The Simple Woman’s Daybook – August 3, 2009

Participating in this particular meme is so cathartic for me. It forces me to stop and consider my days. To consider my plans. And to invite God to rule my days and my plans. Even if it seems boring to you, it’s a necessary step in my blogging life. If you have not joined in, feel free to try it today!

FOR TODAY…

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Outside my window… it is very dark and quiet. The birds aren’t singing just yet this morning.

I am thinking… about the colors to paint my kitchen. Want it to be warm and inviting, but not yellow.

I am thankful for… morning coffee or tea, and a decent night’s rest.

From the kitchen… I will be catching up on dishes and enjoying the last of the scrumptious chocolate scones I made on Sunday.

I am wearing… a pink Tshirt and blue shorts.

I am creating… well, its only 5 a.m. so I’m not quite creating yet. But I hope to be creating some calm in the chaos today for my family.

I am going… to start my day with prayer and breakfast and see what comes next.

I am reading… all the blogs I’ve gotten behind on. Some really good stuff out there!

I am hoping… and praying that Roy passes his licensure exam today!

I am hearing… just my fingertips pounding away on the keyboard. =)

Around the house… I am catching up on laundry, vacuuming, dusting, etc., from being gone several days in a row last week.

One of my favorite things… Is to shop at Menard’s and dream about the improvements we can make on a budget for our home!

A few plans for the rest of the week: To finish my project/paper for my psych class; to prepare for the Shared Hope International event at my church next week; To bring together the women’s ministry newsletter for our church – I’m the new editor; To bring peace and contentment to my family and home.

Here is picture thought I am sharing…

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Caden is entering a new phase in his leukemia treatment protocol. He has to start again on steroids (yuk!) and different kinds of chemo (I think my SIL said 3 different kinds). His hair has grown back, but he’ll be losing it again with this phase. His parents – and the doctors – are hoping to have him in the maintenance phase in about a year’s time. It’s rough stuff for a 4 year old!