Monday, January 24, 2011

Simple Woman's Day book

FOR TODAY: January 24, 2011

Outside my window...the sun is shining on the snow that covers the ground.  It sparkles.  Normally this would be beautiful to me, but the migraine I have makes it painful.

I am thinking...about how one decision leads to another, and this can be good or bad.

I am thankful for...Excedrin and naps.

From the learning work is finished for the day, aside from some read aloud time, which will happen when my eye stops feeling like someone is stabbing it.  I noticed today that teaching reading and how to tell time have been vastly easier with Tiny Love than with Curlyjo...there is much to be said for the "better late than early" philosophy.

From the kitchen...tonight I wanted to make Salisbury steak, but I have no red wine.  So, chili, maybe.

I am pants, t-shirt, and hoodie.  I need to branch out a little :)

I am creating...a mess in some areas of my life, and order in others.  I am a walking contradiction.

I am my sister's house for lunch.  She is making me soup, which warms my heart and makes me feel loved.

I am reading...When I Don't Desire God:  How to Fight For Joy by John Piper. 

I am figure out how to fight for the joy I am lacking. 

I am hearing...Tiny Love narrating a conversation between two Lego men.  Apparently there is a disagreement between them about where to sit on the Lego bus.

Around the house...things are quiet and neat.  Daisy Dog is snoring on the couch, lying in the sun.  Smella is in the basement, thinking about why it is wrong to pee outside the litter box.

One of my favorite sisters and my brother, who encourage me and show their love to me.  If there is even a hint that I am struggling, they call, visit or send flowers.  I am so blessed to have them in my life.  Even when brother's text says only, "I hope you are ok, gay.  Brother is here for you," I feel the love. 

A few plans for the rest of the week:  PE time with the kids at a local activities center, a trip to the holistic doctor, and school work. 

Here is picture for thought I am reason.  I just love it.  And I relate with it.

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  1. amazing photo!

    Stopping by to say hi from the daybook.

    Amy @ Missional Mama

  2. That sounds like a great book! I will have to read it. 2010 was a difficult year for me joy was not a part of much of it. I too need to find the joy that is lacking in my life. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  3. Mamma is thinking about you too. I love you.