For Today

From The Simple Woman's Daybook:

Outside my window ... I can see the pear tree with squirrels getting our fruit off the tree before it even ripens

I am thinking ... that the weekend is too short.

I am thankful for ... my husband who is always there for me

From the kitchen ... this week I made a delicious chicken soup with very simple ingredients - my homemade chicken stock and various vegetables along with the chicken meat. It went well with the rainy and cooler weather.

I am wearing ... cutoffs and an old shirt as we are going to work in the yard soon

I am creating ... a new page for our church web site, complete with a Happy Birthday section where you can send an email to birthday folks

I am going ... try a new wine tonight - Bridlewood Chard

I am reading ... "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch - an amazing story. Not as sad as you would expect - more inspiring than anything

I am hoping ... that we get a great turnout at our church service at the park next Sunday

I am hearing ... the football game from the other room. I only like to watch teams that I know..

Around the house ... too much laundry. Why does it accumulate with only the two of us???

One of my favorite things ... we went to see "Julie & Julia" and I LOVED it.

A few plans for the rest of the week
... a few meetings, Book Club on Thursday night, hopefully a dinner with friends to celebrate Charlie and Errol's birthdays - clear back to Aug. 7th

And a photo to share...this will be the playground we are putting into the church for my father's memorial. So many people donated to his memory that we were able to get a very nice set. The ground is prepared and cleared out so we are almost ready to put it up.


  1. I like the idea for your post. I LOVE the play equipment - that looks so very attractive, sturdy, and if I were at least 55 years younger I'd be all over it!

    The other Nancy Jane

  2. Thanks, Nancy. I'm so glad you are in Iowa and close to the upcoming gbaby. Let's keep in touch.