"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...

Outside my Window...the stillness of the early morning, an early bird preparing for the day.

I am thinking...of all the things I need to do today and how I'm going to get them all done.

I am thankful for...my hardworking husband and 3 wonderful kids.

From the kitchen...fresh bread this morning and homemade granola bars.

I am wearing...my red nightgown....it's still early, but I'm getting dressed after this.

I am reading... Joey Green's Incredible Country Store

I am hoping...that our new business adventure takes off.

I am hearing...the clock ticking, the ceiling fan whirling and my fingers tap dancing over the keys.

Around the house.. Have mercy, we are in the middle of a major redo. I'll be posting about that tomorrow for tackle it Tuesday lol.

One of my favorite things...after supper and showers when we all get to just chill out together as a family.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...work on our redo project, bread making, library...

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... this was my Grandparents house in East Boothbay Maine. It was an old ship Captains house way back when. It's over a 100 years old and we got to go in it the last time I was in Maine 2 years ago. Though the new owner had gutted it, he kept the character and craftmanship intact. The stairs I used to run up and down where still there. The screen door that I ran in and out of was still there. He even gave us some of the old windows that we are going to turn into end tables and other things. Oh and some of the old door knobs which are so cool. I'm going to make a coat rack out of those. As you can see this picture brings back many fond memories for me. Notice the water in the background. It sits right on the harbor. Ahhh memories. I better stop or I might start crying lol.

Blessings my friends!


  1. Oh I love hearing of your memories. Isn't it wonderful to be able to relive our childhood through our memories? My grandparents had a laundry shoot to the basement and we tried so hard to slide down that with out getting caught. Running and playing doing things we probably shouldn't have done. But knowing the love that was in the house was all we felt and knew. I love my memories.

  2. I love the house. How nice that the new owner gave you some old window panes.

  3. The house is beautiful and it is nice to have such fond memories. I hope you have a great week!!

  4. What a great blog, and the picture of your grandparents house is great, what a nice house with lots of character. It is so nice that the owner blessed you with some things from the house you remember so fondly!

  5. It looks like a house full of memorable moments. What an incredible view! I've always wanted to visit Maine and maybe venture over to Prince Edward Island so I can see where Anne of Green Gables was written. Have a blessed day!

  6. What a great use for the old door knobs! My mother found a door knob in her childhood home just before the row of houses was to be condemned. How I wish I had kept it!

  7. Thanks for sharing the memories.

    Have a great week.

  8. That is a beautiful old home. Thanks for sharing your memories.

  9. Love the house, it's beautiful :)

    The book you're reading sounds interesting, I'll have to look it up.

    Hope you're having a good day.

    My Daybook

  10. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on that lovely house. What a blessing to have spent so many wonderful moments in it, and how nice to be able to have souvenirs from it to cherish and keep within your family.:)

  11. Hi I stopped over from Peggy's and just loved reading your day book.
    And like the others I loved the photo of your grandparents house and the story too. Really cool you got those windows. I can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Have a great week. And I'll be wishing I had some of that homebaked bread you were talking about. Wish I was there!

  12. What a beautiful house. It's nice that you are able to keep part of it.

  13. Hi, I came here from The Simple Woman's Daybook.

    I've been to Boothbay,Maine!! My parents have retired to Mercer, Maine and my mother's family came from there though there aren't many left, moved to Boston and then scattered.


  14. How wonderful that you got to visit that home again, relive the memories, and be blessed with some treasures from the current owner. Go ahead and cry. It's a good cry, LOL. I love those old houses in Maine. They are all so rich in history.

  15. Loved the photo and the story behind it. The doorknob/coat racks will be amazing.

    Thanks for visiting!

  16. What a beautiful house!!!

    Okay, so I FINALLY got around to thanking you for my blog award on my blog today. I'm so sorry it has taken me so long!!!!


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