Monday, October 24, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window...some blue sky peeking out from the fluffy white clouds. Sun was shining just a few minutes ago. A beautiful October day here in the rain! :)

I am thinking...about so much...blogging, homeschooling plans, how to find time to sew more, what I still need to get done mind is overflowing right now!

I am thankful...for the fun that I have been having with my girls. I love to be with them!

From the learning rooms...This week we are taking a break from our weekly letter studies and learning about pumpkins! We made a pumpkin life cycle chart this morning, drew pumpkins of all shapes on our chalk board door, and they decorated their pumpkins with paint. We also read lots of library books, took a walk after lunch and played outside. I love homeschooling!

In the kitchen...need to go get my chicken stock strained and put away in the freezer. But I don't have to make dinner tonight! James has taken over dinner on Monday nights. He loves to cook and since he doesn't have football on Monday nights, we thought it would be a good way for him to learn more about cooking. Our friend and next door neighbor who is a chef came over last week and helped him cook.

I am wearing...jeans, plum colored t-shirt (my favorite!) and a black cardigan sweater.

I am creating...still working on Ellie's quilt. only have 6 more squares to sew together before starting on sewing everything together. Also am making some little boxes to put on the side of the fridge to have as little "mailboxes" for each family member so we can leave each other notes of encouragement and stuff.

I am going...nowhere today. So nice to have a day to stay home. Tomorrow we go to the library for story time and to get new books. And excited for Wednesday when I get to go out with hubby for my birthday!

I am wondering...why time has to go by so quickly. I can never seem to find enough time in the day to get everything done.

I am reading...the Bible and Created to be His Helpmeet by Michael and Debi Pearl. Such a wonderful book! I am only as far as chapter 3 but it has already helped me so much!

I am get some knitting in tonight. Haven't done any in awhile and kinda miss it. I'm also hoping to write in my blog more this week. Haven't done that in awhile either and miss that too. It's a little hard to blog when my hubby takes the computer with him to work though. :)

I am looking forward to...what the future holds with my husbands new job. God is so good!

I am hearing...classical music on the radio.

Around the house...everyone is quiet, but I am sure it won't last too much longer. :)
I am pondering...what I read about contentment in my book last night. I want to have a joy full heart no matter my circumstances. Sometimes I get caught up in the "if only" mode. "If only" we lived in the country, "if only" we did this, "if only" we could go there, etc...I have so many wonderful, beautiful blessings in my life right now, and God has me right where I am for a reason. I have so much to be thankful for! Life is such a beautiful thing when you are content and bask in HIS love!

One of my favorite things...the smell of wood smoke on a cool fall day, and all of the beautiful colors of fall.

A few plans for the rest of the week: library day, more pumpkin fun, my birthday, skyping with my mom, and who knows what else! :)

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Sunrise from a couple weeks ago.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, that picture is stunning! I hope you're able to find time for some lovely knitting and sewing projects.