Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, July 10, 2012...
Outside my window...the sun is shining, and although the temps are not excessively high it's still toasty warm.
I am thinking...of a friend who's having a birthday today :)
I am thankful...for free movies at our local theater! We got to see Kung Fu Panda 2 today.
I am going...to get some laundry done. It accumulates very quickly.
I am wearing...a multi-colored top, jean skirt and black flip-flops. It's 89 degrees out, but with the humidity it feels like 97.
I am noticing...my youngest son is now taller than his sister, which is pretty upsetting to her since he's 12 and still has a lot of growing to do.
In the kitchen...I tried a new recipe for a homestyle chicken bake. My son picked up the recipe card from Publix. It's similar to the chicken bowls at KFC.
I am reading...the same things I've been reading for weeks. I feel like I'm never gonna finish this book.
I am wondering...if the orphanage my daughter applied to will give her a job? We're praying for God to open doors for her. She really wants to start working.
I am hoping...my son can start working full-time at the store. Part-time won't allow him to get a new car, which he needs.
I am looking forward to...a visit to the museum or zoo this week, depending on the weather.
Around the house...I did one bathroom yesterday and part of the floors. I need to get the other bathroom cleaned, plus laundry, and the family room. Always plenty to do at our house.
I am pondering these words..."Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." - Francis Bacon.
One of my favorite things...feeding my family healthy meals and having them tell me they enjoyed it.
A few plans for the rest of the week...free movies tomorrow morning, youth group tomorrow evening. A trip to the science museum or the zoo on Thursday or Friday, depending on the weather. We're supposed to get rain again sometime this week. I'd like to go bowling again; we had a great time yesterday, and with the $29.95 summer pass we get 2 games per day for up to 4 people all summer long, so I really want to take advantage of it! Sunday is church, and it's my turn to bring goodies for Sunday school. All in all a blessed week.
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