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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  1. hot one here again today, too! Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law; praying for your husband about that.
    What an amazing story about your rose - and isn't it so pretty?! :) Dolly loves it too :)

  2. Prayers with you and your family during this time with your mother-in-law. I woke this morning praying for mine...she is 95 and starting to slow down. She will be with us this Thanksgiving, but it may be our last with her. It is hard to think that she won't be with us, but I am also so grateful for her long life.
    Prayers for your husband during this time. May his time with his mother be precious!

  3. Aww how beautiful! I'll pray for you and your husband.



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