Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simple Woman?

I'm not convinced those words describe me (ok; I'm almost sure they do not), but I do love the idea of finding beauty and joy in the simple things of life, so here is my "Simple Woman's Daybook" for today ~ March 17, 2010

Outside my window ~ lovely and perfect -- sunny blue skies and a delicate breeze

Around the house ~ sleeping babies and their big sister at preschool, so quiet and strange

I am thankful for ~ every day bringing a new beginning.

Pondering these words ~ "I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also." This scripture has opened up a new perspective for me. Thanks, Tina, for posting it.

I am remembering~ that today is my little cousin Lindsay's birthday and that I didn't call our nephew Grant on Monday to wish him a happy birthday!

Looking forward to ~ hopefully a girly trip to St. Francisville this weekend to tour old homes and visit with my aunts, cousins, sister, mom, and maw maw.

I am noticing ~ that I have a terrible time focusing on my work lately.

I am thinking ~ about budgets, schedules, and details for the summer.

From the kitchen ~ perogies and italian sausage tonight, but maybe beef enchiladas? I need to eat some breakfast, too. It's almost 10:30!

I am going ~ to pick up Ellie at 12. I sure miss that girl. She told me I was her "family" this morning.

I am hoping ~ to get the boys started with more regular and more intense physical therapy this week.

One of my favorite things ~ coffee, really. This may seem like a trivial answer, but it makes my morning every day and has become a close friend with its warmth and darkly roasted goodness.

I am reading ~ The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey. His discussion of Christ's Judaism and the historical and cultural backdrop for his birth are really eye-opening. Just starting The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (thanks, Mama). Also, I'm teaching Tennessee Williams next week, so re-reading The Glass Menagerie, which is deeply disturbing but magical and relatable, too, somehow.

*I just saw online (I added this one) ~Teva sandals I will definitely buy for my birthday in July:

A picture (or two, or three. . .) thought to share ~

This week's birthday cousin rockin' out at Jack and Woody's birthday extravaganza:

 

My sweet boys helping with the laundry:       
Choose Joy,
Mariann                             

2 comments:

Tina said...

I love this! I think I'm going to have to borrow it! :)

Oh...and I love YOU!

Adriane said...

I'm doing this again because I wasn't signed in the first time so if I left two comments - sorry! :0)

Loved your daybook. Thank you for including Grant. I will show him when he comes in from outside. He will be so thrilled that mentioned him.

Ok - the first comment was something like that! :0)