June 16, 2015

Monday - Simple Woman's Daybook



For Today...
Tuesday June 16, 2015

Outside my window...
More sunshine!
We live in a city that is nicknamed The Sun City so we see a lot of it.

I am thinking...
about a summer calendar.
Summer officially begins on Sunday/Father's Day and we have already started some things since the children got out of school last week but I have a bit more thinking to do.

I am thankful...
that my Marine is almost done with training and will be heading to his duty station soon. We continue to see God at work in his life and are so grateful for the blessings that are being poured out on him right now.  Military life is not easy but it has been rich and rewarding so far for our son and we know God's plan for his life has put our boy just where he needs to be.

I am wearing...
My favorite denim capri pants and a taupe blouse today.  I am always tooling around in my brown sandals, too, this time of year.  I am not much a sneakers and socks kind of girl... which is not good if you do the Flylady plan but I love my sandals.

I am creating...
new menus and recipes to keep me on track with my eating plan.  I am still working through the Whole30/Paleo elimination plan and contemplating some more changes come July.

I am going...
out to the DMV/DPS to get my daughter her driving permit.... and to the grocery store for a big run and then home to the cool of the house while the day heats up.

I am wondering...
if I should put a sewing or crochet project together this week or clean out something instead.  I have to choose or I will get nothing done!  LOL

I am reading...
Just started these two yesterday... yes, reading more than one at a time.  I am reading one devotionally and the other in the afternoons for personal growth.

Your Sacred Yes by Susie Larson

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

I am hoping...
to have a quiet weekend for Father's Day.  Dan and I are both on the introvert side and enjoy quiet weekends but rarely get them.  We are in need of one as a family.

I am learning...
to write the Hebrew alphabet as I study with the Love God Greatly study on Psalm 119.  I am learning a new letter with each passage and practicing it.  I am also studying Korean all summer but wanted to learn the Hebrew alphabet as each letter is given in the Psalm chapter.  I pulled out my calligraphy pens.... how fun!



In my garden...
I am getting ready to turn over the soil and prep the bed for winter squash, root veggies, onions, garlic and some broccoli and maybe Brussel Sprouts.  June is when that starts... Father's Day is when the pumpkin seeds start going in.  I love an Autumn garden!  I did not do much of a summer garden but am still tweaking my herb garden so those will grow year round for me.  No pictures today... maybe in a week or so.

In my kitchen...
I am prepping more summer salads and fresh fruit.  I love all the fresh produce this time of year.  I am also cleaning and clearing stuff.  It has just exploded and needs a purge.  One thing I am going to be doing in the next week is starting the canning on the berries again.  Strawberry and blueberry jams and maybe something with peaches.  I have pulled the peaches off that tree because of the birds and hope to add a peach cobbler to one of our dessert days soon.  I am letting them ripen on the counter right now.



I made these Plantain Baked Fries this past week.... you might enjoy the recipe, too!

The fruit salad from this photo can be found here...

and that burger is all my recipe with sweet potato bun for me and regular buns for everyone else.

and a favorite breakfast lately

A favorite quote for today...


A peek into one of my days...


One of my favorite things...
Enjoying this now since I cannot have dairy anymore.
This certainly hits the spot nicely!
YUM!!!

Post Script...

A couple of links I will be coming back to this week are:

A Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

An Informative Little Article on the Summer Solstice and what it is from Farmer's Almanac.

13 Ways Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Peaches in Paradise... a tribute to Elisabeth Elliot



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2 comments:

  1. Hi Leanne,
    I'm so sorry you freaked out a bit! I did not leave fb, but I have been locked out of my account & fb is requiring me to upload my ID! I am working on it... I sent you a private message on goodreads.

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  2. Hey sweets....I'm reading that Gretchen Rubin book as well, but mine is a library copy. Would like to know what you think. I saw it at the review site too, but didn't get it. Take care. :)

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