The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Nancy at A Rural Journal shared about a new blog hop she found “The Simple Woman’s Daybook.”.  Nancy described this blog hop as “a writing prompt that helps us to focus on the simple things and “the beauty of everyday moments.”  I thought I would check it out too.

Here is December’s Daybook promts:


Outside my window…

Dec 18
I am thinking…  about Christmas.  J and I are hosting Christmas Eve Supper for his immediate family.  We pretty much have my menu thought up.  Yes, J has an opinion on this!    Now, I need to figure out a salad for Christmas Day Dinner. 

I am thankful… For the people I am blessed with in my life.

In the kitchen… pizza!  We had a neighbor couple over at noon to enjoy some pizza and wonderful conversation.  Almond Joy Bars topped it all off.

Dec 18

I am wearing…  Layers of clothes and layers of chore clothes!  I must dress warm when I head out to do chores. 

I am creating…  Beautiful photos, delicious food and a cozy home.

I am going… Out to do Chores!  I enjoy working with the cattle every morning.

I am wondering… about the bittersweet side of the holidays.  Four years ago, I lost an Aunt to Ovarian Cancer.  Two years ago, I lost my second pregnancy.  Yesterday, we said goodbye to a  sweet ole gal in our community. 

Dec 18I am reading…  The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmer.

I am hoping… That my family, friends, and you, my readers, are having a joyous Holiday Season.

I am looking forward to…  A rainy spring.  They say rain 90 days after fog.  The end of  last week was foggy!

Dec 18I am learning…  to find balance in my life.  It’s a continuous works in progress.

Around the house …  Miss Molly moves with the sunbeam until it no longer shines in the window, than moves to her spot in front of the stove.

I am pondering … and thinking … Keep It Simple!

A favorite quote for today…

Dec 18
One of my favorite things… My Kindle Fire, I love reading on it.

A few plans for the rest of the week … Chores and Christmas preparations.

A peek into my day…  Lately it has been chores and homemaking as J has not had many projects this week.  This week I have cleaned house, I am caught up on laundry, I baked zucchini bread and crossed a few other things off my nagging task list.  The carpet cleaners will be here on Friday.Dec 18

I hope you enjoyed “the beauty of a few everyday moments” in the day of a Ranch Wife! 

How do you keep things simple during the Holiday Season? 

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6 Responses to The Simple Woman’s Daybook

  1. Erin Mullins says:

    This is such a cool idea!! It really gives you a chance to get to know the other bloggers. I also love all your photos!

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Erin! I can’t leave a comment on your blog, but did spend some time checking it out. Sounds like you are an ambitious young woman. I really like your “About Me” Page and stole a few ideas off your 101 in 1001. Excellent guest post on Faces of Ag and I look forward to following you.

      Thank You for stopping in at my blog.

      • Erin Mullins says:

        Thank you for the nice words!! That means so much! I’m new to this blog thing but have not only loved writing on it but more importantly loved reading about and meeting new people with such interesting lives like yourself!!

  2. Buttons says:

    Oh Robyn {{hugs hugs and hugs}} This post made me happy and a little sad. I do know this season is very difficult for some and I like you appreciate everything I have been blessed with also.
    I really like this idea I will have to check it out also. Your photos are incredible and I LOVE working with my cattle everyday too. We have nice sunny days with green grass, not the kind of Christmas we are used to but the cows sure do love it.
    Enjoy you time entertaining and family time. Christmas is a time to celebrate and I do hope you have a great holiday. I do hope everyone can get through those bad times during this season.
    Oh yes no holidays in farming:) but try. Love B

  3. Candy C. says:

    I really enjoyed this post and all the quotes are great! 🙂 I can picture Molly following the sunbeam around for warmth!
    You might try a chopped winter salad for Christmas day, it’s even festive with the dried cranberries and green lettuce!

  4. I love this…I did it last month and then ofcourse forgot about it this month…but it is wonderful to stop and think about the every day…I love reading your daybook, thank you for sharing. And your images are perfect with your post. Merry Christmas, my friend. Enjoy the holidays, may they be filled with God’s blessings.

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