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The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today



Looking Out My Window
It was hot today.  I think the weatherman said it's been in the 90s for the past 60 days.  Is it Oct yet??

I am thinking
about planning a road trip.  It's been a LONG time since we went on one and wanderlust is kicking into gear.  I've added a travel column to the budget.

I am thankful
that my kids still like to hang out with me.  We went to the mall last night to return some stuff and get #1 Son some pants.  AND we went geocaching!  I havent logged a cache since the end of February.




We had such a good time! I really want to remember days like this because I know they wont last forever.

I am wearing
a REALLY old sleep shirt

I am creating
garbage.  No really.  I'm slowly going thru piles in the apt and am amazed at what I still have



I thought twice abt getting rid of these magazines because I still want to read them.  However when I realized that I packed and moved them TWICE, it was time for them to go.  They are actually sitting on the cou…

Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today



Looking out my window

We have been having heavy rain showers every afternoon.  Nothing like Louisiana, but drenching nonetheless.
I am thinking that I like the older version of the Daybook better than the revised one.  I made some changes in the post back to one I used back in 2015.
I am thankful That I have a job.  That I have a working car.  That my kids are healthy. My job can be boring (on a daily basis), but it allows me the flexibility to take time off for family.  I drive a car as old as #1 Son and we have to share it, but it works.  My kids can make me crazy, but they are turning into productive humans.  Life may not be where I imagined it would be at almost 50, but it's SOO much better than it could be  

I am wearing A Mickey Mouse night shirt.  It's long, down to my knees, and I've been know to drive Baby Girl to school while wearing it.  
I am creating

Socks.   I have turned the heel and will be starting the decreases for the foot next.  
I am reading (read) …

What's on the Needles on a Saturday Afternoon

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What's been going on??

This....








It's no wonder I'm getting nothing done.  However I cleared the schedule for the afternoon and decided to look at what projects I've got on the needles.  In no particular order....

1.Sweet Georgia Brown Socks
I started these back in May of 2014.  I am on the heel of the second sock.  It NEEDS to be done before the end of this year.
2.TV blanket

I started this around Oct of 2015 (I think) I cant seem to find a start date, I'm just going by what I've written down before and after it in my notebook.  I have 18" done in a 60" blanket.  I did literally one row today.  It's still too warm to keep it on my lap.  AND it holds on to floating cat hair.  But it's soft so I will continue with it.
3.Curvy Girl Cabled Cardigan
I started this in July 2015.  The back was done by Oct.  That's as far as I got.  Add the fact that we didnt get much of a winter either, there was no incentive to continue with a very heavy sweate…

Friday Felines

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I Blame the Internet

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I get an email from Berroco advertising a new pattern book.  Most of the time nothing really speaks to me and I delete it.

Not this time.

This one spoke to me.



I've been wanting to do this type of pattern for a long time.  Like years.  I measured a similar jacket/poncho a couple of years back when I was at Kohl's.  I couldnt decide what pattern I wanted to use or what colors or which yarn, so that scrap of paper just kept being pushed further and further into piles of projects to do.

Now I had a pattern and colors.

I bought the pattern and headed on line to figure out what yarn I wanted to use.  THAT was difficult.  Do you know how much yarn is out there?!!?!  Plus it seemed if I liked it, I couldn't afford it and if I could afford it, I didnt like it.

Until I came across LionBrand's Heartland.  Picked out colors and I was ready to go.  However I wanted to see it and feel it in person.  I'm still dropping a bit of coin on this yarn and since I will be wearing …

Happy Monday!

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Mondays are actually quiet days at work.  I like that.  Thursdays and Fridays I liken to a colonoscopy.  Thursday is prep for the procedure on Friday.  My boss does not care for my analogy.

Another good thing abt today is that the check engine light in my car was an easy fix. A replaced sensor later and I'm good to go!  I'm happy it wasn't more involved.

I have a baby jester hat that I've knit.  I just need to add a pompom.  No pics.  I also have a couple of baby socks that are complete.  Also no pics.  I need to take pics during the day when it's sunny outside, but it's so warm I keep the blinds closed by noon.  So I need to be up and moving and taking pics by 10AM.  Its a very small window of opportunity.  Hence no pics.

However I do have a picture of the latest book I've read.



I'm trying to get myself back on track with money so I got this book from the library for inspiration.  What do I need to do?
1.  budget - had one for years
2.  have an emergen…

Feline Fridays

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Taken back in April on what was the last day cool enough to open the windows.  



Productive Saturday Sky with Bullet Points!

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*I consider Monday the end of Summer Break.  Monday starts Theatre Camp.  Two weeks later Band Camp starts.  Band camp and theatre camp overlap.  They overlap to a point where during the last week of both camps,  they start at 9AM and won't be home until 9pm.  Long and busy days they will be.  Two days later school starts.  Both camps will be over, but a different theatre show will start rehearsals AND marching band season begins.  I'm not too sure how this is all going to play out, but we're going to try.   My calendars (yes plural) are up and ready to go.


Now you see why I consider this to be the last wknd of summer.

*Today is being spent getting things done inside.


Laundry is being done, kitchen is being cleaned.  Dinner will consist of left overs so the fridge is being cleaned out as well.  Paper work is being sorted.  Bills are being paid.  I'm hoping to put together a list of dinners to make during the next 4 weeks or so.  I'm trying to avoid drive thru food …

Rethinking This Decision

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Back in January of this year, JoAnn's was advertising for a knitting teacher.  I immediately left my name for a call back. 
Nothing.
A month later  (Feb) they are still looking for a knitting teacher so I asked again and was told I needed to talk to Nancy.  Guess who I was talking to??  Nancy!  She was the only cashier so she took my name and number and would call me back.  
Nothing.
It is now April.  They are STILL looking for a knitting teacher and I wait for a manager.  Ten minutes later the manager tells me that Nancy left back in Feb and Peggy is now in charge. She will be right with me.  I have a seat.  FORTY-FIVE MINUTES LATER Peggy finally comes up to me with a crazed look in her eye.  Apparently she was given the task of running ALL the classes abt 2 weeks prior and she has no idea what she's doing.   Yes they still need a teacher.  Yes they are interested in me.
I get the job and set up a schedule.  Meanwhile they have yet to see how I knit.  



(btw this was all durin…