Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, July 3, 2012...
Outside my window...the sun is setting, it's almost night. It's hot and humid and will probably continue to be for the rest of the summer.
I am thinking...of how very blessed I am :)
I am thankful for...my children being with me, a safe move, an organized home, a pantry full of food, a roof over our heads.
I am going...to take a shower in a few minutes.
I am wearing...a black and white top, black and white skirt, and black flip-flops. A bit monotone, I know. It's been in the low 90s today but with the humidity it feels like 96 degrees.
I am noticing...some fireworks going off, and it isn't even the Fourth yet.
In the kitchen...I made marinara sauce for our cheese raviolis, and along with that the choice of shrimp or chicken.
I am reading...my devotions in the mornings. I haven't gotten to reading much else.
I am wondering...when this heatwave is gonna end? We didn't have a true winter, spring felt more like summer, and summer is turning out to be a real scorcher. I'm hoping the weather will take a turn soon.
I am hoping...that this heat doesn't spark hurricanes. They love warm water, and the ocean is at optimal temperatures right now.
I am looking forward to...finding fun stuff to do that isn't outdoors. I don't know if we could stand the heat!
Around the house...I've done furniture moving, rearranging, redecorating, and it's looking pretty good! I wasn't sure it would work, but thank God all is fitting in beautifully.
I am pondering these words..."Many of us suffer from temptations from which we have no business to suffer." - Oswald Chambers.
One of my favorite things...air conditioning!! That is provision from God right there!
A few plans for the rest of the week...Molly needs to go in to have her yearly rabies shot. I'm not looking forward to that :P. We don't have any other fixed plans for this week, and that's just fine with me :)
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