Thursday, November 4, 2010



Outside my window...I am looking at a BEAUTIFUL but very warm (even for California) day… and watching the sweet little old (he is 87) man across the street working in his flower bed..he puts me to shame as busy as he always is.

I am thinking...that I hope this is the last heat wave we have until next summer…It is 100 degrees again today and I am longing for some cooler days.

I am thankful for..soo much… but in particular today for the LONG conversation I had this morning with my daughter on the phone.

From the kitchen...I am cooking chicken in the crock pot…too hot for the oven = )

I am wearing...white Capri pants and a pink short sleeve top

I am creating...I am working on embroidering some new kitchen towels. Haven’t done this in such a long time. I had forgotten how much I enjoy it.

I am going...I went nowhere today. I did all my laundry and cleaned out my pantry and re-organized it. You might wonder why that needed to be done when I have only lived here 4 months, haha…I guess I am just kind of messy. No kids to blame anymore.

I am reading...An old book of Karen Kingsbury that I somehow missed in the past.

I am hoping...that my mom continues to improve as much as she has.

I am hearing...the whir of the dishwasher and washing machine and dryer. I am soo grateful for all of these appliances. As much as I love the series of Little House on the Prairie, can you imagine the work of those days?

Around the house... Still enjoying my new house and today I am smelling the chicken in the crock pot and the new Fall candle that I bought yesterday…sooo yummy.

One of my favorite things...lunch with my girlfriends. Did that yesterday and had such a good time.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Tomorrow is already Friday so guess I will tell what our week-end plans are. Friday night will see us having dinner with my parents and then playing a little cards. Her doc said that card playing was EXCELLENT therapy for her which works well as we all enjoy it. Sat. we will probably begin our search for a new car (unfortunately it is time) and late Sat. afternoon I am planning on spending time with my granddaughter Annabel. Sun will be service here in the morning and then going on down to San Diego to spend the afternoon with my grandkids and then to hear my son teach.

Here's a picture to enjoy...

I just found this pic of Jess & Mel at Jessie's bachlorette party last August on Jessi'e facebook page.  I haven't seen any pics of this as Mel brilliantly forgot her camera, haha.  The girls look soo pretty, but I just can't believe they are already 24 years old.  Where did the time go??

Well, guess that's it for now...I tried to download my pictures from my computer to this post of my sweeties in their costumes, but for SOME reason they were ALL coming out sideways.  I am not sure why as I have them turned correctly of course in the picture album thing on my computer.  I have occasionally had the problem in the past, but not with ALL of the pics...I am surprised this one worked.  Anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong?   

I have NO idea why the print went small and I can't seem to correct that either no matter what I do...guess it is just one of those days....Hope you all have a wonderful week-end.


  1. I enjoyed your daybook entry. I should do mine more regularly because it is a nice way to sit back and think about what is going on around me.

    I'm doing a cookbook giveaway at my blog if you're interested.

  2. What a great entry...sounds just heavenly...and with family again over the weekend...that is what life is all about!!

  3. Hi Debbie, Love visiting with you and hey could we go out to lunch sometime-oh well a girl could wish, right! Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned and as always I feel right at home with you when I visit.
    Hugs today, Noreen

  4. Hi Debbie - another daybook entry!! :) and aren't they so much fun? I have really enjoyed "reading and catching up" with your posts. I have had absolutely no time to blog this week and almost no time to visit blogs either. Really a bummer...but I am enjoying a quiet evening - in front of my fireplace!! (is it really 100 there!!?) - and catching up a bit.

    So bummed that you will not be able to go away for Thanksgiving but I love your attitude....I am still struggling to reinvent traditions around here with an empty nest, etc. and not sure how the day will play out but I am praying that God will bless it.

    Love your list of blessing along your sidebar...saw this on Joyce's blog as well. I think I really should do something similar. So much to be overwhelming grateful for...and, yet, how often am I discouraged or even down-hearted! Shameful....

    Hope you are enjoying a wonderful evening with your mom...and that card game! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, friend.


  5. I have been missing you. It has been crazy here. Hope you are doing well.

    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  6. too, I'm not enjoying this heat! Great post today Debbie!

    If your pics are importing to your computer sideways, you will have to flip them and then save them to your disk. If you don't save it then they will upload to blogger sideways, just right click after editing and hit save. Hope this helps!

  7. I love you my friend.

    I've been stopping in and reading a lot here. I so enjoy your thoughts and pictures about life, love, the Lord...just everything. You encourage and inspire me in my walk here and I thank the Lord for your sweet and loving presence in my life...even if it is through our blogs. It's meant to be as He has crossed our pathways. It's funny how we all can feel so connected but then it's all about Him, isn't it?

    My prayers are with you always and I thank you for your continued comments and prayer support for us. As I have said many times before, it means more to me than I can ever express.

    Oh, by the way...I'm with Noreen who is ever so dear...I think we all should go to lunch sometime. That would be a fun can wish for such things, right?

    Love you my friend,

  8. Jess and Mel are adorable! They remind me of my niece Kristin who recently got married.

  9. I love reading your daybook journal entries. I started on of my own on my blog. Thank you for sharing


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