Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...

Outside my window... Afternoon shadows, swinging in the slight breeze the feeders tell me of my neglect. Tomato needs to be picked and the evening hour promises the temperature to reduce. A few hours later...

I am thinking... How fun was that...A neighbor was out front, Steve called to me to come. When I attended it was a neighbor who is from Turkey...she had i tow a friend who was also from Turkey who was an educator in Turkey teaching that language. The neighbor asked if she could show her my garden. She told her about my "beautiful" back yard...Perspective comes in here I guess. I see it as a mess of dried grass and such.
What a small world we gardener live in.
I gave her a copy of some Arizona tips, some flower seed and some tomato.

From the learning rooms... Study of soil composition, fertilization and essential elements. Research to prepare for fall gardens. The Meal Plan needs also to be done.

I am thankful for... my Husband's endurance. He helped Dash with his room all weekend. then he took a trip to the folks coming home with an old metal arbor. Grapes in the fall:)

From the kitchen... Lemon aide set up in recycled bottles for the week for lunches and the counters cleared except for the apples to be washed. Caught up a bit now. Light load of dishes to finish in the morning. Strawberry Jam, bread, yogurt, and laundry soap to make this week.

I am wearing...A turquoise fitted knit top, caprie Jeans and no shoes. Two rings on a finger and no bells on my toes. I did find a very nice head band that holds my hair back. My bangs have grown past the end of my nose now. It is nice to have it held back. I am not trying to grow it out, just have yet to budget it in. There is also a nasty burn on my forearm that is making itself well known.

I am reading... Craft article of the 1950's, gardening sites and many new interest I am gaining knowledge on.

I am hoping...To go camping at months end. I have a funeral to go to at weeks end and I am hoping to have a balanced emote. That does not exhaust me. To be able to do my duties and care well for my family.

I am creating...a clutter free space to create in.

I am praying...My husband, A friend who knows of a 13 yr old who has now lost both of his parents. That my kids can stay well. Two schools now have shut down a few miles south of me.

Around the house... My head is above water! At last I am getting caught up a bit. Reasonable tasks that I will accomplish with time and energy to do some art and creating. Some self care would be in order as well.

One of my favorite things... serving and eating of the plants I grow.

A few plans for the rest of the week... kids have a dentist apt. in the morning, Baby shower Tuesday next. Funeral next Saturday for my nephew who took his own life in March. It needs closure, I need it to have closure. Bible study, Moms in Touch, Baking, jam making and such. Crafting. I want to do another topical study I really enjoyed it.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
It helps me
"Get a Grip"

1 comment:

Denise said...

I love you dear one.

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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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

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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