Monday, July 13, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, Monday July 13th, 2009...

Outside my window... is our neighborhood. We had a great time but we're glad to be home.

I am thinking... about contentment and how much I love being right where I am and doing what I'm called to do.

From the learning rooms... I have been reading the Teacher's Manual for this fall. We will be studying the period of the time from Rome to the Reformation. Today I spent a good chunk of time writing down goals for this year. I also wrote down things that worked last year and things that didn't so we can make adjustments for this year.

I am thankful for... for a wonderful vacation, safe travel there and back. But I'm mostly thankful that I got to meet my friend Tammi in person. We only know each other from the My Father's World message board and email. It was the highlight of our trip!

I am wearing...a sundress my Inang bought me in Hawai'i (even though it's raining and cold here right now!)

I am reading... the TM for this year and a variety of bible passages.

I am hoping... that I don't really have to report for jury duty on Tuesday and that I'll be able to fly to San Diego and be supportive of some hurting family.

I am creating... more and more patches of clean and order. It feels so good. I'm also trying to create some gifts.

I am praying... prayers of thanksgiving because He has given me a heart of contentment that I had been praying for for quite some time. My "itchy" feeling has been replaced with pure and simple joy in the small things.

Around the house... we are looking good! We did our laundry at the hotel and unpacked clean clothes into the drawers so we are in great shape coming into this week. Ann stayed here while we were gone so the floors are vacuumed and we can actually walk into the loft. Thank you Ann!

One of my favorite things... is playing duets with my husband on the piano. It's such a wonderful picture of marriage and also of the body of Christ. When we are each doing our individual parts and not concerning ourselves with the other person's part, it sounds beautiful.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Busy! Violin ensemble for the girls in addition to regular lessons for all three, ballet, and a jury summons for me on Tuesday. Oh, I almost forgot--picking up Abby's new glasses, exchanging violins, etc... it just goes on :)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Tammi and I at the restaurant in the Hale Koa hotel. Not only did her and her family drive all the way from the other side of the island to meet us but they brought us gifts! Snacks, necklaces (that the kids wore home), photo albums, notebooks, and even plaster so we could make a mold of our footprints on the beach!

We are so excited about our new friends and can't wait to see them again.

Hi Tammi! {{{{waving}}}



Sandi said...

I am glad that you and your family had a good time and are back safe! The Lord is also teaching me to be content in what He has called me to do. I am hoping for a better homeschool year this year. We started this week. We are finishing up EX to 1850 and will start 1850 to Modern soon. I love being with my children, its just sometimes I would just like to be wife and mother and just skip school! haha
Hope all goes well with your hurting family!

Tammi Kay said...

We had such a great time meeting all of you! (For all of Lainie's readers who have never met her in person...she is every bit as lovely as she seems on her blog.) If you send a snail mail address, I think I could arrange a supply of macadamia nut cookies to come Leisl's way!

Ann said...

Lainie is a truly beautiful person Tammy. I am so glad that you got to meet her in person. She just raved about ya when she got back:) So sweet.

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