Saturday, July 6, 2013

ONWARD: The Simple Woman's Daybook for July

July 6th, 2013

Outside my window are the tall apartment buildings and eateries of downtown Louisville. It is early morning on a holiday weekend and it is so quiet I can hear the birds chirping contentedly.  It's an overnight trip for me bringing a family member back.

I am thinking of the details of the day: visiting with people, taking pictures, minor shopping, getting a family member's "old" phone set up for me at the phone store, and maybe a nap before driving back to my town.

I am thankful that I live in a time where there are more options then ever for my age and gender.  I am free to think and feel what I want and my thoughts don't have to fit "inside a box".

In the kitchen...I am not at home, so it's not my kitchen. As most people can tell by now, I am not much of a cook. I do like to think I taught the big child  important things like how to cook food on tinfoil in the oven so as not to have any mess to clean up.(smile)

I am wearing...a sage green polo shirt and jeans.

I am creating...a second blog. I plan to feature more original content on it.

I am wondering... about various political things and the economy.  One thing on my mind is the so called "Obama care" health insurance mandate for employers. Is this really going to make employers decrease people's hours at work in order to not have to legally provide health insurance for employees?

I am reading...blogs and current events online. I like Yahoo news.

I am hoping spend more time  with family members.

I am looking forward to opportunities for the "second half" of my life.

I am learning about the social aspects of blogs.

Around the house...I recently had company, so all is clean and neat except for one room.

I am pondering...the question should be, what am I NOT pondering! I am pondering finances, jobs, locations, people, family members, family cycles, science, health, science/technology, and God.

A favorite quote for the a line from a Chaka Khan song.

"Strange as it seems...we make our own dreams come true..."

One of my favorite things are blogs that make me smile...Recently  two great blogs I came across were and

A few plans for the rest of the week...working on a new resume, work, and lots of errands I should have done last week.

A peak into my day...
  The flowers we bought at the Dollar Tree store that decorates our window sill.

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Many Thanks to Peggy Hostler for hosting this.

Photo: Mine
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  1. You sound like a busy gal! I bet that is interesting seeing the buildings and businesses out of your window but yet hear a symphony of birds too.

    It's difficult at times learning the social aspects of blogging, I was once on xanga and it was very social so blogger has been a little different to me but that's okay, it's nice too.

    I like your dollar tree find! I just love finding bargains at dollar tree!

    Have a blessed evening!

    1. Amelia, Thanks for stopping by. Yep, the Dollar Tree is becoming one of my favorite places.

  2. There is nothing wrong with thinking, and there is a lot to think about. Good luck with the resume.

    1. thanks country dew, sometimes I do think I think too much!

  3. Sounds like you've been busy with family things. I love spending time with family.

    1. yeah, I'm wishing there was more family time. Everyone is so busy and many have moved away. Some think face book is the new family time!

  4. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer, so nice to meet a new blogging friend. I love Kentucky, been through there several times over the years. Wishing you a wonderful new week!

  5. I join you in being thankful for living in a time with more options than ever. I don't want to have to fit inside a box either.

    Isn't it nice to have a clean house! I'm expecting company tomorrow night so I cleaned house today and am enjoying the fruits of my labor. :-)

    Seeing your Chaka Khan song made me smile. It's been awhile since I've thought of her music but I used to love it.

    Love the flowers on your window sill. I'm a Dollar Tree shopper too. Thanks for sharing your Daybook!

  6. Being Canadian, I don't know much about "Obama-care", but I do know how nice it is to never have to worry about health care costs. That worry just simply doesn't exist for me because of the health care system we have here. I will wish the same for you. There are enough things to worry about without that.Have a lovely day!

    1. Thanks Nita. I hope they can come to a solution as people definitely need healthcare. And people need full time jobs as well.

  7. Hello Jennifer,
    It's my first visit to your place ;D
    I really enjoyed taking a peek into your day.
    Thanks for popping over to my place earlier and for leaving a comment.
    Blogs certainly make the world a smaller place :D

    Have a wonderful weekend.