Monday, March 30, 2015

My Daybook March 30, 2015

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Dear Ladies, 
Hello!  It's a beautiful morning. In the time that it's taken to write this, the sun has risen and so has my youngest daughter. I've also seen my husband off to work. I'll soon wake up the other kids and make some breakfast. My Amy was thrilled to find we have cereal. It's usually eggs or oatmeal around here. ~smile~ I hope to get outside for awhile today. It's supposed to be a perfect seventy-one degrees and sunny! Thank you Jesus!
May God grant you the desires of your heart as you delight in Him.
God bless you!
Outside my window...
I cannot see a thing except a few headlights on the highway. It's still early. 6:23 as I type this. 38 degrees and clear. According to, it will be 71 today and clear. Yay!

I am thinking...
of planning a spring break week after Easter.

I am thankful...
that my van is working well and gas prices have dropped again.

In the kitchen...
Lunch will be odds and ends. I really need to make a trip to the grocery store. I think I'll make some ham and beans for supper. I have a pound of Northern beans that look lonely in the drawer. 

I am wearing...
my black night dress and my fuzzy slipper boots. 

I am creating...
I sorted through some works in progress yesterday. I have the following things "in the works": an apron for me, an apron for my Amy, a tea wallet, a kick pleat for a skirt with a high slit, some Christmas ornaments, too many projects! I need to finish some things so that I can make myself a new dress.

I am going... 
nowhere until evening. Yay! Last week was full of transferring kids and husband all over the countryside for meetings and work. 4 H season is upon us, and it cannot be helped since we have only one vehicle. Yes, I need to grocery shop, but we'll make do just for the privilege of being home all day long. 

I am reading...
still... just a couple of chapters left to go.

I am looking forward to...
some free afternoons during spring break.

Around the house...
I'm going to make a list of things I want to clean and fix. I'm hoping to work on cleaning and decluttering in the mornings and relaxing during the afternoons during our break.

A favorite quote for today...
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“What you want is practice, practice, practice.
...I feel that every time I write a page either of prose or of verse, with real effort, even if it’s thrown into the fire the next minute, I am so much further on.”
C. S. Lewis
Author of the Chronicles of Narnia

One of my favorite things...
the mums that line my back sidewalk. Weren't they beautiful? We cut them to the ground and they are just beginning to come up again. They were the little $1.49 plants at Wal-mart two Autumns ago. I've been thrilled that they've done so well.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Since it's Holy Week, we'll have an Upper Room service Wednesday night at church and share a Passover celebration. Thursday evening, I plan to have a bread and grape juice meal with the family. When they were very small, I started doing it as a "last supper" and talking about Jesus' last supper with the disciples. On Friday, we'll have a Good Friday service at noon at church. Saturday night we'll make Resurrection cookies. It's traditional that they fail. If they turned out right, the kids would be disappointed! It's crazy what can become tradition in our family!

Have a wonderful week!
Happy at Home


  1. Just love C.S. Lewis and hadn't heard that quote- wonderful!

  2. I reviewed CS Lewis A-Z last year. I think that's where I found the quote, Christina.

  3. Love the traditions you have for Holy Week! Hope it is an especially Holy and lovely week!

  4. I have been busy baking this week. Tomorrow I will prepare some sweet rolls that we make every year at this time :) Looking forward to the fellowship this weekend. Thank you for sharing your plans on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

  5. Your mums are beautiful! How nice that they come back each spring, that's my favorite kind of plants.

    Hope you have a good day at home and get some sewing done too

  6. I remember my mom had beautiful mums when I was growing up, Rhonda.

  7. Hi Jes,
    I'm not sure what kind of bread I'll make. Usually honey oat or wheat. We just tear hunks off a whole loaf!
    Enjoy yourself!

  8. Sounds like you have a wonderful week ahead of you Laura!

  9. Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned. Nothing is better than enjoying the day at home, doing the things you love. Wishing you a blessed Easter holiday.

  10. I agree Lilly's mom. Have a great weekend.

  11. That book looks really good. I hope you do a review of it. Have a wonderful Easter.

  12. Hi Scrappy Quilter,

    I finished the book and the review.

    Happy Resurrection Day!

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,


  13. Such a lovely post, Laura :) How fun to be making yourself a new dress. I have some fabric that I got last year when it was on sale that needs to be made into a skirt...maybe I will get that done next week.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts with ROI. Hugs!

  14. I haven't started yet, Stephanie. Frankly, I'm wondering if the fabric will make up well in the pattern I have.
    Happy Easter!

  15. Well It sounds like a wonderful day! 71 degrees and sunshine!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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