Sunday, April 26, 2015

Butterflies and Flowers: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, April 26, 2015

Outside my window …  A gorgeous Sunday that makes you want to lie in the grass and look at the white fluffy clouds go by.

I am thinking...   about whether I should start refusing invitations to events where I'm only invited as transportation for someone that they really want to attend.  I've gone through that before and I'm not sure I want to do it again.

I'm also thinking about the annual A to Z Blog Challenge.  After participating last year, I planned to do it again this year, but I just couldn't think of any ideas...until now.  So, I plan to take up the challenge in May.  I already have my topic, but don't exactly know how it's going to work.  We'll see...

I am thankful...  for modern medicine.

In the kitchen...  Actually, my A-Z Blog idea has something to do with that...
From the Workshop...
Crocheted butterfly magnets.

 I am reading...  Still working on these two:

I am looking forward to...  My next 5k though I don't know which race I'm doing yet.  I did very well in Saturday's YMCA 5k.  I finished in 56:27; beating my last 5k time by more than two minutes.

I am learning
…   that I'm going to make it.  Some way, somehow, I'm going to make it.

Around the house...  I think I'll work on the office this week.
A favorite quote for today... 

"Beware of any work for God which enables you to evade concentration on Him." - Oswald Chambers

From Twitter:  @UnvirtuousAbbey tweeted:  "For those who are following five hundred strangers on Pinterest but have never met their next door neighbors, we pray to the Lord."

One of my favorite things...  New Balance running shoes.

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Going to be playing catch up this week.  I was sick with a sinus infection last week, so I didn't get things done like I wanted to.
A peek into my day...    Leah M and I went riding on the trail.  We started at mile marker 22.5 and went north toward Piedmont.  Went a total of seven miles.

 The turtle pond at mile marker 22.  Actually saw a turtle taking a walk on the trail.  Maybe I'll get a picture of a turtle next time.

I have no idea what this is, but I call it the Stonehenge of Jacksonville.
These beautiful Irises greeted us at our turn around spot.
We made it to mile marker 19 before turning around and heading for the car.


  1. Not a nice thing to do to someone..only invite them as a means of transportation... I would refuse from now on as well! Love the bike ride pics! I need to get my bike ready to go and hit the trails! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jodi. I'm really enjoying all this outside time.

  2. I enjoyed your day book very much ! I also "barrowed" your quote and put it on my face book status since it seemed like a good swift kick in the shins . I love your bike ride pictures! I have iris like that in my yard , they are so happy looking ! I wonder if I could still remember how to ride a bike . It has been many moons ! LOL Have a great week !

    1. Thanks for reading, Lora. Nah, you never forget how to ride. Go for it.

  3. Love the bike ride pictures =) and your "i am learning".
    Awesome job on beating your 5K time! Always a great feeling.

    1. Thanks. I have to remind myself of that. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and forget.