After a chimney fire in the wee hours last night, I am very glad that dh is on his way home! They should arrive midafternoon tomorrow. Prayers for their safety while driving~
Debbie at My_Pondering_Place gave me the idea to have several things to focus on each day. I have a tendency to get hooked on one thing and lose track of everything else, and I’m hoping that if I have a very general list, then I can make sure I get at least something done in each category.
Time with Abba This is an area I’ve been struggling with lately. I’ve been going through a dry spell, getting little out of my quiet time, and half the time skipping it, and today when I opened e-sword, this is what was staring me in the face:
Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai… And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. Exo 34:4-5
Um, I think maybe I’m getting some vibes that God likes us to rise early in the morning to deliberately spend time with Him. Ouch. There is no doubt that I am arising from my bed of slumber at the last possible minute.
Food I have some piecrusts ready to roll out. I am making dh’s favorite pie and I plan to have it with homemade ice cream tomorrow night. It is going to be SO good to have him home again!
Clothes I actually did the laundry today. I planned to the past two days, but forgot. Now if only it was all put away…
Home We are getting guests Saturday night, so this is a priority. I cleaned off this desk, which makes an amazing difference. It looks so…BARE! Now if we could just get to the school table and the sewing table.
Physical appearance I’m reading a book that recommended spending an hour a day on physical appearance, and that really threw me for a loop! I occasionally spend as much as half an hour, but that would be rare. Considering it, I decided that it probably wouldn’t’t hurt me to spend a little more time on exercising, lotioning, and such, even though they’re really boring. I washed my face, got dressed, and combed my hair this morning–took me no more than ten minutes. Maybe tonight I can get motivated enough to put lotion on my hands and feet so that they won’t snag on everything. Exercise? Mmmm Maybe tomorrow.
Children We’re reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln in school, and I learned today what happened to the Whig party. I had always wondered why a strong political party would just suddenly disappear, and it seems that they had a major division over slavery. The Republican Party was formed as an anti-slavery presence, and Lincoln, though sticking with the Whigs for awhile, eventually switched to the Republicans. Another book we’re reading is Shades of Gray. Great story so far about the conflicts between a Virginia family who had very different views of the war.
Reading A friend loaned me a really beautiful book called Noah’s Ark, which we’ve been browsing. It has the most incredibly beautiful drawings of all kinds of animals, and lots of notes and interesting facts about the animals, about his drawing, about the ark. One of the coolest books ever.
And since I had a very late and restless night last night, I am really going to TRY to go to bed very soon.