Sunday, October 18, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook 10/19/09

FOR TODAY10/19/09

Outside my window... The sun is just starting to rise and the pink glow is shining through the trees. It is so calm and peaceful and the reflection of the trees and light in the pond is beautiful!

I am thinking...about my weaknesses. All my life, I have been ashamed of my weaknesses (and there are many). I try constantly to minimize them...or maybe the appearance of having them. I am not really naturally organized or talented in many areas. But I strive so hard to have a perfect house and perfect kids and give the appearance of having it all together. Why? So people will see me and not see my weaknesses. And is in my weakness that God is glorified. It is in my weakness, that God is able to show His strength. I really want to become content in my weakness and allow any success I have be totally and completely to glorify Him and not me.

I am thankful for...a great weekend, a special family/friend for Baseball Boy, and the salvation of my Princess.

From the learning rooms...I am going to TRY to be "laid back" this week and take a break from all except Bible and tutorial work. I want to get my house cleaned up and organized and really try to get the workbox system ready to implement and try to begin training my children in some new rules, work policies. We MUST make a change if we are going to survive this year.

From the kitchen...kind of up in the air. The cupboards are very, very bare. The checkbook is very, very empty. Maybe breakfast food and playing clean the cupboards until payday.

I am wearing... my pajamas, I know, shameful. Part of my organization week is to try to settle things and organize things so I can get back to exercise and showering before 9 p.m.

I am creating...hopefully some home organization...something that definitely does not come naturally to me!

I am going... hopefully nowhere today although by week's end I should have a big to do list including the post office and Goodwill. Today, I will once again be meeting the plumber because neither our brand new water heater nor our upstairs heating units are working properly and under our house is submerged in water again...UGH!

I am reading...The Bible, I know you are getting tired of that answer, but it is all I have time for these days!

I am make things run more smoothly around here and be happy with good enough.

I am hearing...The hum of the computer and the barking of our dog and the other two hundred dogs in the neighborhood. I am sure they are on the hunt for a newspaper to destroy or a flower bed to dig up!

Around the house...Closets being cleaned, children's rooms and closets will get a work over and hopefully a menu for the next couple of months will get planned along with a grocery list.

One of my favorite things...Having my 12 year old boy hug me and smile at me instead of roll his eyes at me in irritation. It doesn't happen often, but it is glorious when it does!

A few plans for the rest of the week:The usual--dance, baseball, guitar, library, church. Hopefully a little football with friends for FB and a tailgate party Saturday night before the LSU game. GEAUX Tigers (and Boise State!)

Here is picture for thought I am sharing:

Things we hope NOT to be seeing a lot of this week! Hope all of you have a great one!

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Karen said...

Your daybook reminded me of the scripture from 2 Corinthians 12:9-10: My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoyed your daybook very much. Thank you for visiting me this morning.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to coming back to yours. You have a lovely family!


amber waves of grain said...

Hoping that cleaning your cupboards turns out to be an adventure in creativity-- I know I personally thing "there is nothing to eat," but amazingly, we always have something on the table!

Lisa said...

My 7 year old boy still hugs me so I hope when he is older like your son that it continues. Hope you have a great week. I'm glad Karen posted that Bible text. I hope you get encouragement from that. It's hard sometimes to truly rest in God and let him take care of it all.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I enjoyed your daybook! We're a homeschooling family too. Stop by and say hello!

A Gracious Home said...

I like your blog and enjoyed your daybook. I hope you will start feeling better about yourself. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. From the pictures it looks like you have great kids. That's a huge accomplishment. God bless you, Doylene

Amber said...

I enjoyed reading your daybook!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I like your blog!

Lea said...

Always enjoy "taking a peek" into the Neely family through your blog. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Blessings galore to you this week!

The Man Crew said...

I, too, enjoyed your daybook! Sorry to hear that your hot water heater is STILL not in order, rats! I love the 'let's see w hat we can make up for dinner game'...hope you find something tasty and filling. Your pictures of your kiddos are so sweet, thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your 'break'...and remind yourself that everyone needs a break now and them. Have a great week!

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

What Karen says..and know this your not alone!

Growin' with it! said...

you have the most beautiful children! i really love and appreciated what you said about weakness. a nice thought to start my day on how what i cringe at the most, God sees as beauty and material to "work with"! ☺ have a great day *starlight* dear..hee hee!