Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY:  August 17, 2010

Outside my window...birds are singing.  My windows are open, and I can smell a hint of fall on the breeze. 

I am thinking...about how strange it will be to wake up in my own home again.

I am thankful for...the hardest two years of my life...2009 and 2010.  God has taught me some difficult and amazing lessons that will remind me to be more like Jesus.  It wasn't fun, but praise God for it.

From the learning rooms...I am excited to begin school in earnest the first week in September.  We are going to be starting American history!

From the kitchen...tonight there will be steaks on the grill for the "menfolk."  The Husband and Brother will not have to ask THE question:  "Is there meat in this?"

I am wearing...the usual. 

I am creating...a home.  I went to my house yesterday, and while I cleaned my bathroom I prayed that God would keep me this grateful for a home to clean.  I just have an overwhelming sense of joy when I walk into my house, though just months ago I could not go there for the sadness that filled my heart.

I am going...to miss Brother.

I am reading...the Bible.  And other, less important things.

I am hoping...that the next two months pass quickly for Mom and Dad (and Brother), so that we can all be together again.  And I hope that Brother doesn't burn the house down.

I am hearing...silence.  I am NOT hearing the school bus driving by, though today is the first day of school in our area.  That sound is another thing I miss about living in my house.  I miss the little, insignificant predictabilities of town life.

Around the house...boxes.  Laundry.  Broken air conditioning.  No Kitty Friend :(

One of my favorite things...coffee!  It has fueled my early mornings, soothed my soul, and been enjoyed around the table with family and friends.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Packing, cleaning, visiting with a dear friend that I haven't seen all summer, praying, and getting up crazy early to workout with DVDs filled with perky instructors with strange colloquialisms ("Burn butter?"  Seriously?  So, what do vegans burn?)

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Brother, who I see every morning doing exactly this at the kitchen table.  How I will miss your profound thoughts, overuse of condiments, and propensity to calling me a homosexual.  I hope you will come to town and have coffee with me. 

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  1. Hi!
    Just found your blog from A simple Woman's Daybook. :-) Hope you have a lovely week! If you get a chance stop by and say hi! :-) I look forward to visiting your blog again soon.

  2. Great list! I hope you get settled in your very own home soon : )

  3. Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Hope you have a wonderful week. Becoming a follower so I can keep up with your blog. :-)

  4. Hello & thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I need to do another day book post myself. We just moved a year ago, so I well remember how much of an upheaval it is. I hope things settle in for you quickly. I think it's so sweet how you are keeping a watchful eye on your brother. Your love for him shows through in your writing. I hope when my son and daughter are grown they will feel that way towards one another.