Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, June 27, 2012...
Outside my window...the outer bands of Tropical Storm Debby are bringing some rain, not heavy, but enough to make the day look gloomy.
I am thinking...of all the packing that still needs to be done. My son did a great job, but there's still more to do, plus cleaning the apartment, all by Friday.
I am thankful...that we got here yesterday safely even though I had to drive through a patch of extremely heavy rain. I'm also thankful our children's pastor's wife got released from the hospital yesterday. They were in a car accident on Friday and she was suffering from a headache that wouldn't go away. All the tests came back negative, and she just needs to get some rest. Thank You Jesus!
I am going...to get some breakfast for us, though I hate the idea of going out in the rain.
I am wearing...my I *heart* VBS t-shirt, jean capris and flip-flops. Housework wear, because there's lots of housework needing to be done.
I am noticing...how much rainier this spring and summer have been compared to last year. There certainly is no reason for turning on sprinklers this year!
In the kitchen...most everything has been packed away, so we'll be eating take-out or sandwiches. I'm not too happy about that; we had delicious chicken wings from Buffalo Wild Wings last night and the scale is going to scream at me about it :P.
I am reading...my devotions and not much else. Right now I'm focused on getting the apartment ready for the move on Friday. I don't have much time to read.
I am wondering...what size truck J is bringing - will everything fit?
I am hoping...the storms will be gone by Friday. Loading a truck while it's raining is no easy task.
I am looking forward to...having my children at home with me. I'm not looking forward to the clutter, though. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit everything in the house without it looking like one of the homes in that show Hoarders - Buried Alive.
Around the house...we will be packing up and cleaning bathrooms and the fridge today, and packing up anything that isn't already in a box.
I am pondering these words..."Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and the angels know of us." - Thomas Paine.
One of my favorite things...having my kids fight over who loves me most. :)
A few plans for the rest of the week...today and tomorrow it's packing and cleaning. Friday the truck will be here to be loaded, and my kids will turn in the keys to the apartment they shared while in school here in Central Florida. Saturday we'll be busy finding a place for everything, getting the beds set up and R's clothing put away. The next few days will be hectic. Lord, please, give me strength, patience, and contentment in the difficult moments!
I'm first and foremost a Bible believing Christian. I'm a mother of 3, learning to deal with the changes God is doing in my life, learning to lean on Him and trust Him even when I don't understand, and learning to accept the changes He sees fit to accomplish His purpose in my life.
"I can't imagine anything more terrible than getting to the end of my life only to discover that God had so much more in mind for me - more freedom, more joy, more peace, more true effectiveness. And I had missed it all, simply because I refused to change." - Joanna Weaver, Having a Mary Spirit.
"In every change He faithful will remain." - Katharina von Schlegel
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory." - Warren Wiersbe
Bible Verse of the Day
In the Kitchen This Week
Monday - black bean and beef chili, white rice, cornbread
Tuesday - crock pot jambalaya, white rice
Wednesday - Christmas Eve: turkey with all the fixin's
Thursday - Christmas Day: leftovers
Friday - tilapia, plantains, rice with veggies, salad