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Updated September 2nd --- >

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Tuesday, September 2

The Simple Woman's Daybook~September 2nd Edition

~ where every day is a blank page ~

Welcome home to The Simple Woman's Daybook, September 2nd edition!

It is with great pleasure, that I post for you this new edition of The Simple Woman's Daybook at it's original home, The Simple Woman's blog.

REMEMBER you will need to change your link back from the old one at


to the new one here at


(If you are new to the daybook or unsure since its been awhile you wrote one and linked up, you may go to this link to read over the guidelines.)


For Today
September 2nd, 2014

Outside my window... those slight hints of autumn; the reddening of the dogwood, yellowing of the cucumber plants, lessening of the birdsong in the early hours...the turning of another calendar page

I am thinking... of this song that continues to play in my head, days after one of my favorite bands played it up close and personal
{me and my gang the day of the music festival...daughters, Hannah and Olivia)

I am thankful... for the nice summer that was dotted with simple outings and contentment

In the kitchen... red cabbage and spaghetti squash, the few scragglers that just came in from the garden
(if you love cabbage like I do, you may enjoy my Black Skillet Cabbage recipe found here)

I am wearing... comfy gray shorts and robin egg blue t-shirt

I am creating... lesson plans, lesson plans and a few more besides

I am going... to be placing that huge hs book order today, let 11th grade begin

I am wondering... how many bushels of cucumbers that long row produced this year and how many I might have eaten!

I am reading... more on my book choice in tomorrow's post, The Simple Woman's Book Club 
(if you enjoy reading and sharing what you've read, link-up with us tomorrow)

I am hoping... the tomatoes do better next year, not sure if it was the plants or the soil

I am learning... to drive my husband's big green red tractor

Around the house... helping my husband clean out and tidy the garage and basement

I am pondering... our next step in this "tough love" thing. Parenting is not for sissies. 

A favorite quote for today... "The sun...in its full glory, either at rising or setting-this, and many other like blessings we enjoy daily; and for the most of them, because they are so common, most...forget to pay their praises. But let us not."
Izaak Walton
(I love this quote, it is one I have at the top of the guidelines page so we never forget to remember.)

One of my favorite things... the simple "movie night" out with the girls!

A few plans for this week: do a few loads of laundry, clean and wash, my girl Red (yep, I name my cars), work on the book study a bit more, take clothes inventory before hitting the thrift stores for a few fresh pieces and get back into the swing of working out again in the mornings

A peek into one of my days... 
(a rare stop at Rita's Italian Ice~i love the Mango)

if you enjoy writing up your daybook, you may enjoy the new Diary of 5

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Friday, August 8

A Small Break In August...

...and then I am planning on being here pretty much full-time! Good Friday morning ladies! I hope your summer is fun and carefree!

I just wanted to hop on in here and tell you that I have not forgotten my blog or you, but life has been full. I can not say hectic or busy as that is not me, but full is the word. And with a long, lake vacation, prepping for homeschool, gearing up for public school and plans for the fair, a concert and about 3 theater movies all in August, my mind is elsewhere...for now that is. 

Come that scrumptious time right after Labor day week-end, you will find me back here with all kinds of updates, one or two changes, another gift-away, a new venture and ideas swirling for another one. I will share all with you then. 

I really think you will agree with me that until our summer un-rhythms are back to that nice and steady flow once again, blogs and online stuff can just wait...

until then...


Friday, August 1

Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge {Day 30 of 30}

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:: I am ending the Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge with this beautiful and kind gesture given me by my daughter, Olivia...xo ::

Thursday, July 31

Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge {Day 29 of 30}

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:: daughters and smoothies...a lovely combination ::

Wednesday, July 30

Tuesday, July 29

Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge {Day 27 of 30}

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:: going out in the tomorrow's mail ::

Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge {Day 26 of 30}

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:: shades of blue ::

Friday, July 25

Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge {Day 25 of 30}

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:: never summer without one of these...someday they might be called "vintage" ::

Thursday, July 24

Wednesday, July 23

Four Seasons :: Summer Challenge {Day 23 of 30}

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:: taking a walk down memory lane and of summer's past ::