Monday, May 25, 2015

My Daybook May 25, 2015

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Dear Ladies, 
Hello!  It's a beautiful morning. My my it's been raining and raining and raining! It's actually flash flooding in my front yard down at what the kids call 'Coon Creek. I think they saw a raccoon down there when we first moved to the property, and the name stuck. I'm trying to keep a happy attitude about the rain. I would like it better if it would stay outside my house! It is sunny this morning. I hope it stays that way for awhile.
May God grant you the desires of your heart as you delight in Him.
God bless you!

For Today... May 25, 2015

Outside my window...
sunshine mixed with shadows covering my lawn and circle driveway. The trees have grown so much, I can barely see blue sky and white clouds peeking through. I want to enjoy it. The rain is supposed to return all week.

I am thinking...
about my rumbly in my tumbly. ~grin~ I'm going to make some Trim Healthy Mama pancakes as soon as my daughter's done fixing regular pancakes for the kids.

I am thankful...
for some sunshine after so much rain. 

I am wearing...
a red knit dress.

I am creating...
My husband bought me some beautiful fabric for our anniversary. If I have time, after finishing the laundry, I'll put it in the wash to prepare it for cutting. I always prewash fabrics that I will use for clothing. In fact, I still prewash nearly all the fabrics I use. Old habits die hard. ~smile~

I am going...
not far today. I may go help at the cafe if it gets busy. With such a pretty, sunny day after all this rain, it may. This weekend is the beginning of tourist season at Precious Moment's Chapel.

I am wondering...
if I can resist the coconut pie in the refrigerator. ~grin~

I am reading...

I am hoping...
that we'll be able to plant the garden this week. It's been so rainy, my husband hasn't got it in yet.

I am learning...
about the healthy way to combine protein, fat, and carbs.

In the homeschool room...
we're trying to finish things up for the year. Some subjects will carry on into summer.

A favorite quote for today...

 "The only man who makes no mistake is the man who does nothing."
~Theodore Roosevelt

A peek into one of my days...
Yes, I've been driving a lot lately. We saw this old house in a little town called Mindenmines. One has to wonder what would cause this as well as why it would be left that way.
One of my favorite things...
Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

From the board room...
Follow Laura's board Paint It! on Pinterest.
We're planning to buy some of that color changing ceiling paint for the girls' room.

A Favorite Link
Teen For The Lord
Have a wonderful week!
Happy at Home
You may enjoy...


  1. LOL I for one do not need any more rain...I lost some of my garden :(
    The weather said we were getting more all this week...
    Gotta love this N.Texas weather (ooof)

    LOL but all else is good...Lakes are filling up, and Lake bridgeport was 22 feet UNDER now it is only like 3 feet under..Praise the Lord for filling all of our area lakes,and ponds...

  2. I enjoyed your post sooo much! It was so refreshing to see a glimpse into your life, broken down into the simplicity of it all.

    Your joy in the Lord is evident. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I like that quote. One of axioms in our church is "no perfect people allowed". I'm struggling a bit with THM not because of the plan just because I need to get back on plan. Hope you continue on's well worth it.

  4. Rain, rain.. We too have had rain off and on all day.. And they are predicting it all week.. Ok.. I am trying to not complain.. ha
    How sweet of your hubby to buy you fabric.. I love/love fabric. Cant wait to see what you will make with it?
    Have a blessed week.

  5. Yes, we're supposed to have rain all week, Judy. I don't know when I'm going to find time to sew. It's been so busy lately. I must though.

  6. Hi Laura, I was just thinking about you and wondering if doing THM. I'm happy to see you are. I am back at it as I really have no choice. I'm having a bad reaction to the 3rd blood pressure prescription, very similar and unpleasant as the reactions to the first 2 BP meds. I know when I weigh less, my BP is less so I am back on the THM bandwagon. I've got to re read that book but it is so long! Anyway, if you need a THM buddy or have any advice for me, I'd like that.

  7. Thank you for sharing your week! I've heard a lot about Trim Healthy Mama. I think I may have to look into reading that one as well. Hope you have a great week :)

  8. I am trying to give up sugar, Laura. It is not working! Ha! I find that when I am stressed I crave it and it is in almost everything. It is a sneaky foe. I would love to see what you make with your anniversary fabric. I am a material junkie!!

  9. It will probably be awhile before I can work it up, Kim, but I expect I will share when it's done.

    I'm having trouble giving up sugar, too.


  10. it is always nice to do you have a peek into your world. I have not read trim healthy mama but you have peaked my interest. Continue to have a blessed week. hugs!

  11. What a fabulous quote! I will have to write that one down :) It's always a joy to get a peek into your life and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with is. It's always a joy to have you join Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  12. Love the quote Laura. I really enjoy these posts and a peak into your life and once again I appreciate you sharing them at Good Morning Mondays. How did you go with the coconut pie????:-) Blessings

  13. Yum, Terri. Yum! I couldn't resist. :(

  14. Oh my friend, I could never resist coconut pie! We had rain for 3 weeks straight. Now we are getting summer sunshine. Your pork sandwich sounds yummy. It saddens me to see abandoned houses like that. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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