The Simple Woman's Daybook #3
Outside my window - the sun is shinning but I can see threatening clouds (we have been promised rain and a thunderstorm). A few birds are singing on this muggy hot day (the first heat for the season).
What am I thinking - about my mother-in-law who will not be with us for much longer and organsing an air ticket for DH asap.
What am I thankful for - the arrival of spring and watching the bloom in the garden take over and create a patchwork of colour and smells
What am I wearing - a cotton summer skirt in pale pinks, purples and black + a t-skirt, it is nice to be in summer clothes for a change!
I am going - nowhere today as it is late afternoon and I need to think about dinner and taking the washing off the line.
I am reading - I have just started Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America by Jeff Pollard - I have no views on it yet as I have only read the first chapter
I am hoping - that I can book this flight for DH in the next few hour and he can be on a plane tomorrow morning to see his mother and family. Prayers for my husband at this time would be most welcome as he finds this situation difficult - he is not a Christian, but his mother is.
From the kitchen - nothing is happening in the kitchen, I yet to decide what to have - as it is hot I think I will make a salad with steak - unless I change my mind!! It is only the 2 of us tonight, both boys are out.
Around the house - it is currently neat and tidy as I did it all this morning.
What can I hear - the house is quiet - just Ruby (cat) and me! Just heard a bird sing.
One of my favourite things - sitting in the garden day-dreaming.
A few plans for the rest of the week -thinking about Christmas presents as Christmas isn't that far away, not that I have many to buy - working late on Tuesday night (until 8pm), otherwise that is about it. Just the usual.
Verse for the day - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
My picture of the day - a couple of years ago I was digging up a garden bed that runs along the boundary fence. It was neglected and overrun by native plants. Once I removed everything I found a tiny rose - a single stick no more than 5 cms high. I dug up the rose and replanted it, and slowly over the last 2 years it has grown to around 30cms and finally this year it produced it's first flower and it was a beautiful pink bloom with a wonderful scent. After years of being hidden and forgotten, a little tender loving care can produce something of beauty.
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