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Dee -The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For Today…

Today, I will give all things over to God the father.  As I rush through each day, hoping I will accomplish all that is needed in the marketing of my novel, I will give my concerns and desires over to God.  His mighty hand will take me where he wills…

Outside My Window…

As I look out my window I see the barn that houses my horses, keeping them dry.  Water cascading over rocks -plummeting deep into our woods after a day of rain.  The fields to our east are covered with olive and shamrock green grass, brilliant by the suns glow.  The giant poplar, walnut, and oak trees to our North, South and West are enhanced by the array of bumblebee yellow, coconut white and orchid flowers nestled within their confines.

I Am Thinking…

Here is this old woman, once a bitter girl -determined to never allow anyone entrance to my heart, my trust, my love.  Now, I live to give all that I can to others -determined to love all of mankind.  I know I will be hurt.  I know my trust will be shaken.  I know my love will not always be accepted.  But, I am happy even as the tears well up in my eyes -offering without expectations gives me wings to fly.

I Am Thankful…

For each of my blogging friends.  Each of you validate me as a writer.  I do not have to be the best among you, I only need to be one, with you.  As we share our words our lives grow together, binding us with worldwide acceptance.  We accept each other with compassion as we learn who we are with our words.  Thank you…

I Am Wearing…

Warmth -that’s all I ever look for.  No, comfort -that’s what I yearn for.  No, simplicity -that’s all that is worth my effort.  Pajamas, a housecoat and socks.  I have to get dressed for a trip to town.  Ugh!  Is it warm outside?  If so, I will wear jeans, t-shirt and sweater.  I’m not fancy -my poor husband.  My mother and sister are primadonna’s, and here I sit so plain jane.  He must love me to stay.

I Am Creating…

I am writing a new novel -slowly.  Geez, its never taken this long.  However, I must tend to my garden and with all this rain the horses stand watching for me to come down and dry them.  Also, my girls are so busy with academic awards, prom, and social interest.  How do I get anything done?  Oh, you think the hours I spend at home, alone each day should be enough time?  What about the blogging, reading and marketing I’m currently working on?  The days must become longer -or I am going to scream!

I Am Going…

At the end of the month, I will be in Dayton Ohio for the Book Expo.  The 8th of May I will be in Chicago, finally meeting my boys -Shinee.  Then I hope to have a book signing nearly every weekend until band season begins (sometime in June).  Band season last until November -and it is grueling.  Daily practices, Saturday contest, and long drives.  Yet, the Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade always goes to state -and us parents smile with great pride.

I Am Wondering…

Is life worth the effort we put into it -when no one will remember us once we are gone?

I Am Reading…

Blogs.  Blog after blog after blog.  When I’m not reading blogs I switch back and forth between Andy Smart’s novel -Just Turn Left at the Mountain and Kari Trumbo’s romance -To Honor and Cherish.  Both great novels.  Andy’s is a journey through life and arriving in Asia.  Kari’s is a western romance with a guy who is rugged and intriguing with his sense of humor.  I like him!

I want to read Clive Cussler’s new novel.  But, I can’t find the time to pick it up at the library.

I Am Hoping…

Christian life is about acceptance of God’s plan for our lives.  There are many things I hope for: The success of my children and grandchildren’s lives; the happiness of my husband; my novel sales -establishing me as an author; I will lose weight; the cycle of our paths do not interfere with our futures.  But, the only truths is in our trust of God.

I Am Learning…

I’m still working at my languages -French, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.  I’m getting stronger in each but I am still weak.  Mon livre que j’écris la nuit et l’espoir vous lira dans la journée.  (My book I write by night and hope you will read by day).  Wo shi nu ren (I am a woman).  Yeonghwa reul johahpnida (I like movies).  Jeon e mannanjeogi isseoyo? (Have we met before?) -this is actually spoken as Before to be met there? (funny, huh?) And, Japanese -Ohayo (Good morning)  my Japanese is my weakest.  This sounds like Ohio.

A Favorite Quote For Today…


The World is a Book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  Saint Augustine



This entry was posted in: Nonsense


I am a mother of 16 children and grandchildren. Some of them are by blood and the rest by heart. I was a foster mom for a few years and the children I cared for during that time have mostly stayed with me through the years. I love to write, read, dance, paint, and play with my animals. I enjoy dressage riding and just being in the barn. My words are my gift, as they allow you to know me as I really am. Thanks for joining me on this ride of life!

1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much. I have enjoyed our chats so much and it warms my heart to know you are enjoying my novel, as I hope to enjoy yours very soon. You are right, it isn’t about competition, it is about fellowship. It is wonderful reading about your day-to-day life. Have a blessed day, Kari

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