Monday, March 23, 2009

Week's Beginning

FOR TODAY March 23, 2009...
Outside my window...Cloudy skies - tiny breeze. I think were having a typical grey Pacific Northwest drizzly day

I am thinking...about what it looks like to be the wife and mother God wants me to be - not what the world expects it to look like or even what the church expects it to be - but what God wants

I am thankful for..The really fun day we had on Saturday!! Such a great time we had!!!

From the learning rooms...Starting our new units on Eyes and Ears and American Folklore

From the kitchen...We just finished buttermilk pancakes for breakfast - I'm finishing my menu for the week next.

Verse for today...Philippians 2: 5-7 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant (the part I'm working on)

I am creating...a birthday gift and my wrap - I went into a very fancy yarn shop this weekend - I almost had to ask for a tissue to wipe the drool off my face :0) It did inspire me to find more creating minutes in my day!!

I am going...Grocery shopping sometime today - not terribly excited to go - hopefully it will seem more fun later ;0)

I am reading...Philippians and Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann Ross - silly book

I am hoping...Esther's tooth comes through soon. It's just hanging around just making her fussy at night. I can feel how swollen her gums are - poor thing!!

I am hearing...Ruthie tidying the kitchen - the others getting out some coloring things

Around the house...Tidying up - a bit more cleaning up in my bedroom - a good floor sweeping and maybe if there's time a mopping

One of my favorite things...Long rides that start out early in the morning

A few plans for the rest of the week: A potluck Boy Scout Court of Honor on Thursday evening - I think Daniel has achieved a new rank - if he did, I get a new pin to add to my collection :0) For sure he's earned some new merit badges (sewing for me!!) He's working so hard to get Eagle!!

Here is a picture I'm sharing: another picture of the snow geese we saw on Saturday - the farm was so pretty and that distant line of white in front of it were hundreds more geese!!! I wish my camera could have captured the rugged Olympic Mountains that were behind all that - they were just gorgeous!!!
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trickysticks said...

OH, I am so glad you got to go into a yarn store. I find it hard not to walk out with something new to create. I finished the first hand towel, now on to #2.:)

Jerralea said...

I'm studying servanthood, too. It's certainly not in my nature! But I do yearn to be Christlike so I must work on being more a servant and less concerned with me.

Love your picture thought!

Jerralea said...

Thanks for coming by and commenting on my blog. Thanks for the reminder of Susanna Wesley and her apron. I've often wondered how that helped her to have quiet time. My kids would have been rolling in the floor at me doing something like that...

Cinnamon said...

I love getting to peek into your day/weeks with your posts~ Poor Esther~ Granton hasn't gotten anything yet. I've never had a baby who reached 8 months without a tooth. I guess there's a first for everything :-)
Have a blessed week~ Cinnamon

Wendy said...

I loved your thought for the day about what kind of woman we should be striving to be, especially about "not even what the church wants me to be." Wise words!