Monday, February 27, 2012

Tips of the Day

~ Do not leave your water glass unattended when you have dogs

~ Before you sit on the toilet, make sure there is toilet paper on the roll!!

~ Before getting into the shower, make sure you remember to have your towels nearby

~ When you're all comfy on the couch and your husband is about to leave the room, make sure the remote control is within your reach

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday's Five Faves

TGIF everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Things have been stressful on my end but I try to find “little blessings” in each day! Here are my favorite fives:

Bible Study
LOVE spending time with my Bible study group! We ate homemade mac-n-cheese and bread from scratch (by my hubby), had yummy dessert, and time talking about God and praying. We didn't go through a book of the Bible this time but instead opened up to eachother, made confessions and prayed for eachother. Quite an awesome night!

Late birthday gifts from my best friend Hope! A few are posted in this pic. Now I have my own special tea cup!!! We have the same taste in books and knick knacks and things.

Dinner with Gram
On Tuesday, my gram picked me up and we went to Denny's for dinner. We love going to Denny's because it's like “tradition”; the meeting place of the family. I missed my grandpa terribly while we were there (he is in Heaven) but we had a yummy meal (breakfast skillets!) and nice talk.

Time with Samson
Samson is my old, sick cat. Tonight I am taking him to the vet (again) because he is not doing well (again). He has liver and kidney problems and I just feel this time is his time. But this week I made sure to have special time with him. He will only stay on my bed if I am there (otherwise he wanders the house aimlessly and then can't get back up the stairs or gets jumped on by my other cat, Gordon, who wants to play) so I've been spending evenings with him snuggling and talking to him. Love my baby!!

Me and Sam

I got a box of books (a series by Leisha Kelly) from Hope and can't wait to read them!!!! I'll be set for awhile.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hiatus Hell

On Saturday, I took a “hiatus” from the Internet and texting. I didn't realize how addicted/obsessed I had become with checking Facebook and Yahoo emails, playing Words with Friends on FB, and looking at blogs and perusing the internet. So Friday night was my last stint online and texting. I didn't do any of it all day Saturday and not even til after 1pm on Sunday.

I thought surely I will be able to get things done, read, put photos in photo albums, etc. Oh no. This is my life we're talking about; there was no R&R for me on Saturday. Here is how my day went:

Went to the library in the morning to drop off a book and pick up another, not realizing that another book I had to return was sitting in the back seat of the Jeep (and there it still sits). Went to Dollar Tree and was enjoying just browsing, when my stomach turned around and around and duty called so I rushed home to the pot. Had to go BACK out to Walmart because we were out of dog food so I figured I do some other shopping as well. Finally got home, put away groceries (realizing I forgot to buy mayonnaise but whatever), and went upstairs to talk to my husband who was in bed all day, sick. While we were talking, my cat (the sick one) decided to randomly poop (A LOT) on the bedroom carpet, right next to the door to the bathroom where not only there is linoleum flooring but HIS LITTERBOX. Lo and behold, we had no more carpet spray left so out I went again, this time to Hannaford. Grabbed 2 cans of carpet cleaner and some bread, and headed home only to realize I forgot mayonnaise....again. Cleaned up the poop and headed out into the hallway to find fresh cat puke. Mmmm, it was my lucky day!! FINALLY got to rest and ended up falling asleep for a bit. Later made chili and realized I forgot to buy rolls at Hannaford and of course we can't just have plain old bread with our chili, so out I went to Hannaford again. This time I remembered the mayo.

So there ya have it, folks. A hiatus of technology and an overabundance of CRAP. Hahahaa welcome to my life!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday's Favorite Fives

TGIF everyone!!  It's been a long week but I am so thankful for Friday.  Here are my five faves.....

Avon Order
I love love LOVE Avon; it's decent priced (they get some AWESOME deals) and I absolutely love and trust my dear friend and Avon Rep, Hope. I ordered some Avon stuff for my birthday, which my mother is purchasing. Can't wait to try out their shampoo/conditioner!

Beautiful Weather
It's been sunny all week and decent temps. My husband and I have been walking the dogs after work and it's still light out and we just love the crisp, cool air.

My Birthday
Ahh, I turned 34 this week. To celebrate, my husband and I went to my grandma's house where she had a wonderful meal made for me (my favorite meal, in fact) of spare ribs, mashed potatoes, vegetable and crescent rolls. Gram used to make that special birthday dinner for me for a few years in a row but it's been awhile and I was thrilled!! After dinner came the coffee and cake (made by my mother...beautiful double layer and decorated so sweetly) and, of course, PRESENTS. One is never too old to enjoy a good gift!!

Me with my birthday cake - 2/8/12

I love looking at the stars. Not through a telescope or anything, just looking UP and enjoying the view. In the evenings, while I'm throwing the frisbee to my dogs in the backyard, I enjoy looking up and gazing at the beautiful stars and planets.

I'm soooooooooooooo glad it's the weekend. Tonight (Friday), my husband, stepdaughter and I are going to watch “Lord of the Rings” Part III. We watched Parts I and II two weekends prior, the last weekend we had Amber. Now time to finish up. Saturday is a “nothing day”.....just relaxing and reading!

Happy Friday everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Here is this month's Daybook.


Outside my window the sun is shining and the dogs are lying on the back porch soaking it all up.

I am thinking about how long my daycare kids will nap. 

I am thankful my daycare kids.

In the kitchen  is a lot of dirty dishes that I don't have the stamina to tackle.

I am wearing jeans and a red long-sleeve shirt.

I am creating  nothing because I am not creative, lol.

I am going  to scoop up a lot of dog poop in the yard today since the snow melted.

I am wondering  what book I will read next. 

I am reading   "The Litigator" by John Grisham.

I am hoping  that this week goes smoothly.

I am looking forward to  my birthday on Wednesday.

I am learning  how to be patient.

Around the house  the baby swing is gently rocking back and forth and the kitchen clock is ticking.

I am pondering  quiet of the day.

A favorite quote for today  is "May the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord my Rock and Redeemer".  I say that verse every day hoping I can live by it!

One of my favourite things is babies taking long naps.

A few plans for the rest of the week  include two piano lessons, my birthday celebration and lots of dog walking!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Diary of Five

Happy Hump Day!  This week has been hectic so far but there is a "silver lining", as Friday is almost here!!

Here are my "fives", happy to post and hosted by Diary of 5/Simple Woman!

I am Smelling...............
Chicken Noodle soup that I made for my husband.  I am not a "chef" like he is so this soup is Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle from a can.  He isn't feeling well and doesn't care that it's not homeade.

I am Feeling..............
My fluffy, fleece bathrobe!!!  Yep, I'm in my jammies already and have a warm, fleece robe wrapped around me.

I am Hearing................
The crunch of dog bones, as my two Border Collies lie on the floor gnawing on their new bones.  It's kind of a funny sound!

I Will Be Tasting..........
A double dutch chocolate muffin I picked up at the Hannaford bakery this evening for a "treat"!!

I Saw...................
Rain!!!!!  It rained today on and off all day, quite heavy at times!

Share what you're experiencing today!!!