A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR Thursday August 21, 2008
Outside My Window… sun, rain, sun, rain, wind… and lots of busy chickadees
I am thinking… of putting the children to bed so I can indulge in a bath… and THEN doing the dishes… and THEN steam cleaning the carpet… and wondering if I will actually have enough energy to carry out that plan.
I am thankful for… the friends that we shared our meal with tonight, that I have a chance to return the favor… of so many many favors that have been done for me.  Countless times watching the kids last minute.
From the kitchen… the lingering smell of home made pizza… bringing to memory this afternoon’s chaos with 5 overly helpful children and one screaming child at my ankles… And coffee… hmmm… should I?
I am wearing… light blue cords, orange hippy shirt I got in Australia 10 years ago.  (WOW – that has lasted!) and bare feet.
I am creating… gourmet pizza… olive oil and crushed garlic, shredded basil, kalamata olives, marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, feta, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.  And I am creating some order… does that count under creating?
I am going… the park tomorrow.  There is no play ground anymore… just lots of big rocks for the kids to climb.  Even better.
I am reading… Numbers, Heartfelt Discipline, The Shack
I am hoping… for time, energy and motivation to finish all the projects, organizing, and winterizing needed before our trip to Australia.
I am hearing… children play.  more specifically BOYS play.  Action, action, action.  In my head I’m hearing some Misty Edwards (I.H.O.P)
Around the house… CHAOS… but underneath, emerging order.  REALLY!  Sometimes you have to let all the maintenance go so you can get some big projects done.
One of my favorite things… open mouthed kisses from Shand.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: planning the worship gathering.  fun celebration at the Library park, Dunamis meeting, yard work (winterizing!)
Here are some picture thoughts I am sharing… thinking of the summer camping trips.  four wheeling, fishing, hiking, fires and s’mores, shooting, rivers and rocks… good times by all.

warming the feet by the fire… it felt more like Fall!

walking the woods with Grandma

About reneegrace

A place to record my journey of creating a life of balance. First as God's child and bride, "wifing", mothering, homeschooling, leading worship, neighboring, mentoring, teaching piano, and the myriad of other things that clamor for my time and energy. And a place to put pictures to show my family whom I miss incredibly, and who live so very far away from us here in Alaska!! View all posts by reneegrace

5 responses to “A Simple Woman’s Daybook

  • Valerie

    Hey Renee!

    I tried to email you a couple of times but they bounced back. Wanted to give you my contact details as we are off to Cambodia tomorrow and you may be on your way before we return? Are you emailable?

    email me at vallylg@gmail.com We are taking a laptop with us.


  • Emily

    oooh. I want your book review on the Shack. And what a great picture of you and your babygirl.

  • Lydia

    Those are great pictures, Renee. They’re all good, but I especially like the one of you with Shand and the one of Keenan learning to shoot. Wow–you sounds really busy. It’s funny, but everyone I know around here seems to be burrowing in early. It wasn’t hard at all for me to start up home school–it FELT like fall–the last few mornings have definitely had the smell of fall in the air.

  • javamamma

    I love these posts. I need to click that ‘simple woman’ button and check it out.

    Love all the photos. ‘The girls’ one is my fav. 🙂 Your baby is growing up!

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