Monday, December 15, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook (monday)

FOR TODAY December 15th
Outside my window... My children are outside. This is the coldest day we have had this season. Dove has set up to do her homework on the table. Dash is talking to the chickens. It is lightly raining.
I am thinking...Verrrrr .....I am cold! I need to get a tarp over the coop so the birds stay dry tonight.
I am thankful for...A woman at a thrift store who was so happy for me that I got a bag of great fabric for $2. She was so happy about it. I was touched by her enthusiasm.
From the learning rooms...(if this applies) Homework is done outdoors whenever possible. Dove has math. Dash has reading and is thrilled to do it. I am so glad that the kids love to read.
From the kitchen...The clock tells me supper need to be made soon. Hamburgers tonight a simple supper for there is a great task to do tonight. I have a large batch of beans to make for the Christmas Party at my husbands work.
I am wearing...a furry sweater with a thick knit vest over it. Jeans and a warm blanket on my legs, and socks on icy toes that beg for more warmth
I am creating...Memories for the kids. A post for me to rest and center myself for the next half of my day.
I am shiver if that wet dog of mine snuggles up to me. to finish this and make a meal for the family.
I am reading...The tutorial reviews for the art master piece classes I will be doing in the next few weeks after winter break.
I am hoping...For a good report from my visit to the doctors next month, and a cancellation where I could slip in before that.
I am hearing...The hum of my machine. The house is pretty quiet. Dove is doing homework outside while Dash plays. The chickens are up in the roost quiet.
Around the house...There are many tasks to be done , yet I am lethargic. I had errands today after an episode of vomiting this morning left me a bit weak today.
One of my favorite things...warmth when I am cold.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Laundry, decorate the house up some. detail the inventory of expenses for the trip to the children rehab center on Wednesday. Mr and I are going to gang up on it tonight, to do a spread sheet. I would like to bake cookies with the kids. On Thursday there is a field trip with doves class. Wednesday I think I will forgo the service work perhaps yet I have the prayer group with moms for our school to do at 1pm I am looking forward to resting.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

I got all of this fabric in a bag for $2. There is an apron, a two sided quilt and 1yd of that blue in the upper right corner and about a 1/2 yard of the others . All new cloth.
I got that camera for $3 to fix mine. I needed the screws for I lost two on the good camera and that as an idea I had to be able to fix it.
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Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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