Monday, December 29, 2008

A Daybook Entry


Each Monday I plan to join with Peggy from the The Simple Woman and many others who are celebrating the joy of simplicity. Here's a peek into my life right now...

FOR TODAY (December 29, 2008)...

Outside my window...
the sky is brightening, holding promise of a bright, warm (for late December) day~ lovely!

I am thinking... about the need to persevere in prayer for the many things that are on my heart right now.

I am thankful for... my family~ all together right now. I am more aware as time passes what an incredible treasure this is, so fleeting. My heart is full with all I have been given.

From the learning rooms… no school this week! We are enjoying having Nate home with us from basic training in the Army right now.

From the kitchen... planning some batch cooking to replenish my freezers before we begin school once again next week. Lasagne for sure, not yet sure what else.

I am wearing... favorite floral overalls, white long-sleeved knit T, clogs~ comfy and warm.

I am creating... a new overall jumper (floral of course!) for me, and some new clothes for Abbie as well.

I am going... to the fabric store with Hannah and Abbie today or tomorrow. Hannah’s newest Regency gown turned out so nice; she has plans to make another soon.

I am reading... an excellent book to help me in my inductive study of Hebrews…

I am hoping... Praying, actually, for my dear Nana… I just found out that she has been taken to the hospital and might have had a stroke. Oh how I love her. She has been one of my biggest “cheerleaders.” In her eyes I could do no wrong. I am quite aware of my faults, more with each passing year, but it is nice to have someone in your life who thinks you are perfect!

I am hearing... the dogs softly snoring by the fire; small pops from the woodburning stove, and, amazingly, no children noises yet!

Around the house... lots of cleaning and organizing as we are not working on school this week… new pantry, new laundry area to arrange, etc.

One of my favorite things... an organized home. Probably because we so rarely achieve that status (with 11 children at home still!), however, it is a noble goal and one that we strive for! LOL! I do like “a place for everything and everything in it’s place.”

A few plans for the rest of the week: Sewing, cooking, cleaning, organizing, planning for the completion of the school year this spring, menu planning, and perhaps even some painting thrown in ( I have a large shelf that was given to me that I think would be adorable painted periwinkle blue for my new laundry room). So many fun things to do and so little time!

Here is picture thought I am sharing... Tom and Daniel sharing a hug and a laugh together...


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