Monday, May 11, 2015

My Daybook... May 11, 2015

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FOR TODAY May 11th...

Outside My Window... 
spring greens and a blue sky with puffy clouds peeking through the trees.

I am thinking...
about growing older. Tomorrow is my birthday.

I am thankful for...
A cozy safe house to sleep in.

From the kitchen...
 I'm not feeling hungry this morning. We ate too much celebrating Mother's Day. I'll have to keep the kids out of the carrot cake my husband made. It will make a nice dessert tonight. We'll eat eggs for breakfast, then I'll have to decide what else to make today. I need to make menus for the week and do some shopping.

I am wearing...
my black dress.

I am creating...
nothing today except, hopefully, this week's menu plan. I'll be doing too much going.

I am going...
I need to take my husband to work, my son to the bank, my son to work, return library books in the next town, pick up my son, pick up my husband, make a quick dinner, then go to my class tonight. I'll be in three different towns. Twice in each. Because of the times I'm required to be in each, I can't combine them. It will eat up gas big time. It also wears on me, but we only have one vehicle. I'm the family's designated driver.

I am reading...
Beauty by the Book, Walk Across the Room, Called to be Amish, and Trim Healthy Mama.

I am hoping...
to begin sorting and decluttering in preparation for listing books for sale and maybe even a yard sale.

I am hearing...
my David Nevue station on Pandora. It's soft worshipful piano music. It's playing through my ear buds as the house is still and quiet.

Around the house...
My teenagers will be homeschooling. I need to tally hours, check grammar, and do my own homework for class.

One of my favorite things...
Candles. My son gave me a big one with a holder for Mother's Day. I love red, and my daughter bought me red coffee mugs. My youngest daughter painted a picture of our cottage. I'll probably share that with you soon. My eldest told me he'll have a surprise for me later this week. My husband cooked me a delicious breakfast and terrific dinner. He ordered pizza for lunch, too. Add that carrot cake and ice cream for dessert, and you know why I'm not hungry this morning!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Catching up on school paperwork... cleaning... sewing... cleaning...and decluttering for a yard sale.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Now, go check out the other Day Book entries at our hostess Peggy's blog, The Simple Woman.
God bless!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Happy at Home


  1. Happy early birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!!!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day... Hope your birthday is wonderful, too!
    Have a great week :)

  3. A fun post. I'm doing THM and loving it. Have a great day!

  4. You have a busy and purposeful life!

    It's neat seeing what you plan for your day and your week.

    I've read several books about the Amish.
    Have you read;
    Rosanna of the Amish
    or The Amish Year, from Rutgers Press?

    Both are very good.

  5. Hi! I am tired out just reading about all the driving you have to do. We live 20 minutes outside of the city, and I try so hard to combine trips but often times that doesn't work. It does wear on you! I'm glad you had such a nice day yesterday, and I hope you have a very happy birthday!

  6. Doing all that driving sounds tiring, but I know you will make the best of it! It is nice to be able to look ahead at your week, and what needs to be done. Have a blessed and wonderful week, and if I don't get back tomorrow, have a very special and wonderful birthday!

  7. Hi Laura, Oh I can totally relate to the one car thing, some days I seem to live in the car! But it beats another car payment and finding parking in our area is difficult with one car as it is...I could go on, but I am thankful for that one car, lol! Have a great week

  8. Hope you have a great day for your birthday! Love carrot cake, too - and add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and I am - well, maybe not in heaven! But I sure do love that combination!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Happy Mothers Day [late- sorry]. Proud you had such a lovely one. I love red too..My favorite color.. You can see it throughout my house..
    Happy Birthday..Hope you have a good one tomorrow..
    The food sounds wonderful..I am now hungry .ha
    I had to laugh about the designated drive.. I use to be that too.. It does get difficult some times.ha
    Have a great evening.

  10. Happy!Happy Birthday to you! Have a beautiful day!

  11. Happy! Happy Birthday to you! Have a beautify up day!

  12. You are going to be doing a lot of driving. Having just one car is awful. I remember those days. Now we only have one car but then I am the only driver. Carrot cake is one of my favorite. Have a happy week!

  13. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday and a very restful one!
    blessings to you,

  14. You're right Siggie. I drove about 130 miles yesterday. Yikes.

  15. I enjoyed mine with Breyers' vanilla, Barbara!

  16. Thank you Sew Blessed! Have a lovely week.

  17. Thank you Sew Blessed! Have a lovely week.

  18. Hi, Laura! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Looks like we have a lot in common. Love your blog--I'm following! Have a blessed day!

  19. Loved this post about what you are doing and the plans for your day. I am a big fan of carrot cake, too! Have a wonderful and blessed birthday, Laura! :-)

  20. Oh my, you wore me out by just reading what you will be doing...three towns and two of them twice in one day! You are quite the woman :)

    It's always a joy to have you join Roses of Inspiration.

  21. Happy birthday...and I like red, too. A lot! ;)

  22. It seems you have very busy days! I'm in awe at all you can do in one day.

  23. Happy Belated Birthday Laura!

    I'm sorry, I haven't been on the computer much. It's been crazy around here. With all the storms and now the hail damages, we have been busy and we haven't even begin to repair anything. We are going to be taking a small camping trip next week and then once we get home we will be busy with cleaning up after the storm. Never a dull moment around here. Haha!

    It sounds as though you have been productive as well. Did you do anything special for your birthday?

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs Friend, Amy

  24. It's all I can't do that bothers me Magali!

  25. Me too, Kim. It's a toss up whether I like dark red or dark purple best.

  26. Happy birthday to you. Thank you for sharing this part of your day with us at Good Morning Mondays. The carrot cake sounds delicious. Blessings to you and your lovely family. xxx

  27. Happy birthday to you. Thank you for sharing this part of your day with us at Good Morning Mondays. The carrot cake sounds delicious. Blessings to you and your lovely family. xxx

  28. Sounds like we are both May babies :) Thank you for sharing!

  29. Well, Happy Belated Birthday Laura! Sounds like you had a good mother's day! Can't wait to see the painted picture! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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