Monday, February 27, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook - Monday February 27, 2012

For Today

Outside my window . . . it was nice outside today. Right now it's dark and 46 degrees.

I am thinking . . . that I'm so excited to have earned $50 in Amazon giftcards through Swagbucks and Superpoints. I just put in an order at Amazon for seeds for the garden and a few craft supplies for the kids.

I am thankful . . . for Jesus.

In the kitchen . . . Austin and Amanda did most of the cooking today.

I am wearing . . . peach colored shirt, tan pants, white socks.

I am creating . . . garden plans.

I am going . . . I took Michael to his physical therapy appointment today. He loves therapy and his therapist and she seems to enjoy him as well. I shared with her how he's been complaining about his right foot hurting and walking strangely on it at times and she said she'd noticed to that something seems wrong there. At this point we're just going to keep watching it until all the tests are back and then see where we should go from there.

I am reading . . . I enjoyed this post today from The Gypsy Mama on finding social media balance.

I am hoping . . . that I don't catch this stomach bug that several of the kids have had recently. One child was sick Friday and then I had to pick Lauren up early from preschool today because she wasn't feeling good. I just don't have time to be sick.

I am looking forward to . . . a quiet day tomorrow.

Around the house . . . Doug, CJ, Michael, and Madeline are sleeping, Austin and Mykalin are playing board games, and Amanda is watching funny videos on Youtube (and laughing hysterically.)

I am pondering . . . the difference between being present and truly being available. So often I am here with my family but my mind is all over the place. I've really been working on truly being available to listen, talk, and often laugh with those around me.

A favorite quote for today . . . The church is the great lost and found department. ~ Robert Short

A peek into my day . . . Michael and Amanda enjoying a lighthearted brother/sister moment.

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure why, but your post has brought tears to my eyes today. Thank you.
    I don't want you to think they are tears of pity for you, they aren't. I think you have a wonderful family. How awesome for you to have children who take the initiative and cook for you. You have children who love each other and the difference in age doesn't stop them from having some good hearted fun.
    Your "pondering" brought tears to my eyes because I have come to realize the same thing lately. Being present is not the same as being available. Being present means you are there just in case your kids need you. But being available means other tasks are there just in case my kids don't need me.

    I really can't wait to meet you. :-) Oh, and I do pray you get the answers you need for Michael.