Monday, October 19, 2020

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Today ~ October 19, 2020 

Looking out my window...  I am watching the birds feasting on bird seed.

I am thinking...about the children's story that I am writing.

I am thankful... for God's loving kindness.

One of my favorite... moments are spent with the grandchildren.  They loved the cookies!  We enjoyed painting pumpkins and playing the donut game this weekend.

I am wearing... a white with  lavender blossoms t-shirt and mint green with soft pink roses floral jumper.

I am creating... autumn cards for friends.

I am watching... re-watching really the television series Friday Night Lights.  

I am reading...  still re-reading the Anne of Green Gables series on my Kindle.

I am listening to... birds singing and the quiet chirping of crickets. When we lived in North Carolina, the chirping of the crickets was not quiet.  There must have been more of them (and possibly bigger crickets) there.

I am hoping...that the weather stays nice at least until Thursday morning. Wednesday afternoon is our grandson's last baseball game. Hopefully it won't be rained out.

I am learning...new card crafting techniques.  I need to straighten my craft room up again.

In the kitchen...the cookies jar is empty again. I guess it's a good thing because I'm trying to eat sweet treats only on the weekend (Friday - Sunday).

I am sharing... a photograph of all the cards that I made.  Sixteen cards are on their way!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Gina!

    Your cookies looked delicious, and I just knew your grands would love them! Our little song birds have mostly flown South. We have a few little sparrows left and it makes me smile everything I see them! My cookie jar is empty at the moment as well, but I have an open package of cookies, so we're good!

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

    Hugs and Love.
    Barb

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    1. An open package of cookies is awfully tempting, Barb! Wish I could visit and help you out there. ♥

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  2. Hi Gina - feel like I am right there with you - love the sweet descriptions of what you are seeing, wearing and doing. You sound like a really fun Grandma and the little ones must love spending time with you! Your little stack of quilts are so pretty and your jumpers sound so pretty, too. Hope you are enjoying these wonderful autumn days! Sending hugs and blessings xo Karen

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    1. Karen, I love living near at least some of my grandchildren. I miss the other two but with covid, it will be a while until we travel and visit. Tonight is my grandson's baseball game and I am looking forward to cheering him on! Hugs and Blessings to you! xo

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  3. Gina, I havent been seeing your posts recently, but have now caught up. So lovely to read the things youa re doing.

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    1. Barbara, Thank you. I just started writing again. ♥

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  4. So glad you are enjoying the time with your grandchildren Mrs R. and your cards are just beautiful things. I know you put a lot of work into them.

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    1. Thank you, Arlene. The ones I just finished started out as one thing and ended up another but I rather like them.

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  5. I am missing the hummingbirds (they have left for warmer temps), but we won't begin feeding the birds until late December due to the bears. The picture with the cards and quilts is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Robin. We have seen so few hummingbirds this year. Do be careful with the bears about. Yikes!

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  6. Life is good, great times with grandkids, quiet moments of reflection and reading, love your picture of your quilts pilled up :)

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    1. Life is good, Connie. And grandchildren are the absolute best!

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