Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

September Daybook

Outside my window... 
...it's a grey day. It's been raining since about noon and I am grateful. We need a nice, slow rain.

 I am thinking... 

..."Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Phil 4:8

 Yes, that is God's positive thinking.

Only think good thoughts.

 I am thankful for... 
...my husband's job
...September. I love September. Actually I love all the "ember" months.
...apples fresh from the tree.
...sleep. I am so tired from the weekend I actually took a nap at lunchtime today. My husband's waking up issues are wearing me out. I have threatened separate bedrooms if he won't see a doctor.

From the lesson plans... 
...done for the day. We had some catching up to do from time spent in doctor's offices last week. We are mostly caught up now and Faith is still at the table working on a Nest for Celeste activity.

 From the kitchen...
...Chicken cutlets, cheesy grits, roasted peppers, and fresh peaches for dinner. Apple Betty for dessert because Faith and I went to the orchard on Saturday.

 I am wearing... 
 ...a light blue blouse, green and blue dragonfly print skirt, Haflinger clogs, and my chain.

 I am creating...
 ...a Mary Undoer of Knots rosary, and green socks.

I also have some blue and white striped shirting for a skirt. I made a pretty peach-colored- floral skirt on Saturday. Because of the nerve pain in my leg, pants are really uncomfortable, so I have been wearing skirts all summer. Well, I have been wearing the same two skirts all summer, so I splurged on some end-of-the year sale fabric for two more skirts.

 I am planning... 
...to stay home most of the week, just to rest and catch up on school. Except Thursday which is dance day.

 I am reading...
...Joy in the Ordinary, but I am almost finished. I also started Seven: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, but I'm not sure I can get through it. I'm not sure how much I can trust in the opinion of someone who eats only seven foods. Sorry, but I think that's weird. I get simplifying life, but seven foods? It can't even be healthy.

 I am hoping... 
...for a resolve to health issues. And positive thinking. Phil 4:8 {wink}

 I am hearing... 
...Faith sniffing while she works on her "ideal house" floor plan. Noah brought home the first cold of the season in the first week of school. He was miserable all weekend, and now the cold has moved on.

Around the house... 
...laundry today. There's always laundry.

...dishes. The dishwasher is broken again. The last time the repairman came, my husband was home and he let the man leave after he declared "nothing is wrong with it" even though we had to flip the circuit off and on to get it working. Now it stopped mid-wash and there is water in the bottom. He's not getting away this time.

I am going... 
...no where today. My feet and legs ache from overdoing this weekend -- two family gatherings in two days. I could hardly get out of bed this morning. I am very anxious to see what the rheumatologist says in a few weeks.

I am praying for...
...my children, and my husband
...my dear friend Gina. Thank you to all who are praying for her. She had a lumpectomy last week and has a mastectomy scheduled for next week. She will have radiation and probably chemotherapy. She needs lots of prayers. She told me she was going to tell the children in her classroom today, and I know that had to be rough.
 ...our priests and all religious
...all of the babies whose mothers are contemplating abortion this week

 For the rest of the week... 
...dishwasher repairman on Thursday, as well as dance classes, and to the lab for blood work.

Thought for the day...
Just an observation that cheap plastic wrap works way better than the good stuff. I betcha couldn't live without knowing that.

Picture thoughts...

The view from my favorite seat in the living room. Not today, it was on Saturday when it was sunny with storm clouds moving in. It's a peaceful view.

Yesterday's gang, my husband's brothers and wives and kids, and my mother-in-law, gathered to wish my father-in-law a happy 75th birthday. We lit 75 candles, yes we did. And all the kids helped blow them out (guaranteeing lots of spit on the cake!). That's a Texas Sheet cake and it's a good thing he asked for a big cake!

This afternoon, during a break from the rain, Faith discovered a tiny little snapping turtle in the driveway. We didn't realize he was a snapping turtle until after she placed him in the grass, we washed our hands and got out the field guide. I guess he wasn't feeling terribly agressive. Or maybe he's too little to have a snap!


  1. I had no idea there was a Mary Undoer of Knots rosary!!! My sister was told about that beautiful novena and passed it on to me.

  2. I'm just gonna pray for your dishwasher repairman...something about this post makes me feel rather sorry for him. :) My left foot started hurting on Saturday...Advil is my friend. My feet never hurt 20 years ago...sheesh!

  3. Enjoyed your Daybook as I wind down my day. There's something about the beginning of September and reading a daybook post. It reminds me of life back in the ordinary and routine. And maybe that I should get back to the Daybook. *wink*

    I'll join you in prayer for answers health issues.

    Beautiful photos. I especially enjoyed the one out the window. Something about it caught my eye and made me smile.

    Have a great week!

  4. Your rosaries are wonderful - all of them. (When I have a job again, I want one of the ones for the car). The tiny turtle pic is amazing; didn't know the snappers started out so small! I will continue praying for you and for your friend Gina. --- Rosemary

  5. What a lovely view out of your living room window. I hope you were able to get some answers from your rheumatologist. You and your friend, Gina, continue to be in my prayers.


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