Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Daybook : 4

Time for another The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window... it is raining. I'm glad we spent a good amount of time out in the yard yesterday!

I am thinking... that I can't believe almost a year has passed since my daughter was born. Wednesday is her first birthday! (Thanks for praying for her cough, by the way! Turns out it was all related to an ear infection!)

I am thankful.... . . for antibiotics when you really need them!

In the kitchen... there are a lot of bananas which have been being turned into banana chips, banana bread and morning smoothies.

I am wearing... slacks and a short sleeved shirt. It really ought to be a long sleeved shirt.

I am creating... blog posts.

I am going... to put together a one year old birthday celebration.

I am wondering... when we'll see sunshine next.

I am reading... a really, truly FABULOUS book on Proverbs. Proverbs: Wisdom that Works is from Crossway's Preaching the Word series. This book should not in any way intimidate a single soul by its appearance. It's hard hitting, truthful and very motivating in a convicting sort of way. (Highly recommended.)

I finished The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. I linked that to my review/giveaway!

I am hoping... to have a peaceful day at home.

I am looking forward to... a BIRTHDAY!

I am learning... how valuable real relationships are.

Around the house... books are being read, boys are playing and a baby is turning into a little girl.

I am pondering... whether or not I want to make a loaf of bread or hamburger buns today.

A favorite quote for today...

Jesus and His wisdom are dangerous like fire. It is our own folly that is dangerous like poison. That is why Wisdom says here in [Proverbs 1:22] - we hear the urgency in her tone of voice - "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?" We do not have to tell ourselves "I hate wisdom" to miss out on it. We only have to be okay with the way we are. ~ from Proverbs: Wisdom that Works, by John C. Ortland Jr.

One of my favorite things... spending time as a family. Last night we hung out in the kid's room and built Legos, encouraged baby girl to walk (or, just watched her do it, really), read books and just generally relaxed with one another.

A few plans for the rest of the week: birthday parties, fellowship with friends (I hope), errand running, baking and cooking and restocking the pantry, learning more about gardening and a lot of resting at home.

A peek into my day... all I can tell you is that it involves three small children. What that will involve is anyone's guess at the moment.

Here is a flower that peeked up from the ground in our yard this last week. Anyone out there know what it is? I have no idea. But it's pretty!


  1. I believe that's a wild crocus. :)

  2. Wow, I can't believe it has been a year since your daughter was born! Hope you all have a great time celebrating!

    We spent many an hour on the floor playing Legos when my guys were younger.

    I didn't comment on the giveaway post on your other blog because I've only read the first book and would rather wait to read this one til I've read the others, and if/when I read them I'll be getting them from the library. So I wanted to leave the giveaway to those who might want it now or who might own the series. I have to tell you about a funny Benedictian moment though. You saw from a video on my blog a couple of weeks ago that our assistant pastor is paralyzed and uses a motorized wheelchair. At our church there is a ramp that goes along one side of the building and up onto the platform. Usually he comes up during the last stanza of the first song we sing, then he opens in prayer and makes the announcements. Last night we had a stand-in song leader because the regular one was out of town, and he only did two stanzas of the song. When Pastor Bobby realized that, he zoomed up the ramp faster than I have ever seen him go, and it reminded me so much of Ledroptha Curtain! And the worst part was that I didn't have anyone to share the moment with! None of the rest of my family has read the book and I don't know who else at church might have. But then that's probably a good thing as the ONLY way he reminded my of Mr. Curtain was the zooming wheelchair -- he might not have appreciated being compared to the bad guy. :-)

  3. Yay for birthday fun! I think Little Miss was already born by the time I shared...

    I loved Barbara's comment about her pastor. Often, we do want to share an "insight" with a friend...

    By the way, your his and her copies crack me up!! I finally shared my wish with my husband to ditch the dining room and turn it into a library. He said maybe if we finish the basement...

  4. Oh my goodness, a year already? Where did that time go? Happy, happy birthday to your special girl!

    Banana anything is yummy!

    Did I tell you we had snow on the weekend?

  5. It's most definitely a crocus. Happy birthday to Bookworm 3!
    I vote that you should make a loaf of bread...if we are allowed to vote. :-)

  6. Looks like a crocus to me. Have a great week!

  7. We have crocuses like that too. I love them... mainly because they are the first flowers I see and also because I did nothing to bring them here and they come up every year! Unlike all the bulbs I planted the first year we were here which have ceased to even come up after 3 years... Boo!