Monday, November 30, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY... November 30, 2009

Outside my window... it is a foggy and partly cloudy Fall morning.

I am thinking... about not getting a Christmas tree this year. We are struggling quite badly with allergies and I am just not sure a tree would be a smart move.

I am thankful for... trials and tribulations. These are the times that I see so clearly that I am not in control.

I am wearing... jeans and a t-shirt.

I am remembering... the Thanksgiving that my little boys memorized Psalm 100 to recite at our family gathering while I interpreted in sign language.

I am going... to knitting on Tuesday night I hope. I have not been in several weeks and I miss it. I have finished a whole project even though I have not gone. The knit witch on youtube is a great teacher.

I am reading... read alouds to children and nothing other than books for gathering knowledge for myself.

I am hoping... that Jesus is coming back sooner rather than later.

On my mind... Christmas is three weeks from Friday.

From the learning rooms... we will be finishing William Bradford Pilgrim Boy, get back to out regular activities and the girls will be attending a Young Lady in Me Class at the end of the week.

Noticing that... we are exhausted and so much is a mess by the time the holidays are upon us.

Pondering these words...
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100

From the kitchen... black beans and rice with sausage and corn bread, potato soup, turkey casserole, chili, pumpkin log, cookies(?) and not necessarily in that order.

Around the house... yard work, animal pens cleaned and cleaning concrete are on the schedule for this week.

One of my favorite things~ sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows next to a bonfire.

From my picture journal... #10, that's my boy:)

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY... November 23, 2009

Outside my window...the fog is really thick and I hope rain is coming.

I am thinking...about the next month, full of family and friend celebrations. Time sure moves quickly and I wish I had started making gifts three months ago.

I am thankful for...seasons.

I am wearing...capris with a hand-me-down t-shirt, and fit-flops.

I am remembering...Pilgrims that sacrificed much for the glory of God. And, how that sacrifice is being legislated away everyday. Remembering daily that we are living a spiritual battle.

I am keep de-cluttering and organizing. The boys drawers and closets are done and I have no idea how we had that many clothes in there.

I am Bible and health books.

I am hoping...everyone is well for Thanksgiving. Colds are not good when there is fun all around.

On my mind...gratefulness.

From the learning rooms...a break. We have a couple of things to get done, and I can give fun things for them to do, if they need an activity.

Noticing that...when times get tough, we begin to see what and who people really believe in.

Pondering these words...Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16

From the kitchen...turkey tonight, family favorites to prepare for Thanksgiving, yummy leftovers and a pantry full without too much planning.

Around the house...purging and cleaning followed by Christmas decorating.

One of my favorite things~ the smells of Christmas.

From my picture journal...

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...November 9, 2009

Outside my window...rain is coming, and we are so in need.

I am thinking...I have almost survived the Fall season. Not the lovely colors of trees, we live where there is no such thing, and not the yummy kitchen items, nor the

I am thankful for...this Simple Woman's Daybook. No matter how hard I try, this is often the only post I get to in a week. It is not that there is nothing to put here, just not enough time to do it.

I am pants and a t-shirt. (I wish I was actually doing yoga.)

I am many families that have made a sacrifice, this week Veteran's Day.

I am accomplish a high school transcript this week. Jacob needs to get an application for college in by Friday and Seth needs to get registered for next semesters classes.

I am reading...a great book on hypothyroidism and praying about going to the doctor.

I am hoping...that the labor of a friend this morning is moving quickly. Can't wait to know if it's a boy or a girl.

On my mind...Hannah, who has been away camping and playing over an extended weekend with Nanny and Poppy.

From the learning rooms...I need to schedule some field trips. We have been doing some neat local history the classroom and now need to go out and see and touch it; I love application.

Noticing that...everywhere I go there are mama's-to-be all around.

Pondering these words~ Determination vs. Faint-heartedness: Purposing to accomplish God's goals in God's timing regardless of the opposition. II Timothy 4:7-8

From the kitchen...a Birthday supper with friends, green beans from my Uncle's garden, fried rice, apples (they are just soooo good right now), and I don't know what else.

One of my favorite things~ the sound of my children laughing.

From my picture journal...

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...November 2, 2009

Outside my window...there is thick cloud cover and possible showers later this afternoon. The temperatures for the week will finally be 80 and below, the break in the heat will be so nice.

I am happy I am to live where I do.

I am thankful for...that little camper that we have. All seven of us stayed in it for three nights and we did great!

I am wearing...p.j.'s, the weather has not helped me to get going.

I am remembering...that it was 8 years ago that we moved into our house, how do the years pass so quickly?

I am start cleaning and planning for the holidays. We have several opportunities for fellowship during the next month and if I plan ahead they will be so much sweeter.

I am reading...Southern Living, shared by a friend.

I am hoping...that we get a good report at the doctor tomorrow. Things are looking up in the sleep department; for one of us anyway.

On my to make our 20th anniversary memorable.

From the learning rooms...brand new books to start today. The came while we were away this weekend.

Noticing that...there are only a couple of weeks of football left. It is always fun when it starts, and I am always thankful when it ends.

Pondering these words...If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. C.S. Lewis

From the kitchen...spaghetti and meatballs, soup(the temperature dropped below 80), all my children will want chili, tailgating food for two football games at the end of the week.

Around the, yard work, decisions on when animals will be going to the butcher, cleaning out and putting up the camper.

One of my favorite things~ memories of road trips. Our trip over the weekend was to snorkel a reef. We saw all kinds of neat fish, lots of coral we studied about in school and all but Hannah had a wonderful time. She struggled with ALL of her equipment and while I did not think she was having any fun, she did tell me she was glad she went.

From my picture journal...

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