The simple woman's daybook
The weather: It is overcast and cold, but warmer than earlier this morning when it was minus 3 (26.6F). The washing is on the line, not sure if it will dry, the towels certainly won't! We have had some very cold mornings of late - only the other day we started the day at minus 7 (19.4F).
What am I wearing: To keep me warm I am wearing a long woolen navy blue skirt, long sleeve cream t-shirt and a cream cardigan + slippers.
What's cooking: As I write a vegetable and lentil soup is bubbling away on the stove (I've added a bacon bone to enhance the flavour) and in the oven is a "Rustic Chicken Casserole with chorizo sausages (my DH loves chorizos and wanted me to make something using them, happy to accommodate) - the latter will go in the freezer to be eaten later this week.
Around the house: For the last few days I could smell a chemical smell in the house but couldn't work out where it was coming from - it was worse when the house was cold. No one else could smell it until yesterday afternoon when DH came home. This morning when we got up we did a thorough search of the kitchen - checking all the cleaning products in search of a "smell". And guess what it was . . . a lemon that had gone off . . . turning to alcohol, hence the chemical smell. What was strange was I had checked the fruit bowl on the weekend and everything was fine!! It is amazing how bad a lemon can smell when it is rotting!!
Outings: None really . . all rather dull. But I did go to grocery store this morning and picked up some vegetables for the soup, a bacon bone and 13 tins of sardines for the dogs!!
What am I thinking: About all the sadness in the world. Why do people hurt others and their children. The tragic news story of the father who killed his child, ex-partner and a friend. Why are people driven to do these terrible things. If only they knew the love of God and His wonderful word. These stories break my heart.
Bible verse: Hasten, O God, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me (Psalm 70:1). I am sure we have all cried out these words to the Lord in our time of need. Falling to our knees. It is so comforting to know that at any time or place we can pray and call out for help.
O'dear, what is the world coming to: I read today's paper and chuckled at the story of "rent a friend" - you can rent a friend for a fee to have a chat with, show you the sites, enjoy a coffee with etc..... ladies here is a new occupation for you!!!
That's all from me . . . I need to check the soup and casserole and as it is 12:16pm its time for lunch. May you all have a wonderful weekend. And THANKYOU to all the comments this week. Always wonderful to hear from you.