Monday, January 26, 2015

The Simple Womans Daybook

Today I am going to join lots of other ladies and write my first ever Simple Woman's Daybook. I've been enjoying reading other peoples for so long. I thought it was about time I joined in



Outside my window...
Its warm and sunny. The weather got into the 80s this weekend. Living in an apartment, there isn't much of a view, but its very quiet here, even though we are next to the Highway. And, the neighbours are lovely
I am thinking...
I really should get off this lap top and get into that sunshine

I am thankful...
for the happy life I have now. After a few years of turmoil, I am now at peace.

In the kitchen...
a Chicken Pot Pie I made from leftovers last week is defrosting ready to go into the oven for dinner, I have some fresh green beans to go with it


I am wearing...
Jeans, a black shirt with a favourite long necklace, black canvas shoes with funky white laces, spotty socks and a bracelet my daughter sent to me for Christmas

I am creating...
I am just starting a new cross stitch sampler to commemorate our wedding. it will probably take me til our anniversary to finish it.

I am going...
out to explore a bit more of this town. I am feeling a bit more confident crossing the busy roads although they still scare me.

I am hoping...
to find a few thrift shops on my travels

I am wondering...
what my daughter is doing back in the Uk. She is working long hours at the Old Peoples Home and I hope she is looking after herself

I am reading...
the last book I brought from the UK with me. Time to look for some more.


I am looking forward to...
Mr D coming home from work. I sure love my wonderful Hubby

I am learning...
how to use US money. It was difficult to begin with as I kept getting confused...I mean why is a 5cent coin so much bigger than a 10 cent coin. And some of the notes are very similar in appearance so I have to be careful. I still think of pounds when I see dollar signs and shudder when things look very expensive. Also, items you purchase in the UK have tax already added so there is no extra charge at the checkout. I will get used to it all soon I'm sure

Around the house...
its very peaceful.  Just the clock ticking. Im blogging on the couch...and Scruffy the cat is sleeping beside me


A favorite quote for today...
From the amazing Marjorie Pay Hinckley. She says so many wise words, its hard to choose just one quote


One of my favorite things...
Photography....I'm not very good at it, but I try


A few plans for the rest of the week:
I need to get a social security number sorted this week...and then get to the DMV and get an ID card. Then I shall feel like I'm a 'Somebody' again...lol

A peek into my day...
A normal is day is the same every day.. I get up at 3am with Hubby and have Family Prayer before he leaves for work. Follow that with Housework ( I love cleaning my floors), cooking, blogging, a bit of stitching and at least an hours walking. If I'm lucky I get to Skype with the children..No 1 son already called at 4.15 this morning

Have a wonderful week everyone

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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5 comments:

  1. Pheobe, I surely enjoyed reading your first Daybook entry! Your picture you took is beautiful. I can only imagine some of the struggles you go through with moving here for the UK. The traffic, especially, must be quite different from the area you came from.

    Have a lovely evening with your hubby.

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  2. What a pretty place you have here Phoebe! Thanks for visiting my blog today, I am following you back! :) It is very hard to settle into a new country in the beginning... but by and by you will get through. Thank goodness for Skype though!!! :)

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  3. american money is not sensible. I've heard it's confusing because it's not color coded! Anyways, love your view of your day and I try to get out in the sunshine whenever I can especially in the winter :)

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  4. Welcome to California! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I am sure that you are homesick though. I hope you let us know how we can help you get acquainted with things here in the US. I understand things are quite different.

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  5. Hello, enjoyed reading your answers. I was surprised to see you have a Mr D...I do to!

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