Monday, August 31, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook for August 31, 2015

For Today... Monday August 31, 2015

Outside my window....is that royal blue sky that indicates that it's morning but the sun hasn't quite risen, yet. 

I am thinking... about Adam and Jesus. Adam was made to have dominion, Jesus has it. Adam was sent out - his face was turned away from God, Jesus was abandoned - God's face was turned away. Adam was clothed, Jesus was stripped.  Adam was cursed, Jesus bore the curse.  Stuff like that.

I am thankful... for excellent teaching at our church which starts me off on such rabbit trails. The love our pastors and officers have for us, opportunities for fellowship and communication abound.  

I am wearing... Buckeye shirt! It's football week!

I am creating... a 31 days series coming in October ... here's a sneak peek:


I am going... to R-girl's first soccer practice. Her's was the first coach we heard from but will be the last team which practices and we meet.  Games start September 12.

I am wondering... how Buck will get along with Sandy.  We met a new dog on Saturday who will probably come home with us today or tomorrow depending how his surgery goes today. 

I am reading... Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie. I read just a little at N-boy's soccer practice on Saturday and it was enough to make me think about our days and the tension between reality and expectations.  How that tension keeps us from truly resting in Christ's accomplished work and providential care.

I am hoping... to read some more of it this week, but I'm savoring, not rushing, through this book.

I am learning... if you clean every week, it's easier to clean. If you plan every week, it's easier to plan. If you rightly order your days, you can rest in God's faithfulness when your ordering isn't accomplished.

In my kitchen... I made crockpot lasagna and pasta salad for the church luncheon yesterday.  There's pasta salad left, but every drop of lasagna was eaten. I win!

In my garden... we have some green tomatoes on our completely neglected plants.  We'll see how that shakes out!

In the homeschool... I'm praying for another solid week like the last two.

A favorite quote for today...
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalm 103:1-5 ESV)

A peek into one of my days... this is Buck, I think he'll be coming home with us! He's a Plott Hound.  



One of my favorite things... church luncheons, so much good food! Too many choices!

From the board room... To go with my 31 Days series, I've started collecting pins for Surviving Sports Seasons Sanely ... particularly meals I want to try.
               Follow ladydusk's board surviving sports seasons sanely on Pinterest.    

Post Script... Heidi Scovel, at Mt. Hope Chronicles, is exploring language as she prepares to teach CC Essentials this year (Check out her series Language Love, Cosmos and  Logos). While I don't want to do CC, I do want to take Heidi's class.  This seems to be the next best thing. Her post, 5 Common Topics Go To The Beach shows us how valuable a tool the 5 common topics are.  Excellent stuff. Read everything ... her booklists are amazing.

Linking up with The Simple Woman.

17 comments:

  1. What a sweet dog! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Jodi. Buck seems like he'll fit pretty well!

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  2. How exciting to have a new dog! How old is he? I've thought of Jason a lot since you lost your other two. :( So hard!

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    1. We still have Sandy, at least. She's getting old though ... We guess 10-11. But Buck is around 2. He's at the county shelter, so was dropped off without much information.

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  3. I am debating about writing for the 31 days challenge...Your topic will be fun! Have a great week

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    1. Do it! It'll be fun! I'll tell you a secret ... I've already drafted around half of it. They'll need some fine tuning, but I'm hoping to have everything scheduled before 10/1 in blogger.

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  4. Buck is gorgeous! You know, I haven't made lasagna in the crockpot in a while - I think I'll just have to put it on next week's menu, lol... great verse! I've been a Christian my whole life, and it still amazes me that the Creator of the Universe wants to do all that for ME!
    Hope you have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks! We're enjoying him as he came home this afternoon. A good pup so far. One of the beautiful things about SWD is being reminded of good food I can make :)

      It is astounding, isn't it. You too!

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    1. Classical Conversations. Homeschool classical coop program.

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    2. I was pretty sure it wasn't Common Core but you never know.

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    3. Ah, yes. I never really consider Common Core, it is so outside anything I need (or want) to know about.

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  6. Beautiful dog! We are starting to talk about getting a new dog. Its been a month since we lost ours and we miss him dearly.

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    1. Thanks. We had a pup die from lymphoma a year ago, so we took it slow. He seems to be a great dog so far.

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  7. Thank you for the kind words, Dawn!!

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    1. You're very welcome! They're well deserved :)

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  8. It sounds as if you have a busy life. Your new dog looks like our old black lab cross, he is long gone now. I hope you have lots of good times with him.

    Diana

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