Jul 202009



Outside my window

… It’s 10.30 pm as I type the daybook so it’s dark and the blinds are down…. but it’s very windy outside. The wind has been strong and gusty all day.

I am thinking

… about making a cuppa before I head off to bed.

I am thankful for

… the roof over my head, the warm bed I can crawl into at night and snuggle cosily until morning, the food in my fridge and pantry, my family.

From the learning rooms

… God doesn’t always look for people with ability to do His work but for availablity.

From the kitchen

… a pile of dirty dishes waiting to go into the dishwasher.

I am wearing

… my pink ‘cheeky monkey’ nightie.


I am creating

… colourful giftwrapping for a birthday present.

I am praying

… for direction and guidance.

I am going

… to bed after I finish my daybbok (and cuppa).

I am reading

… lots of other daybooks 🙂

I am hoping

… that I will be sensitive in my heart to the moving of the Holy Spirit.

I am hearing

… morning mass on EWTN coming to an end.

Around the house

… dusting and vacumming – but that’s for another day.

One of my favourite things...

… icecream.

A few plans for the rest of the week:

Attempting some carpentry work in the garage; doing some more walking; Adoration; bookkeeping.

`Here is a picture thought I am sharing

 … This plant is in our front garden. I don’t know what it’s called but it’s turned into a giant. These photos were taken in May of this year when I first noticed this ‘trunk’ thingy growing from the centre. I’ve been taking progressive photos of this plant becaue the centre keeps on growing taller and taller.  We haven’t a clue if the centre thing is going to flower or not but we’re all waiting to see what happens next.


If anyone know what this plant is called and what the centre thing does please let me know.


If you would like to join in, please visit Peggy, who hosts The Simple Woman’s Daybook, and also check out other Daybook entries.

While Peggy is taking a well deserved break from her daybook,  Grandmother Wren will be hosting it so we can meet up with those who wish to continue their daybooks until Peggy’s return.


  7 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. Don’t know what kind of plant that is but it sure is beautiful. It kind of looks like a bromeliad. I hope it does flower; that would be so pretty.

    Have a blessed week.

  2. Oh, Wow! That’s quite the plant! I think it’s very brave of you to let it keep on growing and wait to see what it does next 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your learning –
    it’s a good reminder –
    if we provide the “available”, God will give us the “able”

  3. Hi Elena, thank you so much for your kind comment to me about flying, I really appreciate the encouragement and you’re absolutely right — every breath we take is in God’s hands, so we really shouldn’t be anxious about anything. I will do my best to remember that on takeoff! 🙂

    Also, I believe your plant is an agave, they’re a bit more common here in California. The stalk in the center is its bloom, they don’t actually bloom every year, so it’s interesting to see it when they do.

    Have a great day!

  4. Thank you for writing me!
    That’s a neat plant! I’ve never seen one like it!

  5. Thank you Wendy we’re all keeping an eye on this plant, I’ll post a pic when it does flower. All the best with flying.

    Thank you for your visit Amber 🙂

  6. Elena,

    That’s an amazing plant – thanks for sharing. It was fun visiting your daybook today!!

    Julie in Skunk Hollow

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