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Thursday, July 17, 2014


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This is what my tummy looked like after surgery.
It did hurt a little, thank the Lord it is a lot better now.
Staples are gone and both places are looking smaller
and not reddish, they are my original skin color
and actually look like they might not leave a scar.
The little hole by my belly button is my piercing hole.
I finally have it back in.

I hope this picture is not to graphic for you,
 I want to post on our blog about our real life issues
as well as homeschooling.

Congrats to My Honor Roll Kids!!

As most of you know we homeschool year round with breaks.
Today I was getting caught up on some homeschooling
things and wrote in the third quarter grades in their report cards.
I am so proud to announce all my kids made

Misty made honor roll for the first time!!


Thankful Thursday

  1. Jesus
  2. My Hubby
  3. My Kids
  4. My Mamma
  5. Health
  6. Food
  7. Shelter
  8. Friends
  9. Beauty that the Lord made
  10. The Bible

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Welcome to...


Outside my window... it is sunny with a little breeze.

I am thinking... I am a little behind on things and need to get caught up.

I am thankful... that I am recovering really well after my Hysterectomy.

In the kitchen... Ashley mad fries and baked chicken sandwiches for dinner.

I am wearing... a hot pink shirt and my Betty Boop lounge pants.

I am creating... my blog posts on here.

I am going... to try to get caught up on things.

I am wondering... will I lose another 8 lbs. this week?

I am reading...The Whole hearted Wife: 10 keys to a loving relationship by Erin, Greg, and Gary Smalley.

I am hoping... to get out and drive because I was on strict Dr. orders not to after my surgery. It has lifted now so I can but I am a little Leary and still a little sore.

I am looking forward to... sleeping on my sides and stomach, can't do it until I am healed better.

I am learning... to take my healing week by week. Progress is awesome!

Around the house... Misty & Tessa are doing dishes, Jerry is playing video games, Ashley is reading, and my hubby is napping.

I am pondering... where did my summer go, it seems like fall will be here before I know it.

A favorite quote for today..."Why put off tomorrow what you can do today"

One of my favorite things... my hubby of course.

A few plans for the rest of the week : get caught up on things, maybe go for a drive, go outside for a little walk, keep healing, read, listen to MP3, play on computer, and enjoy everything God has blessed me with.

A peek into my day...

Body & Soul: A Girl's Guide to a Fit, Fun, and Fabulous Life by Bethany Hamilton

Body & Soul: A Girl's Guide to a Fit, Fun, and Fabulous LifeBody & Soul: A Girl's Guide to a Fit, Fun, and Fabulous Life by Bethany Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

** I received this complimentary book from Book Look for my honest review and opinions. **

My daughter Tessa LOVES Bethany Hamilton, so I decided to request this book for her to read and for her to give her opinion and here is what she had to say about the book:

" What I LOVED about this book is all the healthy recipes and exercises that Bethany likes.
Bethany says the exercises she likes to do, because they keep her body healthy and fit.
She also shares stories about her family and life. I am a big fan of Bethany's, and I just love to read about her. I think every girl would enjoy reading this book, I know I did. She is such an inspiration!
I would give this book 10 stars and a BIG thumbs up."

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy RapidsRiley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

** I received this complimentary book from Book Look for my honest review and opinions. **

I picked this book because I wanted to get a child's opinion, so I let my daughter Tessa read it and here is what she said about Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids:

" My favorite part in the book was when Riley went for her photo shoot. I also liked when Riley had to learn different ways to save her raft and her raft kept flipping over, the funny part was when she kept dropping the handle to the raft and she hit her big toe on a rock and complaining to Rusty how she had messed up her nail polish. They wound up using Rusty's feet for the picture.

I think every girl should read this book, I think they would like it. I think it is a funny read."

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Save Yourself: A Novel by Kelly Braffet

Save Yourself: A NovelSave Yourself: A Novel by Kelly Braffet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Patrick Cusimano's father killed a little boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick and his brother Mike are trying to live a somewhat normal life while they are known to be the town pariahs.
Caro, mike's girlfriend is running from a painful past, with no idea what she is running toward.
Patrick befriends a girl named Layla, which is a goth teenager, who is in a tribe of dark outcasts.
Layla also has a little sister Verna who is tortured and bullied by her classmates and soon finds herself in Layla's dark tribe. Patrick soon finds his life is out of control, Layla and Verna find themselves no longer wanting to be a part of this strange and frightening group.

Their fates become entwined and they are set down a twisted path where loyalties will be tested, betrayed, fears exposed and lives shattered.

I liked reading this book, I found the author hit on some very important topics facing teens and young adults today. She actually pulls you into the book as if you were witnessing the story yourself. I look forward to reading more of her books.

** I received this complimentary book from Blogging For Books for my honest
 review and opinions. **

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