Monday, June 01, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook Monday June 1, 2009

For Today...

Outside my window... Carolina blue skies, the summer heat has shown up but I am not complaining
I am thinking... about my decision to not write at all this week (after finishing up the speaker book and getting the novel ready for my agent, I am spent), except for regular blog posts which have been sorely lacking around here, I admit.
From the learning rooms... continued daily reading for the 7 yo. Four of the kids will have "summer school" at home this summer. The two older ones will be working on study skills in preparation for a new year and the two youngers will be doing Summer Bridge workbooks and daily reading practice to keep their skills sharp. They aren't thrilled about this plan, but it needs to happen.
I am thankful for... our church-- service was awesome last night, followed by an impromptu dinner with a dear friend. It was a great night all the way around!
From the kitchen... two rotisserie chickens I picked up last night, baked sweet potatoes and peas. A stocked pantry and fridge thanks to a trip to the grocery yesterday afternoon. Starting the weekend with a menu plan and a stocked kitchen is a good feeling.
I am wearing... gray track pants and my blue Pine Cove TX tee shirt
I am reading... The Wednesday Sisters (for fun), Facedown (for my morning quiet time)
I am hoping... to finish a proposal a friend and I are working on together quickly so I can initiate my "no writing" pledge for this week.
I am creating... the proposal I just mentioned and then... nothing for awhile. (Once I find out if the proposal was accepted, I will tell you guys what it is!)
I am praying... for confident humility-- something our pastor talked about last night. The confidence to go boldly before the throne, the humility to know I am only there because of His grace.
On my Ipod... If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback, The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel
Around the house... counting down til school's out so we can get to the lazy days of summer
One of my favorite things... new clothes! (birthday presents)
A few plans for the rest of the week... learning more about Twitter-- my newest social media experiment, the kids' first swim meet of the year Tuesday night, serving at the Safe Journey graduation on Thursday night, a photo shoot for my friend Shari's new book, waiting for my new phone to arrive... I am moving on up from my old Razr-- exciting times!
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Christy said...

Marybeth, Thank you for your do the next thing devo last week. I haven't been able to get around to telling you that it helped me put things into perspective, b/c my list of things that HAD to be done is just now allowing me to catch up. I am SO looking forward to She SPeaks and can't wait for this week to be over so I can write and get my thoughts to the screen and then to paper...School is over for my girls in four days so this week will be fast and furious but then I can focus...Looking forward to seeing you.

arabelle marie said...

Mary Beth,

I am a huge fan, and love reading your blog. I found your blog some time last year when I was just struggling with the day-to-day. At the time I was staying at home with four under six and pregnant with another. I just didn't know why I was where I was. I've been a Christian for a long time and have complete faith in God, but at the time was struggling with loneliness and my purpose.

Reading your blog helped me to focus on my relationship with God and prioritize the important things in my life. I started to get up early to pray and read the word.

I want you to know that as a faithful reader, I understand why you haven't posted as often. I don't want you to feel guilty or that you're letting us down.

Be encouraged today. You're in thoughts today.


Sandra in Phx said...

I really enjoy your Simple Woman Daybook!! Almost makes me want to blog myself! LOL

Sarah Thrash said...

I like your Simple Woman Daybook! I am going to copy it in my journal, and work on doing it daily!

Angel77 said...

I love your day book! I am going to do something similar on my blog as well. I hope that you do not mind.
I am looking forward to more blogs from you! I love reading!