Monday, October 11, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the gracious host here.  Join in any day of the week.

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!


MOMSWEB said...

Enjoyed reading your daybook! Nice to hear from you!

Brooke Collier said...

so nice to see you back! i loved this.

Sharon said...

I am glad you are back. I sure do enjoy reading your day book.
We did some work over the weekend outdoors also.

LDH said...

I also enjoyed reading your daybook! Good to catch up with you :)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I'm glad you are back too, Linda!!!

Thankfully, my youngest doesn't have gluten allergies or sensitivities, however I am familiar with gluten free stuff. Enjoy Life Foods is wonderful, as they also have items that are dairy/egg/tree nut/peanut free.

I don't remember what company, but when I was at Sam's Club awhile back, there was a more mainstream brand type of energy bar that was gluten free. I didn't buy any for myself as they weren't free of tree nuts and peanuts.

I wish you could have been a fly on the wall to see the multi-generational get-together. I hope it was well documented by photographs for posterity!

I hope you continue to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and the lovely colors.

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and left such a sweet comment.

Hugs from Heidi

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoy your blog. Glad to see you are back. I like glueten free food but some of mixes are loaded with sugar. Doylene

Elena said...

I so enjoyed your post. I love your new blog design! The weather has been really pretty here too and we have been enjoying it so much. Your picture for you anniversary is lovely. Your daughter-in-law is very talented girl! The Lord bless your week! Hugs, Elena

Jennifer said...

So glad you stopped by today...its been a bit since I've heard from you - glad you are still blogging! Loved the picture you shared...such sweethearts!

How is the gluten free going?? Sounds interesting to me...

dana said...

It was such a joy to read this post!! I haven't been visiting much, either. Just too much to do...and I can lose hours by being on the computer!! I think many of us are going through the same thing.

I hope the gluten free diet works for you....I know so many who swear by it!!

Thanks for your kind comments on my post about running a 5K with my son. It's hard to believe that we had just completed that one week ago!!

Have a good weekend! dana

BECKY said...

Hi My Friend! How are you? I have sooo missed you! How wonderful to come and read your daybook! I have decided that I HAVE to make time for my friends, even though I am busy with the shop! Everyone is busy with something! I am taking a few minutes here and there to visit, and am sooo enjoying it!

I'll be praying that the gluten free helps. I was gluten free for awhile and I felt better when I was! I don't eat that much gluten now, but know I would still feel better without it!

Love and hugs to you!

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