Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-- Look Who's 3! And Look Who's Walking!!

Sam in his birthday hat made by his mommy.

And Eli started walking alone last weekend!

All photos by Jess C.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today...October 11, 2010

Outside my window...Yes! I'm back for a Daybook!   The sun is shining and the leaves are turning brilliant colors all around ours and the neighbors' yards.    Temps will be in the high 70's ( my favorite temps!:) today.  In Wisconsin we are savoring this gorgeous weather-- we know it is a gift...we know what comes later. :)

I am thinking... of  how I would have loved to have been in a small town in Indiana this weekend where my mom met great- grandchildren for the first time.  My sister and her hubby took mom to my brother Steve and SIL dear Opal's home for a visit. Mom would see their grandchildren.  I think three whom she hadn't met before.   And I heard that our brother Loyd flew up from Atlanta for a surprise visit with them also--so fun!  I just want to hug them all.:)

I am thankful for... sweet blogging friends who stick by even when I haven't posted in a month.  What a wonderful connection we have- and opportunity to meet  sweet kindred spirits online.  Love you all!

From the kitchen...I have been on a new journey in my kitchen since mid July.   With much help and wise counsel from our dear DIL Brooke, I have started eating a gluten free diet.  I am not allergic to wheat, but some research has shown that gluten feeds inflammation in the body and I am hoping for improved health benefits.  It has been remarkably easy and I am enjoying this new way of eating. 
I am capris and red top.  I had started to put my summer things away, but pulled them out for these last few days.:)

I am make another trip to Illinois to visit Mom and family there before the snow flies- waaayyy before the snow flies.:)

I am hearing... well I'm not hearing it any more, but the strangest thing---this morning at about 2:20 a.m. our neighbor started playing loud music from their opened garage.    Loud base, very loud--so strange.  This had never happened before and not sure what they were thinking.  We kept thinking they would turn it off, but about 3:00, we finally called and asked if a  police officer could check it out.  It stopped then.   We don't know this neighbor very well- just a strange thing to do in the middle of the night.

I am the leaves coming tumbling out of the trees to the ground, I am remembering as teens in our church youth group, we would rake people's yards to earn money for our activities in the fall.  We had lots of fun, and blisters ( if we forgot to bring gloves:).  There was the jumping    into the piles and re-raking them- and then the burning of the leaves- our small town allowed that.  

I am praying...a friend's FIL who received a liver transplant on  Thursday.   Also for the families of three college students who were killed when their car was hit by a drunk driver on the interstate near here.  Such a tragedy.

Around the house... Hubby and I took advantage of the warm weather and washed our living room windows yesterday. We also washed and replaced storm windows and winterized them.   He pulled them all out, and I washed them.  Hubby did all the heavy lifting.:)
I am also try to keep some of my flowers alive over the winter in a corner of the kitchen. They are already looking at me in fear...we'll see how this goes.;)

On my mind...I haven't been blogging much over the summer, but need to get back with it.  I really enjoy it, but computer problems along with downloading problems with the camera have made it difficult.  Hopefully, all those will be solved soon.:)  It doesn't seem like I've done that much to report, but will fill you in the next few posts.

One of my favorite things... hot oatmeal in the morning...makes me feel toasty warm.

A few plans for the rest of the get done whatever outside work we need to do while "the gettin' is good" as my dad always said.:) -- while this weather holds out.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
One of our 35th Anniversary pics taken by our DIL Brooke.

Have a wonderful week!