Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Tidbits

This morning we got up to rain which was welcome...I went for my walk on the treadmill while listening to Alan Jackson....then I decided to clean out my closet...I moved some winter clothes to the guest room closet and summer to the main closet....I did not finish, but then started straightening the studio and ended up doing some scrapbook pages....does anyone else do this, flit about from one project to another....

Then....Smokey let me know it was lunchtime at about 12-12:30 as usual so I took care of him and now have stopped to eat my own lunch: yogurt, trail mix and cheez-it snack mix(100 calorie pack)...guess my busyness is over for today...

What have you been up to on this Tuesday....

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Simple Woman's Daybook

                                                                   FOR TODAY:
Monday, April 17, 2017
9:40 a.m.
Outside my window...
Its a cloudy day. I see a Squirrel
under the bird feeder and
blossoms on the apple tree. My flowers
have been planted for a week and are starting
to grow.

I am thinking...
about how well I'm feeling and
thanking God for his healing

A Bible Verse I'm sharing....
Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others.
Be humble, thinking of others as better than
yourselves. Don't look out only for your
own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
Phillipians 2:3&4

I am thankful...
for my health, my family, my faith
In the kitchen...
leftovers from the weekend...
maybe I won't be cooking for
a few days. Daughter sent lots
of food home with us so
it wouldn't be tempting her..

I am wearing...
burgundy capris and a beige
striped top with burgundy
words: Wander and Mountains
I am creating...
nothing for a month...but need to
find time to get back to it.
I am going...
to stay home for the next few days
I am wondering...
if I all this walking will
help me lose weigh even if
I eat normally...
A Song that stays on my mind...
right now, I'm listening to Faith Hill's
new album, Deep Tracks
I am reading...
Product Details
I am hoping...
to start cleaning my closet today..
I am looking forward to...
attending the Faith Hill/ Tim McGraw
concert with Daughter this weekend..
I am learning
to walk and keep on walking
even when my joints hurt...

Around the house...
laundry needs switching from
washer to dryer, closet is
calling me to begin on the
sorting and discarding...
In his Garden....
He has planted Spinach, Tomatoes,
Zuchinni, and some Sunflowers....
A favorite quote for today...
If you can't see the bright side,
polish the dull side.
One of my favorite things...
wearing sandals
A few plans for the rest of the week:
may have to shop for a few groceries, walk everyday,
go to Birmingham on Friday
From my  Photo album
Easter Sunday Memories

Goldfinch at my feeder...

Yellow Iris, I love them

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wow! April Already...

I finally finished my therapy and now can use my right arm for most things...Problem was all that downtime caused other problems....Just recovering from bronchitis and Colitis...hoping to be more active starting now because I really need to limber up and hopefully avoid more surgery...

Daughter had two surgeries, one in July and another in January. HOney Bear had a thyroid lobe removed on January 31st so we've seen all the local surgery centers and are ready some healthy months.

Good thing is Spring is here so we'll be outside more....He's working in his garden and I am taking it slow with trips around the yard and inside the house but I'm feeling good and want to try some mile long walks and maybe visit the wellness center for some classes...its free on my insurance so no excuse not to go.

I'll be visiting soon and catching up on all your blogs. God bless!
Mama Bear  

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Hello everyone and Happy 2017..........

Its been 3 months since my last post and this will be very short as I am pecking the keyboard with one finger.
All of last year, I suffered with increasing pain in my right shoulder. In late September, it was diagnosed as rotator cuff tear with spurs. On November 21, I had surgery to repair it and found out it was more of a tear than what the Doctor previously thought. Since then, my arm has been in a sling so I've had limited mobility. I miss writing my blog and journaling so much. I have learned to let things go which I can't chang like the words of the serenity prayer says.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hodge Podge again

1. Thursday (September 22) is the first official day of autumn in this part of the world...how will you welcome the season? I know some of you have been celebrating way too early, but it's official now so permission granted. House Beautiful recently listed ten ways to make your home smell like fall (you can read the list here) What's a scent you love this time of year and how will you add it to your home? I have no sense of smell but I like to scent my home so I have pumpkin spice and baked apple scents that I will use.
2. Apple pie or pumpkin pie? Apple cake or pumpkin bread? Warm apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte?Pumpkin Pie...both.....neither
3. Do you suffer from what is sometimes referred to as an afternoon slump? What helps ward it off before it hits and/or tell us what helps you shake it off once it's here? At times I do and I just take a nap
4. Ladies-how have your friendships with women inspired you or made you a better person? For the men here today- how have your friendships with men inspired you or made you a better person? I cannot imagine my life without girl friends...it is so uplifting to spend an afternoon laughing and sharing.
5. Are you a people pleaser? If you said yes, do you think that's a good or bad thing? If you said no, do you wish you were more of a people pleaser? I guess I'm a people pleaser because I want everyone to be happy...I don't think it is good for me health wise because I keep my true feelings hidden and that can't be good for my health.
6. The seasons are a-changin'...share a favorite song relating in some way to change (not necessarily seasonal change, it could be change of any kind).
7. What do you wish would never change? I actually wish we could leave our clocks alone....setting them an hour ahead or an hour behind in the Spring and Fall is just wrong. Couldn't we just set them 30 minutes one way and leave it.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.I have seen some color changes in a few trees already and it  is a little cooler at night but I don't think Fall will be here for a few more weeks.
Visit Joyce for more Hodge Podge or to join....thanks Joyce.

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, September 19, 2016, 
11:25a m 
Outside my window...
the sun is shining, its 82 degrees
we have had several showers
in the last few days so it
is a little cooler temperature
wise but it doesn't feel cooler
because of the high humidity...   
I am thinking...
about food 
A Bible Verse I'm sharing....
"When you follow the desires of your
sinful nature, the results are very clear;
sexual immorality, impurity, lustful
pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility,
quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of
anger, selfish ambition, dissension, 
division, envy, drunkenness, wild 
parties, and other sins like these. 
Let me tell you again, as I have before,
that anyone living that sort of life
will not inherit the Kingdom of God."
Galations 5:19-21    
This is the scripture basis
of the sermon yesterday
on how to deal with difficult
people which also included
verse 22.     
I am thankful...
that as a child of God, I 
have been given friuts of
the Holy Spirit which hel
me deal with the difficult
people and situations
of life...   
In the kitchen...
I have put on a pot of
peas to go with Okra,
slaw, and cornbread for
Honey Bear's lunch 
I am wearing...
sort of off white pants
and a khaki stripped
I am creating...
finishing the "Trip Around
the World" quilt top...finished
the piecing and have decided
to add a wide border and maybe
a narrow one as well
as this quilt isn't very big...  
I am going...
to stay home the rest of
the day...earlier this morning,
I met with the members of
my club in Madison for
photos that will be part of
a magazine article...then
dropped off some items
for our Cultural Arts
Event on Thursday..  
I am wondering...
about upcoming tests 
for Honey Bear, 
  A Song that stays on my mind...
I watched the movie
"Practical Magic" last night
and this song was in it...  

I am reading...
The Wedding Dress
I am hoping...
that taking my Kindle back
to factory defaults solves
the problems I've been having with
it lately... 
I am looking forward to...
daytime temperatures in the 70s
I am learning
to use my left arm more
often since the right
shoulder is painful...  
Around the house...
laundry to finish
In his Garden....
tomatoes are trickling in
but that is about all... 
A favorite quote for today...
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. Robert Browning
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/autumn.html
"I trust in nature for stable laws
of beauty and utility,
Spring shall plant and Autumn
garner, to the end of time."
Robert Browning  
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. Robert Browning
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/autumn.html
One of my favorite things...
a quiet house...
A few plans for the rest of the week:
a Cultural Arts Event on
Thursday and a field trip
to Falls Mill in Belvidere,
Tennessee on Friday  

From my  Photo album