Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday Daybook : 3
Time for another The Simple Woman's Daybook. Really, I will start posting things other than the Daybook. I am hoping that this will be the week where we start to settle back in to normal routine. (*fingers crossed*)
Outside my window... SUNSHINE (and green trees.)
I am thinking... that I have a fresh new week with no major plans in which to continue to settle back into home and re-establish a working routine.
I am thankful... for a wonderful, fabulous time with my friend last week. She's my best friend from law school and lives on the opposite side of the country. She came with her daughter and blessed us tremendously with her company.
In the kitchen... there are new appliances and an oven that is officially useable! (We ran the clean cycle this weekend to make sure it cleaned and didn't smell like smoke. Ta da! We can bake again!)
I am wearing... a shirt and slacks. (Note the difference from my usual attire. This is due, in part, to the fact that I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight and didn't want to be wearing pajamas all day. I also did some laundry this past weekend.)
I am creating... THINGS IN THE KITCHEN! (It makes me happy to be able to cook and bake for my family again. In my own kitchen.)
I am going... to unpack a few more boxes today.
I am wondering... about my daughter's persistent cough. (If you would, I'd appreciate prayers for it.) She had a cold a few months ago and has this lingering cough. Yes, I've taken her to the doctor. He didn't hear anything in her lungs or find any cause for concern. He said that sometimes it takes longer for the windpipe to heal an so there can be a cough that lingers. Still, I find this a bit concerning.
I am reading...The Wilder Life. I'm halfway through it. I just finished reading Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected (linked to my thoughts) and found that . . . intriguing.
I am hoping... for an unsurprising week.
I am looking forward to... watching another episode of Once Upon a Time with my husband. Fascinating show! (Great story telling.)
I am learning... that I need to take greater pains to exhale every once in awhile. Apparently there is a muscle in your neck which contracts and strains and causes you to feel like you have a growing, painful lump in your neck, when you are under some amount of stress. A week of stress and worry over the lump was revealed to be "nests of worry" by the doctor on Friday afternoon. I wouldn't mind a calm, predictable week to just settle down a bit.
Around the house... there is a great deal of Lego construction going on and quite a bit of playing outdoors. We have had some GORGEOUS *spring!* weather this past weekend and have enjoyed opening doors and windows and spending time outside.
I am pondering... the dangers of setting low expectations for ourselves and our children. Also, the possibility of getting back onto Facebook for long-distance relationships only. I like not having Facebook for locals because Facebook interferes with good conversation. But it is awfully handy and useful for staying in touch with people who live far away. Thinking through these things.
A favorite quote for today...
"God designed our boys to fight, but to fight for right. To stand up for truth. To stand alone for Christ. To battle in the spiritual realm with prayer. The ideal is to be warriors for Christ."
- From Combat, a blog post by Melanie Young.
One of my favorite things...my baby girl's maniacal laugh.
A few plans for the rest of the week: mostly we plan to spend time catching up with people we haven't had a chance to talk with in awhile. That pretty much sums up the week!
A peek into my day...one or two errands, some "busy work" around the house and dinner out! If that beautiful sun keeps on shining, then we'll likely get outside for a bit as well!