05 July 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook #51

Outside my window...it is going to be a super hot day.

I am thinking...  about what I will actually do today. It's rare for me not to have something planned.

I am thankful for... a perfect holiday weekend spent with friends and family at Independence Day celebrations and a Sunday that was mostly spent at home hanging out with Eric and the kids.
I am wearing... yellow jammies.

I am remembering... many wonderful 4th of July celebrations from years past, in various places with many different people. We have been blessed.

I am creating... a packing list for us and for the kids since we'll be in two different places for one night.

I am going... to make healthier choices today than the ones I made over the weekend.
I am reading... .Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
I am hoping... that this is it. I think.
On my mind... whether or not I should go, or should I keep things simple.

From the learning rooms...  more painting. Fireworks craft. Asking Ava to read at random moments sometimes makes her fidget, and sometimes she gets mad, but, you know, we shall press on!

Noticing that... because of personal reasons, I need to keep things at this slower pace of life we've recently established for the time being. I am managing my life much better this way.

From the kitchen... teriyaki chicken and vegetable lo-mein. If it turns out well, I'll post the recipe. Also, I made a volcanic fruit pizza that ended up turning out beautifully after some minor adjustments to the baking process.
Around the house... things are clean, but there is laundry to wash.

One of my favorite things... Independence Day weekend and saying "Independence Day" more often than "4th of July" because that's just a date that would have no meaning if it weren't for our independence.

Praying for... this incredible clarity of purpose to remain and for direction to come as well.

A Lyric or two...
  You MUST hear and watch this Whitney Houston song. It's amazing and so filled with hope, especially if you know her story. Go watch the video!!!

As I lay me down,
Heaven hear me now,
I'm lost without a cause,
After giving it my all.

Winter storms have come,
And darkened my sun,
After all that I've been through
Who on earth can I turn to?

I look to you
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong.

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song
I look to you.

A verse to share... For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. Ephesians 1:4-6

A few plans for the week... two birthday parties, piano lesson and a trip to Michigan for an interview. Pray for us friends!

A picture thought...

 I love these ladies. 

1 comment:

  1. Will pray for the interview. Praying God makes it clear if that is where He wants you guys. What day do you go?