Monday, October 24, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Monday, October 24

Outside my window...moisture glistening on the grass, almost looking like frost. The fog just recently lifted, but the clouds still persist.

I am thinking...about how hard it is to see our children’s hurt when they are disciplined, but how necessary that discipline is. I can only imagine how we hurt God’s heart.

I am thankful for...the chance to be a reviewer, our church family, the cool weather, yesterday’s rain, God’s provision for the farmers even when the rain comes in an untimely fashion.

I am wearing...black knit pants, 3/4 sleeve pink and white flowered top.

I am creating...a few more Christmas gift ideas; finishing up one batch of calendars this week; need to start helping the kids create for one another.

I am remembering...something I was supposed to do two weeks ago…

I am going...to take care of that today or tomorrow.

I am reading...The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy. Need to also read The Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund this week. (Again, if you’re ever curious about the books I mention, go to www.annhibbard.com every Tuesday for reviews. This week there will be an additional review on Friday to cover The Baker’s Wife.)

I am hoping...that school prep this afternoon progresses in a more timely fashion than my morning activities have.

I am hearing...nothing but the whirring of my computer and the ticking of a clock. Not sure that’s a good thing right now – what are my kids doing?

On my mind...unfortunately, my to-do list because I haven’t been diligent to write it down. I need to write it out so that I can focus on more worthy things.

From the learning rooms...the start of World War II, microscopes and magnetism.

Noticing that...I now hear the children chattering. All’s well.

Pondering these words... Some people think that you either have courage or you don’t. But that’s not true. Courage is an emotional muscle. You build your courage “muscle” a lot like you build any muscle. You use it and exercise it. A little at first, then try a little more, and repeat. ~ Doug Kelsey

From the kitchen...spaghetti bake

Around the house...lots and lots and lots of laundry needing to be folded. We are so blessed to have that many clothes.

One of my favorite things...new books – I received two new review books in the mail today. So exciting!

A few plans for the rest of the week...school, prep for next week’s Arkansas Baptist State Convention, writing, sewing, creating, and so on and so forth.

A picture worth sharing...what fashion sense! (For the record, the shirt under the leotard has a pink camo heart on it, and there is a Hello Kitty bow on the headband. The blue toe socks have purple frogs on them.)

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3 comments:

Wendy said...

I am so glad you posted this!!! I had been looking for these journal prompts for forever - I had seen them a long time ago but couldn't remember where :)

(I came here because your husband posted on a blog that I read, and his comment made me click on his profile and your blog was on his "follow" list :)

Linda said...

I'm blog-hopping my way through all the HEDUA Team member blogs today...that's a LOT of blogs!!

Your blog is so pretty...love the fall background!! And I LOVE this post! These types of posts that give your readers a little window into your world are really fun! Sounds like a wonderful life!!

So glad you're on the review team!! Blessings!

Ann said...

Wendy - Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you clicked over! If you search for "Simple Woman's Daybook" you might find some variations to these journal prompts.

Linda - Thank you for coming by, too! I haven't started blog-hopping yet, but I'm really excited about getting to know everyone. I love that we can feel like a community, even living so far apart.