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simple woman's daybook

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.

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.

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)


This is great!  I can relate.

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.  (D…

Wednesday's Word

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,  “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Fear and Ebola

I spent 10 days in West Africa.  Burkina Faso to be exact.  Upon arriving in the airport, our temperature was taken as a precautionary measure to detect someone infected with Ebola.  It was on the minds of the missionaries as well as the Burkinab√©.  Prayers were said for the countries with reported cases and for protection for the country of Burkina Faso.  And yet, no one avoided handshakes or hugs.  We exchanged cheek kisses as is customary when greeting a friend.  We were welcomed warmly wherever we went. 

That all changed on our way home when we boarded a plane out of Brussels, Belgium bound for the United States.  My seatmate physically turned away from me after learning I was returning from a trip to Burkina Faso in West Africa.  During a layover at Dulles International Airport I sat and listened to CNN use the term 'Ebola outbreak' on what seemed like an 8 minute loop.  Every headline was sensationalized.  Even a dog was quarantined.  The fear of an unseen enemy was per…

Self Portrait

All on his own, Mason decided to make a self portrait.  He gathered the mirror and necessary crayons and paper. Mason, 4 years old.