Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, October 2, 2012...
Outside my window...everything is wet from all the rain we got yesterday, last night and early this morning. The rain has stopped temporarily; it won't be long before it starts up again.
I am thinking...about my half cut lawn, and how funny it looks when only half the grass is cut. Maybe the rain will let up by tomorrow and the rest of the lawn can be mowed.
I am thankful...for my nice, comfortable home that keeps us dry and cool when outside it's wet and humid.
I am going...to give my bedroom a good cleaning.
I am wearing...a light blue top, blue prairie style skirt, and flip-flops. It's 79 degrees right now, but with humidity at 90% and the dew point at 76%, it feels like it's in the 80's already and it isn't even 10:00 in the morning.
I am noticing...how much slimmer my daughter looks. She's been exercising more, and has started running in the mornings. I think her hard work will pay off.
In the kitchen...I have some ham steaks that I'll bake in the oven with pineapple chunks. Add to that some rice medley, fried plantains and a salad, and we're all set.
I am creating...a clean, comfortable home for my family.
I am reading...very little lately, not because I don't want to but because I'm always running around. I'd like to finish the book I started, Hurricanes in Paradise.
I am hoping...the lawn mower will hold out for a few more months, though I don't know that it's possible. The engine started smoking yesterday. I guess after 12 years I can't complain.
I am looking forward to...the Awana conference this weekend. We get to learn about Awana and all the new things in store for this year. Our leader says it's very encouraging.
I am hearing...the air conditioning unit humming away. I know it's October, but we'll probably have the a/c running for another couple of months before the weather starts to cool down some.
Around the house...things are pretty much in order, but my bedroom needs a good dusting. I'll be tackling that right after this post.
A favorite quote of the day..."To a friend's house, the road is never long." - Author unknown.
One of my favorite things...the smells, tastes, and colors of fall.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Awana tomorrow night, and the Awana conference on Saturday. Church on Sunday. That's all that's planned right now.
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