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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Yesterday was a really hard day for me, mentally. I spent a good amount of time on the phone with difficult people and difficult situations. It's a shame that large companies get away with what they do... Anyway, here's my daybook entry for this week. It will reflect my life this morning :)


FOR TODAY
(January 26, 2010)...


Outside my window...There can be nothing but peace. God promised me peace, so today, before I go out into the world to face whatever comes at me, I claim peace!

I am thinking...about the chores I have to complete today, how I will do everything and the time that I promise myself for today.

I am thankful for...God's unfailing love and grace.

From the kitchen...A LARGE stack of dishes.

I am wearing...dirty jeans and a scrubs top. My favorite, handmade slippers :)

I am creating...a clean and comfortable space for my family and me

I am going...in sanity. Wherever I go. I will not let the world make me crazy.

I am reading...to prepare for Sunday morning.

I am remembering...my father in his strength.

I am hoping...that this season comes to an end soon, that I can realize the growth that has taken place, and I can move on to that next level.

On my mind...the kid's school projects and how we will complete them.

Noticing that...it hasn't rained in several days.

Pondering these words...second chances.

Around the house...lots to do. Today this is my challenge. It will be my success.

One of my favorite things...a clean car, inside and out

Here is a thought I am sharing...use a thesaurus and expand your vocabulary.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY
(January 18, 2010)...
 
Outside my window... it has been raining most of the day. I sent the dog out in it and went to brush my teeth. When I returned he was outside the window, trying to sit in the bit of cover from the elements very close to the house.

I am thinking...though it is late, my six year old is watching a superhero movie, and maybe I should let him watch it instead of enforcing his bed time.

I am thankful for...being diligent enough to complete an unfinished project.

From the kitchen...half of a cake from the grocery store. All the dishes are done, so I eat a slice from my fingertips.

I am wearing...permanently stained khakis, a purple shirt and my new cozy green fleece jacket.

I am creating...something new this week. I have some scrumptious yarns waiting on me patiently.

I am going...to find a warm and comfy spot. It's been a long day.

I am reading..."Trading Dreams at Midnight" by Dianne McKinney-Whetstone...slowly.

I am remembering...what is was like to struggle with memorizing math facts as I forced my kids to cram this weekend.

I am hoping...that there is nothing that can stop my children from achieving all that they dream.

On my mind...positive thoughts and simple, positive things.

Noticing that...stress can only be inside of me if I let it.

Pondering these words...I must be doing good if bad thinks I'm worth the trouble.

Around the house...the noises are much too loud this late in the evening.

One of my favorite things...is being in the car, alone, driving to or from some activity that was just for me.

Here is a thought I am sharing...thinking about working out doesn't burn any calories.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

I was fortunate enough this morning to come across "The Simple Woman's Daybook" (Click on the link to see more) via my friend at Upsidedownbee.blogspot.com. I came to the computer looking for something this morning and I think this is what the Lord led me to. It certainly touched me the way I needed :)

FOR TODAY
(January 12, 2010)...

Outside my window... it is cool, crisp and dark. The amber glow from the streetlight is peeking through the blinds behind me
I am thinking...how can I praise when my mind is full of doubt?
I am thankful for...the little ways God whispers to me that He is with me.
From the kitchen...radiates the voice of the newscaster warning of pedofiles and impending rain.
I am wearing...my jammies, my housecoat, and my crochet slippers.
I am creating...a baby hat, orange with blue stripes.
I am going...out today to take the kids back to school after a three week vacation and then back to get my home in order.
I am reading...Daniel and learning how important it is to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what and "Trading Dreams at Midnight" by Diane McKinney-Whetstone, because...well, I just haven't been reading.
I am remembering...that one of God's promises is that no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
I am hoping...that the day is gentle and kind to my husband
On my mind...I am focusing on staying on task
Noticing that...what I allow into my mind tends to try to remain there
Pondering these words...Praise Him
Around the house...I am clearing out. I am tired of all the things that I accummulate day to day.
One of my favorite things...is sitting outside on a warm day just enjoying fresh air, sweet sounds, and peace
Here is a thought I am sharing...I will tuck away a blank page in the envelope of time for today to doodle pink and orange swirls.