Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
Outside my window... We have a storm front coming in from the Gulf of Alaska. It is cold and crisp, and smells like snow. It makes me so happy when it feels like this outside.
I am thinking...Of all of the things I can do inside today, sitting in front of a fire, with the teapot gently steaming
ready to make tea.
I am thankful...That it is Sunday. I love Sundays when they are like this, and the day is so pretty.
In the kitchen...It is all clean from the kids game night, breakfast dishes are in the dishwasher. There is the sound of the quiet hum of the dishwasher.
I am wearing...My pajamas. :)
I am creating...I want to start some rug hooking projects I drew out two weeks ago. Today seems like a good day to start.
I am going...I have to go to Lowe's with my husband today. He needs to go walk around the garden shop, and I do have a list of wood I need to get because, I will admit it, I have some ideas for projects that I want him to do. :)
I am wondering...If we will just get clouds and no rain, it doesn't matter though, I am okay with either one.
I am reading...Not much right now.
I am hoping...That this next week is a nice one.
I am looking forward to...the routine of the kids who are in college going back to school. My son who has graduated getting a job and being in the real world.
I am learning That when I pray, God, please make my paths straight, and give me wisdom and let me go only in the ways you have for me, then when I get there, doing what He says, is the absolute best, even if I don't understand. Walking by faith in trust of the one who only does me good and not evil.
Around the house...We got the whole place cleaned yesterday. Around the whole yard, the driveway, outside the fences. Ron planted 5 trees, it was a good day. After a day like that, it is nice to sleep.
I am pondering...How different life is from living in a neighborhood, to living out where there is always so much work, and how much happier I am when my plate is full...to the brim.
A favorite quote for today...Jesus learned obedience by the things which He suffered, not by the things which he enjoyed. In order to fit you for His purposes both here and in eternity, He has lent you this sorrow. But He bears the heavier end of the Cross laid upon you!
(Keep a Quiet Heart, p.78)
One of my favorite things...is looking at sewing patterns, new floss, seed catalogs, raking leaves, a clean house, walking down the aisles at Lowe's or Home Depot. The smell of new wood. Laughter filling my house.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Get the house cleaned, sewing projects finished.
A peek into my day...Today will be a nice one, watching Ron cut up the wood for my next project, sewing my January Word Play, Starting my rooster rug. Then BBQ ing chicken on the smoker, because it smells like camping while drinking coffee, with my best friend.
I want to thank Peggy for always having the Daybook up and running.
For helping me to see the simple things in life make me happy.