Monday, January 11, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook



FOR TODAY...January 8, 2010 (OK it's the 11th, I think I lost several days.)

Outside my window...icy cold. We do not have winters like we are having this year. I do like it, but it is my frame of mind that is struggling. If I knew it would be cold for a month then I would be prepared mentally. I am used to it being cold for a day or two and then warm again. Oh,and I would own more cold weather clothes.

I am thinking...it would be nice for winter to be like this every year.

I am thankful for...heat, gas fires and wood fires.

I am wearing... yoga pants, long~underwear top with t-shirt over it and clogs.

I am remembering...to trust Him in all things. I am reminded again and again that He takes care of even the small simple details if I will make my petition known and just leave it there.

I am going...to be setting up a "studio" (aka: craft room) for me and the girls.

I am currently reading...My one year Bible, Bight Arrows, Do the Hard Thing.

I am hoping...to finish the upstairs.

On my mind...all of the things that must be done for Jacob's senior year. It has sure changed since I was in school and there are so many things that must be done by certain deadlines.

Noticing that...everyone feels a little lighter when deep cleaning (room rearranging) happens.

Pondering these words..."I can't believe we had this much junk. I think things must be growing in there. It's dangerous, you might not want to go in there. I don't want any of the stuff that's in there. Just get rid of it all." words spoken by three boys that shared this room for eight and a half years.

From the kitchen...beans soaking, tons of stir-fry, soup, homemade tortillas.

Around the house...Daddy's on vacation and we wanted to do a lot of outside work. Since the weather is not cooperating maybe a little outside work and a lot of inside work. In addition, family meals, movies, games, and an outing or two. Happy to have this time off and get some children and things in order.

One of my favorite things~frosty mornings, a dusting of ice on my windshield that looks like snow.

From my picture journal...It snowed for the first time in twenty years...

Thank you Peggy for hosting the Simple Woman's Daybook.
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7 comments:

Patricia said...

I think decluttering is a full-time job. Seems like it never ends. Enjoyed seeing the picture of your family in one of your other posts.

UKZoe said...

oooh, wish I had space for a "studio". but at least I have a desk under the stairs and access to the 2nd table in the dining room whenever we're not expecting guests.

buff said...

homemade tortillas---sounds yummy... when the kids were all at home every Friday i would make a couple of batces of whole wheat ones.
i made up a recipe from a visit to a restaurant with corn tortillas--layered with mashed sweet potato, baked beans, corn, bake and put lettuce, cheese, salsa and pink onion on top. very good
have a good day!!!

quilt-n-mama said...

It's been so cold here too but no snow:( The kids want snow so badly! A craft room- awesome, I wish we had space for that, the new house will have less space for that than here so I am trying to organize it all so we'll be able to work from tubs of supplies kept in the attic, we'll see how it goes!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Gayly

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your daybook. I enjoyed reading about your day. I also have a senior this year.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

A Gracious Home said...

I love your picture of the snowball. I love snow. I also love stir fry. Have a great week, Doylene

UKZoe said...

Lisa, I got my CPAP back in January last year. It's going really well, I have nights where it is uncomfortable or a bit leaky and needs readjusting, but it has completely changed my life.