October 11, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook

Taking part in Simple Woman's Daybook.

FOR TODAY ........

Outside my window... It is sunny and bright, cool at 58° and autumn like. Geese are heading south overhead They are calling out to one another as they go.

I am thinking...Of this post and how much I enjoy using little graphics.

I am thankful...That I got some exercise this past week using a wheel chair and pushing myself all over the place. Talk about labor intensive! But I was out and about and thankful for it.

In the kitchen...Making a baked potato for my lunch. I put butter and plain yogurt on it rather than sour cream.

I am wearing...A huge hooded sweatshirt with the name and logo of the Famous Anonymous Kid's old Soccer team.

I am creating... I will be working on new winter mouse-over graphics for the above "home, food, radio" etc.

I am going...I hope to visit AC Moore or Michael's sometime soon to buy some moss for a centerpiece I made for the table. I used white Hydrangea and it replaces the sunflowers in my white tureen. I will post a photo when it is finished.

I am reading..."In the Company of Others" by Jan Karon..slowly as I am tired early lately and I like reading at night.

I am learning.. That whatever you go through is for your ultimate good and education.  Learning to love my life whatever my situation.

Around the house...The ponds must be cleaned one last time before a cold snap. I used to do it myself, now I need help. It involves rinsing out the filter pads and that's about it. My filters are home made from large rubber tubs that hold a bottom layer of rock and bio-balls (which create a living environment that cleans water) and pads of thick filter material that strain out matter.

A favorite quote for today...Is from Mishlei(Proverbs) "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear God and depart from evil. It shall be health to your insides, and marrow to your bones."

One of my favorite things...Calm, quiet evenings in any season.

Have a lovely rest of the day.


  1. Hi Annie,
    I really enjoyed you SWD. But I am sad to hear you are in a wheelchair :( Your back must still be bothering you. I love baked potatoes but lite Sour Cream is a staple in my house! I use it on my potato latkes and my fruit blintzes and when I make a batch of my ambrosia. I do love yogurt on a lot of things.I hope you have a wonderful day and evening my friend. Hugs, Dru

    1. I can still walk a bit,but it is painful and could be damaging as my nerves are being pinched by collapsing bones in the spine. So I use the chair for stores etc. Grocery store and Walmart have powered scooters I can use which are great.

    2. So sorry you are in so much pain :( Is there a surgery for this can relieve any of this???

    3. Yes there is spinal surgery but I need the right insurance first which I don't have.
      The surgery is not a cure, its an iffy fix. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. They try to relieve the squeezing on the spinal nerves.

  2. Hi Annie! I, too, am sorry that your back is still so painful. It is nice that stores have powered wheelchairs. Jeff had a broken foot a year or two ago and we went to Disneyland and rented one of their wheelchairs. I sure got a workout pushing him around! Take care and enjoy the autumn weekend! (((Hugz)))

  3. Love the learning quote and the favorite quote. So true.

  4. Happy Friday, Annie.
    So sorry your back is still giving you so much pain. :(
    Hope it will be better soon.
    No updates at my blog yet, just here:
    Take care and have a lovely weekend.


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