Monday, March 30, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...

Outside my window... perfect weather 70* high today, and it is clear and calm. The morning loads of laundry hang on the line. The cluck of the chickens add to the songs of the birds so longing for me to fill the feeders. The dogs lay in the cool shade and chew the new nylabones I got them with a coupon over the weekend. The occasional wine of the Lab for they have once again been banished to the terrible out doors:) One of them peed on the wood floor thus ruining several documents that were in a cloth bag near the "pool". I need a break from sweeping up fur. The patio door is opened and they enjoy my voice as I calm them.

I am thinking... Wow this lunch is spicy! I pan fried a Yukon gold potato diced with green onion from the garden, an egg from the hen steamed on top of it. To that I added a medicinal blend of turmeric and Cayenne peeper for inflammation. It is good for this hard working woman. I think it is so loving that today I stopped to see the need of my body, and tended to it naturally.

From the learning rooms... Well...several studies of late. A book on "getting stronger" I desire to regain some flexibility. The book "Passages" to reflect on my adult development as this passage of 50 is coming upon me. It is a great reference to gain understanding in relation to others as well as the self. The book of John in the Bible. There are google searches on going about trellis building and plant requirements. Having an emerging pre teen daughter there is also a need and desire to study the developmental passages that she is going through.

I am thankful for...Hanging laundry on the line this morning. My Dear FILove is in the passage of his body saying to slow himself. The humility and dignity he examples is humbling. It has left me reflective of the grateful privilege of physical labor and the joy found therein.

From the kitchen... A trip to market within the hour to gain scrap for the hens from the green grocer. At that store I will purchase 4 more whole chickens to cut up and freeze BBQ and boil down for stock. The coffee (whole bean) is needing to be ground (bi-monthly) . Dishes are almost caught up. Dishwasher has run and is air drying.

I am wearing... denim skirt, blue 3/4 sleeved top and white terry cloth slippers with rubber soles to protect and take better care of my beautiful feet. This an issue of loving myself.
Oh yes! also a swede light brown beret hat.
The buss stop this morning called for a fast disguise :)
A hair under the hat kind of day.

I am reading... above books, and recipe cards in file and the booklet to finish up the last of the state taxes. I know it has been a very very busy season. I am all but done.

I am hoping... Mercy on my new "Black Russian" Tomato plant it is struggling after transplant. Hoping for my Dove to balance well her integrety while sticking up for the underdog not to make enemies. I love that she "don't care...what they think Mom"...!!

I am creating... some pay it forward and gifts of thanksgiving. Fun fun :)
It got me to clean up the beading desk! Great motivation.

I am hearing... Birds wild and chicken. silence as the hum of the computer is the loudest sound at the moment.
A call to attend to the market and the goals therein.

Around the house...Washer stopped time to hang out that load, and to begin another before I leave.

One of my favorite things... To hold a cool cotton garment to my face as I hang the item on the line, it smells and feels to wonderful.

A few plans for the rest of the week... My desire is to stay home as much as I am able to. Tomorrow Bible study and a make up "Art Maser" presentation. On Wednesday to serve in Doves class for two hours then to go to "Moms in Touch" at 1:30.Tending to home and garden, food preparations and laundry. Making my home more pleasing. Tending to the sewing studio and doing crafts. Slowing down to care for my body and spirit. Releasing lady bugs this evening at dusk and tying out some Praying Mantis cocoons. I also have red wiggler worms to make a compost or add to the compost or soil...yet to be determined.

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

Oh LIFE!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Denise said...

Such a wonderful daybook.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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