Monday, October 27, 2014

Simple Woman's Daybook - October 27

Outside my window:
The neighbor took down a big (BIG) tree and instantly my living room is brighter, but less wooded area in my back yard means I might have to re-think the no curtains thing. 

I am thinking:
How expensive can trimming some branches be?  Fingers-crossed. I'm getting a quote this week. Somehow I think no professional will actually be involved and it'll end up with my friend's husbands with chainsaws. It wont be pretty but it will be done and free.

In the kitchen:
This weekend I made red beans and rice in the crock pot, cauliflower soup and steak and homemade french fries.  I've got lunch all week, and some to stock the freezer.

I am looking forward to:
Holiday beauty gifts sets. I spend a lot of time in Ulta.  But its fun, and there could be worse places to spend my time in, at least that's how I justify it to myself.

I am Reading:
It's rare I run to Barnes and Noble and pay full price for a book, but the same day I found this blog,  and this you-tube channel, and I ran to Barnes and Noble because I couldn't wait a week for Amazon to get me this book a little cheaper: At home with Madame Chic

I am learning:
Soft-Scrub-ing the tub kills a manicure.

I am planning:
massive overhaul of master bathroom. OK. maybe not massive, but if you saw everything out of the cabinet and on the floor you'd agree I am in over my head.  Currently, painting the cabinets. Which I would never normally paint a wood cabinet, but someone already painted it (green? what were they thinking?) so I feel I am just correcting past mistakes. If... I mean... when the dern wallpaper  comes off, I'll paint.

Listening to:
The year of the Cat by Al Stewart (here)

I am watching: The Mysteries of Laura.

Favorite Quote for the day:
"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13

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  1. Interesting to see that you use a crockpot. I've recently started using one myself and don't know how I managed for so long without one!

  2. Thank you for visiting me today! And thank you for introducing me to the Daily Connoisseur. It will be a new favorite I'm sure

  3. I’ve never made red beans and rice but I have everything here to do it and have been meaning to try. Maybe I’ll get to it this week. ☺