Monday, September 8, 2008

Simple Woman Day Book

For Today...

Outside my Window... birds are singing joyfully at the feeder.

I am thinking... it sure looks like autumn is on its way.

From the learning room...It looks like Mexico here. We are studying Mexico for the next 2-3 weeks. The girls and I are starting their "woman class" this afternoon, it is a lot like home ec. But much more, we are creating a hope chest for each of them. My husband and my son are doing "man class" also, instead of a hope chest they are making a tool box. The children are so excited about this.

I am thankful for... God's daily guidance for our lives.

From the kitchen... fresh homemade brownies. A roast slow cooking in the cast iron pan in the oven.

I am wearing... sweatpants and a sweatshirt. I was so happy to get these out of storage for the cooler weather.

I am reading... Proverbs, Honoring God through our Traditions by Noel Piper, Time will tell by Robin Jones Gunn (I have not started this one yet but will this week)

I am praying... that my Husband has a better week of classes. Satan did everything in his power last week to trip up my Husband. His books were delayed from the college, our computer just stopped working for no reason and is fine now, kids have been acting up, ect ect. But even through all this and a lot of prayer Matt finished his 700 word essay with 5 hours to spare!!

I am hearing... the children cleaning their rooms....I hope they are anyway.

Around the house... I will finish the dusting today and vacuum.

One of my favorite things... autumn scented candles.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... school, library, Church, picnic(s) Saturday, we have our homeschool group picnic and our Sunday School picnic both on Saturday.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... Hot Pepper Jelly. I love the color of it.

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AllyJo said...

I like pepper jelly, cream cheese and crackers.

Heart 4 My Home said...

I enjoyed reading your Daybook. I have never had hot pepper jelly but have seen it many times. Maybe I will venture and try it one day.

I am in agreement with you over your husband's week. The enemy is such a crafty imp that we need to stop him in his tracks. Thank You Father that because of You we always have victory! Praise God!


Sandra said...

Enjoyed reading your daybook Jen :)

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Chez Nous said...

Buenos diás! I hope you have a great study on Mexico. Are your daughters old enough/young enough for the American Girl stories? We really enjoyed reading the Josefina series.

Have a wonderful week.

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Thia said...

Great idea, the classes like home ec; I am going to remember it!

A happy heart at home said...

Mmmm - homemade brownies! Your husband did great getting his paper done. RYC: I use the Old El Paso tortilla bake box mix. It's really easy and good, too.