Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Simple Woman Daybook 4.20.2010

Outside my window..........I see the "twinkle lights" sparkling on our patio. We have very pain stakingly place them around the canopy over our patio and they add such a nice touch in the evening time.  I've always liked clear "twinkle lights," they remind me of the stars and make me happy.

I am thinking........about what a great week-end we had  with Hubby's sister and her husband. They are from Georgia and we made some fun memories while they were here.

I am thankful for..........the opportunity that I had to hear my Dad preach again yesterday.  At 80 years old he doesn't really have all that many opportunities, but he's had two in the past month and I've gone to hear him both times and received such a rich blessing.  His sermon yesterday is likely one of the  Top 10 sermons I've ever heard.  The "jest" of the sermon was that we as Christians  need to be the best Christian  that we can be all of the time.   Sounds pretty simple, but it was very provoking!

From the kitchen..........I made a batch of Bran Muffins this afternoon.  I found the recipe on the internet. They are called "Kellogg's Best  Bran Muffins" and they are the BEST I've ever eaten and are so, so easy and quick.  Not sure what this week holds in the kitchen, but I'll come up with something. ~smile~ We had leftovers for dinner this evening.     

 I am wearing..........brushed flannel top and matching pants.  I call them my lounging PJ's. It is very cool tonight and I put them on to get warm.  It is suppose to get down to 47 tonight. Ugh!

I am going..........well, no big plans for this week. Of course, I can't go a week without going to Wal-Mart and do have a list of items needed from there.  Tomorrow is "trim and color" day for the hair, so will be going there and quite sure that as the week goes by, there will definitely be other places to go.  Looking like a rather calm week. Yea!

I am reading........."Her Mothers Hope" by Francine Rivers. I'm just getting started, but as usual, Francine's books are marvelous!

I am hoping...........that all of the unrest and "riff raff" going on in our country will somehow resolve itself  and we will be united and all headed in the same direction.

I am hearing.........Fox News on the TV and Hubby filing his fingernails. Interesting combo, uh?

Around the house..........there's clothes to be folded on the couch,but I did all the ironing earlier today.  Also got the linens changed and washed on the guest room bed and bath and things are in pretty good order.  I had a most productive Monday!

One of my favorite things...........organization.  I am an "organizational freck."  I love to keep things in order, in a file, in a container, a ziploc bag, or whatever item can be used for organization.  For me, an organized life is a calmer life.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing................our side yard with the gorgeous azalea's in full bloom.  I'm so sorry that they do not stay in bloom for a long time, but we certainly do enjoy them while they are wearing their "smiling faces.

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Loved the post today Lea. I'm glad you had a nice visit with your family. Your aunt looks great for 88!

  2. Beautiful yard Cici! Beautiful photo of you as well. What a blessing to hear your dad preach. There will be a celebration at church this Sunday to honor my dad who just turned 83. I'll be speaking at that. I'll probably cry the whole way through it! Oh well!

  3. I've never read that Francine Rivers novel - I'll have to add it to my library list!

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by this afternoon.

    I love your post! What a beautiful testimony of your father.

    The photo is stunning!


  5. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I find it interesting that God had you "stop by" my blog "by accident" in time to see my post about my Grandmother. In following up with you I find that you are a minister's daughter. So am I. My dad is a Minister of Music and it still makes me happy to be able to watch him direct and listen to him sing. A favorite memory of my childhood.

    God Bless


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