Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the gracious host here.

For Today... October 20, 2009

Outside my window...the first of several predicted gray, rainy days for this week... thank goodness for that new roof!:)

I am thinking... what a great time we had with ALL of our family together (that's not easy getting everybody in one place:)- on Sunday for Sam and Kristen's birthday and of course visit with Ben, Lisa and little Sophia who made a long weekend visit from Pittsburgh.

I am thankful for...our new roof- seriously- I joke about it, but it is a blessing not to have to worry about leaks when it rains now or snows later...MUCH later. Also for the safe trip that Ben and Lisa had to WI and back home to PA last weekend- one long trip with a baby and doggy!:)

From the kitchen...going to have to be creative tonight-- need a grocery run, but no car here til later.

I am wearing...blue jeans, sweatshirt and black socks.

I am hoping... to get together with my friend Lori this week-it's been too long.

I am hearing... a tv (Martha Stewart) in the kitchen --and a neighbor's car outside.

I am remembering... how my grandpa would bring us walnuts from a farm he worked on-- and he would dump a bucket full out in our gravel driveway where my dad drove up to park the car.--The constant driving over them would get that touch outer layer off the shell. Then we would pick them up and store them in Mom's big country pantry, and shell them as needed for baking- especially at Christmas...

I am praying
... a blogging friend, Ashley, who is going through a rough time right now. Also for a safe delivery for our little grandson in about 6 weeks. For Jess's final few weeks that are usually the most uncomfortable--and endurance for her as she keeps up with Sam each day.

Around the house... working on my closet and other projects this week.

On my mind...how much more exercise I need to get in each week--sigh...:/

One of my favorite things...seeing our kids with their kids...:)

A few plans for the rest of the week...keeping on with the reorganizing and sprucing up. I am wanting to leave some stuff off at GW and peruse the aisles while we're there for any treasures that might be sitting on their shelves;0) I should just ask them if they would consider an even exchange:)

Pondering these words... "I have come that you might have Life and have it more abundantly..." -Jesus

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

Kristen showing Sam how to blow candles out on their birthday cake/cookie bar. (Made by Jess:)

Photo by Lisa C.


BECKY said...

Hi Linda! I am so glad you have peace since you reroofed!! One of those things we takle for granted until there are issues!!

And I'm also delighted that you had such a great time with your children and grandies!! Just fills your heart all up doesn't it?
{big smile}

And I LOVE the pecan thing!! And I want some!! When we went up to Alabama 10 days ago I wanted to come home with some and then forgot! Hmmph!! Nothing like FRESH pecans!! YUM!

Have a fabulous week, Linda! You're a treasure!!
Love ya,
Becky P.s. Sending sunshine!!! :O)

Elena said...

Hi Linda, I love the picture! I also loved the story of the walnuts. Our driveway is paved so I have to pick up the walnuts or the cars will smash them to smithereans! I can't wait to use them in my holiday baking too. So great that you got a new roof and had a wonderful time with family:)Always so good to hear what is going on in your neck of the woods. Love, Elena

Lisa Collier said...

what a lovely verse! we thoroughly enjoyed our visit with everyone too! what a fun story about how to get the shells off. see you in a few months. =)

Anonymous said...

Fun picture of the birthdays! Glad you have your new roof now, just in time for the rain. We decided we needed more exercise too and joined the YMCA today.

HsKubes said...

I enjoyed reading your daybook!
Thank you for visiting me.
I hope you are having a lovely week.

~ Christina

Sharon said...

I enjoyed reading your story about the walnuts.
Your photo was so cute.Did he get them blown out?
Thanks for sharing.
God Bless