Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, August 7, 2012...
Outside my window...the rain seems to have ended finally, and the sun is shining. The leaves are moving, which means there's a breeze. Unfortunately that breeze is probably hot so it's not very refreshing.
I am thinking...about school starting up, my daughter starting her new job today, and how quickly this year has gone by.
I am thankful for...all the blessings my Father showers me with each and every day.
I am going...to the library later on today to return some books.
I am wearing...my pj's. I've gotten in the habit of doing my daybook before getting dressed.
In the kitchen...there's chicken and stuffing in the crock pot which should be ready around lunchtime.
I am creating...meal plans on a regular basis again. When it was just me and E at home, it was easy to whip something up quick. With 4 of us at home now, it takes more planning if I want to have healthy meals ready on time. It's also necessary so I don't go over my food budget.
I am wondering...what my daughter's schedule will be. As a child care professional she'll most likely work from 3pm - 11pm. Thank God she works about 15 minutes from home.
I am reading...my Bible and devotions, the Costco Connection magazine, and thumbing through the Ikea catalog - not that I'm planning on buying anything, it just arrived in the mail so I thought I'd take a look.
I am hoping...at least some of my son's school pants still fit him. He's growing faster than I can keep up.
I am looking forward to...decorating for the fall. Fall colors are my favorites. I have lots of orange candles and pumpkin decor that I love and can't wait to start putting out.
I am learning...to let go and let God.
Around the house...I'm having to vacuum daily because Molly is shedding again. Yesterday I cleaned my bedroom, dusted and vacuumed, and cleaned up the boy's room some. Today my daughter has asked me to vacuum the dog hair in her room since it's her first day at work (praise the Lord!). I'll also be washing bed linens today since I did all the other laundry yesterday.
A favorite quote for the day..."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.
One of my favorite things...summer vacation. And it's coming to an end! :(
A few plans for the rest of the week...we have an Awana leaders meeting at church tomorrow. Library today, and if possible some bowling later on in the week. Church on Sunday.
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