Oh my gosh - proof that this year has flown? It's been five months since my last Daybook post. I do love the snapshot this takes of my life, so here we go again.
Outside my window...the weather has been lovely for the past few weeks. A bit warmer today, but the weather report last night said we'll be back in the 70's for the next week.
I am thinking...about too much that I can't do anything about. Put it in God's hands, Sam, and leave it there.
I am hearing...Tom and Caleb watching the news. I'm typing this the night before it's posted.
I am thankful for...God's clear voice as we face some of the most difficult struggles and decisions we've ever made as a family. His will has been so clear to my lately - through my devotional and prayer time, and also through the speakers I've been listening to on the radio. I guess I should be thankful for Moody Radio too. And family, family, family.
I am praying for...God's continuing guidance and provision. That we would know His timing and His path as we continue on this journey.
Toward a healthier me....to say I've been under stress lately would be an understatement of massive proportions. I've still managed to remain gluten-free, but I haven't been choosing the most nourishing foods or exercising very consistently. If I'm going to be at my best through these next few months of craziness, that needs to become a priority again.
Inspiring me this week...lots of crazy cleaning and purging throughout the home. We've got a giant pile of boxes out the garage waiting for a garage sale, with everything getting marked to sell as it gets put into the box. Organization is a good thing.
From the kitchen...here's our two week menu plan. I've got one more gluten-free pie crust recipe I want to try before Thanksgiving (this weekend?) and my baking has fallen off quite a bit. I need to plan a baking day to stock the freezer with muffins and a few other snacky treat type things.
I am wearing...cut off yoga pants and a gray t-shirt that is too big. I spent all day working on piecings and need to be comfortable for that.
I am creating...a better plan for our first gluten-free Thanksgiving. I think some simplifying is going to be in order.
I am going...to clean continue the purge in the kid's bedrooms this weekend, and then all that's left is the kitchen cupboards and drawers and the bookcases in the living room.
I am reading...I set down Breaking Free by Beth Moore a few months ago and finally picked it up again a week or so ago, and I'm finding it speaking to where I am right now so much more than it did before. The themes of loss, of change, of authority - each day seems as if it was written for me. My little Today in the Word devotionals are feeling the same way. Sadly, not much time for pleasure reading lately.
Toward a lifelong education... not much "official" learning for me right now, but lots and lots of heart lessons that will shape who I am for a very long time.
On keeping home...more purging - I think we should be done by this weekend if I keep up the pace I'm currently working at. Just in time for our Thanksgiving guest to arrive!
One of my favorite things...quiet nights at home. I am a homebody and love having everyone safe and sound before the sun sets.
A few plans for the rest of the week: layouts, cleaning, minimal errands...a quiet week before the storm of the holidays.
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Have a blessed week!
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