30 June 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

outside my window:: zinnias attracting butterflies, 2 last baby chicks chirping, 2 puppies chasing each other, clothes on the line, and lots of HOT

i am thinking:: of my great grandmother Nadine Fortenberry and how her days were simple in some ways and not in others.....i think her days might have been better

i am thankful for:: Kevin home from the hospital and recovering from surgery well & for a weekend spent with his grandmother as our guest

we are learning:: about pond habitats.....Cam & Saw have one in the kitchen

from the kitchen:: Kevin's handcut pork loin chops on the grill tonite, butterbeans, sweet potatoes, and cucumbers & tomatoes from the garden....what a blessing to have a husband from a butcher father!

i am wearing:: tee shirt, shorts, no shoes, no makeup!!

i am creating:: an array of books to bring to book club for ideas and a little something special for a boy who will be 16 on the 7th

i am going:: to the most anticipated event of each month Book Club

i am reading:: to Sawyer Stuart Little, I Capture the Castle, All Creatures Great and Small, and Nathalie Dupree's Southern Memories cookbook

i am praying:: for rain and for peace and stillness

i am hearing:: the swish of the washing machine and the chirps of my 2 baby chicks

around the house:: lots of muddy footprints, popsicle drips, sawdust from goings on in the garage, and a smile on my face because my boys created it all

some of my favorite things:: choosing 6 month book list at book club tonite, 6:30 am outside feeding all the animals in the quiet, telephone conversations with my dear friend Brenda, and nighttime conversations with my sweet husband in the dark and quiet of a house with sleeping children

a few plans for the rest of the week:: lots of reading, cooking, swimming, and tadpoles & minnows

here is the picture thought i am sharing::

thinking of "Fortenberry Lane" Sandhill, Mississippi


  1. What books are we gonna be reading for the next six months????

  2. This month is at my home. We are reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot and the read along with the kids is Ramona the Pest. I will email a list with the 6 month full list.