Daybook: November 15

by sarahmfry, November 15, 2010
::Outside My Window::
Grey skys, Naked trees.  Cold wind.  Winter-bare gazebo.  Dogs curled together.  Makes home feel so cozy. But also makes it more of a discipline to go out to feed said dogs.
::I am Listening to::
David Nevue

::I am Thankful For::
So many things.  Lately?  Especially the deep, quiet Rock of Peace.

::I am Pondering::
David being gone to Atlanta for ETS all week.  So glad he decided to go.  And so sad he'll be gone. 

:: Some of what I've been reading::
It's been a busy season with not a lot of reading.  But. I started two new books recently: 
Have a New Kid by Friday (A good dose of Lehman's no-nonsense, practical parenting. Go be the parent!) 
And No Easy Road. by Dick Eastman

::From the Kitchen::
It seems the most exciting thing I've made lately is homemade dogfood in the crockpot.  Weight watchers reigneth in this kitchen, I'm afraid.  Guess I have made a lot of homeade bread lately.  That's yummy. And I got two new awesome weight watchers cookbooks on sale. 

::I am Thinking::
That it's about time to get that Christmas tree up and get out the Thanksgiving stuff.

::I am Creating::
In the middle of some brave re-decorating in the kitchen.
::On my iTunes/ iPod::
Just imported FamilyLife's Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember from cd into iTunes.

:: Towards raising hungry learners::
Been talking some theology with them.  It is mind-boggling how much of our theology we get as very, very young children.....from children's stories, sermon illustrations, kid songs, teachers....  Theology is EVERYWHERE.  David and I both have extremely keen interests in the theology our kids are ingesting. 

::Towards Rhythm and Beauty::
So very glad to have an entirely normal week ahead of me.   Minus one husband, of course.  I'm hoping to move some serious mountains. (Or at least keep any new ones from developing.)  I love having a fresh, new weekly schedule printed out and laying on my calendar.  I really love Mondays!!!! A whole week, fresh and new with a schedule and goals and blocks of time.

::To Live the Life ::
Just beginning this from Beth Moore: 

::I am Hoping and Praying::
For God's healing salve in the lives of  those we love.

:: In the Garden::
....Almost Winterized!  I'm anxious to get the gazebo decorated for winter with lights & garland.

::Around the House::
More projects than I can possibly accomplish: 
Cull the boy toys.  It's gonna be Christmas for Goodwill!
Complete my Once Upon a Child and Consignment baskets and drop off in Lafayette tomorrow.
Start.....the basement....?  Not sure I'm that brave.
Winterize the windows.
::Some of My Favorite Things::
Watching the baby drive trucks on the floor.
Going shopping for clothes and actually liking it!
Sitting on the couch by the fireplace watching the kids while they dance to Christmas music and do cartwheels.

::The Kids this week::
We've got some barking croup-like coughs going on.  Not sure what that's about.
Kayla - dancing around an asthma attack. ('Tis the season....) And I just found out this morning that the girls are into jump-roping at school. 
Caiden - He's generally so loving and compliant, it scares me when he chooses wrongly.  But he has a quick and tender spirit.  Keep busy with Him, Lord!
Corin - my normally jolly, contented, laughing baby is still acting like a hormonal woman with gastro worries.  I think a trip to Rosalind (natural health practitioner)  is in order. AND...I think it's time to let him "scream it out" at night.  I know better than to start this process before I'm ready.  I think I'm ready now.  Maybe. Lord, give me strength!
Karissa - Drama Girl is delightful these days.  And those  We call her "FunkyChick"

::A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week::
Keep things peaceful and productive with David gone. Projects, projects!

:: Love this Quote! ::
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.   ~ C. S. Lewis

:: A Picture::

A very happy addition to our home:  The fireplace from Grandma's estate.  It is the one we used to sleep by. Happy memories.  Now it is a happy-memory spot for our family in Indiana.  Mom and Dad brought it in their van to Cincinnati after the Estate Sale, then Travis played Santa again and delivered it to our door.  The kids and I all worked together to put it together while David was at a competition in Michigan this Saturday.  Happy days.


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