simple woman's daybook
FOR TODAY October 14, 2013
Outside my window... robins, mourning doves and frost!
I am thinking... as much as I enjoy all four seasons, and the beauty that autumn brings to the earth, it makes me heartsick for summer.
I am thankful... that all our digital pictures are backed up to a separate hard drive.
In the kitchen... beautiful flowers my honey surprised me with.
I am wearing... gray pants, a tank top and a fleece jacket. It was chilly in the house this morning.
I am creating... "grumble squelchers". In light of our family effort to stop whining and complaining, I thought we needed a visual reminder.
I am going... to learn to speak and write french. I would appreciate prayer support for this! :)
I am wondering... if my wanderlust comes from my heart's desire or simply a sense for adventure.
I am reading... Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis and Beth Clark.
I am hoping... to take the kids for their school pictures tonight.
I am looking forward to... a potential trip to Africa next October.
I am learning... to not be anxious about anything.
Around the house... couch cushions strewn on the floor [sigh]. Mason is in a fort building stage. Not a day goes by that he doesn't pull cushions and pillows off all couches and combine them in one area to build a large fort. If only he would catch on to the fun of cleaning up after himself.
I am pondering... parenthood. It is an ever changing challenge. The minute I start to relax and think I've got it, the kids throw me a curveball.
A favorite quote for today... "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." ~Wayne Gretzky
One of my favorite things... books! I love to own them, read them, borrow them and lend them. I love the way they smell and the bits of knowledge imparted through them.
A few plans for the rest of the week: school pictures, Awana, Royal Rangers, Nature journaling class, a few errands and co-op.
A peek into my day...
This hot air balloon lifted off right near the house.
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