Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook - Autumn Edition

Hello darlings!

A huge welcome to my new followers - it's great to see you here!  

I think it's about time to partake in a little blogspiration from This Blog once more.

Outside my window...it's dark!  It's the night after Bonfire Night, and as I began writing this blog post it was half past nine in the evening. The whiz bangs were still going off and driving poor Harvey insane.  Is it just me or do they get louder every year?  Last night we were still hearing them at ten to eleven.  It just ain't on!

I am thinking... that I may test drive my new boots tomorrow so that they're nicely broken in for hours of tramping on Saturday!

I am thankful... that at the end of each day I can come home to Peapods, to Lovely Man and to my children.  The house is untidy but warm and cosy and we have ample to eat.  By some people's standards we don't have much - by my standards I'm the richest woman in the world, and I'm grateful for that. 

In the kitchen... the detritus of our evening meal is awaiting the intervention of the washing up fairy.  That'll be me then!

I am wearing... those insane slippers which were featured in my last blog post.  I so wish I could wear them to work.  In fact - I declare tomorrow to be 'Wear your Slippers to Work Day'.  Go on - do it.  Tell em Kimmy said it was ok!

I am creating... crochet ripples!  Yeah still going!!  I alternate between the v.colourful  a la Attic 24 one and the patriotic red white and blue one.  I'm using Lucy's pattern (to be found HERE)   It's a shame mine is, by comparison, an explosion in a mattress factory, but hey - it's rustic!  I shall finish them both at some point.  In 2015 maybe. 

I am going... to challenge myself to get to bed before 12pm this evening!

I am wondering... whether Lovely Man is going to get up this evening.  Every evening he says (without fail) "can you wake me at quarter to nine, darlin'?".  "Yes love", I reply, like the good pretend-wifey I am.   And I do wake him.  And again at half past nine.  Sigh.

I am reading..."Urban Dreams Rural Realities" by Daniel Butler and Bel Crewe. Well actually, that's a lie cos it only arrived from Amazon today and I am yet to begin - but the intention is there!

I am hoping...that my lovely Mommy likes the little pre-Christmas surprise I've planned for her on the 24th!  Ooh shhhhh!!! 

I am looking forward to... stroking lots of crafty things at the Hobbycrafts Fair at the NEC on Saturday. YAY!!  

I am learning...that a positive attitude really does help to make for a better day.

Around the house...**looks around**,  **covers eyes**, **slumps**,  **cries a little**, Yep.  it's still here!!  

I am pondering...  whether I should wash my hair before going to bed or when I get up in the morning.  Sigh.  Life's hard and contains many difficult challenges.  Snigger. 

A favorite quote for today..  I have a terrible habit of thinking that everything is about 'me'.  Not in a diva manner.  Not in a 'hard done to' manner either.  I just over think things too much and end up being far too suspicious of people for my own good, thereby putting up defences and allowing relationships with people to flounder.  I found this quote recently which does actually sum it up quite well.   Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.— Miguel Ruiz

One of my favorite things...  Two actually.  Yup - My new slippers!!! heheheh   You didn't see that one coming did you?! 

A few plans for the rest of the week: dinner with ex-work colleagues, a trip to the Hobbycraft show, more rippling, reading and hibernating.

A peek into my day... well its been a rather gloomy day really with few photographic opportunities so I'm sharing this little gem:-

Love love xxxx


  1. For para 3 (I am thankful), I applaud you. If only more people felt that way!

  2. Lovely post Kim ... straight from the heart but without unnecessary frilliness! We share a lot of the same values, I think I'm very fortunate with what I've got, lovely family, roof over our heads, food in the cupboards ... yet the people with flash cars and 3 foreign holidays a year would probably feel very sorry for me! I also think too much about things .... oh, and we both buy lots of magazines! Leave the washing up ... it'll still be there tomorrow ... and have a great time with your friends and at the craft fair.

    Love, Claire xxx

    1. Thank you Claire for your lovely reply. Its the little things isn't it that we can sometimes forget about which make our lives bearable. Hugs xx

  3. I love your attitude about being the richest woman in the world. It's not about money or material possessions but love. Attitudes definitely make for better days.

    The Miguel Ruiz quote is definitely food for thought... We all need a dose of reality that it's not all about "me", which is our natural inclination.

    Thanks for sharing your Daybook. I enjoyed it.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment and thanks for visiting!

  4. Lovely, do you think the bears should do this post?

    1. I do indeed Pooht. Hurry up!! lol

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