Tuesday, January 11, 2022

What's happening in January . . .

Hello Friends!  I know I'm a little late to be welcoming January, but better late than never!  January has already been a very full month for me, I'm hoping that the last part is less busy than the first part.  I hope you are all healthy, happy and safe!

My month started with surgery, it wasn't fun, but necessary.  I had to have sinus surgery.  I had a deviated septum that was getting worse each year, and causing me so many problems, so apparently, this was the year to have it repaired.  I was glad to have it over with, but it really did knock me down, so I have been out of commission for the last week or so, but glad to be back!  I'm anxious to see what all of you have been up to so far this year!  

The only thing that I accomplished while I was waiting for the big day, was putting together this puzzle.  It was a hard puzzle, but kept my mind and my hands busy.  I love a challenge, and this puzzle fit the bill, it made me sad to take it apart and put it away, hopefully one of my grands will want to put it together next year when they are out for Christmas break.  


So during my down time I was able to look around my house and write down a few things that I want to get done before Spring.  Some of them are, honey-do's,  because I'm not very handy with a table saw 😉  But most are things I need to work on, so I'll take lots of pictures to keep me on track and show you what I've got planned on my agenda and hopefully the progress.    

We have had some really mild days so far this year and some really cold days, not a lot of snow.  For the last few days it has been sunny,  I love it, I need sunshine!   I'm already noticing that the days are getting longer, and the sunset moving a little further North each day, so I know Spring is just around the corner and will be here before we know it.  

Until next time...be safe XOXO

Hugs and Love,

Barb

   

Saturday, January 1, 2022

 

I hope that 2022 brings you peace, joy and good health.  And may you write the most beautiful story for yourself and those you love!  XOXO

Hugs and Love,

Barb

Monday, December 27, 2021

Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


Outside My Window . . . Today is December 27th 2021.  The forecast is calling for snow!  It has snowed here for the last week, but not in an abundance.  We might have around 3 inches, but the forecast is calling for another 2-4 inches today...we'll see if that happens, I hope it does!  It's really cold outside, right now, only 23 degrees and the high today will only be 24 degrees, so...burrrrrrrr!  

I am an old country music junky, and I happen to love this song, by one of my favorite old country singers...enjoy if you like old country as well!
 
What am I Thinking . . . I know I'm probably in the minority, but I'm glad to have Christmas behind me.  Don't get me wrong,  I love Christmas, but I also happy have things cleaned up and back to normal.  

What I'm Thankful for . . . Today, I'm so thankful for a warm home and a full refrigerator!  I'm thankful that I don't need to go outside...at least until it's above freezing!

Something I Love . . . Snowy days...I love this quote...


I'm Wearing . . . Comfy jeans, a warm denim shirt and fluffy socks.  

Creating . . . I ordered some yarn yesterday for a fun throw I want to make.  I'll share photos when I start it.  I like to have something to keep my hands busy when I'm watching tv. This is a super easy project and maybe a gift 😉


In the Kitchen . . . Dinner tonight will be, Broccoli Cheese soup from Costco.  It comes in a package with two quart size containers.  I love to buy them because they are perfect for two meals, and it freezes beautifully!  We're also having dinner rolls left over from Christmas dinner.  Simple, easy and yummy.  Also, today I cleaned and rearranged the lazy Susan in my kitchen.  That felt really good!  I like to check those things off my to-do list!

Just Sayin' . . . During these cold winter months, this is a good thing to remember . . . 


Be Safe, have a wonderful week-before-New Years, and be safe XOXO!

Hugs and Love,
Barb


Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas . . .

 

 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 9:6 

May we all feel the Savior’s love in abundance this Christmas season, and in the coming year!

Merry Christmas!

Hugs XOXO,

Barb

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Joy in Simplicity . . .

 



This year, I am enjoying the simplicity of the Christmas season.  These are a few of the things I am doing to simplify this year:

1.  I have opted out of neighbor and extended family gifting.  I love my neighbors and my family, I cherish their friendship and their love.  But this year, a phone call, a card or a, "Merry Christmas" text will be their gift. Hopefully they will feel my love for them.  

2.  I have made my decorations very simple, I simply did not have the energy or the desire to put up Christmas decorations.  I am enjoying the little lights on my simple tree, the wreath on my door, and my beautiful paper Nativity...maybe not perfect for some, but the perfect Christmas is the Christmas that points our eyes and our hearts back to the first Christmas, perfect in it's imperfection.  

3.  I am enjoying traditional Christmas music played on my turn table..Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, these are a few of  my go-to sounds of the season.

4.  Making candy with my daughters.  That's a tradition that we have embraced each year.   We have a list of favorite candy that we make and share at our family Christmas party on Christmas Eve, it is a simple list, nothing complicated.   

So this year, cut out sugar cookies, simple wreaths, watching the snow fall,  enjoying my simple and yes, imperfect Christmas tree sparkle and shine, waiting for another beautiful winter sunset, and contemplating the birth of birth of the Savior is the way I am choosing to celebrate Christmas.

I pray that we will all find comfort in knowing that we are loved and cherished.  I hope you can make one or two small changes this season in order to simplify and truly embrace the celebration of Christ’s birth, and I pray that no matter your circumstance you can feel of His love and Mercy this Christmas Season! 

 Be Safe XOXO

Hugs and Love,

Barb

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