FOR TODAY... January 25, 2010
Outside my window... we are in a tornado warning and the rain is coming down in sheets.
I am thinking... about all the people I would like to visit in the hospitals, nursing homes or their homes. I know this is not the season of my life, but I wish I could.
I am thankful for... God's provision and the timing of it.
From the learning rooms... the usual subjects and increased consistency in History and Science.
From the kitchen... turkey, pilau, ribs, and anything else in the freezer. Our cow goes to market next weekend and Dad thinks the freezer may not be large enough to hold him.
I am wearing... jammies.
I am creating... studio space and one gigantic pile to donate to a charity garage sale.
I am going... to miss having a cow in the front pen. We have had goats for more than seven years; and we buy, sell, trade and kid them, but they do not have near the personality of our cow and pig.
I am reading... Sign of the Beaver, with Caleb.
I am hoping... everyone handles the cow going to market OK. This is the first time we have raised large livestock and then sent it to market. They have helped work chickens and my little farmer man has helped slaughter pigs at a friends farm, but he has spent a lot of time taking care of Stew (the cow).
I am praying for... the children of Haiti. Orphans are especially heavy on my heart. Parents that were recently told the adoption of their daughter would take another year brought here home last Thursday. Yet others that are willing have been told everything is on hold due to the paperwork chaos created by the earthquake.
Pondering these words... Grace is the undeserved favor of God shown to those who deserve His wrath. Grace is what I am focusing on this year. The grace of God I experience and then extended to my children and those around me. Grace is sometimes very hard to work through.
I am hearing... viola practice.
Around the house... I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Most items are in the rooms they should be and, by this time next week, I'm hoping to have finished organizing and started some spring cleaning. I hope to also have a list made so that I can start a little thrifting.
One of my favorite things... when a friend asks, "What size does Caleb where?" without having any idea that he needs jeans and black dress pants for orchestra. They fit perfectly and he is so happy.
A few plans for the rest of the week: I will be making 10 sheet cakes, the end of this week, for a large church function.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... digging out.
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