Peace-and-Quiet Daybook :)

It's been a while since I've managed a Daybook entry, but all four kids are in bed for an hour of quiet time this afternoon, so I thought I'd give it a try today. :)

For Today... May 18, 2009

Outside my window... Sunshine!!  *So* very welcome after what seems like an eternity of rain. :)

I am thinking... about last night's sermon, from our Daniel series.  I loved the title, "God's Intervening Grace", and I so needed the reminder of God's perfect sovereignty and complete control.  I had never noticed these verses before and they stuck out to me... 

"It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me.
 How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, 
and His dominion endures from generation to generation." 
~ Nebuchadnezzar, in Daniel 4:2-3  

Love the thought of  Nebuchadnezzar, who had thrown Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, now  proclaiming God's dominion and the greatness of His signs and wonders! 

From the learning rooms... Last week we started a modified "workbox" system.   Sue Patrick's system,  and many variations of it, are all the buzz on online homeschool forums and blogs these days.  I was only mildly interested in the original  system, which calls for racks of 12 bins for each child.  No way would that work in this house!!  However, when I saw a modification using large manila envelopes...the wheels began to spin!   Hopefully I'll have time to share more about our system soon. 
I am thankful for... my new reading glasses!   I'm way overdue for an eye  appointment; at 40, I'm finally having to admit that I need glasses!   However, medical issues have caused some *really* wonky vision problems that are, thankfully,  temporary.  For a while, I could barely see to read or play the piano at all.  I'm so thankful that those issues are improving greatly, and thankful for the dollar store reading  glasses which are getting me by now until I am cleared for a vision exam and real glasses.   

From the kitchen... Billy called earlier and he wants to grill tonight.  Yay!! I love it when he takes over the cooking!

I am wearing... Jeans, a blue print shirt, and the jeweled flipflops that are my summer version of slippers. :)

I am reading... Taking Flight...Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings, by Kelly Rae Roberts, and Imagine, a Vision for Christians in the Arts, by Steve Turner.  Can you tell I'm working my way out of a creative slump? :) 
I am hoping... for more days of sunshine!!  But without excessive heat, please?  I'd love some beautiful sunshiny,  warm-but-not hot weather for a while...

I am creating... plans for VBS and camp crafts!  I am  immersed in camp and VBS literature, Oriental Trading and Guildcraft catalogs, bookmarked crafting websites...ahhhh.  
Around the house... Just trying to keep up at the moment.  If the weather holds this week, we hope to get some painting done.  We'll see how that goes. :)

One of my favorite things... A Saturday morning with nothing on the calendar and no reason to set the alarm!

A few plans for the rest of the week... Dr.'s appt. tomorrow, Mother to the eye doc for a pre-surgery appt. and a trip to the library Wednesday afternoon; otherwise, normal school, church, chores, errands. 

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Be-spectacled...(because I promised T. :))

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1 comment:

KarenW said...

We've had a lot of rain this spring too. I hope you get your painting done!