Tuesday, December 16, 2014

simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY December 16, 2014

Outside my window... mild temperatures and rain.

I am thinking... only NINE days 'til Christmas!

I am thankful... for friends who laugh with me, cry with me, walk through valleys with me and scale mountains with me.

In the kitchen... recipes for Christmas treats, grocery list of items needed to make Christmas treats and hopefully, Christmas treats later this week.

I am wearing... jeans, gray turtleneck sweater and my silver earrings I purchased in Africa.

I am creating... many photo projects.
 
I am going... to bake cupcakes for Mason's class today.  He is super excited to be bringing cupcakes.

I am wondering... if I'll have all the presents wrapped and under the tree by the end of the week.

I am reading... Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman.  One of my favorite devotionals.  It has encouraged me through many trials.

I am hoping... for a fruitful shopping experience today.  Finishing the last of Christmas shopping.

I am looking forward to... redecorating after the holidays.

I am learning... to be a better planner which in turn makes me more organized.  The key phrase is I am learning.  I certainly have a long way to go.

Around the house... Christmas music is wafting about the house, kids are doing schoolwork and the washing machine is kindly washing my clothes for me.

I am pondering... grief.  There are days that I miss my dad so much.  Sometimes it feels like he died yesterday and not two and a half years ago.

A favorite quote for today... "To reflect the heavens above, the surface of the lake must be calm." ~ quoted from Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman. 

One of my favorite things... cleaning out.  I've been getting rid of a lot of unused items and it feels really good.  I even think my thoughts are more organized because of it.

A few plans for the rest of the week: taking care of the 'to do' list before Christmas, run to the library and post office, plan for co-op, start labels for a project and organize photos for another project.

A peek into one of my days...
A snowy morning.
 
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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FOR TODAY, November 25, 2014



Outside my window... a winter wonderland!  It snowed last night and covered the ground and trees with sparkling white snow.

I am thinking... of getting my snowshoes out of storage.  I can't remember the last time I was able to snowshoe this early in the year.

I am thankful... for the seasons.  We have true spring, summer, fall and winter.

In the kitchen... honey garlic chicken in the crock pot.

I am wearing... blue jeans, white tank top, blue pullover fleece, new socks and my earrings made out of old silverware.

I am creating... handmade gifts for Christmas. 

I am going... to avoid the mall on weekends from now on.  People and traffic are crazy!

I am wondering... how birds that are so small in size can eat so much.  I go through about four pounds of birdseed in a day!

I am reading... A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

I am hoping... to put out some Christmas decorations today.

I am looking forward to... enjoying not one, but two Thanksgiving meals this week.

I am learning...  the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 

Around the house... washing machine is whirling, coffee machine is brewing and the neighbors snow-blowers are running.

I am pondering... what the future will look like for our family.

A favorite quote verse for today... Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NIV)

One of my favorite things... educational apps.  They make learning fun for me and the kids.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  enjoy Thanksgiving with family.

A peek into my day... 
Crabapples with little snow hats.
 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brave Little Lady

This little lady got her ears pierced on Saturday.


When Megan turned seven I asked if she wanted her ears pierced.  Her answer was no.  So, it surprised me last week when we were talking about my earrings and I once again asked if she wanted her ears pierced, she said yes!  We talked about it and she asked if it would hurt.  I said yes and asked if she still wanted them pierced.  I was surprised when she answered in the affirmative.

Not wanting to make any hasty decisions I waited another few days and asked her one more time.  This time when she said yes I asked when she wanted to do it and she replied, "Tomorrow!"  We discussed how you get your ears pierced and that there would be pain, to which she responded, "I'll just have to put on my brave cap."

Megan certainly did don her brave cap.  After the initial look of shock passed when the deed was done, a lone tear rolled down her cheek.  Then she was better.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Whispered Word

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY November 10, 2014

Outside my window... Snow!  The first-ish snow of the season.  Forecast says it may accumulate.

I am thinking... of the many families living and serving overseas.

I am thankful... for military veterans!

In the kitchen... chicken chili.
 
I am wearing... jeans, tank top and sweater.

I am creating... a master copy of the kids Christmas wish lists.  Time to start shopping.

I am going... to type out a chore chart today.  The kids are stuck in a chore rut.

I am wondering... how to have a heart to heart with someone I dearly love.

I am reading... nothing right now!  That will have to change, quickly.

I am hoping... to continue going through the house and setting aside gently used items for donations.

I am looking forward to... my social calendar this week.  I have time with friends scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday!  Lucky me.

I am learning... that I like to fly by the seat of my pants most days and that just doesn't work to keep routine and order of the chaos.  (Duh?)  I need a happy medium.

Around the house... all is quiet.  The kids are either sleeping or having quiet time, the dog is laying quietly at my feet and the snow is quietly falling outside.

I am pondering... parenting.  Being a parent is tough stuff.  Just when you think you've got it figured out, a curve ball comes flying in.

A favorite quote for today... "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ C.S. Lewis

One of my favorite things... Haribo Gummy Bears.

A few plans for the rest of the week: type out chores, sort photos, lesson plans, Awana, Royal Rangers and dates with friends.

A peek into my day memory...
 
Remembering a day not too long ago that we wore shorts at the beach.
 
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