Showing posts from September, 2014

Help A Thief

For all you homeschool mama's, teachers and lovers of punctuation!  This made me smile today.

Photo a Day: Key

The key to the attic of our first home.

Photo a Day: I Don't Like

I don't like getting stopped by a train when I'm in a hurry.

Did You Know?

In light of my upcoming trip, I thought I would give you some interesting Do's and Don'ts of Burkinabe etiquette.  (Given to me in a pamphlet from the organization I'm going on the trip with.)

The person arriving on the scene should initiate the greetings.  Eye contact is not direct.  Greet the older or more respected persons of the group first.  Always greet first, before business or chit-chat.Burkinabes like to shake hands.  Women should not offer their hand first when shaking hands with men.  In general, women should wait for men to offer their hand first.  If hands are soiled or wet when shaking hands, one offers his forearm or wrist instead Eating
Men and women will usually eat separately.  Wash your hands before eating.  Older more respected persons begin.  Eat in front of yourself.  Eat only with your right hand.  Wash hands again after eating and say thank you by saying "barika" to each person beginning with the host. Market
Greet people before beg…

simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY September 15, 2014
Outside my window... a gentle rain is falling making ripples in puddles and drip drops on the trees. I am thinking... of the great horned owls my husband and I had the pleasure of observing the other night. I am thankful... for candles that can chase the gray day out of the house and give it a cozy warm and wonderful smell throughout.
In the kitchen... leftover Mexican surprise and something for dinner.  Hmmm, I'll have to give dinner more thought.
I am wearing... shorts, t-shirt and fleece pullover.
I am creating... butterfly snack bags for my trip to Burkina.
I am going... to put Mason down for a nap in a minute and then do a French lesson or two.
I am wondering... how to live every moment of every day, selfless.
I am reading... The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
I am hoping... life will slow down a wee bit so I can take inventory and catch my breath.
I am looking forward to... finishing all the preparation for my trip to Africa and leaving on a jet plane …

Photo a Day: How I feel Today

Proud to be an American!

Photo a Day: Orange

Okay, I kind of went overboard with the orange challenge, but I couldn't pick a favorite.

Photo a Day.....

Catching up on photo a day....

September 5: Upside down

September 6: I need...

Words to live by. 

Photo a Day: DIY


Photo a Day: Button

So thankful for this button!

Photo A Day: Stripes

September 2

Photo A Day Challenge for September

Happy September!  Did you know that September begins on the same day of the week as December every year?

Did you know that it's been almost a month since my last blog post?  Sad to say that's true.  I've been creatively challenged lately.  So, I decided to jump start my creativity by participating in a photo a day challenge for September hosted by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim.

September 1: In My Cup