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Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
it's 80 degrees outside.  It should feel comfortably warm, but I'm cleaning and sorting so I'm feeling warmer than I should.

I am thinking... actually it's more like NOT thinking/losing my mind.  We are moving very soon.  I went over the budget and figured that I have 4 paychecks until we move into the house.  That means I have 4 weeks to move, leaving me 2 weeks to get ready for a yard sale.  Then I looked at the calendar.  One of the paychecks I was counting was the following day.  This meant we were actually moving in 3 weeks and I had only one week to sort and get ready for a yard sale.  As of right now my yard sale is in 3 days instead of 10!

I am thankful... that no matter what happens with this house, no matter who decides to look at it, no matter what the banks decide, I have a new place that we are moving into.  For that I am VERY thankful!

In the kitchen... I actually am still cooking.  I don't want to spend money on eating ou…

Yarny Goodness!

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Everyday I go to the mailbox looking for a squishy envelope.  I was in a Magic Yarn Ball Swap last month and we needed to have our packages mailed out in time to be received by September 12th.  My swap partner emailed me a couple of days before we were supposed to have them, sent me a sock pattern and said she was sorry she would be late sending my package out.  I would get it by Saturday.  Saturday came and went.  I know people get caught up in life so I wasn't worried. 

By the end of Sept I emailed her just to let her know that we would be moving in abt a month and that I didn't know my new address yet.  She emailed back that she's had some health issues and she was SO sorry she was this late.  The package was ready to go and that she only had to get to the post office.  I have yet to see anything.   I'm trying hard not to be upset by this, but each time I go to the mailbox and it's empty, I'm a little bit disappointed.  Baby Girl said I was ripped off.  I w…

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
right now it's cloudy and 75 but they expect us to hit 90 again today.  However by Thursday a cool front will go thru and our highs will be only 80 with 50s at night.  WONDERFUL!!

I am thinking... when the weather starts to get cooler, my mind starts to think abt what I can plant in the garden.  Since we wont be here much longer I'm thinking abt what I can do at the new place, but by the time we get settled in,  I'll need to plant things that will be easily wheeled inside for those cooler nights.

I am thankful... for my new vacuum cleaner.  I had an upright Kenmore for many years.  That thing had great suction and could pick up anything!  Then the belt broke and we replaced it but with the wrong belt (remember the IO doesn't return things, he makes whatever he has WORK!) and it tore up something inside.  We got a new vacuum, a Bissell bagless.  Lots of great reviews, but not a great vacuum.  I had to empty that thing SO often because the ca…

Oh The Things You Will Find!!!!

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I'm a pile person.  Always have been.  When you have your own bedroom or have just a husband, those piles are usually left alone and gone thru in a timely matter.

Enter children.

You start out by putting those piles up higher so little hands cant get into them.  After awhile those piles get mixed up a bit because they are looking for something.  Or the piles get added to because it's something that has to be gone thru anyway, what's one more thing??

This system is  coming back to haunt me.

Since we have this move coming up, I'm trying to slowly work my way thru the piles.  Some of these piles are in boxes (because the piles kept falling over and I stuck it in a box "to go thru later") or in some kind of container.  One container that's been sitting in the kids' bathroom hallway is a HUGE briefcase that the IO used to use.  He kept study material in there.  When I lifted the briefcase it was heavy so I figured it had his books in it. 

Last week I sat …

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
it's been foggy the past couple of mornings and cool, but warming up by the afternoon.  I'm loving the foggy and the cool, I'm wishing it would not be so hot in the afternoon.  Here is our forecast for the week.

Why yes that IS a high of 90 for Saturday.


I am thinking... I need to make some time to knit more.  I haven't done much of it over the past week and I do feel a difference.  Knitting really is soothing for me and I need more of that in my life right now.

I am thankful... for the quiet time I get when the kids are in school and the husband is at work.  It really is the only quiet I get.  

In the kitchen... I'm trying a new recipe for tonight.  I have a pot roast in the crock pot.  I like simple crock pot recipes and this is an EASY one.  Three pounds of beef roast (mine is like 3.5lbs), 1 envelope of Italian dressing, 1 envelope of ranch dressing, 1 envelope of brown gravy.  Dump all three dry dressings over the roast, add 2 cups …

Friday Felines

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Taking a Mental Break

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While I am excited abt moving, I am NOT excited abt all the work involved with this move.  Yesterday I was in Real Estate Hell.  Dante apparently forgot to add this level when he wrote his poem. Wait I take that back, the last two circles of Hell are for Treachery and Fraud.  So there IS a special place in Hell for bankers and lawyers!!

But I digress.

ANYWAY, nobody (and I mean NOBODY) communicates with each other.  I was on the phone with the bank, the county and the lawyer.  I should have called the realtor but I had no energy left. 

Besides, we had a band thing to go to.  Here is #1 Son playing.

I was chaperoning which meant I got a closer view.  It's hard to find him on the field, esp when they are dressed in full uniforms. 

I've started and restarted some projects.  The newly started kitty blanket has been ripped out and restarted in a different colorway.  I found more black acrylic and I'm adding different colored stripes to it.  I'm only 12 rows in so really n…

Simple Woman's Daybook - Thursday's Edition

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I normally try to post on Tuesdays, but this week has been beyond crazy.  More of that as we move thru the post. 


FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
they said a cool front went thru but I think it died right away because it's after 5pm and the temps are 88 with a heat index of 93.  It is OCTOBER!!!!  Then again we have a tropical storm brewing in the Gulf so we're not out of the hot and sticky hurricane season yet.

I am thinking... the next 7 weeks will be hectic.  Major announcement here at Happy Acres, we are moving.  The house will be put up for sale shortly and we will be moving by the middle of November.  It was a HARD decision to come to, but now that it's made, we are all excited abt the new possibilities!  We will still be local, just in a different neighborhood.

I am thankful... for second chances.  The house we want to move into was available but we didn't go for it fast enough and somebody beat us to the punch.  However I got a call today saying its available aga…