Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Simple Woman's Day Book

FOR TODAY December 14. 2011 Wednesday
Outside my window ...
I see the signs of winter!
I am thinking...
I so dislike changes.  The TV cable man
is coming today to hook up our HD
and switch our internetto the cable
company ... new things to learn and
new things for Dick to try and learn!
I am thankful ...
for a God who loves and forgives
me over and over again.

From the kitchen...
plans to bake a pumpkin pie this afternoon!

I am creating...
a home filled with the love of God!

Bible Reading with my husband, Dick for today...
Philippians  2:1-16

God's *PEARL* for me today from the bible reading ...
A small pearl from all we read to day!  I must look at
each person as better than me.  I must look into their
lives and see their secret hurts, pains and suffering
so all my animosity will evaporate and I can be filled
with love and compassion for them.  I am to learn
how to truly be a servant and do all things without
complaining or wishing for something different.
I want to move to the valley to be near my family and
better medical assistance, but I need to let God work
this out in His time and learn to live here with joy
and knowing that He has me here for a reason.  WOW
this book should just be read a verse at a time!!!
Thank you God for your Word!!!

Quote for today...
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
William Shakespeare

Green Smoothie for today...
Blueberry, banana and spinach!
My all time favorite.

One of my favorite things...
enjoying the fresh scent of the sea as I walk!
A few plans for the rest of the day:
a bath for Pebbles.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Oh, I don't really mean that ... but God help
me continue on a healthy path of weight loss.
~ ~ ~
Click here to join the group of women journaling with A simple Woman's Daybook, thank you Peggy for the wonderful format!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Simple Woman's Day Book

FOR TODAY December 13. 2011 Tuesday

Outside my window ...
the skies are still bright and sunny!
I am thinking...
of how much I am going to enjoy my sister,
Shirley and her husband Doug when they
come to visit on thursday ... life is good!
I am thankful ...
for a the lovely gift my sister Juanita sent!

From the kitchen...
the smell of Taco Soup simmering!

I am creating...
a festive and happy home to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Bible Reading with my husband, Dick for today...
Philippians 1:27-30

God's *PEARL* for me today from the bible reading ...
Again so much in just a few verses.  When I read this before, I was
so aware of how Jesus had to rely on God and the Holy Spirit for
all that he did as he walked the earth, not on himself and his divine powers.
  This time it again sparkedthe same awesome feeling.  But today
I felt mores strongly led to the later verses that talked about times
of trouble when I am under the attack of the Enemy I am to have a
single mind - Christ, knowingthat whatever comes my way will be
used by Him to my good and for His glory.  The attack proves that 
I am making an impact and the enemy sees me as a worthy target;
the attack provides an opportunity to show my faith in Christ;
makes me know thatI am still on the right road, that the process of
God working in my life is real and active.

Quote for today...
"There is no remedy for love but to love more."
Henry David Thoreau

I am hearing...
The silence - Dick went for a ride and I love the quiet!

Green Smoothie for today...
Strawberry, banana and romaine!

One of my favorite things...
family coming to visit!!!!
A few plans for the rest of the day:
going out to check the motor home, then load garbage
in the pickup to haul later this week.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

My precious Mom ... oh how I miss you.  It has been just
a few days over 5 years that you went to live with Jesus
and at times I feel you so close.  Know that I love you
dearly and always!
~ ~ ~
Click here to join the group of women journaling with A simple Woman's Daybook, thank you Peggy for the wonderful format!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


My project for tomorrow ... I love having these around.  I use to buy Boston Baked Beans, but making your own is so much less expensive and taste wonderful!  I love being a homemaker :)
For each pint jar (about 8 jars)

1/8 cup diced onion in each jar 

1/3 cup DRY Navy Beans each jar (pint) Soak them overnight
Optional add few pieces of turkey bacon

10 cups V8 tomato juice
4 cloves garlic (you can used paste)
1/2 cup Molasses
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 teaspoon each: cloves, allspice, mace, cayenne pepper
1 teaspoons mustard powder (dry)
Heat sauce ingredients together.
Pour sauce over already layered onions and navy beans to within 1" of top jar.
Process 75 minutes at 10 pounds pressure (I'm at sea level- adjust pressure to your area)  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

4 eggs
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2  cup wheat flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
4 cups rolled oats
2 cups peanut butter
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter M & M's

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Beat eggs slightly add remaining ingredients and mix thoughly.
Place dough on cookie sheets in about mounds 2" wide.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Let cool slightly before removing
from cookie sheet.   YUMMY

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year

Today is the start of a new year!  For me it is not starting out very well.  Dick is not doing well and my heart is burdened with the thought of losing him.  He is truly the love of my life.  The last six years of marriage have been amazing.  Yes there are ups and downs, but almost every day that man tells me to sit quietly and listen to him tell me of his love for me.  That keeps me up and going even when he is not feeling well.

I had to look up scripture on sorrow 
Rev. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

My heart has been sobbing all morning and here I find a promise that God will wipe away my tears.  What joy and hope that gives to me.  I know that this place on earth is not my home and the trials I am going through are to remind me that I need not be cozy and comfy here for there is a better place waiting not only for me, but for Dick.

I wondered to day how my sister, Margo and my neice, Dani went through watching their husbands suffer and deteriorate before their eyes.  It seems almost unbearable at times (like this morning).  I seem frozen in time and space right now.  I don't know if I will go in to wake Dick from his nap to find him no longer here with me.  It is as if I need to remind myself to take the next breath of air. 

This is the journey I am not anxious to travel ... I pray the Lord comes soon!