Monday, February 27, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window...dark and cold. We had a beautiful sunny day today though! Tomorrow goes back to being rainy with maybe even some snow.

I am thinking...about all I need to get done yet tonight.

I am thankful...for good friends. We had such a fun time out with 3 other couples last night for dinner and a movie!

In the kitchen...I kept the ants at bay today by putting peppermint oil along the edges of the counter. Didn't see a single one all day until just a minute ago. Will have to try some more tomorrow. I am so tired of these little ants.

I am wearing...jeans and a t-shirt. Had a sweater on but then got warm running around putting the girls to bed and getting other things taken care of.

I am creating...getting close to half way done with my hat that I'm knitting. Still haven't gotten around to sewing the pillowcases for the girls yet. Also, hubby and I are planning our chicken coop! Hopefully we'll get it done this week!

I am the library tomorrow with the girls! :)

I am reading..."The Help" and really enjoying it.

I am get up without hitting the snooze button tomorrow. The girls have been waking up super early, so I have to make sure to be up and at it before they get up so I can have a little quiet time. I haven't been doing very well with that lately.

I am looking forward to...getting cozy in my jammies and doing some knitting.

I am learning...and re-learning lots of things about chickens. So excited to be getting some finally!

Around the house...the kids are all asleep and hubby is playing games on his phone. Everything is all nice and clean. The girls were such big helpers this morning and we got the house all ship shape. :)

A favorite quote for today..."Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." James 1:19-20 I really need to work on this more...this verse is a good reminder.

One of my favorite things...working outside in the sunshine and fresh air. I would be outside all day when the sun is shining if I could.

A few plans for the rest of the week: of course there is library day, chicken coop planning and building, maybe a hike somewhere, and maybe even a free concert at the library.

A peek into my day...
The girls and I found our little columbine plant full of water drops the other day when we were playing outside and thought it looked so beautiful. God leaves us so many little treasures everywhere we go if we just take the time to look.
 If you'd like to share your daybook, just hop on over here. Have a blessed week!


  1. Hello Amber
    We're planning a chicken coop, also, one we can move around the yard so the chooks don't eat all the grass in one spot...I am not one who loves to be outdoors working but I do love to sit out there on a pleasant day....when I saw your blog title, I wondered if you lived in Alabama, also...there is a small town not too far from me with that name but then you said something about snow and I knew that couldn't be....
    Have a good week..
    Mama Bear

    1. Mama Bear,
      Thanks for stopping by my blog. How fun that you are planning a coop too! That's a good idea to have a moveable coop. My husband is out in the garage with a friend building our coop right now, and I am hoping we can pick up our chickens this weekend. We are getting one-year old hens from our neighbor's family as they don't want them anymore. I am a little sad we won't be getting chicks, but it will be nice to get eggs right away. And yes, you're right that we're not in Alabama. We live clear out in Oregon...a long ways from Alabama. :)
      Thanks again for stopping by. I love "meeting" new people.