Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook - May

Outside my window: the wind is blowing, but it has rained again in the night.  We've been a bit desperate as it hasn't rained since before Easter and if it carries on like this the horses will have nothing to eat!

I am thinking: about the mega busy weekend coming up, wedding on Friday, 40th birthday party on Saturday night, then all day Sunday at Chatsworth Horse Trials, finally getting to meet a bunch of facebook friends for the first time, so exciting.

I am thankful for: my relationship deepening with Barnaby despite the fiasco on Saturday!

I am wearing: a grey jumper that used to be my daughter's.  It's still in perfect condition and must be at least 10 years old.

I am reading:  Actually I've just finished reading 'Eat Pray Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert and have so much to say about it I'm going to save it for another post.

I am hoping: that my train tickets for the wedding trip arrive in the post today.

On my mind: all the cards I need to make this month, plus I need to buy some brown wrapping paper so that I can decorate it myself.

From the kitchen: we've been on a bit of a diet and I've managed to lose a few pounds, but it's more about eating healthily, drinking more water and cutting out chocolate, cake and biscuits, which is nearly killing me!  I've started eating more things like lentils, too.

I am creating: my first ever more overtly Christian card and it's quite a nerve wracking experience. 

I am hearing: Radio 2.  I love it.

Noticing that: this computer is so much faster than the old one.  No wonder people play Farmville on facebook, if it's that quick!

Around the house: things got untidy again pretty quickly after my blitzing session last week for Priscilla coming to dinner.

One of my favourite things:  these two feeling safe enough to relax like this:

A scripture thought: 'Love is patient, love is kind,' 1 Corinthians 13.


  1. Oh Jane that is such a lovely post, I can image you sitting there writing all that, I do hope the weather is kind to you not only for the wedding but also for your meet on Sunday. The horses certainly look very relaxed, I think I should lie down on the job and just chew at the grass it looks very inviting. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. We too are desperate for rain it is so dry here. You do indeed sound very busy good luck with it all, have a good time. Glad you are happy with your new computer. It is always nice to see horses lying down as like you said it means they feel safe and are relaxed.

  3. Wishing you rain...and often.

    Lovely post. And I too love seeing my horses happy and relaxed like that.


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