A Simple Woman’s Daybook Post (8/20/13)



Outside my window…

I can see “my girls” and several cats waiting for their breakfast.  I’ll be feeding them in just a few minutes.  I can also see the remnants of last night’s rain shower.

I am thinking… 

I’m probably going to get my feet wet whenever I go outside to feed the animals!  So what else is new?

I am thankful… 

for my husband of 41 years, Ed.  I’m also thankful for the three lovely children that God blessed us to have.  So thankful that each has grown up to be a responsible, kind, and loving person, and that all are happily married.  Thankful for three beautiful grandchildren, and for the fourth, who’s currently on the way.  Also, thankful that our home is now paid for–a real blessing, considering we only built it a few short years ago.

In the kitchen…
there are left-overs of black-eyed peas, yam patties, and salmon croquets.  I’m thinking I’ll make some blueberry cheesecake for Ed.
I am wearing…
a  pink cotton floral night-gown because I always blog early in the mornings before getting dressed for the day.  I’ll change soon.
I am creating…
a mess in the living room as I prepare to re-decorate the ‘year round’ tree!  It’s time to bring out the apples and back-to-school decorations.  They’re currently sitting in a plastic container in the middle of the floor!
I am going…
nowhere today because I don’t have a car!  Ed took mine back to the shop to have the brakes looked at again because the wheels have been making a ‘scrubbing’ sound ever since we had the brakes redone.  Sigh.
I am reading…
“Might As Well Laugh About It Now” by Marie Osmond.  It’s a ‘light-hearted’ look at some of the things that have happened in Marie’s life.  Marie has a good point, we might as well laugh, it sure beats crying!
I am hoping…
 the sun decides to shine later this morning, and that it doesn’t rain today!
I am learning… 
to deal with the unexpected!
Ed’s new, zero-turn lawnmower has some ‘issues’ (the hour meter doesn’t work and something’s a little off with the handles), so he’s being sent a replacement.  It will arrive next Monday.  In the meantime, we can still use the new mower we have, if it ever stops raining!
Also, last night our Dish Network service went out again!  We don’t know for sure, but we think it’s because the technician simply taped the severed cable together instead of running a new piece of cable.  Lots of rain and taped cables underground don’t make a good combination!  This will be our third service call since the tree trimmers cut the cable three weeks ago.  It will be Wednesday before a service technician can come.  Sigh.  Thank goodness Ed put up that antenna:)
Around the house… 
things have been going crazy!  Due to the excessive moisture from all of the rain, some of our floor tiles have started to come unglued.  Ed spent part of the weekend re-gluing them.
My washing machine has been ‘acting up’ lately, too.  Sometimes it spins the clothes dry, other times, not so much.  Over the weekend, the bleach dispenser decided to malfunction, too, leaving white polka dots on most of Ed’s black work socks!
Did I mention that, due to more excessive rain, our well water is clouding back up again?  Sigh.
I am pondering… 
what’s really wrong with Ed!  Yesterday, he got a second opinion from our primary care doctor, who happened to be out-of-town last week.  This doctor doesn’t really seem to think Ed has shingles, but says he doesn’t know what it is!  He told Ed to continue taking the anti-viral medication, prescribed by Doctor #1, but Doctor #2 also gave Ed a round of antibiotics to take!  Good grief!
A favorite quote…

One of my favorite things…

being outside, and enjoying the crisp feel of autumn in the air–without the presence of any mosquitoes!  I’m looking forward to that 🙂

A few plans:

Ed will be having cataract surgery on Thursday morning, and will be home recuperating the rest of the week.  In about a month, Ed will get to repeat the procedure.  We’ll both be glad when the surgeries are behind us!

My birthday is coming up in about ten more days, too.  Not sure what we’ll do to celebrate, but I know what I’d like to do!  Can you guess what?

A peek into my day…

Since there hasn’t been much sunshine lately, I’ll create my own.  Here’s a photo of one of the sunflowers that grew in our garden, this spring.  We didn’t get to enjoy the sunflowers for very long, due to excessive rain, but they were pretty while they lasted!


Thanks to Peggy for hosting “The Simple Woman’s Daybook” community.  I’ll be linking up HERE.

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  1. Saw your link here at Simple Woman’s Daybook…. enjoyed my wee visit. Loved the sunflower photo and the quote you shared.

    Praying they will find the right way to treat your husband and that he’ll be back to good health soon.

  2. Well, there can be a bright side to the rain, right? You’re not dealing with a drought like much of our area and you’re not on alert for fires. 🙂

    In response to your comments on my blog:

    I come from a small town and should have known most of it would close down early, so I hope I didn’t sound like I was complaining, because it was not my intent.

    Also, I’ve meaning to mention this but keep forgetting. You commented on Yohn and my (mine, I, I don’t quite know how to write that, LOL) matching kool aide man shirts. You know they have them at Wal-Mart, you and Ed might just look pretty cute in them too! 🙂

  3. I bet I know how you’d like to celebrate your birthday!! On SSI?

  4. I made it across the pond for my first visit to you 😀
    Hmm…it sounds like you may be getting webbed feet there Kathy!
    I lived in the Middle East for over six years and really missed the rain and even clouds, so I never mind it now although I’m sure the novelty will wear off especially if I was constantly damp!
    Good luck with Ed’s surgery. It’s always a worry but just think how fantastic it will be once it’s out of the way.
    Wishing you a Happy Birthday for when it arrives! Enjoy whatever way you decide to celebrate ;D
    Have a wonderful week whatever you get up to. Baking perhaps by the sound of it. I’m away now to rustle up a cake for later.

    Thanks for popping over to my place earlier 😀

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