9.22.2008

Simple Woman's Daybook



For Today...
September 22, 2008
First Day of Fall!!


Outside my Window...
Sunshine and the promise of crisp, cool fall days to come.

I am thinking...
pondering another great blog post by Jules... My Failures, His Mercy. I've printed it out to re-read and think on this week.

From the learning rooms...
Nothing fancy or exciting this week...just a solid, steady week of school, after a week full of interruptions last week, and in anticipation of Dad being on vacation next week. (yay!!)

I am thankful for...
a new week!

Billy's job and the flexibility it provides, which has been such a blessing so often during crazy days in the past few years.

Fall!! My favorite season...:)

time spent with some of my favorite teenagers recently, and the reminders that teens can be delightful creatures!

God's faithfulness, and His daily reminders that His mercies are new every morning...

Friendships
that just *bless my socks off* ;-) in all kinds of ways!

As always, my husband and my children, who are the greatest earthly blessings God has given, and for whom I am more thankful every day.

From the kitchen...
I am trying to come up with a reason I need to make this cake...which I have heard is absolutely delectable! How could it not be, with this description...

"
a Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze"

Yum!! :-D

I am wearing...
Navy shorts and a navy print shirt.

I am reading...
As Unto the Lord... A Tool for Wives Who Want to Glorify God, by Pam Forster (Doorposts)

Treasures of Heaven in the Stuff of Earth, by Babbie Mason

The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges

and various others I've been working on for a while...:)

I am hoping...
for a very productive week this week,

for a really good week at work for Billy before he starts his vacation next week!

I am creating...
book lists for the children and I for the school year.

I am hearing...
a CD of the OCBC choir singing "Moses", by Ken Medema...which reminds me that although I have already blogged about this song here, there is another post coming on this song!

Around the house...
We accomplished a *lot* of cleaning, decluttering, and re-organizing last week. I hope to keep that momentum up this week in preparation for a painting marathon next week when Billy is off! :)

One of my favorite things...
an "out of the blue" email of encouragement from a friend...I got one last week that came at "just the time I needed it". I'm so thankful for friends who listen to God's promptings and bless me in so many ways!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
A fun surprise planned for the kids tomorrow night...

Great-Papa's 97th birthday Saturday, and a trip to the nursing home with the GAs...

Otherwise, last week's schedule was a bit busier than I had planned, so I'm hoping for a very *ordinary* week this week...school, church, co-op, chores, reading, rest, and celebrating fall.


Thanks to Peggy for hosting the Daybook each week!


1 comment:

Melissa said...

You know you want the cake.