Monday, August 11, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook - 5

For Today...
Outside my’s a cloudy morning; the rain has stopped for now but will probably return later in the day. It’s rained a lot since Saturday evening but it is a very welcome rain, refreshing after our recent hot, dry spell.

I am thinking...and praying for a young friend who is undergoing surgery this morning to remove another brain tumor. You can read his story here: Pray for Travis

I am thankful for...the good news I just received; a convicting message at church yesterday – yes, I said I am thankful for that : ) Sometimes we have sin that we don’t even consider to be sin until it is pointed out in a message where you least expect it. I am so thankful for a loving Savior who I can turn to in repentance and receive forgiveness for the ugliness in my life.

From the kitchen...the menu for the week:
Monday: Sub Sandwiches
Tuesday: Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Wednesday: BIG recipe of Spaghetti and homemade Meatballs (extras for the freezer)
Thursday: Blackened Flounder
Friday: Turkey Club Pizza
Saturday: Chicken & Dumplings (thanks for the inspiration from my sisters and a recipe from “Dingbats in the Kitchen”)
Sunday: Taco Salad

I am favorite – jeans : )

I am reading... The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace (for Book Day)

I am get lots of school planning done this afternoon

I am hearing...a favorite praise and worship CD

Around the house...lots of laundry waiting to be tackled. Plans to make homemade laundry soap using a recipe from BusyBusyMommy and At Home with the Hobbs

One of my favorite things...the opportunity to show hospitality. It seems like in the busy world we live in that we don’t take time to offer hospitality like in days past. One of hubby’s high school friends and his family came for a visit yesterday. They are headed to the northern U.S. (from TX) on vacation and called to see if it would be okay if they stopped here for a visit. Are you kidding?? You have to ask?? This is one of those friendships that they don’t talk to one another often but when they do, it’s just like they talked last week. We so enjoyed catching up on life since the last time we saw them, seeing how their boys are growing up, and enjoying a meal together. We pray they have a blessed and safe two weeks on the road. They have been hitting the road in their travel trailer for the past few years for two weeks at a time in hopes of showing their boys all 48 lower states before they are grown and leave home. How fun!!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...Lots of preparation for the coming school year. The plan is to begin school next Monday – yikes.

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

Thanks to Peggy for hosting "The Simple Woman's
Daybook" each week!