On this sunny day in May, I thought it would be fun to link up with A Simple Woman’s Daybook again. My mornings are typically the same each day, but this month we have had many varied things. One of the best events was the marriage of my youngest son to his best friend. I’ll share about that later.
May 16, 2020
Looking out my window…
I see blue sky, trees of green, hanging flower pots with colorful flowers and evidences of a breeze. Here was my view sitting on the front porch this afternoon. And it’s pretty much what I see through the window from the living room.
I am thinking this day…
how much I love living in the country near the woods and what a blessing it is. This is the view from my back porch.
I am thankful…
for my family and for my new daughter-in-love, Paige. Here is a photo from the wedding of Rob and Paige.
I am creating each day…
lots of fun things! I created some wall art for display above my coffee/tea station and also one for a daughter and granddaughter. And I have crocheted a potholder, trivets and dish cloths. Today I played around with colored pencils and drew some butterflies.
One of my favorite things…
is hearing the song of the wood thrush. They must be in the woods very near, because I hear them almost all day long.
I am wearing…
a sleeveless shirt with various shades of blue flowers on a black background, black capris, and my feet are bare. It’s a warm day, so my hair is pulled up in a bun held by a flexi-clip.
I am reading…
NO LITTLE PEOPLE by Francis Schaeffer and ABBA’S CHILD by Brennan Manning. Both demonstrate the love of God to His people, and they show that all people are created in God’s image and are equal in His sight. We are all fellow creatures before our Creator God.
In my garden…
I have planted several types of tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini, parsley, basil and eggplant. There is also chocolate mint, and I have several more herbs and veggies to transplant into the garden.
I am hoping…
that soon I can spend some time with my daughters and grandchildren. I miss them very much.
I am learning…
some new crochet stitches. I finally learned the standing double crochet (SDC) and the linked double crochet (LDC), which is what I used to make a potholder designed by my friend, Sati Glenn, owner of Rows and Roses. The potholder is the one in the back middle. The solid colors are dish cloths and the trivet in front was also designed by Sati.
In my kitchen…
I made a simple heart-shaped wedding cake, scones and clotted cream for the wedding on May 4, 2020.
Post Script for this Day
I would like to share with you the writings of my friend, Joy Lenton. Her words are full of hope and encouragement. This particular post shows the benefits of being out in nature through poetry, photos and quotes. Take a look, and I know you’ll be blessed.
In keeping with the theme of nature from Joy’s post, enjoy this quote from the Bible.
For now the winter is past;Song of Songs 2:11-12 (CSB)
the rain has ended and gone away.
The blossoms appear in the countryside.
The time of singing has come,
and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.
A moment from my day…
Last month I told you about a coffee/tea station we were setting up. We got it finished! You can find me there several times a day either making coffee or tea. Here is a photo.
And here is a photo close-up with my added art for the tea side.
Closing Notes to End the Day
Daily I look forward to my time upstairs in my room reading the Bible and making a journal page. Here is one of my latest. May you be blessed by the words here.
If you’d like to make your own Daybook post, check out the guidelines at The Simple Woman. I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of my life in May.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and especially what this month has been like for you.