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.