29 August 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window... Currently the sun is shining, but the sun is going in and out of the clouds as we are getting plenty of rain from Hurricane Isaac.

I am thinking...That this week sucks, but it's my fault. I'm allowing my lack of sleep affect my attitude and my not paying attention to my speed is causing me to get a ticket this morning. Tonight will be a good night's sleep if I have to take Benadryl to ensure that fact!

I am thankful...Honestly, I have so much to be thankful for, yet my attitude and state of mind is not allowing me to focus on my gratitude for my family, friends, and our needs being met.

In the kitchen...Homemade chicken noodle soup and gluten-free sun-dried tomato muffins from dinner last night (mGa has strep throat and I swear this made her feel better, or maybe it's the Amoxicillin!). Tonight will be fish for everyone else, but peanut butter and honey toast for me.

I am wearing...T-shirt from church and husband's Nike running pants. I'm tired, remember?

I am creating...Well, mending some items for my husband. Trying to create a happier atmosphere with my attitude in our home.

I am going...To drive nGa to work, pick up mGa from school, pick nGa and bGw up from work later then drive nGa to visit his girlfriend at a local university, and then back home again.

I am wondering...If myself and/or other family members will get my daughter's strep throat.

I am reading...August vintage Victoria magazines that were inherited from Muzzie (paternal grandmother).

I am hoping...To get a really good sleep tonight and that tomorrow will be a better day! :0)

I am looking forward to...Being with my family for the 4 day weekend in a few days!

I am learning...I am not as strong as I thought. Also, my homeschooler and I are studying Rome.

Around the house...The house is picked up, but we are having some workers come and deal with the mold in our bathroom tomorrow. I'm also looking online for a new valance and coordinating pillows for the living room. 

I am pondering...Whom would win if Mrs. Michelle Obama and Mrs. Anne Romney were running for President.

A favorite quote for today..."Beware of the Ides of March", Julius Caesar (Family needs to beware of me! ;0)

One of my favorite things...Wyndmere essential oils

A few plans for the rest of the week: Not sure yet outside of driving kids and husband to and fro and relaxing this weekend by the pool if Hurricane Isaac reek havoc.

A peek into my day: mGa and bGw being goofy in the car with my phone camera while I was in the Verizon store.

Thank you to www.simplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com for hosting this meme.

28 August 2012

Back in the saddle again

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I'm back at Vintage WASP. I've changed my blog several times because of my husband's ex, but after encouragement from friends and readers I will come back to my home. Just have to be more careful about what I post. Plus, I have no problem of her seeing my pictures and lets face it, I mainly write about homemaking arts so it's not exactly scandalous.

This week's posting will be sporadic. I've begun homeschooling my youngest this week and it's taking more time as I'm teaching all of his humanities myself instead of co-teaching with a tutor. He will begin math and science at a co-op next week so at least he'll have help in my least favorite subjects. Soon I'll share how we came about homeschooling. Trust me. It's not by choice right now.

Be back soon!

19 August 2012


My youngest child chose to become baptized all on his own. He chose to announce his love of our Lord publicly. Here are some pictures from his baptism last Sunday.

16 August 2012

Conversations with Nana

This is Nana to my sister and I. Granny to every other cousin. Mother was not a fan of the name Granny or Grandma so we called her Nana. My sister was the second grandchild, so Mother's decision wasn't a bad thing. Nana turned 93 a few weeks ago. I wasn't able to be at the party, unfortunately, as my ankle still will not allow me to drive 400 miles one way. Nana knows I love her dearly and that's what's most important.

Nana is our family's rock. She is our prayer warrior. She has a gentle spirit. Nana is whom you go to when you need cheering up, a pep talk, or to know what the Bible says to do about something. I look forward to my (usually) weekly conversations with Nana. The weather is always discussed. We give the news of what we've heard from people. We ALWAYS complain about prices. She gives me frugal meal ideas. We talk about our bible studies. And, most importantly, she gives advice. Advice that only a woman whom has lived on this earth for 93 years can give. I am blessed!

I'll tell you later about my conversation with my other grandmother, Muzzie. She's a trip.

Call or write your grandmother (if she's living) today!

03 August 2012

Midnight in Paris

Not everyone is a Woody Allen fan. In fact, I could live without seeing Annie Hall ever again. However, Midnight in Paris left me craving more. How could it end like that?

You probably know that I'm an escapist so Gil Pender going through time to his Golden Age (1920's) really resonated with my "old spirit". I too romantically imagine myself in different country's during different eras. To me this shows that not all is right in Whoville, which Gil figures out. To meet Dali, Hemingway, the Fitzgerald's, Picasso...wow. I understand why he transported to Paris at that time.

If you haven't seen Midnight in Paris, rent it. There was not one sexual scene or murder. Mr. Allen proved that though sex can be eluded to, it's not necessary to show. That's art.

P.S. How my husband and daughter can go from something as intellectually stimulating as Midnight in Paris to 21 Jump Street is baffling.


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