Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window... It is after 8pm, and it is still 60° outside! We had a lot of rain today...too warm for snow. :(
This is not usual January weather for Virginia!

I am thinking...it's been a long time since I did a daybook post.

I am thankful...that everything went well with my mom's recent cataract surgery. :)

From the kitchen...BBQ chicken strips and steamed squash.

Around the house...cleaning, getting some things together for Goodwill, gathering all our tax information.

A few plans for the rest of the week...work everyday, church on Thursday, groceries and errands on Saturday. I hope to get to the thrift store too! :)

One of my favorite things...an empty clothes hamper!

I am praying...for my husband to feel better soon. He's been sick a couple of days.
I am also praying for my cousin's wife. She's been in the hospital a month now with severe blood clots in her legs. The doctors also discovered a malignant tumor. She has started chemotherapy. She's only 36, and has 3 children at home. Thankfully, they have family around who can help care for her children while her husband is at work. A praise report...If you remember back in September, another one of my cousins was in a very bad car accident. He was severely injured, but was finally able to go back to work last week! Thank you for your prayers for him.

A Scripture to share...But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. ~Matthew 6:33-34 KJV

I know this is a very familiar Scripture, but it is so true.

A picture I'm sharing this week...

A very special Christmas present from my mom. She made this runner for me. Isn't it beautiful? I'm so blessed and thankful to have such a wonderful mom.♥

Please visit Peggy to read more daybooks.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Don't forget about my giveaway that ends on Friday! :)

Take care,


  1. Hi Mel Mel :)rofl jacobs cat just jumped up here ,and slid all the way to the key board rofl...
    How is everyone doing?

  2. Hi Melanie,
    My first visit to your home. Truly enjoyed my visit here. Sending prayer for your cousins wife. Hope she's better soon.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas gift. Hugz!

  3. Your mom does beautiful work! We have made at least eight trips to the Goodwill this month. I think January must be their busiest month..I will pray for your cousin's wife, that is a scary thing.

  4. Hi Melanie,
    It sounds like your week is a busy one. I agree with you about the empty clothes hamper!! :)

    I hope that your husband soon feels better. I will be praying for your cousin's wife...I'm so sorry to read of her health problems. Thankful to read about your other cousin!

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. Enjoyed your daybook. Saying prayers for your husband.

  6. Praying for your cousin and for you husband to be well, Rejoicing over the cousin who just went back to work. Always enjoy reading your posts here.

  7. Love your home pictures. The runner is pretty.

  8. Hi just found your site..love the sweet hearts..I have posted it on my blog and I am a new follower.
    Thanks so much

  9. I am glad to hear your mom's surgery went well. Hope your cousin is better soon. I love the runner- how special! That verse is mine and my husband's marriage verse :)

  10. I am so sorry about your cousin's wife and I will pray with you and glad your mom's surgery went well.


  11. Hi Melanie, thanks for joining my blog. I'm your latest follower. Looks like we have a lot in common, I'm a pastor's wife as well. Will pray for your family members who are not well. ~ Abby

  12. Hello Melanie,
    I will keep your husband in my prayers. So nice to visit your blog again. I have a new title, my other blog is not able to be retrieved today. Will keep working on that. Been way to long.



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