6.16.2008

for June 16, 2008

Outside My Window...
cloudy skies, birds singing, backyard flooded, sounds of people cleaning up storm damage.

I am thinking...
pondering *the kind of mom I am*, versus *the kind of mom I want to be*, and more importantly, *the kind of mom God intends for me to be*....much thought in these areas from camp and the surrounding days...hope to blog a bit about my thoughts later today.

I am thankful...
that last night's storms weren't much worse than they were...for safety and protection in them...that we still have power...that we have a reprieve from the rain for a few hours, at least.

From the kitchen...
bought lots of fruit yesterday...need to clean and prepare it and bake muffins to go along with...meals this week will be *creativity stretchers*, as I bought 5 pounds of ground chuck yesterday and then accidentally *left it in the van* for two hours (in 90 degree heat...ack!!). Rather than replace it, I'm going to see if I can use up some things in the freezer that have been sitting there because I haven't figured out what to do with them. :)

I am wearing...
shorts and a blue flowered shirt and the jeweled flip-flop sandals I lived in last week at camp because they are so *comfy*! :)

I am creating...
plans for creating this week! Trying to get back in *home mode* for a week between camp and VBS...lots of projects I'd *like* to get to this week, in addition to the VBS work that still has to be done for next week. Right now I'm just trying to create *living space* again after all the camp prep/packing before we left. :)

I am going...
to see our brand new niece for the first time tonight (I hope)...I can't wait!

I am reading...
Keeping Our Children's Hearts, by the Maxwells, still working through When All Hell Breaks Loose, by Steve Lawson, and planning to read this sermon by Spurgeon this week...my BIL sent the link yesterday and I can't wait to read it!

I am hoping...
for a day and week full of accomplishnment, and a *peaceful* week in our home.

I am hearing...
radio reports about the storm damage last night.

Around the house...
clutter everywhere, remnants of unpacking 6 people from camp :-) and preparing crafts for camp and VBS, kids getting back into the swing of daily chores and routine.

One of my favorite things...
My new toe ring. :)
(A gift from my sweet husband, for his wife who has suddenly gone bananas.:))

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Finish getting the house back in order after camp, a bit of advance food prep for a busy week next week, spend one evening at church finalizing VBS crafts prep, Saturday at church decorating for VBS, climb back on the de-cluttering wagon, and find a few hours somewhere to scrapbook/decompress a bit. :)

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

(To whet your appetite for camp pictures later today...:) Ammah Grace's turtle at camp, named Sarah after our pastor's wife. :) It was the bravest turtle I've ever seen...it kept acting like it was trying to snuggle with Billy! ;-))

For more on the Simple Woman's Daybook, visit Peggy at The Simple Woman.

4 comments:

Schotzy said...

Hello, Friend, I am glad you stopped by my blog this morning. I hope you found something there of interest. I really enjoyed reading about your simple Daybook adventures today. I well remember the excitement of facing bumper to bumper summer weeks of camp/BS/ vacation. It can really become overwhelming, but all too soon you'll find your self an empty nester and think longlingly about those happy days.
Blessings! Carolyn

Tina Kay said...

Hello
Glad to hear that you came out alright from the storm. Sorry to hear that it cause some damage though. I sure like the Spurgeon site. Thanks for sharing!
You daughter is cute. I love turtles. I have a desert tortoise. He is about 27 years old. I think he is just neat. LOL
Take Care,

Tina Kay

Kellan said...

There are awful storms and bad weather everywhere - we could sure use some rain here in TExas, but I am thankful we haven't received any of that severe weather. Hope you and yours are safe.

Cute turtle. I'm Kellan, BTW - nice to meet you. See you soon.

Susan said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing your day with us. I posted my first daybook on June 16.

http://www.xanga.com/momtoH_VandJ/661827628/item.html

or
http://www.xanga.com/momtoH_VandJ