simple woman's daybook

FOR TODAY November 13, 2013

Outside my window...
beautiful sunshine!  Oh, how I've missed you.

I am thinking... of Christmas in Africa.  For those who celebrate, what might their special family traditions be?

I am thankful... for a God who cries when I cry and knows my pain and wants to comfort and heal me.

In the kitchen... I'm anticipating eating the butternut squash I picked up from the orchard the other day.

I am wearing... a bright yellow t-shirt that says, "Smile, God Loves You!" and black yoga pants.  The t-shirt was my dads and I imagine him giving me a hug every time I put it on.

I am creating... an art "corner" for the kids; since we'll be learning and trying a lot of art this quarter.

I am going... to the library to pick up some books about renaissance painters and then drive through for some fast food lunch.

I am wondering... how my sister is doing?  She is preparing for another surgery for her 10 week old daughter that is scheduled for tomorrow.

I am reading... Why I Am a Christian by John Stott.

I am hoping... these latest "fires" I'm handling run their course quickly and work to refine me.

I am looking forward to... visiting dear friends.

I am learning... to take captive my every thought and not let anything slip before I censor it.

Around the house... shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

I am pondering... a way to stay in my nice cozy bed and still teach the kids and get chores completed.

A favorite quote for today... "When fortune comes seize her firmly by the forelock, for, I tell you, she is bald at the back." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

One of my favorite things... a fuzzy Milo right before I take him in for grooming.  He's so soft and fluffy.

A few plans for the rest of the week: prep for co-op on Friday, fill our shoeboxes and bake apple crisp.

A peek into my day...
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  1. Your sunrise is beautiful and I pray that your sister's daughter will come through surgery fine tomorrow.


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