The Simple Woman’s Daybook – May 4th

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Capturing a moment in time, reminding myself to be aware of the present.

My patio garden

Looking out my window, we are blessed with a warm sunny day. It’s so nice after having several wet days.

I am thinking about our Bible study this morning. We are studying Galatians. Why is it so hard to understand the difference between living under law and grace?

I am thankful that I don’t have to go to the grocery store today. Shopping is even more stressful now that the virus is rampant.

One of my favorite things – a hot cup of coffee.

Knitting project

I am creating an infinity scarf. I am so close to being done but it feels like the project that never ends!

I am wearing my chilly weather default – jeans, thick socks, and a hoodie.

I am listening to The Tim Ferris Show. In this particular podcast, Tyler Cowen is discussing scales. A musician practices scales every day so that he/she can become an expert. A basketball player practices free throws. What is the equivalent of scales for a homemaker?

I am hoping to find more time today to work on my language studies. I’ve already completed my flashcards but I’d like to learn something new.

I am learning (or relearning) high school math with my daughter!

Birthday cupcakes

In my kitchen – leftover cupcakes from my daughter’s 18th birthday.

Post Script – If you have a craving for chocolate, I highly recommend ordering vegan chocolate truffles from Creek House Patisserie‘s Etsy shop. The hazelnut flavor is my favorite, followed closely by the espresso truffle.

Shared Quote – “Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.” The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien


A moment from my day. I’m just sharing this giant box of plants sitting on my dining room table. All of these need transplanted!

Closing Notes – This was a fun exercise in embracing the present moment. As I’m writing this, my husband is on a phone conference, my daughter is playing video games, and a very chipper bird is singing right outside our condo. It’s a busy day but there are also moments of calm.

Thanks to The Simple Woman for hosting this!

5 Thoughts on “The Simple Woman’s Daybook – May 4th

  1. Margaret Stedman on May 5, 2020 at 2:12 am said:

    What an interesting blog post and lovely to see something of your “outdoors” . I am going to note down those headings and see what a day would bring for me. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Hello and Welcome to TSWD! I enjoyed reading.

  3. The birthday cupcakes look delicious. Enjoyed the Tolkien quote from The Hobbit. Your garden will look lovely with your new plants waiting to go in.

    Wishing you a beautiful day, thanks for a lovely post.

  4. Lovely Daybook post. Thank you!

    You asked the question (probably more for yourself) but I thought I’d think about it too: What is the equivalent of scales for a homemaker? Let’s see, when I think of doing scales, practicing is to the student so familiar with the notes and what her fingers need to do (where to place them and which finger to use).

    I ask myself what is an area in homemaking where I can/should improve my skills.

    Maybe we’re not a great cook or a great bread maker or cake baker. So we practice to improve our skill at it getting better at it. Maybe we want to find hone the recipe for a favourite dish, e.g. lasagna. So we try different recipes until we find the one we really like. Or, we tweak the recipe we have by adjusting seasonings or time of baking. Being sure to mark it down for next time.

    In the area of organization, maybe we research online sites for ideas of how other people do their tasks to make things easier, simpler, better.

    Thanks for the question, I had fun with that. Chances you’re probably already doing the scales of homemaking. I’d be interested in your further thoughts.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. I’ve been feeling a bit “Tookish” myself lately. No doubt it’s all of the staying home that has me craving adventure.

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