Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Simple Woman

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For Today...Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Outside my window...bright sunshine filtering through the wonderful shade trees in our yard; weather allowing the windows to be open, at least through the night and part of the day.

I am thinking...about friends – missing several of them more than usual today.

I am thankful for...aforementioned friends; a mostly organized house; the beginning of our new routine.

I am wearing...khaki capris and a red sleeveless top, bare feet, hair down (for now)

I am creating...curtains for the house – mostly just adjusting what we already had to fit our new windows, but I will have to make new ones for Angie since she now has her own room!

I am remembering...nothing, amazingly enough.  My heart and mind are very much in today.

I am going...to start planning for the new school year today.  Yay!

I am reading...Dawn of a Thousand Nights by Tricia Goyer (in addition to several personal growth books that I’m still slowly reading through)

I am hoping...that our house in Mississippi sells before November 1; but even more than that I am hoping that everything related to that house will glorify God, including our attitudes while we stare into the uncertainty of that November 1 deadline.  (For those who don’t know, the renters who were planning to buy the house are instead moving out within the next few weeks.)

I am hearing...faint music from the next room, crickets and birds outside the open window, Steven playing happily in the room with me.

On my mind...friends & family and their prayer needs, the MS house, school planning, and contemplation of ministry opportunities here.

From the learning rooms...planning

Noticing that...we handle our days so much better when the whole family has planned activities through the course of the day.

Pondering these words... “There is nothing unnatural…in an increase of temptations, conflicts and pressures as the Christian goes on with God – indeed, something would be wrong if it did not happen.” J.I. Packer, Knowing God

From the kitchen...a pantry full of groceries thanks to the generous pounding of our new church.  And, an intense need to menu plan!

Around the house...the start of routine and scheduled chores as of today.  Much laundry being done, bathrooms are clean, most of the floors are vacuumed/swept/mopped.  Ah, nice!

One of my favorite things...routine (I’m sure that has not been very obvious!)

A few plans for the rest of the week...school planning, menu planning, swimming in a neighbor’s pool if the temperatures allow, a Saturday trip to Judsonia (unfortunately having to be separate from Doug as he heads back to Monticello for a wedding).

A picture worth sharing...Doug and Steven discussing how to treat ladies.  It made my heart smile.

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