This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Friday, April 24, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday--April 24

1. Always late to the party, this is my first time joining 7 Quick Takes. It sounds like a good wrap up for the week. For someone not familiar with 7 Quick Takes--Jen at Conversion Diary hosts it every Friday. It is simply seven small random pieces to share. Not necessary to have anything to connect them. I'm pretty random. It fits well.

Jen's blog is one of my favorite reads. She talks about her journey as an atheist to finding God and her life since her conversion. Go. Read it. It is better than anything you find here.

But I'll still be here blogging if you want to come back.

2. My husband is on the road. On his birthday. I woke the boys up early to call him. He told them he loved them and go back to sleep. They had no problem with that. Thankfully this is a short trip and he will be home soon. Don't like the travel, but really am grateful for the job.

3. Four weeks left of school and ballet. I am so thrilled. This is the first year that we will take a large break from schooling. We've always done year round school. But the boys are doing summer intensives for 4 weeks for Boo and 5 weeks for Roo and at six to seven hours a day of that I could not add school. We are taking a two week break before. I think Mommy needs it as much as they do.

4. Trying out Twitter and Facebook. Anyone want to be my friend??? Actually, I've been pleased to find several of my friends from my hometown there.

I'm trying to figure it all out. It is different than blogging and different than forums. Facebook is a little easier for me to "get." Twitter is aptly named and it just seems very random. It's been easier than blogging lately though--don't know why for sure.

5. I turned on the AIRCONDITIONER today! What is up with that? It looks like next week will be cooler. We have limited windows and get no cross-breeze. I am going to open the windows tonight. I love fresh air.

6. Has anyone else ever groaned and complained about helping someone, only to find themselves being blessed more in the bargain? Lots of that around here. I am really getting a big dose of humility.

7. Researching thyroid and diabetes does anyone have any good tips/links/books they can share. My cake is iced with peri-menopause, so you could toss in a prayer or two for my family.

Hosted by Jen at Conversion Diary
lots of other participants to check out!

Friday Fill-Ins

Getting back to this too!

1. Apparently there's some sort of parenting manual, but I haven't found it.

2. I love a sunny day.

3. 2009 is on fast-forward so far.

4. More yarn!!--that was it.

5. For too long I've been unhealthy.

6. I am not obsessed with knitting; I am not!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spaghetti and meatballs, tomorrow my plans include knittingand Sunday, I want to knit some more!

Friday Fill-Ins is found here

Monday, April 20, 2009

Daybook...April 20, 2009

I just found this--unpublished. So humor me for tossing it out there.
Late is speeding up and I am not keeping up.

FOR TODAY ...April 20, 2009...
Outside my window...Bright, cook and windy. I can smell the recently mowed grass.

I am thinking...How nice a cup of tea would be.

I am thankful for...getting caught up on our school records. Only five more weeks left! We are taking a large break after that.

From the learning rooms...One is doing math, one is playing the piano.

From the kitchen...cookies done for Roo's class to take to the nursing home tonight. Cookies for Boo to share with his class. Last class of the school year at church.

I am wearing...baggy tan capris and a messy black t-shirt.

I am creating...continuing to practice knitting. Working on some new cards.

I am be heading out soon. Ballet for Boo, costume fitting for Roo, PSR for both boys afterwards.

I am reading...Classical Music for Dummies. It is helping me keep up with the boys.

I am hoping...for a better night's sleep tonight.

I am hearing...Roo tell me me a story. He says his hands are tired and needs a piano break.

Around the house...Trying to declutter. Thought that might help before painting.

One of my favorite things...warmer days!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:Catching up with blogging. I've not been doing as well as I thought I would after my break.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook to find more daybookers.