For Today…June 8, 2009
Outside my Window…It’s 11pm, so I could just say it’s dark outside. For you, however, dear Reader, I got up out of my comfy chair, and stepped outside so I could more accurately describe what it’s like ‘outside my window’ just now. The first thing I noticed was the slightly damp air that smelled like…going camping! Summer must be almost here!
I am thinking…that it is totally God’s mercy to me that I’m ever sorry, truly sorry, for the things that I have done wrong, and that I have asked people and the Lord for forgiveness for those things. It’s not that I’m such a much, in and of myself.
I’m also thinking that the Lord tells me to always correct others with gentleness, including those who are hardened in their sins and probably never, ever will be sorry for what they have done. God will make all things right. I can, by His grace, simply LET GO OF IT! 2 Timothy 2:24.
From the learning rooms…Tomorrow is the BIG DAY for some eighth grade students with whom I work; they will be presenting their Breakout projects to a panel of teachers and parents for evaluation. Passing on to ninth grade is conditional on successful completion of this project.
I am thankful for…a lighter, more cheerful heart. I was saddened by the long-standing impenitence of someone with whom I was talking a few days ago. I will continue to pray for that person, and seek to stand firmly for what is right, without being rude or bitter. That is not what God calls us to do.
From the kitchen…This was an uber busy day. Once again we enjoyed BBQ hamburgers, with all the fixin’s for dinner. Daughter Rebecca whipped up some decadent brownies, which we served with mint chip ice cream.
I am wearing…day time clothes when I should be in pajamas. I’ll be seeing cross-eyed soon.
I am reading…I just finished reading a book I loved, Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt. I became so fond of the hero who doesn’t want to be a hero, Hercules Feltwright. Another well-known book by this author is Tuck Everlasting. Hercules reminds me of someone I love very much in real life, who would be very embarrassed if I were to name him. However, if all the male members of my family read this book, they will know if they are the one. It will be that evident.
I am hoping…to go to bed in a very few minutes!
I am creating…this blog post.
I am hearing…our old doggie licking her paw. She’s a bit obsessive-compulsive about it.
Around the house…it is oh-so-quiet.
One of my favorite things…is watching a favorite old movie with my daughters. Tonight Rebecca, Lydia and I watched “While You Were Sleeping” with Sandra Bullock. She is such a sweetie. We had a good time.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…I’m looking forward to an honors celebration for our second son at Western Washington University this Friday afternoon. He is this year’s graduate of distinction for the Computer Science Department. Congrats, Dearie!
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…
Sweet granddaughter Carly recently turned one year old. Isn’t she the cutest little birdie you ever did see? That’s me, her Grammamomma, feeding her some of her birthday ice cream cake.
Are you content to linger on the simple things of life…then join me in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those of us who are focusing on simplicity…the beauty of the everyday moments around us. That is my vision for this idea!