Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, July 17, 2012...
Outside my window...the thunderstorms are over and the sun is shining brightly. Last night's thunderstorms were fierce! I've never heard continuous thunder like that. It's such a relief to see blue sky again today.
I am thinking...what a way to make a girl feel old - it's my baby sister's 39th birthday.
I am thankful for...a safe home that keeps us dry and protected during thunderstorms, and a God who keeps us safe and protected from life's storms.
I am wearing...my jammies. It's pretty early still.
I am going...to meet a friend for coffee at Starbucks after lunch. I haven't done that in a long while.
In the kitchen...I was thinking of making a chicken and pasta dish, but instead I'm gonna make chicken with rice since I've got some beans already prepared that need to get eaten.
I am creating...nothing right now. I was creative a couple of weeks ago, so now I'm on break ;)
I am wondering...if the lightning did any damage in my neighborhood. I haven't been out but I know the storm was right over us and the lightning was striking very close. Too close for comfort.
I am reading...blogs a lot lately. I still haven't finished my book, but I'm getting closer to the end.
I am hoping...for a little less rain for us and a little more rain for those States that haven't gotten much this summer. It's been a very hot summer all over the country, but we've gotten rain regularly thank God. Other States haven't been quite so rained on.
I am looking forward to...going somewhere on Friday, whether it's the zoo or a museum. Something fun and educational.
I am learning...to live in a house that has much more "stuff" than I'm accustomed to. It's gonna be like this for awhile.
Around the house...I got lots done yesterday, most of the floors, one of the bathrooms. Today I have the other bathroom to clean and finish the floors. Maybe a load of laundry while I'm at it.
A favorite quote for today..."Talk what we will of faith, if we do not trust and rely upon Him, we do not believe in Him." - Antony Farindon.
One of my favorite things...spending an afternoon bowling with my kids. We did that yesterday.
A few plans for the rest of the week...an outing of some sort, depending on the weather. A run to the library for more books - E is reading quite a bit this summer. Maybe some more bowling. Youth group on Wednesday, church on Sunday.
A peek into my day...actually, a peek into my memory. Ferry Point Park in the Bronx, a park I visited as a child.
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