October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Today I am enjoying my vanilla coffee outside my window I see hot air balloons filling the skies over wine country.The balloons carrying people higher and higher, they are enjoying the crisp October air and spectacular views what an amazing way to start your day.

From the playroom I hear my boys excitement over Halloween and the costumes they are wearing,the candy they will receive and what they will be watching this Halloween. The Charlie Brown special It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a tradition of course and the spooky movie Monster House is what they will enjoy while filling their little faces with their sweet chocolate treasures.

I am so excited to have found a new friend among my followers dtbrents from ~* A Gracious Home *~. I am so honored to have you and what a thrill it was to find you among my followers. It really makes my day and tickles me to no end when I find someone new reading my blog,so thank you.I would also like to welcome to the blog community my very good friend Kristie,her blog is ~* Cali Girl with a Washington Heart. *~ It chronicles her families adventures of moving from California to Washington her link is found under Feeding My Soul if anyone would like to check it out I know she would appreciate it.

~* Note To Friends *~

I just wanted to address the Prayer Of The Day I write that for me, if you receive peace or inspiration from it that is simply wonderful.I just wanted to make it clear to all my friends that I am in no way trying to push my personal beliefs on anyone. The prayer is simply to help me set the tone of my day. I did not receive any comments about the prayers but I just wanted you all to know what my intentions are.


~* Prayer Of The Day *~

Faith comes by hearing,and hearing by the Word of God.

Romans 10:17

October 30, 2009

A Blissful Day

Today my vanilla coffee is tasting even sweeter because my blue eyed boy was awarded student of the month at his school assembly this morning. How proud and handsome he looked standing in front of the school as his big brother boasted "That's my little brother" as his classmates cheered.

What a wonderful day this is going to be for my family we are going to the boys fall festival at school tonight then we will be carving our pumpkins and ending the evening snuggling under soft and fuzzy blankets for a family movie night. All this in a clean and sanitized house...ah bliss. Now if Lysol only came in a Hazelnut Coffee scent my world would be pretty darn close to perfect,again it's the simple pleasures that make my life sweet.

Yesterday it took me what seemed like all day to clean the house making my dream of having a smaller house that much more of a desire in me. To have to clean three living rooms and three bathrooms frustrated me. I seriously think that I need to take my boys to have their eyes checked because I am not certain they even see the toilet bowl.

While we are on the subject of dirty I was informed by another one of my favorite girls that the book I mentioned I was going to start reading is a little bit of a dirty read and that she recommend it as well so now I am even more excited to start reading this book. A woman needs a little smut in her life from time to time. *wink~wink*

~* A Prayer For Today *~

Father God,I come to You today declaring that I am finished with fear.Thank You for giving me power,love,and a sound mind.I choose to stand on Your promises.Fill me with Your peace and joy today as I move forward in victory with You.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween weekend.

October 29, 2009

Plans For The Day

Today I am enjoying a cup of vanilla coffee with the most delicious egg sandwitch I have ever made to date,it is my morning indulgence.It was another chilly morning so I think banana bread is in order today, a nice welcome home surprise for my boys.

Mentally I am making a list of all that I will clean today. My house by my standards is looking very dirty but a good deep cleaning will do the trick and all will be right in the world again.Here a dirty house always makes for a bad day and you know what they say if Mama ain't happy then nobody is!! *devilish grin*

In my bed wrapped up in over sized covers my baby blissfully lays enjoying the warmth and his favorite shows.At this sight my heart is filled with joy by his enjoyment of simple pleasures. I hope to enjoy some simple pleasures today as well and start reading Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. My best girl Kristie read it, she liked it and so I'm sure I will too.Coffee and books what could possibly be better? If anyone has any books they would recommend I would love to hear about them and would appreciate any suggestions I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed day.

~* Prayer For Today *~

Father in heaven,thank you for Your Word that is living and active and growing in my life. I submit myself to you today.Teach me Your ways so that I may know You.

October 28, 2009


Today I am enjoying a cup of vanilla coffee watching the cold wind blowing away the leaves on trees that are desperately trying to hold on. Nature is setting it's scene for winter as my hazelnut candle fills my home with it's delicious aroma.

In the playroom a smile creeps across my face as I watch my 2 year old as his imagination carries him away to a place only he understands.

I am dreaming of one day owning a cozy little house with a brick fireplace and built in bookshelves. An over sized chair in the corner where I can read the day away that is how I would spend the perfect day.

~* A Note To Friends *~

I am going through some changes for the better to improve myself. You may have noticed I have changed the title of my blog to Simple Kind Of Life. Their is so much more to me than just anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.I don't want to be defined by just that I will still write about it because it is part of who I am but it is not all that I am. I have also changed my URL to simplykjones which for some reason the URL change will not show the blogs that I am following on my blog page under Feeding My Soul. If anyone knows what I can do to change this I sure would appreciate any suggestions.

~* A Prayer For Today *~

Dear Father, I humbly come before You today and ask that you search the deep places of my heart.Show me if there is any area I need to line up my heart and actions.Help me be authentic in You today.

October 27, 2009


I dream in Washington of crisp fall days as my eyes gaze upon trees with leaves ablaze in colors of orange,red,yellows and green.

I dream in Washington of chilly winters kissed by snow,Christmas parties and missal toe.I dream of wild vines encroaching across the land with gifts of berries dark and sweet my lips enjoy this tasty treat.

I Dream in Washington fresh rain a gentle breeze how I long to live among the trees.Of a spring, a spring like I've never seen before with it's display of candy colored flowers that seem to carpet the floor.

I dream...I dream...I dream.



It is almost time... it is almost here...The Day After Thanksgiving Sale!! I am already mentally preparing myself for this event,yes I am one of those "crazy" people you see on the news in line at 3 o'clock in the morning at Walmart freezing their butts off to buy a Barbie for $2.00 (it's like a convention) I look forward to this event like a child looks forward to Christmas.

My usual partner in crime and enabler in this addiction is my sister Elba. She doesn't even buy anything she just goes to help me participate in the beautiful chaos that is the Walmart After Thanksgiving Day Sale, I told you my sister is the best. I just hope she will be helping me out again this year because I have a feeling this is going to be one of the craziest years for this particular sale. With peoples finances being affected by the economy and job market and credit being what it is people will be looking to stretch their dollars and I grantee you Walmart is going to be more than accommodating. We will be seeing some amazing deals and where you find amazing deals you will find huge crowds.

This year will also be my most daring and ambitious year to date, this year I plan to take on the Veterans and dive head first into the electronics section ~DAH ~DAH DAAAA~ You have to be ready for battle to head into the electronics section. You are dealing with the worst of the worst.You are dealing with pissed off husbands who have been dragged out of bed to stand in the long cold lines of Walmart while their wives wait in the car with the heater running so that they can buy their kids that must have gift. The honey if you don't get this video game/system you have single handily ruined Christmas gift!!

These are big cranky men just looking for someone in electronics to take their frustrations out on. I will foolishly volunteer to be that person because this year I am going for the most coveted Christmas prize of them all, THE Wii.(cue the spotlight,mist,and heavenly music in the background).Will the Gods smile upon me and give me victory? Will my home be filled with squeals of delight on Christmas morning as my children first lay eyes on my spoils of war? Who knows, all I know is that if you are in line at Walmart this November 27th you better watch out cause this CRAZY MOM has been training since September WOO~HOO!!

October 26, 2009

Hello Again

Well I must start off this blog with my apologies for not keeping up with my entries. (How very self important of me*sly grin*) I haven't been writing because I had a set back and fell into a slight depression. This past September marked the 18 year anniversary of my mothers death. Usually I prepare myself the weeks before leading up to the day but this year the day snuck up on me. I was so busy with my family life that I wasn't able to prepare for or accept that the day had come and that the years have past. I was overwhelmed by the pain and felt very vulnerable and raw. Some might think that in 18 years ones heart would heal or that the pain and loss would subside but when their is a void in your life, a missing face in your family it is simply a wound that does not and can not heal. I am better now and am ready to share my thoughts and opinions with my friends.
So let me start with this I was watching a commercial on television for a mop that was being pitched by Anthony Sullivan, do you know him? He was pitching a sham~wow like mop which I am sure is a great product but in his infomercial he was demonstrating how incredible his product was at cleaning up messes and as he was cleaning up a spilled glass of cola he said and I quote "In these hard economic times we can't afford to be wasteful just twist the sham~mop over the glass and your soda is ready to drink again." end quote did you catch that? This man suggested we mop up the soda with his magic mop and drink the just spilled cola!! Is he out of his freaking mind!! Now I know we are in hard economic times and we are all feeling it in one way or another but are we in such financial distress that we would dismiss our hygienic standards?!? If a spilled soda is causing you financial concern perhaps you should be spending you money differently you know reevaluate your priorities and situation in life.
I think Anthony Sullevan should fire the nasty I drink spilled cola off the floor producers/ writers of this commercial. The idea of the floor of the viewer/potential buyer of this product not being sanitary or clean never even crossed their minds!! I mean that is taking the ten second rule to a whole new level. This ranks up their by my standards with the nasty bed peddler at the county fair. I think this is a clear sign that we will all feel the affects of the loss of Billy Mayes.