Friday, 4 February 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - February

Outside My Window: My garden chairs have blown over in the wind and the bird seed is scattered everywhere.

I am thinking: of the terrible situation in Egypt and all the reports of snow in the U.S. Missis is going there on Sunday. Maybe she won't be able to go (hurray!) maybe she'll get stuck there (boo!) maybe we'll get snow here (noooooooooo!)

I am thankful: that Barnaby doesn't seem so lame after yesterday (a mystery).

I am wearing: my new pyjamas and dressing gown. They are white with big pink and pale brown circles on. The pj's are brushed cotton. I look like a flump.

I am planning: to do some shopping in Matlock tomorrow. I've never been there before. I wonder if there's a craft shop? Mmmmm.

I am creating: a Christening card for Caelan. It's killing me to keep it simple.

I am hoping: it doesn't snow (again). Every time I think it isn't going to happen it gets forecast again.

I am reading: 'The Jane Austen Book Club' by Karen Joy Fowler. So what if I thought it was total tosh? I looked it up on Wikipedia and read the review. It's probably one of the cleverest books I'll ever read. Oh well.

On my mind: A romantic meal for Valentine's Day. Some sort of red/pink pudding.

From the kitchen: I have made some shortbread. So easy, so delicious, so much better than the shopbought kind, look:
Around the house: Goodbye poinsettia, hello tulips!

Noticing that: It's so windy outside the water is slopping about in the toilet. It's like being on a ship. Oh my!

One of my favourite things: hot chocolate. Perfect for a windy day like this. I have been outside and been blown about like Piglet.

A scripture thought: I was thinking about February being the 'month of lurve', then in our study last week we came across this: 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' John 15:13

A few plans for the rest of the week: So looking forward to getting together with the whole family for the christening on Sunday.

A picture thought:

Tessa Bear, faithful friend, and constant companion. Where would I be without you?


  1. So now I have to make some shortbread! Thank you for deciding part of my weekend for me! have a great one yourself, and thanks for this post.

  2. Lovely post. A nice selection of thoughts for the weekend. And sweet Tessa looks so content, it's contagious. No wonder she makes you feel good.

  3. Hi Jane, what a lovely post just like a diary, I do so hope the Christening goes well and hopefully the weather will be kind to you as well. Tessa looks happy sleeping like that. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  4. Hi Jane I have an award for you on my second blog I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxx


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