Thursday, February 16, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook :: Week 7


Outside my's a chilly February morning here in Southern California.  It's probably only going to get up to about 64* today and that's fine with me. That's our "winter". lol We have been getting little bits of very needed rain here and there and I like that too.

I am thinking...that this is going to be a great 4 day weekend!  I love it when my kids have a day off from school.  We probably won't do anything big - I just like being together.  =)

I am thankful...that perseverance and faithfulness pays off.  I'm not going to lie, my faith has had it's weak moments, but I am glad that I've learned to push through!  It's so worth it!

In the kitchen...we will be having tilapia, asparagus and wild rice for dinner. Yum!

I am wearing...a nightgown that I haven't worn in a while.  It's long and white and has smocking at the top.  When my little guy came to give me a kiss good night, he looked at it and said, "Mom, this is for a wedding day!" haha.  He cracks me up.  I guess it looked "fancy" compared to my other pajamas. By the way, I am typing from the warmth of my bed right now.  The kids all got ready and are off to school, but it was so chilly that I stayed in my bed for my Bible Study and regular "check ins" on line. 

I am creating...some new items that I'd like to add to my etsy shop.  I continue to make my mailboxes and jumbo clip bookmarks - those are my most popular items, but I would like to try some items that I've sold well in the past and I've kind of forgotten about them.  Time to "DO" some things that I've got on my OLW list.  Also, I'm creating a Princess Name Banner for someone.  Those are always fun!

I am be doing laundry forever. haha. I usually pride myself in staying on top of the laundry, but we got busy and ran out of detergent and I just let it go...  Now, it's out of control!!  Well, you know what the Bible says... Pride goeth before destruction... LOL (Proverbs 16:18)

I am wondering...why I've been so tired lately.  At first, I thought I might be getting sick, but now I feel like it's not that.  It doesn't matter what time I go to bed or wake up, I just feel like I'm dragging.  I still do all I need to do, but there's a constant feeling in the back of my mind that I want to just go back to bed. *sigh*

I am Bible (thoroughly enjoying the Ephesians Bible study), the first book in The Hunger Games (finally trying to get started on those) and lots of blogs.  I am trying to purge through my lists in my Google Reader so that I don't miss the blogs that I actually care about.  My tastes and interests have changed some, so I need to re-evaluate...

I am hoping...I get my "to do" list tackled today.  Like I said, I've been dragging.  I think I'll feel better once things are back in order around here.  I rest better when I know that things are in their place.  That may be the problem!

I am looking forward to...seeing my grandmother and aunt soon.  They live several hours away and I don't get to see them that often.  The kids have spring break coming up and we are planning on driving up there to see them.  It's really cool 'cause we also get to visit San Francisco while we are up there!

I am learning...that I am truly a home-body.  I don't mind going out and really need it sometimes, but there is nothing like being home - especially with family. =)

Around the house...there is much to be done! Oh, my...  The two little ones' bedroom is simply out.of.control.  I am catching up with laundry and I also feel like I just need to "deep clean" everything.  We've had lots of get-togethers, company and activities here at the house and lots of regular chores have just been put on hold.

I am pondering...the importance of staying true to my beliefs.  I like having an optimistic outlook on life.  I get excited when there is something new that I learn (or can learn) that will improve my life or the lives of my loved ones in some way.  I like to believe in people and causes and I usually believe DEEPLY.  I can get totally wrapped up in something, but I've realized that I have to be careful.  I get so caught up in the excitement or new thing that I actually waver from my true self.  I've got to guard my heart and the hearts of my family.  That's most important.

A favorite quote for today... this is a long quote...but I can't stop thinking about it.  This is what ministering to others is all about.  I am in the ministry.  I love it.  Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it's frustrating and sometimes you just want to give up...but guess what?  It's worth it all.  I hope I never complain or whine about anything ever again.

One of my favorite the GRACE line of body products and perfumes by Philosophy.  My husband just got a gift set of Amazing Grace for me.  It smells soooo good.  The whole line is very clean, fresh and subtle.  I have to laugh though, because I have a dear friend that I told about this line.  I thought it might be something she'd like.  I even thought she might say, "Oh, yes, I already use that..." or something like that.  Instead, she thought I was joking. haha. She said she had a bottle of Blessed Assurance or she's got to get a dab of the Old Rugged Cross.  haha.  Comedians. ;)

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Well, we have a four day weekend for Presidents' Day so that's nice.  This Saturday is a double baby shower for Stefani and her cousin.  They are both due within about a week of each other. Sunday of course is church and that's always something I look forward to doing...

A peek into my day...
I surprised my family with a Valentine's Day breakfast party.  I decorated the table,  had little goodies for them and made pink heart pancakes and bacon.  It was great to send them off to school with big smiles.  I told them that dad and I wanted them to know that they were loved more than anything, but that our Savior loved them even more than we ever could. =)

Linking up with Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook Blog


  1. I really enjoyed reading your blog post for The Simple Woman's Daybook. I've been very tired lately too. I actually took a little nap after I got my kids on the bus this morning. : )

  2. I loved Valentines Day i had so much fun thanks!!!

  3. I agree with you (and Jennifer) about the tired part.. a series of illnesses have hit our home, and it seems like I just cannot fully recover. I've been dragging for weeks now. I'm in a "hurry up Spring mode" :-). Love your quote... especially the last part.."it is between you and God"..need to constantly remember that.

  4. I hope your kids appreciate all the special little things you do. Decorating, cooking special meals, buying them little gifts. You are SO amazing. You truly love with all your heart expecting nothing in return. the thing is, you do this for everyone. you truly truly are amazing :) (just like your perfume :)

  5. I'm so glad to know you're doing well! I'm so inspired by your consistency on your blog. I love that it never feels like you post something so that... well so that something gets posted. I always leave feeling like you've thought about your words (in this case the prompts) and answered them with your heart. Glad I stopped by! <3


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