Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Simple Woman's Daybook - April 25, 2016

For Today
April 25, 2016

Because of the recent retreat I attended, and this week's trip to Epcot in Orlando, FL ... I skipped a couple of posts for Simple Woman's Daybook.

The next few months will continue to be busy; in fact, things will be busy for the rest of the year!

I prefer busy-ness; so, I'll take it one week at a time with my writing!  But, for this week...

Outside My Window:  A beautiful day; temps in the 80's and increasing as the week goes on.

I Am Thinking:  About a few things that have happened over the past few days.  I am needing to feel God's presence as I continue to try to understand my husband's behavior towards me...I know it is not really "him", but the "dementia"; but that doesn't make it hurt less.

I Am Praising God for:  The feeling of assurance He gave me on Sunday during prayer at the end of the service.  Though others were going forward and being prayed for by the "prayer warriors", I stood alone and lifted my silent prayer to God.  As I asked god for strength, understanding, patience and peace, and thanked Him for all of His many blessings, I felt a peace, a real assurance that only God can give.

I Am Wearing:  A pair of black stretch pants and a hot pink top; plus my crocs...I won't say anything more about these!

I Am Creating:  During our first evening in Orlando last week, we were relaxing in the hotel room, getting ready for the day-long visit to Epcot the next day.

We each brought a bag of projects to work on while relaxing; I cut out and "dressed" two more mermaids, but need to add more bling and make a tag to put them on.

A Few Things for the Week:

Monday:  Staying home until around 6 pm when I meet a friend to pick up an item I am buying from her.  Just one more unit I can use to organize my craft supplies!

Tuesday:  Continue to be home, organizing things for a yard sale on Saturday.  Also, reading a couple more profiles for the Pastor Search Committee in the evening.

Wednesday:  Spend a few hours with my friends, crafting...I have ideas for my pictures from Epcot and need to start work on them!

Thursday:  No plans yet!

Friday:  No plans for the day; but meeting my brother and sister-in-law for an early dinner as they travel "through", heading to Port Canaveral for a cruise!

Saturday:  Spending the day at a yard sale at our church; after that, resting!

Sunday:  Attending church...

I Am Wondering:  What the rest of the week has in store...today has been a fairly good day; but it didn't start out that way, and I just ignored the "not so good" parts of it!

I Am Reading:  "The Yearling" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings...another book from the list I am following: "a book written before you were born"; this was written in the 1930's, which is definitely before I was born!

I Am Hoping:  To get the rest of my stuff together for the yard sale tomorrow so I can "play" on Wednesday!

I Am Looking Forward to:  A couple of weeks that are not quite as busy as things have been lately...hmmm?!  Will it happen?

I Am Learning:  It is not easy to be a "caregiver" to someone who does not appreciate anything that is done for them.

At least he doesn't seem to  appreciate me... 

I Am Hearing:  The news; always, the news!  I do not like the news...it is always the same stuff!

In My Kitchen:  Well, since I am finishing this post in the evening, before I head to bed, the kitchen is actually clean and the dishwasher is running - the last thing I usually do before heading to bed!

A Fave Scripture Thought:  "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow" (Romans 15:13).

I Am Pondering:  This scripture...God is the (our) God of hope and He will fill us with "all joy and peace".  I must trust Him; because He will do as this verse says: "...fill (me) with all joy and peace"...to over-flowing!

So ends another week with the Simple Woman's Daybook; check back next week for another post...and don't forget to check out the other links here.


  1. I love to be home and organize things!

  2. I NEED to be doing more of that; but the past week has been spent in gathering things for the yard sale!

    Thanks for reading and commenting!


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