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Outside my window...
we've got a front hovering over Central Florida which means lots and lots of rain.  I am LOVING  it!  We'll be back to sunny days by Friday.  AND they are forecasting temps in the 60s for our lows during the wknd!  LOVING that too!!

I am thinking... we might actually get some fall weather after all!!!

I am thankful... for the rain.  While there are places (like Colorado) that are getting too much of the stuff,  I truly enjoy a day of clouds and gentle rain. 

In the kitchen...no new recipes this past week.   Tonight I'm making pork chops with glazed carrots and most likely mac and cheese.  I've got some chicken breasts in the fridge and chicken thighs in the freezer so I've got dinner for the next few nights.  I think I'll look thru my pinterest boards and see what exciting thing I can make with them.  Something different than what I normally do.

I am wearing... a baggy ripped t-shirt.  You can always tell when I'm in for the day!…

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
after I went to Target this morning, I noticed a hawk in my driveway!!!  At first I thought it was injured because it kept clawing at the grass, but then I realized it was going after something!  I pulled over and just watched it for a couple of minutes.  Finally I slowly pulled into my driveway and it flew away.  I have NO idea what it was going after because by the time I got out,  it was gone.

And for those who enjoy my weather reports, its 89 degrees with a heat index of 100. 

 I am thinking... that all I want to do tonight is knit.

I am thankful... for my local library.  Even though I don't read as much as I used to, I utilize it a lot for the kids.  I don't mind spending $8 for a  paperback (it's the same price as a movie) but hardcovers can get pretty pricey!

In the kitchen... Sunday morning I made some Pillsbury biscuits, the kind that come in the exploding can.  They looked a bit weird when I put them in the oven but I thought it was b…

Feline Friday Finishes

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Finished sock #2 earlier today.


I now have a pair of fraternal socks.


Very close in style and colors, yet different enough to make you look twice. 

I will be casting on another pair later this afternoon.

Since this is Friday the 13th I decided to post a pic of one of my black kitties.
Sheba was one of three that we owned at the same time.  She was the first kitty I had as a married lady and she lived to be in her 20th year of life.  Still miss that cat. 

So as you can see no superstitions here.  I've been owned by black cats, the IO used to break mirror for a living, I've walked under ladders just because.   If these were truly bad luck I'd be dead by now!

Happy Triskaidekaphobia!!
(my old advertising boss used this as a marketing tool and its stuck with me ever since!!)

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
I kinda feel like a broken record with this one.  It's hot.  Heat index in 90s.  HOWEVER, there is a breeze in the evenings that's rather pleasant so we are slowly moving away from center-of-sun temps.

I also planted a basil plant.

I cant seem to grow a plant from seeds so I went to Lowes and bought  one instead.   Let's see how long before I kill it.

I am thinking...I say yes too often when it comes to volunteering at the school.

I am thankful...that the uniforms I was hemming are DONE!!  Black thread on black fabric is KILLER on the eyes.  As if that wasn't bad enough, lets add some black fir.....


In the kitchen...it was going to be Taco Tuesday today, but Baby Girl is not feeling well so we'll save that for tomorrow and instead I'll be making Grandma's Chicken.

I am wearing...a VERY old t-shirt from (I think) my days in Ft Lauderdale.  That would make this shirt almost 20 yrs old, but you can't beat the softness;  add some…

Saturday Sky

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I am SO happy it's the wknd!  Weekends tend to blur when you are home on summer break, but when you have a schedule during the week, weekends become more important and special. 

I know I blather on a bit abt life here at Happy Acres,  but it's not all abt kids and laundry, there is actual crafting going on as well!!! 

I've finished my section of the Oddball baby blanket.

This is such a cute and happy blanket!  The pattern I used for my section is a 3x3 rib on one side and a 1x1 rib for the other. 

I mailed it off on Friday.

Another thing I mailed off on Friday was my magic yarn ball.  Since I doubt my swap partner reads my blog, I will post what I sent.  This is what it all looked like before I got started.

And here it is in it's quirky glory!!


This swap was in honor of  the tv show Burn Notice ending.  It's going to be a tough episode to watch so we came up with a swap to ease our pain.

No pics of my socks, but I'm abt 2" from finishing the foot of soc…

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
  it's a lovely sunny day today.  According to Weather Underground it's 85 degrees.  Sunny and warm.  Sounds nice, except for the 95 degree heat index!  The nights are cooling off ever. so. slightly, but the days still feel like the center of the sun.

I am thinking...about different parenting styles.  We all want the best for our kids and I truly believe most parents do the best they can for their children.  However I don't think it's a great idea to call a parent out in front of their kid.  Case in point.  My daughter is 11 years old.  While she may look and act older, she is still 11.  She is not allowed to date.  I don't think this is being unreasonable.  SHE IS ELEVEN!  She has a friend who has been allowed to date since she was nine.  Her other friend will be allowed to date when she is 12 (in two months).  And when I say date I mean being dropped off at the movies or mall by themselves or getting  alone time to hold hands and kis…