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.