Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thought I'd give this Simple Woman's Daybook a try. Maybe I can make it a regular Monday thing. Hopefully it will serve as a window into my "everyday world" for anyone who reads it - and as a journal of sorts for me.
Outside my window...Leaves are changing into their autumn best. I think we're about a week from Peak.
I am thinking...about Spokes (my son) a lot today. He is supposedly going to be offered a full time job today in his area of expertise (Computer Science). He's excited....he thinks. I had great fun shopping w/ him yesterday for "Career/Professional Clothes!" Dress pants, shirts, shoes and a handsome black metro overcoat!
I am thankful...So thankful that we still have a house today. Last night I experienced my first ever grease (actually it was olive oil!) fire! Yikes!!! WOW....it shot up SO FAST!! The cabinet above the stove bubbled! And we need to repaint the ceiling :/ This thing was intense! I mean big....as in pretty much consumed the whole area above our stove top to the ceiling!!So grateful my husband was home. I ran away .... as he ran toward it and took care of it. I shudder to think how things might have been so different if he wasn't home. Choosing to be thankful here bc I know it could have been SO MUCH worse.
From the learning rooms...I assume this category is for homeschoolers but not sure. But since life is a classroom, I learned last night NOT to put water on a grease fire!! If you can, get the pan away from the flame - but don't put in water!!! Or - I also learned you can use baking soda to douse it. Or put a lid on the flame. Did I say DON'T put water on it?!
In the kitchen...(see above what I'm thankful for!)
I am wearing...A black fleece top & jeans. I found stretch fleece Cuddle Duds this weekend. Bought a top. Looooove it. If only it never needed to be washed, then I could wear it every day.
I am creating... a Thank You (Eucharisteo!) God for _____________ Journal in an attempt to list 1,000 things. Was inspired by the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
I am going...to do laundry today!
I am wondering ... - After Sunday evening's sermon, I am wondering why in the world God chose me?!
I am reading...well, I just read Reluctant Pilgrim. Perhaps more on that later. Just ordered a book called God in the Yard.
I am hoping...that if my son gets this job, the company will compensate and treat him well.
I am looking forward to...hopefully going for a walk in the fall foliage with my husband this evening.
I am hearing...My daughter's piano teacher teaching her in the other room.
Around the house...there is much to be done today.
I am pondering... Grace.
One of my favorite things...homemade bread
A few plans for the rest of the week: I need to paint in my kitchen and move out of my corner of the world to make room for a baby grande piano we're going to rent ... The owner needed to store her piano - and we were looking to buy or rent one - Just amazed(!) at how this all came together - & that this arrangement is going to be affordable for us - and mutually beneficial for both the owner and us - and how this seems to be a match made in heaven! Playmaker is SO excited!!!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...No pic this time. Sorry. If I manage to take one today, I'll post it later.