Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, December 11, 2012...
Outside my window...the bright sunshine is still there, though only for another hour or so. By 5:30pm it's just about gone.
I am thinking...of my daughter, and the trials she faces everyday working in a children's home.
I am thankful for...a pantry filled with food, and a home filled with love.
I am going...to my son's school at 5pm to purchase uniform shirts. He's grown so much this year I can hardly keep up.
I am wearing...a mint green top, green/brown/black geometric designed skirt, and black flip-flops. It's a balmy 83 degrees out, with high humidity and dew points. I miss last month's weather.
I am noticing...fewer homes decorated for Christmas this year. However, the stores are more packed than usual. I guess everyone's using their money for gifts, not decor.
In the kitchen...fried tilapia, plantains, rice medley (which my daughter said was really good), and a salad. Oh, and broccoli.
I am creating...well, not yet, but I'll be creating some scrapbook pages for my son's scrapbook soon.
I am reading...very little lately. I'm running around a lot.
I am hoping...the temps start to drop into the low 70s again. It doesn't feel like Christmas when it's this humid out.
I am looking forward to...my birthday celebration on Thursday, and my actual birthday on Friday.
I am hearing...a video game my son is playing. He plays to wind down after a hard day of learning ;).
Around the house...I was able to get some dusting and vacuuming done, plus one load of laundry.
A favorite quote of the day..."How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!" - Benjamin Franklin.
One of my favorite things...saving money! I saved a bunch this weekend when I went to Kohl's to buy my son new school pants. It was great!
A few plans for the rest of the week...my birthday luncheon on Thursday, my actual birthday on Friday, and Friday night is our church's Christmas concert. What a way to spend my birthday, listening to Christmas carols! I love it!
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