Friday, October 22, 2010

simple woman's daybook 10.22.10

for today:

outside my window... it is gray, crisp, and rainy!  can anyone say fall?!  with the indian summer we have had around here (we are not known around these parts for having a real "fall"), this weather is a welcome change.

i am thinking...about how great it is to be a stay at home mom and get the opportunity to be involved in my kids' classes at school.  i chaperoned a field trip yesterday to the pumpkin patch with my youngest strapped to me in a sleepy wrap.  i love being fully involved in my kids' lives in ways it would be difficult to do if i was back at work.

i am thankful for... winning the pays555 drawing yesterday!  i won two checks to local businesses for $55.50 each!  one was to a local restaurant and the other was to a local grocers.  you better believe i already spent the one for food!  i came home yesterday with 6 grocery bags full of free food.  thank you Jesus!

remembering... to thank the Lord for all He does for me every day.  i want to remember what He has done to build expectation for all He will continue to do.
from the learning rooms...i love that we never stop learning in life.  as i have been lately very into knitting and crocheting, i was naturally excited that my talented sister-in-law started a blog about all things creative.  today i learned how to upcycle a thrift store sweater into big balls of yarn i can use for any project i can dream up. 

from the kitchen... in honor of my shopping spree at the local grocer's and the cool crisp weather, i am making beef stew.  can you just imagine the rich smells floating around my house?

i am wearing... my favorite jcrew faded blue hoodie and jeans.  it is so officially fall.

i am creating...hats, hats, and more hats!

i am going... to have to structure my time better to blog more.  there is so much on my heart to write about and so little time.  i must make a way to make it happen.

i am reading... the book of deutronomy in my Bible reading challenge.  shortly i will be posting about what i took from my reading of the book of numbers.  fascinating really. 

i am find creative ways to do christmas gifts this year.  we don't have much money, but that doesn't mean we can't be generous and give.  so... i am exploring both ways to earn a little extra to spend for this time of year and searching for good ideas of what to give (or make) on a budget.

i am hearing... the kansas city ihop prayer room free streaming in the background.  i love to have it on when around the house and did i mention it is free?  check it out if you haven't already!  they have worship and prayer around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

around the house... i finally tackled the dreaded craft shelves in the kitchen.  i keep the craft/art supplies up high, which requires the kids to ask first but also keeps the mess it can become out of sight and out of mind.  it was a 2 day task with a newborn, but so worth it.  i think seeing me tackle the challenge won a deeper affection from my husband (who loves an organizing challenge) as well.
one of my favorite things... is baking with home roasted pumpkin.  since my #2 son had a field trip to the pumpkin patch, and we do not celebrate halloween, that means lots of yummy baking to fill my heart with gladness.

pondering... the great importance of israel in the eyes of the Lord.  these thoughts may inspire a series of posts at a later time when i can go deeper into them.  blessed is everyone who blesses you [israel], and cursed is everyone who curses you. numbers 24:9b

a few plans for the rest of the week:  since it is the weekend, i am relishing the time i have with the family.  whatever we do, we are planning on doing it all together.  there is nothing better.

picture for the day:
this is from my time at the pumpkin patch with my son's pre-kindergarten class.  it just says fall!  don't you love the big pumpkin?

taken by me - please ask permission to use
more of the simple woman's daybook.  

please feel free to add a link in the comments below to your own simple woman's (or man's) daybook.  i would love to read yours as well.  have a great weekend!



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