Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Our 40~4~40 Has Begun

We had our first adventure on the list. 
What a great time we had! 
Only wished we could have had more of it. 
It seems to be over in the blink of an eye.

I've just added another blog to the Bar above.
Or click the link under the photo above.

I hope you will pop on over and check it out.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Simple Woman's Daybook ~ February

For Today
February 6, 2018

Looking out my window...
The hour before the sun sets, it sends a glow through the patio door.

The "Golden Hour" is probably one of my favorite times of the day. 
I love playing with the natural light.

I am thinking...this wasn't the plan!

Adventure #1 of the list, our first road trip of the year was all planned out.
Then those plans were put on hold.
 A few weeks later, it was back on! 

Just a day after it was all booked, I learned of my Uncles passing.

I am SO thankful...for the many memories, I have of him over his 99 years.

He was General Patton's driver.
He was the uncle who always made you laugh.

He made the best meatballs!

He was our second uncle that made it to 99.

 A few of my favorite things...about him.

The many years I got to spend at the fair. Being in 4-H, I had to be there before and after on most days. In between my activities, I would wander over to the main building where I would find him.

I was blessed to have been able to help him, and my Aunt Evelyn set up the Stornetta Dairy display. He worked for Stornetta's for as long as I can remember. Before that, he was a distributor of Olympia Beer. I've often wondered if that was why we lived on Olympia Court? My aunt is an aging artist who might not remember a lot these days, but she can tell you what pictures she painted around her home. 

Every year he would be in the parade. 
Helping out on the many floats they created was also so much fun. 

He even passed out free, "Stornetta" ice cream, to the kids at the fair.

I am creating...a book (actually it's a binder) for our 40~4~40 Adventures.
Yes, we will still use the GPS, bookmarks, and my list for 95% of the travel. However, hubby likes to read a REAL map. Something about seeing the roads on paper. Everything is in those nifty protective clear page thingys that not only holds the maps but also our reservation confirmations and tickets to the events. I will be able to add brochures, receipts, stubs and other memorabilia along the way.

Basically, it will become its own scrapbook once our adventures are completed.

I am Lularoe's!
I have acquired a decent amount of the leggings. They are just so soft and comfortable. 
These are my favorite pair right now. 

I am watching...the hummingbirds enjoying the morning sun.
 I was Beth Moore. 

Honest Me (part 2).

Do I pray it then work it?
Do I pray it then obey it?

1. What's in it for me?
2. Is there a single slice of insincerity?
3. It's time to go face down and face up.

"The making of a more honest me..."

I am reading...directions on how to improve my connection for the "RING" I got for  Christmas. Time to order the WiFi booster.

I am hoping...that the next 2 weeks go as planned. 

We have the opportunity to tour the construction site of ISM (formerly PIR). We'll be supplied with a hard hat and vest as we check out the new improvements to the track since November. 

Hoping to check off #2 of the list.

I am learning...that life at 61 is incredible!

In my kitchen...I have been cleaning out and rearranging the drawers.

It's okay to get a head start on spring cleaning while it's still winter, right!

In my garden...there is still nothing but a big mess.

Nothing has changed in the last month.
My energy is improving but not enough to do such physical labor.
At least I got ALL my hummingbird feeders (6) filled.
I even got the pots around the porch ready for flowers.
We'll see if I make it out to the nursery this weekend,

Something that caught my eye...our commercials.

Have you seen them?

Here are a couple more...

 "Your Whole Home Drinks"

"Of All The Bodies of Water"

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A moment from one of my! 
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Bucket List

See that tab up there on my bar. It's been there a couple years I think. If you ever clicked on it, it said...
Coming Soon.

Soon is now!

When I created that tab, I had no idea it would take this long for me to get what I had in notebooks, files, and folders onto it. It's still missing some picture and a couple years of travels. 

Just like the list, updating it seems to never end, and I'm not done either! They will show up in time.

Click on the tab and see where we hope to be going and where we've been.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ January

For Today
January 9, 2018

Looking out my window...
I see rain! 

Luckily the guys got most of the cleaning up done over the last weekend. 

With the high winter winds that had blown through over the holidays, leaving behind leaves, trigs and whatever else that could land in the yard, they got it done just in time! 

Now we have a branch and more debris to clean up!

It never ends!

I am thinking...this is going to be a good year! 
No, let me correct that, it's going to be a GREAT year!

I am thankful...for the family and friends who are in our lives. 
For a loving God who provides everything!
I am thankful for the FAITH we've held onto during some rocky roads.

That's What Faith Can Do!

One of my favorite things...aren't things at all, they are my children and my grandchildren! 
They are the loves of my life!
God knows!

I am creating...a year of adventures. 
It's quite a list!
We call it, "40-4-40."
40 Adventures for 40 Years of Marriage.
There is a good chance we might end up doing more than 40.
So many things are happening this year.
For us, an adventure can be a gathering around a dinner table.
It can happen while having a flat tire.
It's all about how we look at our situation.
We can make the most of it or drown in the worse of it?
The glass isn't half empty or half full, it's refillable!

That's What Faith Can do!

I am P.J.'s still. 

I am watching...this kitty climb the carpet.

 I am the TV. 
I have no idea what is on, it's just some white noise in the background.

I am reading...and rereading what I type if that counts.
I haven't been able to concentrate on a book in months.
Praying that ends soon.

I am hoping...all the plans we are creating are the plans God has for us as well.
All have been prayed on.
Some might change how we see them, but not how He does.
He knows!
We just follow.

I am learning...Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7) 

In my kitchen...We've been playing around with Hello Fresh!

This Figgy Balsamic Pork was delicious!

There are so many different companies now you can buy meals from and are delivered to your door weekly, monthly, bi-monthly.
There are other types of boxes, crates, and bag with subscriptions now.
I am guilty of doing a few others myself.

In my garden...there is nothing but a big mess!
High winds tore the gazebo cover up.
Weeds seem to be happy there, but I'm not.
Praying the spring returns to my feet soo.
Hopefully before Spring!

Something that caught my eye...would be...
Have you tried any of the items they sell?
I'm in love with the leggings!
They come in some cute prints along with solids in beautiful colors.
Then I tried my first Carly.
Fell in love!

Not the best photo's but they do show how comfy they are for lounging, LOL!

Share a Quote...

A moment from one of my days...watching my grandson get Baptized. 

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