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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gateswith thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100


Monday, November 16, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, November 16, 2009:

Outside my window...it's a beautiful day with a bright, blue, cloudless sky

I am remembering....when the children were little and we would rake leaves into big piles and then jump!!

I am thankful for...sunny days that follow many days of rain

From the learning rooms...I am pleased with Julianne's grade in Writing/Literature (the highest in her class!)

From the kitchen...the crockpot is making dinner!

I am wearing...sweats; I just finished cleaning the downstairs and am getting ready to hop in the shower

I am creating...cards for upcoming babies due and baby showers

I am going...to take Julianne to the orthodontist and run some errands while she is there

I am reading...actually listening to the audio book of "Crazy Love" . By the way, this website offers a free audio book each month; this month it's Desiring God by John Piper! When I have free time at my desk, I listen to audiobooks.

I am hoping...for lots of snow this winter :-)

I am hearing...my iPod playing Steven Curtis Chapman's "Speechless"

Around the house...there are lots of leaves that need to be picked up. I hope to work on that tomorrow.

One of my favorite things...birdwatching

A few plans for the rest of the week: packing to go to NJ on Friday

Here's a picture for thought I am sharing...my dear friend and her precious new grandson!


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Autumn 2009



White-Throated Sparrow




These are from my anniversary flowers.


Such a pretty rose!


Mexican Train!

Julianne, Matt and Jessica








What happens when you study biology for a long time....



25th anniversary flowers



Hello!

It doesn't seem like two weeks since I've posted. What have I been doing? I looked over my calendar to see what has been going on these last weeks. It hasn't been overly busy. We've had some doctor and orthodontist appointments, election day, errands, grocery shopping--the usual. I just haven't been taking the time to post lately.

Julianne and I have started back playing games. Our game of choice is usually Trouble. Haha! We love that game and play it all the time. I also bought a set of dominoes and we've been playing Mexican Train a lot. Jessica was over the other night and we taught her to play. We'll be taking the game when we go to New Jersey next week.

The last three days we have had rain, rain and more rain. I think we're over 7". It finally stopped today and as I was outside about 5:00 I saw the sun! It was beautiful!! Tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny and warm. A perfect Lord Day's...and we're going to a surprise party after church to play miniature golf and ride go-karts.

Next Friday we're driving up to spend five days with my mom. I thought Julianne had school off on the 24th (the day we're returning) but she doesn't! Oops! I don't like her to miss any days of school but I really can't come back sooner. I think it will be ok and I'll get any homework assignments from her teacher. Of course, she can still do her history and Spanish there or here. :-)

Since I will be gone until right before Thanksgiving, I'm going to do my grocery shopping on Tuesday. I know I have a lot of my ingredients in my pantry so I don't think I really need to get that much. I just don't want to shop on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The grocery stores are a little too crazy on that day!

I will leave you with a quote from Respectable Sins. Each lesson has been so convicting to me!!

"You will recognize that there is a recurring theme running through this chapter [discontentment] as well as the previous one [anxiety and frustration]. That theme is the importance of a firm belief in the sovereignty, wisdom, and goodness of God in all the circumstances of our lives. Whether those circumstances are short-term or long-term, our ability to respond to them in a God-honoring and God-pleasing manner depends on our ability and willingness to bring these truths to bear on them. And we must do this by faith; that is, we must believe that the bible's teaching about these attributes really is true and that God has brought or allowed these difficult circumstances in our lives for His glory and our ultimate good."