• Thanksgiving 2016

    We had a great Thanksgiving this year.  I cooked the turkey and baked pumpkin pie on Wednesday.  Sarah baked apple crisp at her house, then came over and spent the night Wednesday night.  We all got up Thursday morning and watched the parade.  It’s one of our most favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  We also had some baked oatmeal for breakfast and just enjoyed lounging around together. By early afternoon Paul and I had the dressing put together, Sarah and I had mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes ready to serve, and the turkey had warmed up nicely in the oven.  All the food was great, and we enjoyed our time together, taking…

  • Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 11/6

    FOR Sunday 11/6 Outside my window…Beautiful blue skies, but a bit chilly, though not as cold as it should be.  We are averaging about 10 degrees above normal right now, which is very weird.  The forecast for us this year is warmer weather, but more snow.  We do get a lot of snow sometimes, but we also get so cold at times, it doesn’t snow at all.  I would much rather warmer temps and snow, then bitter, below zero temps and no snow. I am thankful…For so many things, but today I’m going to list my job.  I’m the Director of Website Management for The OldSchoolhouse Magazine and their sister…

  • My health is continuing to improve

    I’ve talked about my surgery over the summer and the fact that I’ve been severely anemic for at least 9 months if not over a year.  I’ve just passed the 4 month mark since my surgery, and I’m blessed by my continued improvement with my health.  I still have days and times that I am exhausted and I just have to stop what I’m doing and rest, but those are becoming fewer and far between.  Sometimes I surprise myself with things I can do and not exhaust myself.  🙂 Besides feeling better, I’m starting to have more desires that seemed to have disappeared last year.  I’ve said before in my…

  • Blessed by friends and family

    As I’m coming up to my 6 week mark since my surgery, I’ve been thinking a lot about the first few days after I got home.  My family and my best friend really rallied around me and took care of me.  They made sure we had food in the house, someone always with me for the first week so I didn’t have to pick anything up myself and around in case I had issues.  Plus just being with me chatting and keeping me company.  You can’t ask for better friends and family than that.  🙂  I wish I had thought to get a picture of my mom and me.  She…

  • Hanging out with friends

    We moved to Idaho from Illinois over 12 years ago.  It’s always hard to leave family and friends but we knew then it was what we wanted to do.  One of my greatest worries was making friends.  In Illinois, where I had pretty much grown up, I had quite a few friends.  Some closer than others, but going to the same church for so long, living in the same area etc… you tend to make some close friends.  I just wondered how it would all be after the move. The Lord has blessed me with friends out here, some way closer than others.  I have one friend, the first I…