Skip to main content

Simple Woman's Daybook - June 22, 2009


From the Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window...

The sun is shining. There is a light breeze. It is a perfect day!

I am thinking...
I need to buy new curtains for the boy's room . . . they are waking up with the sun! (Too early for me!)

I am thankful for...
For a nice weekend, my wonderful husband and my parents.

From the learning rooms...
J continues to work on his reading. Grandma and Grandpa gave him books for his birthday, so he has been pouring over those all morning!

From the kitchen...
Leftovers . . . .our fridge needs to get cleaned out!

I am wearing...
Still in my workout clothes!

I am creating...
A post of a review and giveaway of the Wee Believers My Mass Kit. Hopefully, I will have it up later today!

I am going...
To take a shower after I am done with this post.

I am reading . . .
I did not get very far with Twilight . . . I picked up Mansfield Park instead!

I am hoping...
To get a lot done today.

I am praying . . .
For peace and patience in my life.

I am hearing...
Mozart

Around the house...
The house is still a little out of order since the move. Overall, I love the changes, but they are hard to get used to. I miss having little A in the room (even though I am getting more sleep).

One of my favorite things...
I love when I get hit with the realization that even though life can be hectic and crazy, I am wonderfully blessed.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Finish changing the rooms. Put some stuff on Craigslist. Clean out the garage.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
None today . . . I am feeling a bit "uninspired" at the moment.

Go here to see more Summer Daybooks.

Comments

  1. One of your favorite things is one of my favorite things too! thanks for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a very long time to get settled in after a move - with small children in the house, it takes ever so much longer! Be gentle and patient with yourself...

    Thank you for sharing your Daybook at Grandmother Wren's. Please continue to stop by and link in throughout the summer - I look forward to hearing more from you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your favorite things post really hit me between the eyes...life really is hectic at my house...hubby, 4 boys of our own, sister and her 2 boys, plus the multitudinous pets....but we are all healthy and happy, God blesses us like crazy and life is good! Thanks for the reminder as I've been feeling crowded and grouchy about the 'FULL HOUSE" we have around here lately. Hope to read more of your posts in the future...have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Kristy

    ReplyDelete
  4. I enjoyed reading your daybook! I haven't read Mansfield Park, but I have really enjoyed watching Jane Austen movies on youtube, and Mansfield Park is on there too. Awesome movies!
    Hope you enjoy the book:)

    Happy Monday!

    Linda C

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Katie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it's nice to "meet" you and I enjoyed reading your daybook.

    I promise I will post a picture of the dress I'm making when it's done! After all the work, I can't resist showing off a finished product. :)

    Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Let me start by saying thanks for your kind comments on my daybook entry. I was really needing a bit of encouragement today. As for my other blog...LOL! My weight loss blog...what an exercise in futility...LOL! I'm sure you noticed that I' haven't posted there since April....and I haven't lost any weight in that amount of time, either. Between home-schooling the boys, working, hosting out of town guest 2-3 times, 'Shua moving back home and moving...IF I get any 'extra' time...I just want to sleep! So losing weight has lost it's draw...let's encourage one another, how about that???
    Kristy

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for stopping by my daybook. Hope you have a fun and productive week. I love your positive attitude - we are blessed because we have a hectic life. I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Have a blessed week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for linking your Simple Woman’s Daybook at Grandmother Wren’s last week.
    Please stop by this week and add your link again. I’d love to see this continue throughout the summer, allowing us to stay in touch with other Daybookers during Peggy’s vacation.
    Please keep coming back –
    I look forward to seeing you!

    ReplyDelete
  9. [url=http://italtubi.com/levitra-generico/ ]levitra acquisto [/url] oiL'idea di un grande, condivido. comprare levitra online

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Gift (Our NFP story) Part 2

(You can read  Part 1 here

     So, by the time Andrew was 18 months old, we knew God was saying no to having more children at the time.  And, as mentioned before, He provided so much peace about it, that we knew we had discerned correctly.  Yet, even with that peace, I had to mourn the fact the we might not ever have any more children.  Yes, we were still open to life, of course, but from the time after Andrew’s birth, until today, we practiced NFP faithfully to avoid pregnancy.  And it took time to accept that we might not have any more children.  There were times when I would hold a friend’s new born baby and then go home and cry because I knew I might not ever know the joy of holding my own baby again.  We live in a community where life is celebrated and families are large.  Usually more than one friend is pregnant at a time.  In those early days, each pregnancy announcement was met with great joy for the friend, but often left me with an empty feeling.  I understood, in many way…

My verse for the year

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.   Isaiah 6:48


There are boxes being unpacked in our home.  Boxes packed and meant to be unpacked in a different home, our new home, in a matter of two weeks.  


About two weeks before Christmas things changed.  Situations changed.  And what we were convinced was God's will just months before, seemed so unlike it now.  Things beyond our control happened and suddenly we were praying and we felt that the best and only solution was to walk away from this new house.  And at the end of  a week of uncertainty, anxiety and tension, once the decision was made to walk away from the house, there was a great deal of peace.   But, as the dust settles from the decision, even though we know it is the best for everyone involved, there is still sadness, still this sense of loss.  As we have prayed again and again, we know each of all of the steps we have made in this whole house journey …

On Waiting

This past weekend we went to a book party for a priest friend who had his second book Living the Beatitudes:A Journey to Life in Christ published last fall.  The party was hosted by another Catholic author.  And, after the cake was cut and people were sitting quietly, the host of the party began to speak.  He began to talk about how great this book is and how insightful so much of it is.  Then he began to share quotes from it.  And I felt as if he chose two of them for me:

"Waiting is the training ground of trust."

"Beauty is the crescendo of waiting"
Now, although we have this book and my husband has read it, I have not (sorry, Fr. B).  But that night, I sat with the book while my hubby and I sat down to attempt to watch a movie and I scoured the book for the above quotes.  Too shy to ask the host for the pages for these quotes, I skimmed page by page until I found them.  And after I found the first quote, I was confronted with line after line about waiting.  I read…