Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, March 26, 2013...
Outside my window...it's COLD! Yesterday it was in the low 80's. This morning it's in the upper 50's. What's going on here?! It's hard to figure out what the weather will be from one day to the next.
I am thinking...of things to do this week so my son won't complain of boredom.
I am thankful for...my income tax refund! It finally got entered into my account this morning. It only took 6 weeks :P. I guess that's not too bad, considering it's the government. :/
I am going...to the church office this morning to do some volunteer work.
I am wearing...my pj's. Okay, so I haven't changed yet. I'll get into proper attire in a moment.
I am noticing...the weather alerts every morning. We've had so little rain the last few months that now we're on brush fire alert.
In the kitchen...ribs in the oven, baked beans, and garlic bread. I was gonna make the ribs on the grill, but I won't be here to tend to them. It's easier to put them in the oven on low and let the oven do all the work.
I am reading...yeah, still on Ruby. I'm getting closer to the end though.
I am hoping...this week is one of reflection and gratitude to our Lord.
I am looking forward to...Good Friday service, Saturday service, and Easter Sunday.
I am hearing...my daughter getting ready to have breakfast with some friends, and my youngest son getting up.
Around the house...I've gotten so much done this week even I'm amazed. I got the grass cut yesterday (yay!). The only thing left is the master bathroom which keeps getting put to the bottom of the list.
A favorite quote of the day..."Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ." - Billy Graham.
One of my favorite things...helping the local church and community.
A few plans for the rest of the week...tomorrow is my oldest son's 26th birthday, so I'm baking him a cream cheese pound cake from scratch. Thursday will be a cleaning and catch up day. Friday is church, Saturday church, Easter Sunday church again.
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