“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook...April 4th, 2012

FOR TODAY April 4th, 2012

Outside my window... it is raining cats and dogs.

I am thinking... thinking of all the house cleaning that needs to get done for the BIG family dinner for Resurrection Sunday.

I am thankful... that I got the stitches out of my toe yesterday. And that I only have a very minor infection that will be solved with soaking in Epsom salt water and treating it with tea tree oil.

In the kitchen... is a lot of catching up to do with cleaning. I also am de-hydrating sprouted wheat berries to make future muffins with. I have been making some yummy left over oatmeal muffins that I was inspired to make from HERE.

Recipe....1 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 egg, 1 TBSP melted butter, 1/2 cup milk, 4 TBSP honey/sugar/maple syrup, 2 TBSP baking powder, 1.5 cups flour, plus 1/2 cup 'extra somethings' - raisins, chocoloate chips, berries, etc. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

I am wearing... My olive green prairie skirt and my Shalom Cardigan.

I am creating... A knitted Head Kerchief, pattern is HERE.

I am reading... Psalm 91 by Peggy Joyce Ruth. I cannot recommend this book enough!

I am hoping... that I won't get hurt again for a long while.

I am looking forward to... going out for dinner at our friends house on Saturday.

I am learning... ohhh how I am learning all kinds of things with my diet. I do promise to get going on sharing. I just have to remember to have the camera near by so I can take pictures.

Around the house... are piles to be de cluttered.

I am pondering...how amazing our Lord is so loving, kind and gentle with us even if we are a bit daft. ( talking about myself here)

A favorite quote/verse for today...

"I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust."
Psalms 91:2

One of my favorite things... is a good rainy day to curl up to read and knit with a cup of tea next to me.

A few plans for the rest of the week... clean, try sewing a head kerchief, and keep knitting my other head kerchief.


  1. Raining here, too. So glad you picked the headkerchief back up -- can't wait to see it finished. Such a feeling of purpose, yet calm, in your post today, Mary. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Blessings to you and yours, my friend,


  2. I enjoy reading these daybook entries, it gives just another dimension in blog world! I hope you have a relaxing few days before Easter! So, thankful your toes is going to heal nicely. And, what a wonderful scripture reminder! I will have to check that book out. Psalms 91 is a favorite in our house!

  3. So good to hear from your corner of the world. Yay, your toe is getting better! I can't wait to hear all you are learning!

  4. I agree YEA!! on the toe healing.. and by the way I am really digging those funky shoes in the post below..

  5. Oh Mary I'm so glad your toe will soon be all healed up!
    I really like the look of the knitted headkerchief.
    I'm sure yours will be lovely too.
    Looking forward to hearing about the things you've learned regarding your eating plans.
    Just last night my hubby requested that we make more health changes too!
    I heartily agree with you about the gentle, loving-kindness of our God.
    I'm quite daft at times too, my sweet friend :-)
    Love to you and yours..have a blessed Easter celebration!
    Trish xx

  6. I just read your dramatic return! Poor thing...

    I find it timely that you AND our Hermie decided to exit the cocoon at just about the same time. Glad to have you back!

    Blessings, Debbie

  7. Great list. Glad your toe is doing well. I can't wait to see some of your pictures with your new camera.

  8. Love the head kerchief pattern, Mary. Can't wait to see the finished product! Hope you and your family have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

  9. I wish we would get your rain. Glad your toe is healing and your are getting caught up. Have a super rest of the week.

  10. nice post...looking for to visit more...nice blog too...blessings...

  11. I couldn't help but flinch when you mentioned about the stitches that had to come out of your toe, ouch! I'm hoping that the Epson salts will help to heal the rest of your poor toe.

    Sounds like you have many cleaning plans on your mind. Me too. Just try not to stress too much about it, and get done what you can get done.

    Have a great Easter with your family! :)

  12. I've been completely away from blog land (actually the entire computer) for over a week so I am just visiting tonight. It was good to see a post from you, Mary. I'm glad the "zig zag" toe is nearly fit.

    Epsom Salt... I should do an entire post on the stuff.

  13. Well, I am finally catching up on blog reading :( I'm so far behind.

    I'm sorry to hear about your toe and pray that it has been healing well.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  14. I am looking forward to trying that muffin recipe tomorrow morning already! So sorry to hear you were hurt. I look forward to checking out your knitting links, thanks for being such a great resource. God bless you now.


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