Friday, October 20, 2017

Simply Woman's Daybook -October

For Today

Looking out my window-It's windy out and the sun will be setting soon

I am thinking about how delicious dinner will be

I am thankful for my family and our cat Kirstie

One of my favorite things is watching my daughters be silly

I am creating nothing this week

I am wearing yellow dress with blue flowers and a slip on headcovering I made years ago

I am reading Created to Be His Helpmeet still.
I'm listening to a You Tube video my daughters are watching

I am hoping that our oldest daughter will be able to come visit at the end of the month

I am learning to keep my faith in the Lord and to always be open to what the Holy Spirit is telling me

In my kitchen
Slow cooker pork ribs

In the school room
I gave my daughter the day off from school today.

Post Script
Here's a link to upcycle an man's shirt into a cute apron

Shared Quote
 When my girls were little one of them misunderstood me when I  told one of my other daughters I  was reading a list of sermons and she asked" Who is Allisa Sermon?"

A moment from my day
A jar of over browned granola I made this morning.

Closing Notes
If you want to do your own  Simple Woman Daybook
Here's the link to the guidelines The Simple Woman's Daybook

Feminine Friday

Here is this week's Feminine Friday. Today is a yellow dress with light and dark blue flowers.

And my trusty slippers!

 I'm linking with Renee at

Saturday, October 14, 2017

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you are doing everything wrong? Not only that you feel like " What's the use?".
I was having one of those days yesterday morning. I was clearing off the kitchen counter as it has become a "catch all" for mail, empty boxes from mail etc.
As I was doing this several thoughts started to go through my mind. " Why are you doing this? It's going to get messy again" " Why are you trying to be a better helpmeet to your husband?" " He probably doesn't even appreciate it anyway!" By the time I was done cleaning the counter I was nearly in tears.

I then realized those thoughts did not come from God but from the enemy. I made myself a cup of tea, sat down and there was this quiet still voice that said "Be still and know I am God". Oh such refreshing words from Psalm 46:10.

More in the next post.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Feminine Friday

First of all thank you ladies for your kind comments and prayers regarding my concerns about relapsing the TTP. I feel undeservingly honored by your prayers.
Anyway, I'm joining Renee over at her blog for her weekly Feminine Friday.
Today  I'm wearing one of my favorite dresses and slippers because I didn't feel like putting on real shoes.
I do that alot because my slippers are much more comfortable than shoes. If I could, I would wear them out in public.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Feeling a Little Better

Thank you ladies for your kind words. I'm feeling better but I'm tired. The thing is I need to to pay close attention to my symptoms. Many of you don't know this but several years ago I was in the hospital for three and a half weeks for a blood disorder called TTP.  TTP  stands for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. It's a rare disorder that causes very low platelets due to blood clots in the body. The doctors aren't sure what caused my case but it was very scary.  I was treated through plasma exchange and regular blood draws. So anyway, I was afraid I might have been relasping as I started to not feel well on Friday night which lasted through the next few days.

So for the next few days I need to watch out for any odd bruising, unexplained fatigue and sorry if this is TMI blood in my urine. All symptoms I had and ignored with my first go around with this because I figured the symptoms wòuld go away.
Now I'm older and wiser and definitely know better.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Feeling Under the Weather

Hi ladies.  I'm feeling yucky but I hope to feel better soon. My sister who almost won tickets to the Las Vegas concert  lives in CA will be calling me later today or this evening. It will be good to talk to her even though I'm sick.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

With the recent sudden passing of Tom Petty at age  66. I thought it would be a good idea to alert you to the signs of a heart attack. Most of you know my husband Tim had a heart attack in January. He knows it would have been a different story if he chose to ignore the symptoms. My dad passed away in 1984 from a heart attack he didn't realize what was happening.

Signs of a heart attack from The American Heart Society:
1. Chest discomfort often described as squeezing, pressure, fullness or pain that lasts for a few minutes and comes back.

2. Discomfort in other areas of the body such one or both arms, back, neck, and jaw

3. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort

4. Lightheadedness, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or vomiting

It's also very important to know that women's heart attack symptoms may not include chest pain but the above symptoms are there. They may also  experience fainting ,upper back pressure or extreme pressure.

Make sure you know these signs and your loved ones too.  Even if you are not sure  its a heart attack call 911 anyway. It's better to appear silly than to just ignore the symptoms and suffer loss of life.

Good Morning!

I hope this morning finds you all well. I decided to take time away from the blog  and try to make sense of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas.
I'm thankful for the Lord's hand on my sister. She almost won tickets to that music festival. My sister, whom always has a knack for winning tickets to concerts, somehow lost out on winning and oh how grateful we are.
My heart and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones due to that evil person :(

Friday, September 29, 2017

Homemade Granola Recipe

These ingredients or amounts are not set in stone. You can add all you want to make a delicious granola. Just experiment to see what you like.
Preheat oven to 300°

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup dried unsweetened or reduced sugar cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened carob chips
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raw chopped nuts of your choice
2 T raw honey
2 T coconut oil
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Pinch of fine sea salt (regular salt should work fine)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spread on a foil lined cookie sheet.( I used nonstick foil). Bake for 10 minutes to lightly brown. After 10 minutes give it a stir and if you want it a little browner, then bake for another 10 minutes or so.  Watch carefully that you dont burn it. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
This is really good mixed in yogurt, straight from the container or as a cereal with milk or almond milk.

National Coffee Day

Found this cute picture by Matt Hoffman in honor of National Coffee Day. To bad it's  not National Take Regina to Tea I mean National Tea Day 😆