Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, November 21, 2012, Thanksgiving Eve...
Outside my window...is one of the most beautiful days yet! The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the breezes are blowing, and it is simply lovely out.
I am thinking...of all the things I have to be thankful for. It's a very long list!
I am thankful for...God's goodness and grace. His blessings which are innumerable. And the fact that we can have a day dedicated to thanking Him for all these things.
I am going...to brine my turkey today.
I am wearing...a blue long sleeved top, black capris, and flip-flops. It's 73 degrees out, the kind of weather I like best.
I am noticing...all the little things I can be thankful for. Those seemingly insignificant things, or the ones I take for granted. Like a comfortable bed to sleep on. A pantry filled with food. A smile. A wave. All these things bring a little more sunshine into my everyday.
In the kitchen...there's tilapia, fried plantains, rice medley, and salad. I'm keeping it light and simple today, because tomorrow will be a heavy eating day!
I am creating...the brine for my turkey.
I am reading...Unglued, and I probably will be for a few weeks more.
I am hoping...my son is having fun today. There's no class, just football the entire day. He's been looking forward to it!
I am looking forward to...four days of family fun, giving thanks and decorating for Christmas.
I am hearing...tilapia sizzling in the pan. Lunch is almost ready.
Around the house...there's not much left to do other than finish the two loads of laundry in the washer and dryer. I've been getting the house ready since Monday.
A favorite quote of the day..."Strength, rest, guidance, grace, help, sympathy, love - all from God to us!! What a list of blessings!" - E. Stenbock.
One of my favorite things...homemade apple pie. I'll be making one today.
A few plans for the rest of the week...my Christmas shopping is pretty much done, so I won't be going out into the madness called Black Friday. Instead, I will enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving at home, then spend the next 3 days decorating the house for Christmas. This is my favorite weekend of the year.
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