Won't you join us today, leaving a glimpse into your Monday by posting in your Simple Woman's Daybook? If you've seen this before, then you know what to do, but if you haven't, welcome to my entry of The Simple Woman's Daybook, a neat little idea by Peggy at http://www.thesimplewoman.blogspot.com/, that allows you to slow down, look around you, and share a few little simple things about how your day is going and what your plans are. It's not just fun, but it's a way of getting back to "doing LIFE together." The internet is a fabulous tool for such a thing since our world now is so fast paced, we don't get to know our neighbors anymore, and we don't follow the principle of sharing one another's burdens as much as we used to.
Outside my Window...it looks like it wants to be sunny so bad, but the clouds keep bullying. How will it turn out in the end? Only God knows. I pray for sunshine. I feel more chipper then.
I am thinking...my tooth is not hurting anymore!! (I was up all last night, taking Ibuprofen, praying, thinking about not having the money to see a dental specialist...AGAIN, not wanting another root canal and other dental work) I prayed for a miracle with the "teeth trouble" I'm having. I hope to be in God's will with that.
From the learning rooms...the girls are working in separate rooms because I have one who is easily distracted and tends to distract the other one. They work better separated until there is a subject that they can work on together.
I am thankful for...being able to stay home with my children and be here for my husband when he gets home from work. We don't have a lot of money for extras and sometimes the entirety of all of the bills (sometimes, we may have to make payments) because I don't work, but we have decided that the financial sacrifice and smart, tight budgeting has been more than well worth it.
From the kitchen...dishes left over from breakfast, a few things on the table, and the counters need to be wiped down.
I am wearing...khaki capris, a white t-shirt (that has purple writing on it), and those ever-faithful, white, satin house slippers.
I am reading...too many books at once--some verses in Exodus for a study, The Rising by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, and Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke.
I am hoping...to keep the faith in the prayers I've prayed to the Lord and that I don't have to go to the dentist or endodontist, that I can make it through today and subsequent days without suffering with dental problems and pain. God is faithful though. I know that for sure!
I am creating...or helping my daughter put the finishing touches and a roof on her beaver dam we've been working on in science. She's so proud of it!
I am hearing...just the faint hum of the fan in my computer tower, one of my daughter's hands slide across her paper as she writes, and the clicking of the buttons on the computer keyboard. I also hear an occasional truck or car pass by outside.
Around the house...it's pretty neat and tidy. I've set some new rules or shall we say "helpers" in place so that our house stays neater longer. Lately, I'm having to remind everyone of the reasons we pitch in and help each other take care of what God has blessed us with.
One of my favorite things...is seeing the expression of or "the lightbulb suddenly shine" in someone's head of something they just couldn't grasp, or something brand new and delightful, or something they've been wrestling with and the answer just came. I love to see prayers answered for people, God's way. I love to see people who have just learned something new about Christ and their life is forever changed!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...my list is almost identical to Peggy's. I just (while I'm working on this daybook) had a phone call from my dentist's office to confirm an appointment I had forgotten about, to get our regular screenings and cleanings done tomorrow. How ironic, considering what I'm currently going through. We also have library books to return by Thursday, and after everything else we have to do for the rest of the week, I'd like to just settle in afterwards and enjoy home too.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Looking forward to tea today, if my stomach will cooperate, whether it's iced matcha like the picture above suggests or hot chai,...I'm looking forward to a "tea moment."
I don't take many personal pictures, so I won't have many to share of my own. This picture is courtesy of Mr. Atsui (hope I'm spelling his name right) from Hibiki-An, the name of the company (family farm) in Japan that I have the privilege about once a year of purchasing my green tea from.