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05 February 2020

Simple Woman's Daybook No. 1

Well...I think I have waited almost too late.  I have never participated in this lovely blog hop, and it's been going since 2008.  I can certainly understand why the Daybook has slowed down to a link every two months.  It seems like the world is speeding up, when really, what we need to do -- ALL OF US -- is slow down.

So, here goes.  My first entry (hopefully not my only one):

FOR TODAY:



LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW:

It is a bit bleak.  We live in a housing "estate".  Our house is lovely -- blue, for Mary -- but most of the houses are bleak and dirty white, grey, or brown.  It's winter, so no leaves and not much green.  But I can see the hills and mountains in the near distance, so there are signs of hope.

I AM THINKING:
About Brexit, and all the hatred and division in this world.  I am thinking about how sad I am for such greed and ignorance and racism, and all the bias that causes divisions -- based on nothing.  Based on fears and insecurities and ignorance.  I am thinking that truly, God is our one hope.

I AM THANKFUL:
My husband, my home, our Shermy, my family, my husband's job, travelling, homemaking, friends, and most of all faith and God and Jesus and the Blessed Virgin.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS:
Cross stitching, and beautiful finished cross stitch projects.  Also, our Shermy!

I AM CREATING:
A blog, cross stitch projects (at the moment, Christmas ornaments, and also several other WIPs), a home, a life.

I AM WEARING:
Blue jeans, a red sweater, blue canvas shoes.

I AM READING / WATCHING / LISTENING TO:


Encouraging and uplifting blogs, The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi.

I AM HOPING:
To be inspired and to feel a new fire in my life -- for God, for our marriage, for my creativity, for whatever the future may bring.

I AM LEARNING:
How to blog again, how to draw again, a little bit of conversational language (various languages), about other cultures, about the Faith.

IN MY KITCHEN:
Homemade spaghetti sauce for tonight's dinner, with salad and garlic bread.

IN MY GARDEN:
A mess!  We are in the process of renovating an entire house, including the gardens front and back.  But there is a big rowan tree, and a beautiful, lovely birch tree which we just transplanted and which I am hoping will adapt.

POSTSCRIPT:

SHARED QUOTE:
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ~St Teresa of Calcutta

A MOMENT FROM MY DAY:
The best time of my day is when my husband is home and we sit with a drink or coffee, quietly, and share about our days.

CLOSING NOTES:
Thank you for stopping by.  As I write this, I don't believe anyone has read any of my blog.  I am happy and grateful for your time.

2 comments:

Rosalie said...

Dear Stacey,

What a lovely blog! Keep up the beautiful work even if you think nobody is reading. I came across your blog through a comment you left on The Daily Connoisseur blog.

Best wishes,
Rosalie

Stacey said...

Thank you so much, Rosalie! Your words of encouragement are really appreciated. ~Stacey