Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For today
...Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Outside my window...the weather has been so nice! It's finally starting to cool down a little bit. I am enjoying having the windows open. Fall is definitely on the way!♥

I am hearing...a car driving by and Katie watching TV.

I am thinking...about my cousin. He was in a very bad car accident recently. He broke an ankle and all of his ribs. He'll have to stay in the hospital 8-10 weeks. It's unsure right now when he'll be able to go back to work. Please keep him in your prayers.

I am thankful...things are getting back to normal around here after the flooding we had. The roads are gradually getting fixed. We're so thankful the Lord was with us and protected us. We have heard of several miraculous water rescues.

From the kitchen...pork chops, scalloped potatoes, and green beans.
Last night we had Ruth's Quick Taco Casserole. It was very good! I'm always happy to find a delicious new recipe! Thank you, Ruth, for sharing your recipe.

A few plans for the rest of the week...work everyday, church on Thursday, church on Sunday

I am going...to take Katie to youth group tonight, then come home and relax for a little while. That's the plan anyway! It has been a very busy day. One of our teachers couldn't come in today, so I had to fill in. I'll have to catch up on my work tomorrow.

One of my favorite things...pumpkin spice lattes. Yum!

A Scripture thought...Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. ~John 14:1-3

A picture to share...some of my fall decorations. I have always loved bears.♥ I found this picture years ago at Wal-Mart, in the dollar picture section. (Do they even have that anymore??) All I had to do was buy a frame for it. I love the saying on it. Since my birthday is in October, a friend of mine gave me the leaf dish for my birthday a couple years ago. I believe my mom gave me the Home Interior bear figurines, and I think I got the stuffed bear at Goodwill.

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Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy hearing from you. :)

Take care,


  1. Hi Melanie...such a nice posting! Praying that your cousin will gain strength and be better each day! The Taco Casserole sounds so good! I hope that you have a bit of time to relax and have some quiet time! I love your Scripture thought! Your fall display is so pretty. Thank you for sharing! Simple blessings for your evening! Hugs ♥ Teri

  2. I had to come over for a visit after seeing your name just ahead of me on the daybook list! : )

    So glad to 'meet' you ~

  3. I love pumpkin spice lattes too! I haven't had one yet for this season ;)

  4. Whats in the kitchen sounds like you are going to have a great supper. Your picture and bears are all looking like they are ready for fall...and just in time. I do believe its here. Have a good week. Sorry to hear about your cousin.... its good to hear he is on the mend. Trish

  5. Love your fall decorations - and I like the windows open - dinner sounds good - hope you get some rest this week. Love, sandie

  6. I love your cute fall decorations! There has really been a nip in the air this week and down in the forties at night. The older I get, the faster time flies...

  7. Your poor cousin! I can't imagine being in the hospital for that long! Poor guy!! Will say a prayer for him. I'm with you, Melanie, always trying to find new recipes, that taco casserole sounds delicious! Glad things are returning back to normal after the flooding and that the weather is pleasant for fresh breezes! Hope you did get an evening to relax!


  8. I feel so bad for your cousin! I will keep him in my prayers that his body will heal quickly.
    Your supper sounded delicious!
    I love your fall decorations! The bears are so cute!

  9. Hi Melanie,
    I'm so sorry to read about your cousin. Poor guy! I will keep him in my prayers, that he will heal quickly.

    Your fall decorations are so cute! I haven't started my decorating yet. Maybe this weekend.

    So thankful to hear the area where you live is starting to get back to normal.

    I also love pumpkin spice lattes! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week!!

  10. Hi Melanie, I loved reading your day book, I too love bears I have a few and cross-stitched a couple Mary Bears that were sold in the Hallmark stores back in the 90's. Your little framed art looks like cross stitch from here. We have dollar stores I go there sometimes for things like gift bags and such.I am happy to hear the area is getting back to normal around there. God Bless & Hugs

  11. I will be praying for your cousin! Praying all goes well, and he has a speedy recovery.

    Your fall decorations are so cute--love the bears!

    Hope you have a great weekend!


  12. LOL alot better today, My internet box went out last saturday LOL been with out until yesterday about 5 pm lol


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