Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Simple Woman

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For Today...Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Outside my window...the sun beginning to peek through the clouds after a rainy night and cloudy morning.  Well, maybe.  It can’t seem to decide if it’s going to come out or not.

I am thinking...about a quick nap.  But there’s just so much to do this afternoon!

I am thankful for...the way our groceries seem to not be running out;  Angela’s mind becoming more and more opened to the truths of salvation that have long dwelt in her heart.

I am wearing...jeans, pink ribbed tank top with an unbuttoned black blouse over it, hair in a twist.

I am creating...a little bit of this, a little bit of that – and a few secrets in the mix.

I am remembering...lunches in the office at MDO, especially luncheon and birthday lunch days.  Those were fun times with precious friends.

I am going...to get pictures from the weekend up on Facebook and the blog soon.  Yes, very soon.  I hope!

I am reading...Pilgrim’s Progress; still.  My progress isn’t as steady as Christian’s was. 

I am hoping…my most recent Christmas gift idea turns out the way I see it in my mind’s eye.

I am hearing...Doug tapping away at his computer while he works; the scratching of Olivia’s pencil while she works; my own tapping; the crackle and hiss of the fire.

On my mind...friends who need prayer and the realization that I have not prayed very faithfully for them lately.

From the learning rooms...William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, more inventions and electricity, Psalm 103, about halfway through John, Thanksgiving books.  Angela – diving into multiplication and getting a great grasp on paragraph structure for creative writing.  Olivia – outlining (and doing super well, I might add).  Steven – writing his letters (primarily upper case) and mastering their sounds; he desperately wants to learn how to read.

Noticing that...early afternoons are so quiet at our house with Steven napping and the girls doing their independent work.  Such a peaceful time of day.

Pondering these words... “There’s within my heart a melody; Jesus whispers sweet and low, ‘ Fear not I am with thee, peace be still, in all of life’s ebb and flow.’ ”  From “Sweetest Name I Know,” one of my all-time favorite hymns.

From the kitchen...cooking up a bag of meat that mysteriously found itself out of the freezer and completely thawed (but thankfully not ruined!).  Making up some breakfasts and light meals to put in the freezer.  Later this week the kids and I will cook up and freeze the four little pumpkins  on the counter.

Around the house...we have a couch in the school room now!  Yay!  It is so nice!

One of my favorite things...cool fall days.

A few plans for the rest of the week...church activities, practicing a song with a friend, working on Christmas gifts, cooking.

A picture worth sharing...I just hate that school is so uncomfortable for the girls!  And yes, Angela is down there on the floor somewhere under all those blankets and behind that book.

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