Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, October 23, 2012...
Outside my window...it's an absolutely gorgeous day. Humidity is low, the breeze is sweet, it's the best time of the year.
I am thinking...about all the projects and schoolwork my son has been getting caught up with. He's finally done with all the work he was behind on.
I am thankful for...his teachers, who were compassionate and understanding and allowed my son E to turn in the work he couldn't get done when he had the flu.
I am going...to try and read in a little while.
I am wearing...a blue paisley print top, jeans, and flip-flops. It's 81 degrees, and despite a rain shower a few hours ago the humidity is down to 68%.
I am noticing...this headache (as if it could go unnoticed).
In the kitchen...we had steak with onions, white rice, black beans, fries, and broccoli. I say had because it disappeared very quickly.
I am creating...space in the dining room. It was looking cramped to me.
I am reading...Hurricanes in Paradise. I think I'll get it done this time.
I am hoping...the weather stabilizes so my asthma can go away. I'm keeping it at bay with aerosol treatments, but they give me headaches. With hot days and cool days and humid days and dry days and rainy days, my body gets confused and everything goes haywire. Once the weather gets more consistent I'll feel better.
I am looking forward to...meeting our (hopefully) new pastor. We've had an interim pastor for the past couple of years, and this Sunday the candidate that has been approved by the Pastoral Nominating Committee, deacons and officers will be preaching. The members will then have the opportunity to vote. God, of course, is in control. We are praying this is the man He would have to lead the flock.
I am hearing...Annoying Orange. It's a new cartoon. The kids think it's hilarious.
Around the house...I did floors yesterday and cleaned one bathroom today, but I'm trying to take it easy too, so my asthma doesn't flare up.
A favorite quote of the day..."Of two evils choose neither." - Charles H. Spurgeon. Interesting quote during a presidential election year.
One of my favorite things...being at home with my kiddos.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Awana tomorrow, no school on Friday due to a teacher's planning day so E and I will be working on his science fair project. Church on Sunday, meet Pastor Matt.
A peek into my day...I'm gonna be having some of this.
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