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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Tara said...

I love hot cocoa with marshmallows and a bonfire. Roasting marshmallows and good friends...How is Scott this morning...may need to go fake tree..allergies have been terrible this yea(began last year) Jon and Nathan are on the nebulizer every night. I hope to see you today my dear friend....

Jen said...

Good Morning! We have 22 in our group...on a good night we have 20 show...a bad night is 4 and we veg I'm excited about my total though with the holidays...come back for pictures...
Here is my Potato soup recipe...enjoy!
2 packages frozen hash browns
1/2 small onion chopped
2 cans chicken broth
1 package cream cheese 1 can cream of chicken 1 can cream of celery
1 1/2 cups milk for thinning
1 tsp garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan cook hash browns and onion in chicken broth. cook until tender. Constantly stir. Add to crock pot...add cubes of cream cheese...add soups butter and spices. Heat on high 4 hours or low...6 with bacon bits, green onions and shredded cheese.

Aisling said...

We're not having a tree this year, because of having moved furniture around and there's no room now.

Unknown said...

That's a great picture! Don't worry about the tree. It can still be Christmas without one. And if you all feel better that way, then it's worth it.

dtbrents said...

Thats a great picture of your son. That's wonderful that your children memorized the scripture to say. That makes any day special. Doylene

Love Bears All Things said...

Yum! Potato soup & chili sounds like wonderful winter fare.
We've not had a real Christmas Tree since the first year we were married. Finally figured out why I stayed stuffed up all through December. This year, in the Spring, I ordered a spiral tree from JC Penney on sale. I just put it up. Its pretty easy, just need to straighten the branches and I'm ready to decorate. The last few years we've had a table top, artificial tree. I think I'll put it on the porch.
Mama Bear

Jerralea said...

I'm in total agreement with you when you said: "I am hoping... that Jesus is coming back sooner rather than later."

It's a rare person that is thankful for trials and tribulations! Trials build character in us so they really are useful - just unpleasant!

I hope you were able to video the boys reciting Psalm 100 along with you signing it. It would be a great thing to look back at!

quilt'n-mama said...

I hope you are well, I have been thinking about you guys! We have had a nuts week, good God things but none the less, crazy!
Take care friend,

Heather said...

Wow! What a great shot!