Monday, April 27, 2009

The Simple woman's Daybook


Outside my window... The Bird feeder is full as sparrows flit on and off of it, Inca dove are cooing on the ground happy to fetch all the seed that the sparrows toss down. A thrasher is chasing crickets out of the cracks. The patio is almost dry. I hosed it off this morning .
Laundry is hung on the line and the air is still.

I am thinking... Wow just noon now and I have put in a good hard days labor, tummy is full of rice and bean with home grown tomato. I'll need to get up soon and swap the laundry.

From the learning rooms...Research to be done on the melons, I need to look up the technique to end off the buds. The grass needs to be planted so I'll study the soils needs and consider the task of re seeding. A very big job.

I am thankful for... A man that LOVES GOD!

From the kitchen... Dishwasher is humming, meats for the week are thawing, grapefruit to wash. The grapefruits were a gift from a neighbor this morning.

I am wearing...White denim caprices with pockets galore, and a brown t shirt. bare foot and happy. My hair tied up for work.

I am reading... gardening books

I am hoping... To settle back into devotional this week with the kids. To do the East side yard. Get my energy back up and keep on a roll with the tasks at hand for the day.

I am creating...an un-birthday party plan for Dove for May 16th. She has her birthday is summer so we told her this year we could do a small party for her to have her school chums.
Garden extension plans for the next season.

I am praying... Just lovin on Him, not really of a mind so much of asking. Thinking of my Darling Husband thanking God for all the beauty He created in his spirit.

Around the house...Tomato are ripening daily, beans are thriving so I should have at least two suppers worth this week. I saw a few strawberries out there. Looking forward to that.
Jam to make this week. Flower seeds are being harvested. Now that the heat is here they are turning to seed rapidly.

One of my favorite things... Being embraced by Steve. He is the most appreciative husband.
I love it when there is peace here. The children are happy. Dash is testing all week at school and is thrilled no homework. It is so nice to see him off to school happy.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Bible Study, Art Master Presentations for 4 classes of 28 each, Moms in touch (a weekly prayer group), planning the gardens and plotting the vegetable crop for next season. My Sister is on her way 3000 miles across country to come back to her house here. I will speak to her often to help her with the doldrums of the driving. I would like to finish up some more of the "moving back in" tasks. The rest of the boxes out of the garage would just be great. I have an add to type to sell the 4 runner once the car is returned from the auto body shop.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...


Sometime back a neighbor was very rude to me and I stood up to her. I confrunted her and asked her to stop provoking me. Pretty radical stuff for me. Well I have been kind to her and appoigized for the frustration shown in "how" I spoke, not what I said.
I have said hello often.
Well she had the courage and grace to gift me this morning with a bag of grapefruit.
It was very generous of her.
What I see however is that show of humility it took for her to walk them to my door.
I shared some tomato with her.

I love the absence of strife!

That is my cool cup I got on vacation.
It is my suvenier.
I just loved the saying on it.

Get a Grip
A really GOOD GRIP

2 comments:

Denise said...

I am so glad you are happy my friend, love you.

Denise said...

Love never fails..... I need to remember that when dealing with my Dad..... Thanks for the sweet reminder....... Forgiveness and the absence of strife is the presence of God......

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."
  • "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
  • “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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