Monday, June 22, 2015

My Day Book ~ June 21, 2015

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 My Daybook
June 21, 2015
I enjoy this view from my computer desk.
Outside my window... Sunshine and puffy white clouds floating in a bright blue sky. It's Sunday afternoon as I write this.

I am thinking... I am a blessed woman. I have my one and only high school sweetheart husband, four children, boy girl boy girl, a dog, and a cat. I live in a house that is a miracle. My husband is doing work he wants to do. I know how to stretch money so that he can do what he wants to do.

I am thankful that... Our children are thankful and pretty content. Lowell thought of everything, and the week went smoothly last week at the restaurant. I am also thankful that my step-dad is coming Wednesday to bring a portable air conditioner for the girls' bedroom. It gets so hot in there.

From the kitchen... Well, after being sick for days, I haven't got a plan together yet, but I'm planning on getting back to Trim Healthy Mama.

I am wearing... my tan dress with roses.

I am creating... a longing for home.  I'm missing time at home. I hope to have a little more this week.

I am going... too many places. Mondays are always my busy driving days. That's why I'm writing this Sunday evening.

I am reading... several books including The Old Fashioned Way.
I am hoping... to regain my strength and tackle the messes around me.

I am hearing... the hum of the air conditioner and fan.  Christmas music is playing on my Jim Brickman channel on Pandora. Yes, I listen to Christmas music, especially instrumental, all year round. It calms and centers my thoughts.

Around the house... Lowell is sleeping, the dog is at my feet, and the kids are doing errands for me.

One of my favorite things...  Chocolate Icebox Pie. It's not THM, but it's a treat I make once in awhile. I've been making it since our first year of marriage.

A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week... work, catch up laundry, and driving.  ~grin~ 

My Picture Thought.... I truly believe that every time I see a heart in nature, it is God saying, "I love you!"
Follow Laura's board Hearts Everywhere on Pinterest. 

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

God bless!



  1. Oh how I can understand about tight this or that (did I mention that already previously?)--we have one income, we make the bills, and grocery shop and that is it (and thrift store clothes shopping). I am not complaining, Laura, we are Blessed beyond what we expected. B-R-O-K-E until I can finish school. Being thrifty with meal planning, and being thrifty period is what we do. Thank you sharing, praying you feel better. Blessings

  2. Glad you are feeling better! After going to work on Monday, my evening is usually my lazy night. After that it's get busy! Yes, we truely are blessed aren't we!? Thanks for this great daybook!

  3. Blessed to be a blessing Joyful!

  4. I always enjoy your Daybook Laura. Hope you are feeling good again.

  5. I'm better Shirley. I hope to feel well soon.

  6. It made my day to read that you enjoy listening to Chriatmas music all year round! ME TOO! Instrumental for me too, sometimes the smooth jazz channel on Music 365. Sorry you have been sick. I hope you are back in the pjnk very soon. It's refreshing to read about your gratitude. Hold on to that! Have a great week. It always helps.

  7. Thank you for your daybook and I am going to look at your Pinterest now.

  8. Chocolate Icebox Cake, sounds yummy!! I hope you have a great week!

  9. I remember you telling me that now, Linda. I don't know how long our tight circumstances will last. It's in God's hands!

  10. You made me smile, Goodnight Gram.

  11. I'm honored Felicia. I'll be over for a visit soon.

  12. I'm going to have another piece tonight, Jodi. Then I have to be a good girl! At least for awhile.

  13. I understand things being tight but know that God is bigger, prayers for ya;ll too

  14. I love your view Laura.

    Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope you are on the mend now, and that you get back to normal as soon as possible. That Chocolate Icebox pie sounds interesting.

    Take care and God Bless,


  15. I enjoyed visiting your lovely day book today! I hope you get feeling better so that you can get back into your healthy routine. I'm still trying to find mine! Have a blessed day!

  16. You've got a lot to be thankful for, huh? I'm glad that you are feeling better. Take another couple of days before tackling those household projects. They'll wait for you. ;) At least they always do around here...I've looked at THM, but it's not for me. Too much artificial sugar. Too many hard to find nut flours. (I'm in the boonies and would have to special order.) I've lost 87 pounds simple cutting portions, choosing healthier foods (although I still have sweets, pizza and fast food sometimes) and walking. But I wish you the best. What doesn't work for one, may work for another!

  17. I alway enjoy reading Daybook post, and enjoyed yours so much, you have such a thankful heart! I also listen to Christmas music year round. ~smile~

  18. Your daybook posts are always a delight, my friend. I appreciate your honesty and sweet spirit. I am so sorry you have not been feeling well....I hope you are back to yourself in no time!

    Thanks for taking the time to link up with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  19. That Icebox cake sounds scrumptious: do you share the recipe anywhere? Hope you're feeling better soon, so that you can achieve all you're planning to do. Good to meet you.

  20. Isobel, I really need to get that on the blog. Maybe I should make it again and take some photos first?

    I'm hoping to get back to my thrifty posts soon Stephanie. I'm finally feeling better Stephanie. It was a long stretch of feeling puny.

    Linda, I have secondary English. I substituted years ago but never had my own classes. I've homeschooled since '96. I have 5 years left.

    You're so sweet, Sue!

    Thanks Mama Bear.

    I do Annie, thanks.

  21. Those dog markings are amazing! I love being reminded of God's love in small ordinary things too. Checking out the other sharing.

  22. Enjoyed your day books post, and that you are feeling better. Hope you can get to everything you want to achieve soon! Thanks for stopping by, woman can be a blessing and a curse all at the same time!

  23. Thank you Laura for sharing your days with us. Thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  24. Laura, sorry that you have not been feeling well! All in all, life sounds pretty blissful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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