Simply Getting By

Simplifying my life & taking back control of my choices, possessions, lifestyle, and nourishment in order to salvage my finances, the environment, and my sanity.

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~February 9th Edition~ February 9, 2009

Filed under: Simple Woman's Daybook — Raine @ Simply Getting By @ 7:17 am


For Today…
Outside my window… the sun isn’t quite up yet, so the horizon has a pink glow to it.
I am thinking… about grabbing a blanket -it’s cold in here.
I am thankful for… a warm house with working heat & air.
From the kitchen… I made homemade pho [Vietnamese beef broth & rice noodle soup] last night, and had some over rice for breakfast.
I am wearing… a blue jean skirt & denim skirt.
I am creating… yet another blog design.
I am going… to go to my in-laws tomorrow to shampoo the carpet for them.
I am reading… The Man Who Created Paradise by Gene Logsdon
I am hoping… we can get financing for the homestead we looked at.
I am hearing… Hotel California by The Eagles
Around the house… it smells like ginger, peppers, and beef now.
One of my favorite things… is being able to sleep in on a cold morning.
A few plans for the rest of the week: visit the in-laws, post pics of the puppies we’re giving away to some local sites, order seeds, do the taxes if there’s time, take my father-in-law to see the house/land we’ve been looking at
Here is picture thought I am sharing…

A Jersey calf. Isn’t it just the cutest? These are the type of cows I’d like to have.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~February 2nd Edition February 3, 2009

Filed under: Simple Woman's Daybook — Raine @ Simply Getting By @ 4:07 am


For Today…
Outside my window… the dogs are curled up against the backdoor sleeping/guarding it.
I am thinking… about what to do if we do end up moving.
I am thankful for… my foot spa & Epsom salt at the end of a long day.
From the kitchen… I made pasta primavera tonight & have chicken thawing for Wednesday.
I am wearing… my comfy nightgown [grey jersey knit made like a t-shirt dress].
I am creating… another real estate website as a placeholder for my business domain name.
I am going… to make a big pot of chicken stock on Wednesday.
I am reading… my blogroll, trying to catch up on the posts I’ve missed this week.
I am hoping… for my husband to get a definite answer back on a job soon.
I am hearing… my dryer. [it’s old, and LOUD]
Around the house… I think the laundry walks out of the closet and multiplies when I’m not looking
One of my favorite things… is being able to sleep in on a cold morning.
A few plans for the rest of the week: sort & put away more clothes, maybe look at more houses, go hiking with the hubby if it’s pretty out on one of my days off.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…

Atlantic Beach, NC. Near my hometown – I took this pic a couple years ago, while home for Christmas.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook~January 26th Edition January 27, 2009

Filed under: Simple Woman's Daybook — Raine @ Simply Getting By @ 2:35 am


For Today…
Outside my window… it is dark, but was pretty when I came home & could see the stars.
I am thinking… about how to make a move to another part of the state go smoothly.
I am thankful for… my husband & everything he does for me.
From the kitchen… the hubby just brought me popcorn. 🙂
I am wearing… my uniform from work, because I got home about half an hour ago and haven’t changed yet.
I am creating… a scarf to match the hat I knit.
I am going… to lay down pretty sooon & get some rest for tomorrow.
I am reading… “A Woman’s Place Is In the Kitchen”: The Evolution of Women Chefs
I am hoping… to go look at houses with my husband on Friday.
I am hearing… my husband trying to teach are cat to talk.
Around the house… I need to clean the living room & put up some laundry.
One of my favorite things… is my pink BlackBerry.
A few plans for the rest of the week: organize the closet & pick out close to donate, research & look at homes closer to the Charlotte metro, plan for a garden and order seeds in case we stay here for a while.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…

Wilson Creek – one of my favorite places to go in the mountains.

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