Monday, July 13, 2015
Simple Woman's Daybook Entry
I've always enjoyed this link up, getting to know others and looking back over the days in my life. :-)
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FOR TODAY: JULY 13th, 2015
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Birds are chirping loudly and Jerry's truck is pulling out of the driveway as he is off to work. It is foggy today and thunderstorms are in the forecast.
I AM THINKING:
About a family that means so very much to us. Pop, as he was known to Jerry and I had been battling cancer courageously. A few weeks ago he lost his battle with that terrible disease and God gained another amazing angel to watch over us. Though not related by blood, Jerry considered him a dad as he had been there for Jerry ever since he was young. I was blessed to meet this family through Jerry and they accepted me and treated me like family for over 20 years. My thoughts are with his immediate family and how they are coping. Especially his loving wife Donna as they had been together so many years supporting each other. I can not even imagine the grief she must be feeling without having him by her side every day. For Jerry and I being far away is so hard when you are grieving and Jerry and I and the girls have been leaning on one another. Our hearts hurt so much losing him, but we are also thankful he no longer is suffering and is pain free and in peace. He was one of the kindest, most sincere and loving men I have ever met and it has been a privilege and a joy to love him. You may have left us way too soon Pop, but the memories we hold dear and we will miss you greatly.
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love" Washington Irving
I AM THANKFUL:
That I am finally starting to feel better after being so sick with a high fever, acute bronchitis and pneumonia. Looking forward to enjoying the rest of my summer. :-)
I AM WEARING:
Exercise pants and a Namaste yoga shirt. Nice and comfy for all my errands today.
I AM CREATING:
A craft with the girls and we will be making it with one of Kathleen's friends and her little sister on Tuesday.
I AM GOING:
To the library, Michael's for craft supplies and the grocery store.
I AM WONDERING:
Why the weather is so wacky here and will we ever get several warm and sunny days all in one week? :-)
I AM READING:
The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer. I also just finished Love Letters From Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball. It's the 3rd in a series I started and I have the last 3 books reserved and I'm waiting for them to come in at the library. It is a wonderful series and I highly recommend it. So well written you feel you really get to know the characters.
I AM HOPING:
That Hayley will soon get cleared from her concussion. She is doing better, but need the doctor's final ok to resume full activities. Just want her to feel better and be able to start high school fresh and ready to go. Also that we get to see more family and friends from back "home".
I AM LEARNING:
That the older you get the harder it is to move and start over. :-(
IN MY GARDEN:
Are some weeds since I am behind from being sick, lol. But there is some goodies growing as well, like pumpkins, cabbage, cantaloupe and more!
IN MY KITCHEN:
Lots of prepping and menu plans for entertaining on Tuesday. Just cleaned the fridge last night to make room for my groceries I need to get today. :-)
IN THE HOME SCHOOL ROOM:
Planning the lay out for the new school year which will be starting August 17th here.
A FAVORITE QUOTE FOR TODAY:
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough" Og Mandino
A PEEK INTO ONE OF MY DAYS:
This is what I find when my 9 year old decides to make our bed, lol. Mismatched and a few animals thrown in ;-)
Not the best quality picture, but a selfie Jerry and I took in the movie theatre with our phone.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:
My tea set I got last year for my birthday. :-)
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts" Eleanor Roosevelt