My own version of the Simple Woman's Daybook for today:
Outside my window...It's wet. We had rain and freezing fog yesterday, rain overnight, and snow coming today. I'm sitting here cozy with a mocha latte as I get ready for my day.
I am thinking...about a blog post I read about the demise of real books and whether they will go the way of rotary phones. It's sad to think of life without a real book. I don't like reading electronically.
I am thankful for...books! And mocha latte. I make my own using milk heated in the microwave and flavored with either instant cappuccino mix or instant coffee and cocoa. Then I froth it up with a little battery operated frother from Ikea that my daughter sent me.
From the kitchen...I have chicken thawing. I'm not sure yet how I'll use it for dinner but I'll think of something. Maybe some kind of stir-fry.
I am creating...more cards. Can't help myself. I need a creative outlet that doesn't require a lot of space and that can be finished within a reasonable time.
I am reading...You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth, and It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh (for the upteenth time - this is the most motivating book for downsizing and simplifying that I've read and I've read lots of them).
Around the house...I finally took down the evergreen wreath on the front porch door and put it away until next winter. I don't have a spring or summer wreath so I'll either buy one at some point, make one, or (more likely) just leave the door bare. The need for frugality these days doesn't include buying a wreath unless I find a really good deal on one.
One of my favorite things...The first hour of the day after hubby and dear son leave for work and school. I like easing into the day with some devotions, a cup of latte or tea, a little journaling.
A Simple Grace Note: I just feel blessed one day at a time. There are struggles to get through and the uncertainty can be daunting at times, but when I focus on just today I have perspective. Today all my needs are met. Today my family is well and safe. Today our country is not in the kind of turmoil Syria and other countries are. Today my house is warm. Today all the bills are paid.
My simple devotion: "I've never met a woman who has found it easy to believe she's amazing. I'm not talking about the puffed-up pride we sometimes see from celebrities (that's really just another form of insecurity). I mean 'I truly know who I am in Christ, live that fully, and live in it completely all the time.'" - From You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth
Here's the truth of what God says about me:
I can do all things through Christ - Philippians 4:23
He loves me with an everlasting love - Jeremiah 31:3
I am fearfully and wonderfully made - Psalm 139:14
A Picture to Share: I played with my photo editing software to make some photos look antiqued. The first one is how it looks as taken, and the second is the antiqued version: