Simple Woman’s Daybook: March 1, 2010
Outside my window…..it is a beautiful morning! It might even reach 50 today and the sun is glorious streaming through the windows.
I am thinking…..about my last post – from last Monday – and what a difference a week can make:) I definitely struggled last week. Not exactly sure why…maybe all that thinking about Heaven got me started….but my emotions got the best of me and then begins the negative thinking and so on and so on until it just is not pretty. But my God is faithful – and sticketh closer than a brother…always ready to lift me up and put my feet back on solid ground (if only I thought of these lines myself! 🙂 )
I am thankful….for new beginnings. A new month. A new week. A new day. And His mercies are new every morning!!
I am wearing….my snazzy pink rain boots when I take the dogs out today. All this melting snow – can I get a huge HOORAY – is leaving a lot of soggy muddy ground…but that’s okay.
I am remembering….some of the funniest (and cutest) things that my little 3 and 4 year olds say each week during our crusader class on Wednesday nights. I told my husband that I really need to be writing a book because some of the things “out of the mouths of babes” there are totally priceless!!
I am going….to get my friend Susan (the one who recently moved to PA) a birthday card today if I don’t remember anything else. Wednesday is her birthday and she is certainly lonely – I hope she has a special day. Other than that, I really need to do some grocery shopping today.
I am reading…well, looking at the pictures, of a Home and Design magazine that I was given at the Home and Garden Center Expo we went to this weekend. The magazine is a little over the top but the expo was a lot of fun – so much totally cool stuff and completely beautiful ideas for both inside and outside.
I am hoping….my sweet nephew had a great birthday this past Thursday – and that his dad is home safely from his trip to Kentucky. (I need to call them both today.)
On my mind…are some of the thoughts I have from last night’s sermon about guarding ourselves from “busyness”. I think one of Satan’s greatest tools for keeping us not only ineffective, but also discouraged and defeated, is busyness. How easy it is to keep ourselves busy and, sadly, many women seem to get some (or even most) of their self-worth from being busy…as if when asked “how have you been” and they could not answer “oh, so busy” that they were failures. There was much to learn in that sermon and some re-shaping of the thinking that I need to ponder.
In the kitchen…I flipped over the calendar (the one that is strictly for appearance..ha) and it said “Nature is God’s Art” – love it.
Around the house….it is (for the most part) clean – yeah – as I spent the whole day on Friday scrubbing before guests arrived that evening. So, today, I get a little break from my normal “cleaning day Monday” and I am enjoying waking up to things looking fresh and tidy.
Plans for the week…..oh my. I was thinking over my week ahead and I noticed a bit of a theme – let’s see….lunch with a friend on Tuesday, breakfast at a girlfriend’s house on Wednesday, breakfast at Cracker Barrel on Thursday for Ladies’ Day Out, dinner out with friends on Saturday. WHY do all my plans revolve around food????? No doubt, next Monday’s plans for the week will involve working off another three extra pounds!
One of my favorite things…Jordan’s phone calls and hearing his stories from work (he has a great story ability) – he made his first arrest! and that story keeps me laughing every time I retell it.