Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook 1st one :-)

For Today:


Outside my window.... it is sunny and warm and I can see the progress in my garden.

I am thinking.... I hope Hayley will feel better soon, she woke up sick this morning.

I am thankful for.... so many things, but today being a stay at home Mom so I can be here to take care of my girls when they are sick.

From the learning rooms... Preparing activities for the new school year for Kathleen

From the kitchen.... We'll be having turkey burgers, baked potatoes, fresh squash from our garden for dinner.

I am wearing..... capris and a t-shirt

I am creating.... hopefully a scrapbook page!

I am going..... away to see family this weekend

I am reading....Little House in the Ozarks by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I am hoping.....to find a way to take more college courses

I am hearing....Kathleen playing with the cat and Phineas and Ferb on t.v. :-)

Around the house....I have laundry and dishes to do, general cleaning and bills

One of my favorites things....reading a great book

A few plans the rest of the week....errands, park, planning a trip home


Here is one of my favorite pictures for the past week......

I love that the girls are excited and hands on about growing our own food. :-)
What a blessing.

You can participate in Simple woman's daybook as well http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/
It's all explained on her site. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day.

Blessings,
Jill

21 comments:

Jill said...

These entries are done every Tuesday. :-)

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Beautiful girls and a beautiful blog. I will be following along with you. Please stop by Grace and follow along with me too.
Blessings,
Bren

SonyaAnn said...

Wonderful post!!!! It's a nice way to get to know you better!
Have a great week!

Whitney @ Life's a Highway said...

Jill -- wanted to stop and let you know that you won the Indiana State Fair tickets I was giving away on my blog! You can see the post here (http://lifesahighwaysurroundedbycorn.blogspot.com/2010/08/and-winner-is.html) or just email me your name and address and I'll get you hooked up, girl! (Hope Hayley feels better so you all can go to the fair!)

A Hopeful Heart said...

Do you homeschool your girls? I homeschooled both my kids...and loved it. My second one finished up high school this year, so until such time as we adopt another child, my homeschooling days are over.

When my kids were quite young, I was on the fast-track to chronic busyness. I was involved in SO many activities, both church and social. One day, when my kids were sick, I was furious about it, because since they were sick, they couldn't go to the church nursery that day, which meant I couldn't do the activity I had planned to do. Instead of being glad I was a stay-at-home mom, so my sick kids didn't have to go out, I was whining about not being able to do what I wanted to do. When God finally got a hold of my heart and caused me to realize that caring for the needs of my family was, in fact, the most important thing I could be doing, my heart came home, and I have embraced being at home ever since.

That's why I always encourage young moms to really enjoy the young years, challenging as they are. I dont' want them to end up like me...with many years that they wish they could do differently.

Sorry for the rambling comment. Just know that you are on the right page, with being thankful to be home when your kids are sick.

Hugs,
Patti

Sheila said...

Jill,
I hope Hayley is feeling better soon. Thanks for all your kind comments lately--I truly appreciate them. Have a blessed week. Sheila

Jill said...

@ Grace, Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

@ SonyaAnn Thank you!

@Whitney, Thanks for letting me know about the win.. I emailed you:-)

@ Patti, thanks for stopping by..I commented on your blog in regards to this.

@ Sheila, thanks for stopping by, I've missed you! Hope things are getting better.

Have a great day everyone!

Lisa said...

Loved reading that post! Thanks for finding me and following. I'm now your newest follower! :) Looking forward to reading more on your blog!

Lisa xoxo
http://RaisingFutureLeaders.blogspot.com

Jill said...

@ Lisa, Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Great daybook! It is so much fun to see what other people are doing with their days. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Oh, and I love the pictures of your girls in the midst of the garden ...

Jill said...

@ Jennifer, Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Mountain Woman said...

I loved all of your list but being a stay at home mom is one of the greatest blessings in life and I've always been thankful for being home with my son. I also love books and always have one or two close at hand. Your garden is beautiful. I hope Hayley feels better soon.

Karen said...

Some how..not sure how it happened or even when it happened.. but I used to be a Simple woman,,but now i work 2 jobs.. one of them is my own business and the other one is part time..but both combined still makes for "Not a Simple Womans Life" lol
I need and desire to get back to that..
Say a prayer for me..

Jill said...

@ Mountain Woman Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower! ;-) Welcome!

@Karen, make sure you find some time to slow down and enjoy life. :-) It's so important to feeling well. I always have you in my prayers.;-)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful post and your girls are lovely. It is great to have a garden for the family to work on together.

Jill said...

@ Eileen Thank you so much! Yes we were so excited to see it producing and we enjoyed our fresh squash this evening! :-)

Enchanted Moments said...

Hi Jill, lovely to meet you...thanks for coming over to my blog for a visit...
It is nice to know other mums that are taking the time to raise their children at home...we go without a lot home here, just so it can happen like that, and we have no regrets...I try to see through all of the 'withouts' and can only see all the great things that we do have....lucky us hey?
Suzanne.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I've never heard of "Little House in the Ozarks" is this from a different series?

Camille said...

Hi Jill ~ Lovely post...I have read other's "simple woman's daybooks" and think they are a great idea! I am sure you will enjoy looking back on them in the days to come.

Have a wonderful week!
Blessings,
Camille

Kat & Steve White - The other White House said...

Hi Jill,

What a sweet photo of the girls in the garden. Oh yes school time is here nearly isn't it. When I was in school we were out until until September. I wonder why it got changed it's so hot to go back to school I think. Maybe when Kathleen goes to school you can too.
She is not in school yet is she? maybe next year I am thinking. It sounds like you homeschool them though.
I would do the same thing if I could do it all over again the way the public schools are now a days.
I loved the book Little House in the Ozarks by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Thanks for your compliments on my jewelry and from your daughter as well.
And the book suggestion I will be checking that out at the Library this next week I think. Have a great Wednesday. big hugs

Cindy said...

What a beautiful post!
Thanks for stopping by my blog
I look forward to reading some of your older posts too. :)
Enjoy the night