Monday, October 11, 2010


Enjoying Fall

My Simple Woman's Daybook for October 11, 2010....Columbus Day!

Outside my is simply a GORGEOUS day in sunny California. Maybe a little warmer than I might like (upper 80’s today) but it’s clear, pretty and perfect in my book.

I am thinking....A LOT of different things really. But mainly about the day I spent this week-end at my mom’s going through soo many of her treasured items with my sisters. She wants to have everything “handled” suddenly and everything either already going to who she wants to have it, or at least knowing that it’s decided and taken care of; how many feelings this whole process stirred up. We didn’t finish or really even come close, but we at least made a start. I am thrilled to know that the cedar chest that once belonged to my great grandmother is to be mine. More on that later.

I am thankful....for the day we got to spend yesterday down in San Diego. My son did both of the Sun morning services, and the Sunday evening as well. What a blessing this was. His messages touched my heart and spirit like I can’t begin to tell you, and made me think about things I need to change; again, more on that later. But I am also thankful for the time I got to spend with my precious grandkids.

I am wearing.....white Capri pants and a multi colored comfy top. It is all in rusts and browns. Quite “fallish” looking haha

I am remembering....soo many things about my past and childhood. I’m sure going through old treasures, photos and memories this week-end put my heart in this place.

I am get my hair done tomorrow….YAY!! My roots are long and needing done soo badly, AND I am feeling another small change is about to happen, haha…

I am reading....just finished actually. Karen Kingsbury “Take four”. I love her writing style and books and can’t seem to get enough of them. She has another new one due this month that I am looking forward to. Also just grabbed Good Housekeeping magazine which I used to buy ALL THE TIME and haven’t for several months. I am looking forward to it.

I am hoping...sooo many things. That I stay on my diet better this week. That my mother continues to improve every day. That my knees would somehow not be soo bad…I am having SUCH a hard time. That we work out all the details and are able to go to Melody’s for Thanksgiving. We haven’t been to her house in almost 2 years. It is soo time. I want to SEE what she has done in her home. I could go on and on but I will stop here. I have given THIS list to my Lord, and I know He will take care of it all. = )

On my mind....again, soo much…But I guess yesterday’s message is standing out right now. I need to make some changes and today’s the day to begin.

From the plan this week is to FINALLY make those apple muffins that you can find HERE that my friend Kris makes that I am just hearing wonderful things about. Only 2 points on Weight Watchers. Now if I can just stick to one will be the question.

Around the house...I am feeling quite content. All my Fall decorations are up and I am enjoying them so.

Plans for the appointment, lunch with my friend Cindy, and dinner with old friends on Friday.

One of my favorite things.....has got to be blogging recently. I am FORCED to sit it seems much more than I would like with these knees, and I love to visit and chat and pray and cry and laugh with all of you. Hope you all have a wonderful week.  I did it Jennifer!


  1. I always enjoy the daybook entries that bloggers write but, and I don't know why, I've never done it myself. Maybe I should this week.

    I enjoyed this peek into your day!

  2. Hi Debbie,

    I love Karen Kingsbery's books too...just discovered her this summer! Sounds like you are having a wonderful day....and I just read your previous post. I love the sound of rain on the roof too with dinner in the crockpot and bread baking ....I get that same feeling of feeling like a page from Little House on the Prairie! I love it!!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  3. Apple muffins? That sounds good, even if the weather is unpredictable!!! God bless you sister and may His strength always be yours.

  4. How fun...I love your day and your thoughts...always such precious, gracious, humble and thankful thoughts.
    Enjoy getting your hair done. I know the parent deal, mine came up near me to buy another house...and they are boxing up things.
    Oh, I am playing play dough with my four year old in his cast...we are going to make this an adventure...laughing and kissing a lot...God was faithful.

    Have a blessed looks like it started out great!!!!

  5. Hi Debbie, That was fun to read. You have a lot to be looking forward to, and a lot to be thankful for! As do I!! Have a GREAT week!!

  6. Hi Debbie,
    This was fun, I want to play...

    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs M.

  7. Fun post Debbie. I love a post like this that is so informative. :)
    You will love those apple muffins.
    Have a great week. Happy Monday.

  8. Good Monday evening Debbie, I always enjoy reading daybooks, and found yours to be so sweet. I haven't done one in a while, as I have had a busy summer.
    Ater reading about your hair appointment tomorrow, I was thinking I better check, as mine could be too, I always make it ahead when I get it cut, and it seems I do tend to
    I hope you get to go to Melody's for Thanksgiving.
    Praying your mother continues to improve, and for your knees, in Jesus name to be healed.

  9. I just wanted you to know I have really been blessed reading your blogs lately. I love today's posting and will have to do a daybook posting myself.

  10. What a wonderful blog & gorgeous family you have!

    Glad I stumbled across it!

  11. I just loved reading your Daybook, isn't it a wonderful feeling to cook for your family and have everyone enjoy it. I made Toco Soup today even though it is 85 today. I need that apple muffin recipe, I am starting WW today again. I have knee problems too but hopefully the WW program will help. Praying you will be with your daughter for Thanksgiving. I am thankful I have my adult children and my 3 perfect grandchildren all living on the land with us. What a Blessing, amenand amen. Debbie in NC

  12. Yeah - you did it! and I love it:) Such a great way to organize our thoughts! It is so wonderful that you have your family so close and get to see so many of them so often...what a blessing! I will be praying that all the details work out to be with Mel at Thanksgiving - what fun! Hard to believe it is time to be making holiday plans. I'm also praying for your mom..and your knees:)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, friend. PS - I LOVE Karen Kingsbury, too! Heard her speak in person once and she was just a adorable as you would imagine:)

  13. Just dropping by to say hi!...and send you a hug:) Goodness, it has been some day for me - emotionally draining. Looking at those sweet kiddos on your sidebar could even my tired heart smile. Can't wait for my little one's visit at Christmas - I might have a photo or two of her tomorrow:) Will check in again soon -

    Hugs - Jennifer


I am so glad that you would take the time to comment on my thoughts and feelings, it is such a blessing to me!