Tuesday, March 8

*the simple woman's daybook


March 8, 2011

Outside my window...I see God's great handiwork EVERYWHERE. I see it in our yards, I see it in the sky, I see it in my mother who is constantly working out doors where she finds solace.

I am thinking...
of my dearest friends today and how grateful I am for each of them.

I am thankful for... the day Christ set me free. I am thankful that the Holy Spirit continues to lead me, speak to me and guide me. I am thankful that we serve the King of kings and the Lord of lords!

From the kitchen...last night I decided to pull out a Duncan Hines cake mix and bake it up so I could make a Jello Cake.  After the cake cooled I mixed up the raspberry Jello and slowly poured it over the cake, set it in the fridge to cool and later added the dreamy cool whip.  It was a nice ending to a great weekend.

I am wearing...a pair of jeans, a long sleeve tissue t-shirt, a light weight denim jacket with a pair of my Vibrams.  I have a bunch of running around again today. What is it with these busy Tuesdays here lately?

I am creating...wow.. I cannot think of what I am creating at this moment.  I wanted to say a mess, because I have been doing some home projects which have a huge mess when I am all done. Hopefully by the end of the week, I will have created some compost bins.

I am going...
to talk to the owner of a bee supply store today. I am hoping to get information on starting up bee hives for this spring.

I am reading...Ephesians right now. I have several books once again on homesteading that I am reading through as well.

I am hoping ( & praying)...I will see my sweet husband soon. I miss him.

I am hearing...the neighbors' rooster early this morning. As I hear him, it excites me for the eggs that are to come from our own hens in just a few months.

Around the house...I see ways that I will be serving people in the days to come. It excites me.

One of my favorite things...
is spending time with older people who can offer me a time of learning some gained knowledge and wisdom, that and spending time with young ladies who I can share with as well. 

A few plans for the rest of the week:
build a compost bin or two, finish tiling the kitchen area as a surprise to my darling husband, getting more info on helping at the local food bank.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

This is one of our Barred Rock pullets. She is just a few weeks old now.

Today I'm joining Peggy and a lot of other wonderful ladies as we record the happenings of our weekin the Simple Woman's Daybook.  Won't you join us?


  1. My grandfather was a beekeeper; had over 200 hives all over SC at one time. I'm hoping my boys will want to learn to keep bees when we get home. Will you be the keeper brave woman?

    I hope your husband is home soon. I appreciate the sacrifices you make to serve our nation. I know it's not easy.

  2. Your barred rock baby is so cute!

  3. WOW, Julie! There was an older gentleman at the bee supply store a few days ago who was hoping to soon have 200 hives; all I could say was WOW! I am excited to get started with this too. Thanks, I hope he will be here soon too.

    Thanks Jen! They have all changed so much since you were here last, don't ya think?


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