Simple Woman's Daybook

October 12th 

Outside my window... Gray and rainy...again.

I am thinking... that I think I'm ready to get my feet a bit wet in the pro scrapbook world again...it's been way too long!

I am thankful for...  my husband, for more reasons than I could begin to type here!

I am wearing... Red and black fleece Razorback pullover and black knit pants

I am remembering... A "younger me" who had much more energy and creative inspiration, for whom being cheerful and friendly was rarely "work", who was much less "cautious" about people...a "me" whose personality and inner make-up has changed completely in the past few years.   But, I am also realizing that in many ways, those changes have been a necessary part of the fulfillment of James 1:4: "Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."  

I am going... to be home even more than usual for a couple more weeks.  That has been a blessing in some ways, but a definite challenge in others.   Praying for wisdom and discipline and grace to turn the challenges into blessings.

I am reading... Christa Parrish's Watch Over Me, for a book review.  She is a new author to me, and I'm really enjoying this one.   Getting ready to write a review of Things Worth Remembering, which I read this weekend.  Great book by another new-to-me author, Jackina Stark.   Working my way through some non-fiction as well, but don't have my "stack" in front of me to list titles at the moment. :)

I am hoping... that if it must rain the next few days as predicted, it will be light.  Our world is really waterlogged at the moment!

On my mind... "Living Intentionally", and the toll living in "survival mode" has taken on that in recent years.  Working on baby steps to getting back there...

From the learning rooms... Trying to get back to a regular school routine this week, after "sick time" last week.  Also working on some winter P.E. plans for the kids (and workout plans for mom) with some equipment we were blessed with this weekend.

Noticing that... I'm moving way more slowly today than I need to be!!

Pondering these words... "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."  ~ Philippians 4:4-8

From the kitchen... Trying to decide whether to make lasagna or chicken and dumplings for supper.  Hmmm.   Also need to make Ranch snack crackers per Billy's request, and some cookies for snacking. :)

Around the house... Planning to re-organize some bookshelves and the china cabinet this week, as well as doing the Great Fall Clothes Swap. :)  Hopefully in the process of both, we'll get some much-needed decluttering done.

One of my favorite things~ A note from a friend.

From my picture journal...  

Yummy breakfast skillet Billy made Saturday morning. :)

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1 comment:

Susan said...

Hi Jennifer.

I shared your book review link with some friends and a couple have signed up to do reviews. Just wanted you to know. They're very good writers and friends of mine on Squidoo and wanted me to thank you for the link.

Susan D.