Monday, August 31, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - August 31, 2009

FOR TODAY August 31, 2009

Outside my window...82 Degrees….and Sunny… the Southern California fires have stayed away from our home at this point, but a cool down and a little wetness sure would help to ease my worry.

I am thinking... about questions of timing, death, and if a dear friend (click here to learn more about her) who died last week somehow found her way to the arms of my savior. The only peace I can hold on to is that my lord has a plan even if it feels like the end of the world to my heart.

I am thankful for...My parents. They held a wonderful Memorial Celebration for our friend Mrs. Wilson. She didn’t want a funeral, or service, just a wonderful time of celebration and storytelling. It was a magical afternoon of tears and laughter. Mrs. Wilson would have loved it.

From the kitchen... cheap and easy tonight…Hamburger Helper. With a weekend full of emotional chaos, I have lots of housework and laundry to catch up on. Simple Yummy Goodness it is!

I am wearing...Black and Teal Top, Black slacks, and strappy heals.

I am creating... Felt Kit Christmas Ornaments.

I am going... to visit my Grandparents this weekend for the long Holiday weekend with my Mom. My sweet grandfather is in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s and we hope to be a positive distraction to our family who are his caregivers.

I am reading...The Bad Girls of the Bible and Wives and Daughters.

I am hoping...that my husband has an amazing time on the annual fishing trip with the guys this weekend. Camping, Fishing, Dirt….I know my city boy isn’t terribly passionate about any of it, but I hope he will enjoy the testosterone bonding and God’s beautiful design of nature.

I am hearing...paper flipping, conference calls, and chatting.

Around the house... lots of packing and planning for this weekend coming up.

One of my favorite things...My Crockpot. It is the working girls dream tool for yummy dinners!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, Market and Housework Tonight, Cooking for the boys tomorrow night, Packing, and A trip to Northern California.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

This is Mrs. Wilson and I on my wedding day! She will be missed greatly!

Special thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for hosting this post.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Totally Quotable Tuesday

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It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C. S. Lewis

This quote speaks to me!! Screams to me!! I need to hatch!! Now!