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Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ Simple Woman's Daybook

There is no Wednesday Hodgepodge prompts this week as the host is taking a week off. Since I am used to doing some thinking on Wednesday mornings, I thought I would reprise an old favorite .. Simple Woman's Daybook. I haven't participated in this link-up for years, so I thought I would join today just for fun.

For today ... Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Outside my window ... the birds are loudly chirping. I need to get out and refill their feeders today. It is also sun-shiny and beautiful.

I am thinking ... that this is going to be one of those days where I keep stepping outside for a few minutes here and there enjoying the day. I have lots of little things I can do, like sweep, fill the feeders, water bushes, etc.

I am thankful ... for the life I have and the husband who provides it for me. Very thankful.

I am wearing ... (no surprise here) my jammies, robe, and slippers. In a few minutes I'll get up and put on my workout clothes. No getting dressed up today because it's a running day and nothing to do outside the house except for softball practice this evening.

I am creating ... nothing this week as I just finished Kyndal's bridal shower that was this past weekend. I did lots of creating for that. I am taking a break for a couple of weeks when we have Dawson's graduation lunch and then Kyndal's bachelorette party. I have some creating to do for those events, but they are both surprises so I can't share.

I am going ... to run in my first 5K this Saturday. I am really excited for it!! Then Rick and I are coming home and playing in a golf tournament. Let me clarify here. It's a two-person scramble which means you use the best ball. Since I cannot hit the ball at all, Rick is really playing in a golf tournament and I am coming along as a companion and to drink a few beers. But there is a fish fry afterward so that will be awesome!

I am wondering ... why Buck (one of our Chi Poo dogs) was scared all day yesterday and last night. He acted terrified all day, like he was hearing something. He would climb up my legs wanting to be held or all up around my neck if I was sitting and was shaking. He seemed to calm down when he went outside. Even at 1:00 this morning he was climbing all over me shaking. After I took him potty he slept pressed up right against me the rest of the night. Today he seems fine. I have no idea.

I am reading ... Serena by Ron Rash. Or, I am attempting to read it for the third time. I haven't gotten into it this time yet, either. It's not necessarily the book's fault, I'm just in a reading slump right now. I will pick back up once we conclude school next week.

I am hoping ... that my friend and I can start a new Bible study together soon. I really enjoyed our last Beth Moore study and the accountability it gave me in getting into the Word daily.

I am learning ... that I operate best with a sleep schedule of 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. with about a 20 minute power nap at about 4:00 p.m., that I need exercise every day, that I crave water, and that I don't need carbs to survive like I  once did. These are all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle!

In my garden ... blech, my garden. All I can say is that the raspberry bushes I planted a couple of weeks ago are thriving. I haven't planted my garden yet and, frankly, it is a total mess right now! I need to spend a full day out there.

In my kitchen ... is a glorious pot of hazelnut coffee calling me for another cup.

In the homeschool room ... ohhhhhh, we are dangerously close to concluding our school year! This week we are finishing our current read aloud, finishing our personal books, finishing this season of Little House on the Prairie, finishing our current weekly grammar lesson, and doing some research and notebooking review of the journey westward and of the state of Missouri. Friday is our last day and we are going on a field trip!

A favorite quote for today ...

A peek into one of my days ... This time of year means grabbing the bike instead of the keys to the car.

One of my favorite things ... A day with nothing on the schedule! I don't have many of those so I cherish them when I do, and I don't like anybody to interrupt them.

From the board room ... I am not a Pinterest addict, but I do go to it to search for ideas for particular things. Right now I am pinning possible beach wedding photo ideas since Kyndal and Collin are getting married on the beach in Cozumel next month. We will have a photographer for an hour, but I am looking for fun shots for me to take.

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Post Script ... What is your Fitness Personality? This is a fun quiz. It pegged me exactly.


  1. It sounds like you're keeping busy and enjoying the Spring weather! I have to say, I really like your sleep schedule. I am a night owl, and pay for it in the morning! Good luck running your first 5K. I'm sure you'll do great! XOXO


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