Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, September 19, 2012...
Outside my window...the sun is blaring and the humidity is high. We're supposed to get more thunderstorms tonight.
I am thinking...how much I like it when it rains at bedtime, but how much I don't like it raining when I have to drive.
I am thankful...that my kids are all living at home.
I am going...to Awana tonight.
I am wearing...a black and white top, white capris and black flip-flops. It's 88 degrees out, but with 60% humidity and a heat index of 73, it feels more like 95 degrees.
I am noticing...how attached Molly is to me. She follows me around like she's my shadow.
In the kitchen...I made Italian lentil soup, a delicious and hearty soup. There's also leftover meatballs in marinara sauce from yesterday.
I am creating...nothing, but my youngest son has started creating his Christmas list. :)
I am reading...Hurricanes in Paradise on my Nook (just started it), along with a couple of devotions, and my son and I have started on Exodus.
I am hoping...the weather starts to take a turn soon. September is our rainy month. Once the rains are over the weather does cool down some.
I am looking forward to...Family Fun Night at our church this Saturday.
I am hearing...my son playing a video game. He's "relaxing after a hard day at school." ;)
Around the house...I vacuumed and mopped the common areas, did 2 loads of laundry, dusted, put a clean table cloth on the dining room table, and vacuumed the fabric on the furniture. I was a busy lady today!
A favorite quote for the day..."Our Father stands with open arms and asks us to trust in His faithfulness...Truly, He is steady, and He firmly grasps us as we reach out to Him." - Cynthia Heald.
One of my favorite things...anything pumpkin spice. Cake, pie, waffles, anything! Pepperidge Farms now has pumpkin spice swirl bread, and Hershey's has pumpkin spice Kisses for fall. I'm a very happy lady!
A few plans for the rest of the week...tonight is Awana, then Saturday is our church's Family Fun Night, which my son E suggested so he's really happy and excited about it. There'll be a movie, though we don't know what movie yet.
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