet peeves? not picking up after yourself. Jumpimg like jack in the box in the house none stop, and screaming just to do it. Yes these have happened recently. I am sure I have more if you asked my kids.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? meat toppings, black olives and lots of cheese.

34. Favorite Flower? I love all to have them around me. Carnations with tulips and lillies

35. Favorite ice cream? changes all the time.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Moes

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none

38. From whom did you get your last email? a lady over books I am selling

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? I don't have credit cards, prices these day's could max any card.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? does jump in car to go help a friend count

41. Like your job? yes being able to stay home and teach my children and being a wife is the best

42. Broccoli? sometimes

43. What was your favorite vacation? every vacation we ever took

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? My family with a family from Orlando

45. What are you listening to right now? the kids eating lunch

46. What is your favorite color? Pink

47. How many tattoos do you have? none, never will

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? Whoever reads this! I would love to see your answers! :D

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Simplw Womans Daybook

For Today August 3,2009

Outside my window... The sun is getting ready to go down into a sunset. The heat of the day is beginning to cool down.

I am thinking....don't really want to think. My feelings are getting the best of me the last couple of days.

From the learning rooms....we worked on geography with Beautiful feet. Kids are loving the maps and mom is reading to them. Daily we have a math lessons and reading time. Some days we throw in penmanship or science. We are waiting for our mold to grow.

I am thankful for...that God has opened a door where I can serve for him.

From the Kitchen... Black beans and rice with sausage. It is very filling.

I am wearing.... A pink and yellow floral skirt and a pink tank top.

I am reading... I am not reading anything. I just can't get myself right minded on anything of late.

I am hoping....things will turn around soon with the economy and for my husband.

I am creating...I am still working on the same black dress and sock. I did actually work on them both last night.

I am praying...I am still praying for our home. That God will guide my husband where he needs to be and needs to do for his family.

Around the house... I am surrounded by everyone. Hubby and the oldest just finished the kitchen floor scrub they do every couple of months. The other two are on the playstation and baby girl playing by herself quitely.

One of my favorite I saw on a blog where she decorates with pink Victorian looks so feminine.

Few plans for the rest of the of course, grocery shopping on Friday. Fixing homemade soup, fresh baked bread and jello for family at church. Taking it over to them with the kids to visit.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..
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