Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, January 15, 2013...
Outside my window...there's a slight breeze, just enough to keep the windows open to let the fresh air in. The sun is hiding but it peeks out of the clouds every so often.
I am thinking...how easy it is to get discouraged when I take my eyes off of Jesus.
I am thankful...this sinus/migraine headache is finally subsiding. I was miserable yesterday. The headache isn't gone but at least I can function.
I am going...to have lunch soon.
I am wearing...a yellow top, khaki green skirt, and grey flats. It's 80 degrees out but thankfully the humidity is down and the breeze is keeping things cool.
I am noticing...how neat this iPhone is. It certainly has lots more features than my Blackberry did.
In the kitchen...my family's all-time favorite: ground beef with rice, mixed veggies, tater tots and salad.
I am creating...nothing right now. I'd like to create some scrapbook pages this week.
I am reading...The Widow of Larkspur Inn. I started it, but I haven't been able to do any reading (or posting for that matter) thanks to the headache. Maybe I can get some reading in today. By the way, last week I finished reading Paradise Valley, but I mistakenly listed the author as Beverly Lewis. Don't know what I was thinking, but the author is really Dale Cramer. Oops.
I am hoping...for some cooler weather soon. The mosquito population won't go down if we don't get some lower temps.
I am looking forward to...having this headache completely gone so I can play chess with my son.
I am hearing...a video game in the living room. It's my oldest son's way of winding down after a long night of sleeping ;)
Around the house...I need to get so much done, but with my sciatica acting up all weekend and this stupid headache yesterday I haven't been able to catch up. I've got a couple of loads of laundry to fold and the master bathroom to get cleaned up.
A favorite quote of the day..."Some people would grumble at the accommodations in Heaven if they ever got there." - Author unknown.
One of my favorite things...cool breezes.
A few plans for the rest of the week...I'm taking my daughter to the oral surgeon tomorrow to see about getting her wisdom teeth taken out - she's not looking forward to it. Just the regular stuff after that.
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