Currently, I’m

Cooking a batch of shredded beef burritos in the crock pot. They smell SO good right now.

Listening to SuperMan shampooing the carpets for me. I’m such a lucky girl to have a man who spoils me so.

Nibbling on some almonds and dried cranberries – my new favorite snack.

Counting down the days until school is out. 12, if you are wondering. I think I’m just as excited as the girls.

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Planning my annual trip to California for work and hoping the flights are not too wretched. I miss the days of frequent flyer perks, even if I don’t miss the days of frequent flying.

Looking forward to my garden giving us some yummy foods this summer.

Enjoying the time we have at home with SuperMan between big work projects (and hoping it’s not too long-lived)

Reading Angelology ~ devouring it is more like what I’m doing. It’s really engrossing.

What are you up to these days?


Good morning!

Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and join me. I’m so glad you’re here!


Today I’m…

…wondering about Big Girl’s not feeling well… if I need to call the doctor or let her rest and hope she feels better tomorrow.

…grateful for the leftovers in the fridge so that I don’t have to cook tonight.

…thinking about making some pizzelles but wondering if I should wait until the weekend.

…avoiding the laundry that is waiting to be washed, folded and put away.

…working on my to-do list for work.

…enjoying the cooler temperatures that came after the rains.

…hearing the re-runs of “Family Ties” in the other room – my sick girl entertaining herself.

…thinking about the reading I need to do for my Bible study tonight.

…enjoying the creation of this new shawl I started on Sunday. I can’t wait until it is finished and I can wear it.IMG_2142[1]

…looking forward to the fall – the decorations, the festivities, the food, and the fun. I can’t wait to go pick apples, pumpkins and walk in the woods with the colored leaves cascading down around me.

…contemplating whether or not I will “do” my hair today or just pull it up on my head and let the crazy curls do their thing.

…reading “The Secret Life of Bees” and really enjoying it. I just finished another book last night and will share the review with you soon.

…trying to focus on the positive and less on the negative.

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Today (Simple Woman’s Daybook) 16 July 2012


Outside my window…

it is muggy and hot, but the sun is shining and the storms from last week seem to be gone.

I am thinking…

about plans for the new school year, what our routines and schedule will/should be.

I am thankful…

for the air conditioning and the fact that I work at home and don’t have to leave my girls when they’re home for the summer

In the kitchen…

I’m contemplating simple suppers this week. Salads and grilled foods.

I am wearing…

yoga capris and a comfy t-shirt

I am creating…

knitted washcloths, a mini vacation scrapbook, and plans for some redecorating around the house

I am going…

nowhere this week, unless I absolutely have to

I am wondering…

if I have allergies or am fighting off a summer cold (sniffle, sneeze)

I am reading…

the new Deborah Harkness book, Shadow of Night. So good, already.

I am hoping…

to get a little crafting done this week.

I am looking forward to…

being a part of the review team with Layered Pages.

Around the house…

The kids are playing quietly, enjoying their day. The kitties are sleeping (as usual) and the laundry is waiting for me to attend to it. (as usual)

A favorite quote for today…

Loving this right now – nap nap

One of my favorite things…

My iPad. I am quite addicted.

A few plans for the rest of the week:

work, conference calls, spreadsheets, etc.
a few trips to the swimming pool
Little Bit’s BIRTHDAY! (and party)

A peek into my day…


On a Saturday Morning ~ 9 July

Outside my window … it is rainy, misty and foggy. PERFECT weather to stay home and scrapbook, which is what I am planning to do today.

I am thinking about … well, I’m thinking about too many things. I need to try to quiet my mind some this weekend. I’m not sleeping well lately, and I think it is because I have too much on my mind.

I am thankful for … all of the blessings in my life, especially my family.

From the kitchen … baking bread today – and maybe some chili, even though it is way too hot for it, I have a craving.

I am wearing … my usual Saturday “uniform” of yoga pants and t-shirt.

I am creating … hoping to create some scrapbook pages today, and some yummy food.

I am reading … just started a new book last night, but only made it 10-15 pages in before I got sleepy. Trying to find something to grab my attention. Have had a couple “dud” books the last few weeks.

I am hoping … SuperMan’s work doesn’t do another layoff soon.

I am hearing … the washer, dryer and sounds of Pound Puppies on TV.

Around the house … the chaos that comes when the kids are home 24/7 in the summertime.

A few plans for the week … work, church, scrapbooking & the pool.

What about you?

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On a Saturday Morning: 11 June


Outside my window…it’s hot and humid already this morning, but the day looks to be beautiful.

I am thinking…about the to-do list I have for today and getting started early so I can play later this afternoon.

I am thankful for…SuperMan – my hero, my sanity, my rescuer, my love.

From the learning rooms…little girls learning about puppets thanks to a generous friend

From the kitchen…lots of yummy things today – I’m preparing to host Small Group tomorrow. Chicken is roasting for chicken salad, cole slaw, pasta salad and Oreo pie!

I am wearing…my comfy yoga pants and shirt. Great for “working out” in the kitchen!

I am creating… well, hoping to create some of my Project Life pages later today.

I am going…to get a massage later today. I can’t wait.

I am reading…nothing at the moment. I’ve been too busy to start a new book.

I am hoping…to get a little time to scrapbook today

I am hearing…little people

Around the house…the delicious aroma of gardenias shared from my sweet friend Cindy’s garden

One of my favorite things…is cooking for those I love

A few plans for the rest of the week: more doctor’s appointments for Little Bit, play dates for the girls and lots of work for SuperMan and me.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing…

IMG_0453SuperMan helping me to clean the disaster of a kitchen from my cooking this morning.

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On a Saturday Morning ~ Easter Weekend

Good Saturday morning to you, my friends…

I’m sitting here in my office with a GIANT cup of hot tea and watching the news while I catch up on blog reading. Haven’t had much time for that this week as Little Bit came down with a nasty case of strep throat. She’s been pretty sick and I’ve been spending most of my time taking care of her. It’s bittersweet, as I hold her in my lap and see her legs and arms dangling over the edges of the recliner.  My babies are growing up and it won’t be long before they don’t want me to hold them in this way. So, while I hate that she is sick, I’m loving the extra snuggle time we are having.

Our weekend plans have changed because of her illness and we’re not headed to see family as we had thought.  But we are hoping to have some fun ourselves this weekend if she is feeling better – maybe a hike on Sunday afternoon. If not, we’ll just enjoy some relaxing time at home together.

Outside my window… its misty and foggy but looks to be a beautiful day today.

I am thinking… about how quickly things change even though they feel like they will always be the same.

I am thankful… for my house, my family, my health, and my blessings.

From the kitchen…homemade bread, cheese grits and yummy breakfast cooked by SuperMan this morning.

I am wearing…PJs – for as long as I possibly can today. 🙂

I am creating…comfort and care for my sick little one.

I am going…for a walk later today, I hope.

I am readingThe Peach Keeper & How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.

I am hoping…that I can get all my reading in this weekend for my class on Tuesday night. I’m loving the class but unaccustomed to having homework to fit into my schedule.

I am hearing…Scooby Cat making blissful noises as she rolls in front of the heating vent and revels in the warm air.

Around the house…chores that have been put on hold while I nursed Little Bit. They can wait.

One of my favorite things…good friends.

A few plans for the rest of the week…Easter Sunday celebrations & bible study class on Tuesday night.

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On a Saturday Morning ~ 16 April

Outside my window… the squirrels are eating all the black sunflower seeds in the feeder, the sky is crisp, clean and beautiful – washed clean after last night’s storms. It’s going to be a gorgeous day.

I am thinking… about plans for today and what we’ll do.

I am thankful… for my house, my family, my health, and my blessings.

From the kitchen… homemade pizzas tonight (maybe)

I am wearing… warm slippers – it got chilly last night!

I am creating… uh, nothing right now. Hoping to get a little scrapbooking in this weekend, but we’ll see.

I am going… to the grocery later this morning and maybe something fun for the kids later today.

I am readingThe Day the Falls Stood Still

I am hoping…that I can get all my reading in this weekend for my class on Tuesday night.

I am hearing… Little Bit and her sister singing while they play on the computers.

Around the house… lots of laundry and things to do.

One of my favorite things… the breakfast casserole I’m munching on.

A few plans for the rest of the week… my bible study class on Tuesday night, ballet visitor’s day on Monday, prep for Easter weekend.

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On a Saturday morning

Outside my window… the birds are wondering why there is no seed in their feeders. I’m sorry, little birds, I’ll get some today.

I am thinking… about all the things happening in Japan and praying for all of the people affected by this disaster.

I am thankful… for my house, my family, my health, and my blessings.

From the kitchen… cake baking and food prep for a get-together tonight.

I am wearing… my uniform-of-choice: PJs

I am creating… uh, nothing right now. Not feeling creative at the moment – hope to find that creative mojo again soon.

I am going… to the grocery later this morning and hoping to sneak in a pedicure and maybe a Starbucks.image

I am reading… The Informationist 

I am hoping…that my Big Girl has a better day today.

I am hearing… Little Bit and her daddy as they talk about their artwork they are creating.

Around the house… things are neat and tidy (for a change)

One of my favorite things… my daily cup of tea (or CUPS, I should say)

A few plans for the rest of the week… my weekly Cup of Joy bible study, a baby shower for a dear friend

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Right Now

IMGP2311 Outside my window… the sun is rising and the ground is covered in dew. The birds are chirping and it looks to be a beautiful day.

I am thinking…about the changes happening around me – lots of growth and development in so many places… and all good.

I am thankful for…my beautiful girls.

From the kitchen…blueberry scones this morning and a day full of cooking in preparation for guests tomorrow night, but I am excited to have them and looking forward to the fun of preparing food for them.

I am wearing…comfy PJ’s

I am creating…a happy, peaceful home (still trying)

I am going…to try to focus on being the best mom I can be today. Patience, kindness, gentleness with the girls.

I am reading…Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter

I am hoping…that we are not going to be hit with a blackberry winter and another snowstorm before the spring really arrives.

I am hearing…Little Bit playing on the computer and someone walking around upstairs.

Around the house…lots of Kleenex

One of my favorite things…good friends

A few plans for the rest of the week… church on Sunday – dinner with friends Sunday night and again on Saturday night next week.

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Simple Woman’s Daybook – 19 Feb 11


Outside my window…I am watching the puppies chase the squirrels away from the IMGP2466bird feeder.

I am thinking…about the fact that Big Girl’s jeans are not that much smaller than mine anymore – I have shrunk and she has grown. Scary.

I am thankful for…the beautiful weather we’re having.

From the kitchen…SuperMan is whipping up a Saturday brunch

I am wearing…my too-big nightshirt

I am creating…a happy, peaceful home

I am going…to the circus today – and exploring downtown while we’re there

I am reading…The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

I am hoping…the beautiful weather continues & SuperMan’s side work picks up

I am hearing…my girls playing Barbies

Around the house…laundry, spring decorations and lots of Kleenex

One of my favorite things…lazy Saturday mornings with the family

A few plans for the rest of the week… church on Sunday and on to the usual weekly routine of dance classes, school & work.

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