Monday, June 29, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - June 29, 2009


Outside my window... a warm sunny day, but thankfully, it is not supposed to get higher than 90°

I am thinking... about legacies and family traditions.

I am thankful for... my family roots. No, my ancestors were not perfect by any means, but I'm glad for the family I've been given.

From the kitchen... tonight's meal will be our standard Monday fare: meatloaf, cheese potatoes, and peas. Sometime this week, we'll have Amish noodles and chicken.

I am wearing... navy capris and a peach colored top.

I am creating... or I should say I'm gathering information to create some sort of family generational scrapbook.

I am going... for a bike ride this evening.

I am reading... "Plain Perfect" by Beth Wiseman - another book about the Amish.

I am hoping... to get more exercise this week.

I am hearing... other than the hum of the air conditioner -- silence!

Around the house... I want to change out some of the table runners and decorations in the kitchen. (I like to switch them around from time to time.)

One of my favorite things... taking some landscape pictures, which I was able to do this past weekend.

A few plans for the rest of the week: a couple of cards to mail out this week, a couple of blog projects I have in mind, and a day off! I have Friday off for the Independence Day holiday! My daughter and I are planning on doing some yard saling. Maybe we'll find a treasure!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

This picture was taken at my cousin's home, which is at the farm my paternal grandparents owned. This yard is where my dad played as he grew up. It has a beautiful view and I love it there.

Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the creator of the Daybook idea. She is on vacation, but on September 14th will be again hosting The Simple Woman's Daybook. During the summer, some are linking up at Grandmother Wren's place.


  1. I hope you and your daughter find some bargains. Happy Independence Day.

  2. Great list and wonderful photo :)

  3. Jerri, thanks for stopping by my Daybook today.

    Ok, when do you have time to do all the stuff you do?

    Your landscape pic is beautiful. You do nice work.

  4. That picture is beautiful. I love the way you captured the shadow.

    Ryn: Grandma is back at her farm again where she'll get lots of help for awhile. Thanks again for your concern and prayers.

  5. Hi Jerri,
    Glad you were able to use your bag, sorry it took so long to reach you.
    Great picture, I would like to grow up playing in that yard.
    I took out some things to put im my kitchen, I like changing mine around too, keep things fresh and new.
    Have a great week and enjoy your

  6. Hi Jerri, thanks for stopping by!
    Your picture is so beautiful, I always dream of living in a place like that, with so much beauty and space.

    And I wish I was having dinner at your house tonight, I love a good meatloaf. :)

    Have a great week!

  7. Thanks for coming by my place today:) I enjoyed reading your daybook!

    I am making meatloaf and cheese potatoes tonight also- yum- we love it:)

    Happy Monday!

    Linda C

  8. I have often thought about making a family generational scrapbook too. But, as you said, it comes down to gathering a great deal of information, which I find overwhelming. Good for you (and your lucky family) for taking that kind of project on!

    Beautiful picture -- how neat to stand where your father used to play!!

  9. Family history and heritage are important to me, too! Such a serene picture... and I love the road on your blog header!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again soon!

  10. I enjoy bargain hunting too. I hope you get to find lots of gorgeous treasures.

    It's a beautiful view in the photo.

    Have a wonderful week - a great 4th July celebration.

    ciao for now,
    Elena :)


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