Monday, January 26, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday January 26th, 2009
Outside my window... it's nightime out.
I am thinking...that I so bad wish this headache would just go away.
I am thankful friends and family who are not drama queens
From the learning rooms...Kyle got an A on his English test!
From the kitchen... we had spaghetti for dinner, yum yum.
I am wearing...pj's
I am creating... a couple of quilts, 2 aprons, some bags, and re-upholstering my dining room chairs.
I am go to bed in a few mins
I am reading..." Harstairs House
I am hoping...that our income tax comes in when it says it will
I am hearing...the fan above my bed
Around the house...we have gotten more packing done and are preparing for a yard sale this Saturday.
One of my favorite things...Mattie's hair is so super soft after being washed. It's like rabbit fur.
A few plans for the rest of the week... school, pack, cook, clean, pack.
Here is picture thought I am of the finished chair backs I am reupholstering

Getting prepared

We have had a crazy last week or so...and there is no end in sight as we prepare to leave for the next chapter of our lives.
We are trying to see everyone before we go and pack to go at the same time, plus do our normal daily activities. Ronnie is now a fulltime student, plus he's working fulltime still. Then there's Kyle's schooling...oh, and being a wife, a mom, a friend, a daughter, etc. etc. I just pray for God's strength through this transition so that I don't go crazy and feel like I need the arms of an octopus. :) I have also had a really hard time lately sleeping. I think I just have too much running through my mind.
I am super thrilled about moving although I will miss a lot of people here in Florida. Truthfully, I cannot wait to be in Nevada though. And after moving twice in the last year and a half (UGGGH)...I am so ready to just be somewhere for a long time!! And I have already found a local homeschool group near our new home, so I have been getting aquainted with some of the ladies in that group.
Speaking of school...Kyle had two tests on Friday...he got an A on his Math test...I haven't graded his English test yet, but from briefly looking it over, it looks like he only missed one or two.

I finished all the blocks for my orginal first quilt (the one I had to put on hold so I could do Christmas presents). So I will be sewing that into rows before we leave. I have only one block that I am still waiting on from our Valentine's day block swap...then I can sew that top's going to be SO pretty!!! I got a white on white paisley design for the sashing and border!

So that is a little of what's been going on aound the Scarberry for now!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday January 19th, 2009
Outside my window... clear blue skies. crisp air. it's cold old out!
I am thinking...that today is going to be a wonderful day.
I am thankful for... God. I am SO thankful that the Lord is in control.
From the learning rooms... not much's MLK day!
From the kitchen... chicken for dinner tonight.
I am wearing...pj's
I am creating... a couple of quilts, 2 aprons, some bags, and re-upholstering my dining room chairs.
I am Lisa's to sew all day :)
I am reading..." Captive Star by Nora Roberts
I am hoping...that the pontoon boat sells!
I am hearing...Kyle singing to the dogs as he's putting up the dishes, lol.
Around the's a mess. we're in the midst of packing.
One of my favorite things...Snuggling Kyle up in the morning.
A few plans for the rest of the week... pack, pack & pack some more.
Here is picture thought I am beautiful niece who I cannot wait to see again!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


OK, I am finally getting some pics posted now that Christmas is over. I made several quilts during the holiday season and also some ornaments, purses, etc. We also made homemade bath salts again this year, as it was a huge hit last year. :)
Here is the quilt that I made for my step mom:

Here is the one I made for my nephew:

Here is the one I made for my niece:

Here are some blocks for another quilt I am making currently (this one is for me!)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wow, what a week

We have had an amazing last week or so. I'm sure all of you know by now that we are relocating to Nevada. We are so thrilled about this move and feel strongly that we are being called to go. God's abilities are so vast and amazing, yet it's so easy to take them for granted or doubt. He has completely worked everything out for this transition.
Our new home is in Fernley, NV. It is a BEAUTIFUL custom home on ten acres. Kyle's cub scouts will meet just down the road and Ronnie has already been invited to join a local RC Airplane club!!
Ronnie is enrolled in college full time starting Januray 19th. He is also waiting to hear back re: a helicopter mechanic job. Our new landlords are amazing people and everything is falling into place.
We are going to miss so many people here in Florida. It seems like we haven't had enough time to spend with everyone. Because we feel this move is so much bigger than us, it makes it a little easier to go. We would love to get together with ALL of our family & friends before we head out!
We leave here on Friday the 13th. (I know...but I don't care-I am not superstitious). Ronnie is pitching a humongous fit b/c we will be on the road for the Daytona 500...OUCH, I'm not too thrilled about missing it either! It's the biggest sporting event of the year for our family!!
One good thing though is that the owner of Ronnie's company was only keeping his branch open for Ronnie. So...he said they may go ahead and close it since he is leaving. If they do this, it will be by January which case they will pay him out through his 30 day notice, which will be Feb 12th. SO....if that happens we will hit the road a few days early and then be in NV before the 500 comes on. Wish us luck on that!
side note: (In case anyone is interested....we will be selling our pontoon boat and we are also having a HUGE moving/yard sale Saturday. Oh, and we're selling a Jeep Wrangler for our current landlords).

Love to all!!
PS: Here are a couple pics of our new home!!

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday January 12th, 2009
Outside my window... evening. cloudy's COLD out today.
I am thinking...that I CANNOT wait to be in Nevada!!
I am thankful for... my family. I LOVE my family!
From the learning rooms... back on track and LOVING it. We finished out thematic unit on Martin Luther King Jr. today.
From the kitchen... Filet Mignon tonight.
I am wearing...pants & a comfy shirt
I am creating... an afghan, a scrap quilt & Valentine's Day blocks.
I am going...NOWHERE THIS WEEK! yay!!
I am reading..." Captive Star by Nora Roberts
I am hoping...that Ronnie gets the helicopter job in Nevada!
I am hearing...the tv in the other room.
Around the house...I am re-upholstering my dining room chairs! I am also packing away.
One of my favorite things...the hair on Mattie's chest is growing out b/c she has not been to the groomer in two months. It looks like a lions mane! :)
A few plans for the rest of the week... pack, pack & pack some more.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...our new home in Nevada

Monday, January 5, 2009


No time to elaborate right now....but we are moving!!!!!!!!!!!!