The Simple Woman’s Daybook for August 10, 2015

For Today… 

Outside my window….it is kinda cloudy and gray.  I see some shimmers of sun in the clouds though.

I am thinking… about my new eBook … I hope to release it this week![eep!] Hey, I published it on Tuesday! Yay! 

I am thankful… for an amazing vacation.  It’s good to be back to civilization and internet access, though.

I am wearing… pajamas.  I need to get dressed relatively soon, it’s a busy day!

I am creating… all sorts of techy things for the eBook’s release … I don’t really know what I’m doing!

I am going… grocery shopping, flea bomb shopping, to pick up the dog, [sigh]

I am wondering… if all the fleas will die on try #2?  This is not a fun way to return from an amazing vacation!

I am reading… the two most recently published Joan Smith titles for Kindle.  I think I’ll try for something a little more serious for Wednesdays with Words.  Won’t you join us?

I am hoping… to kill all the fleas dead.

I am learning… about techy things like MailChimp and Hello bars and hosting … 

In my kitchen… a thorough cleaning is called for … all the counters and appliances and floors … but after the second bombing.

In my garden… the yard needs to be mowed, the burning bushes are already starting to turn.

In the homeschool… home economics this week … a deep cleaning of the house is in order.

A favorite quote for today… “Do the next thing!” Elisabeth Elliot …. my motto for the week, as there’s much to be done!

A peek into one of my days…

One of my favorite things… We’ve been enjoying driving sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway on our recent travels, we did another section on Saturday.

A photo posted by dawn (@ladydusk) on

From the board room… I’m attempting to learn about hand lettering and calligraphy as my new handwork project, so I’m pinning ideas and fonts and whatnot on a board:

Post Script… Anna hosted Wednesdays With Words for me while I was interneteless. She has a beautiful new blog at Little Drops of Water, you should check it out! Two weeks ago she shared her notes from the AO At Home conference. Fantastic!

Linking up with The Simple Woman.


  1. I understand about the fleas. I finally had to call the bug man. I'm interested to see what your new book is about.
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage. I'm right behind you on Peggy's linky.

    1. I looked at Bible passages that related to Charlotte Mason's "I am, I can, I ought, I will" motto for my Upper Elementary Students. Others asked for it, so I put it together to share. It looks like it will be public tomorrow! Yay!

      I hope we don't have to call the bug man. Thanks for the comment, I'll check your post out.

  2. Welcome back!!! I'm can't wait to hear & see pictures from from vaccy. Im thrilled for you about your ebook- I had a feeling this day would come for you! 🙂

    1. Thanks! We had a great time. I have to pull pictures off my phone and camera first. You know how bad I am at that. You're such an encouragement to me! [hugs]

  3. Beautiful photos!
    It seems fleas have been crazy-bad this summer in a lot of places, good luck – I know how frustrating that can be!
    Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

    1. Thank you! We had a beautiful week, it was easy to take pictures 🙂

      The fleas are still here, but seem to be abating. We need to keep on top of them.

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