Monday, October 26, 2009

For Today

FOR TODAY...October 26th
Outside my window... I see a day that is full of promise!
I am thinking... What a busy week this will be. We will fly to Mexico early tomorrow morning and return on Monday.
I am thankful for... My wonderful son, his wife and their two children we will be visiting.
I am wearing... Ooops! Still in my gown.
I am remembering... What a wonderful and special time I had with my aunt, my brothers and their families.
I am going... I need to get packed and shop for last minute items for the grandchildren's Halloween party I am giving for them and their friends in Mexico.
I am reading...I will take my At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon with me to Mexico. Her writing just sets my world straight and declutters my soul.
I am hoping... I will be able to be a good mother, mother-in-law and "abuela" while I am in Mexico.
On my mind... I am feeling so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and family!
From the learning rooms... The various blogs I visit show me what people (like me?) are able to accomplish. It gives me confidence that with some practice, I too can have a home that I will be happy and comfortable with.
Noticing that... I need to tend to my family more.
Pondering these words... 'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... ‘The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

From the kitchen... Not much as we will be out of town this week.
Around the house... I need to call the man who will put in our granite countertops and backsplash. I still have to pick out a sink and backsplash TODAY!
One of my favorite things... A good visit with a friend.
From my picture journal...

Sweet Carmen - my granddaughter in Mexico

To read other Daybook entries, go to the following link. http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Nancy said...

One of my favorite things is to have a good visit with you and I feel like I just had one, a quick one, one day soon it'll be a long one and in person! Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts today. Love the picture of little Carmen, she is just precious! Enjoy your Abuela time in Mexico. Safe travels.
Love,
Nancy

Lisa said...

Your grandaughter is beautiful. Such a nice photo
Lisa

Jerralea said...

I enjoyed reading your daybook - it was very thought-provoking. I like the quote you shared: "'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'"

Sweet photo of your granddaughter!

A Gracious Home said...

I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family. I can tell family is very important to you. Your granddaughter is beautiful. God bless, Doylene