Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

Well it only got down to 28 last night at my home in North Florida. We were expecting it to go lower,but thats o.k.
I was concerned about my pink azaleas that have been blooming for several weeks,the weather was so warm they thought it was spring and bloomed early. My husband put the water sprinkler
on some scrub oaks to make icicles for the grandchildren, they love that . He has done that since the oldest one was about 2 years old,he is 11 now. When they know a cold snap is coming they always ask for an ice tree. Simple pleasures for us who live where we do not get ice and snow.
I hope everyone was safe and warm last night, I know that in the north, what is a simple pleasure for us, can be very dangerous.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The simple womans daybook

The sun is shining and its about 40 degrees outside,a beautiful Monday.
I should be doing laundry but I would much rather read about other women who enjoy
their "simple lives" as I do and hopefully learn to join you all in blogging.I am Thankful that I have found you all.I really did not know there are so many women who enjoy the simple things in life as myself.I have muffins baking in the kitchen and will soon start a big pot of lima beans cooking,I love those on a cold day,I will have fried cornbread and my homemade pear relish with them tonight.I am reading" proverbs" one of my favorite books of the Bible.I am hoping that it will actually get cold enough to snow this week. It does not happen very often here but we can always hope.I am hearing squirrels playing on the roof as I write.I live in a wooded area and have lots of squirrels,another simple thing I enjoy is sitting outside in my swing and watching the squirrels and birds.This week I have to start taking down all my Christmas decor and begin decorating for Valentines Day.I am going to put up a small white tree with pink and red ornaments.I love to decorate for every holiday another one of my simple pleasures.
Its going to be colder than usual this week ,in the 20's , so I am looking forward to having fires in my fireplace and drinking hot chocolate and rocking grandchildren by the fire.