Monday, August 30, 2010

Just a Little of This and Little of That

A Simple Woman's Daybook: August 30, 2010
Outside my window....it is the beginning of another summer day. No doubt those crisp, fall-like mornings from last week were just a tease! Hot and humid today and August will go out in all her glory:)
I am thinking....about Jordan. I am so thankful for the internet and the ability to share some news, some hugs and love so quickly and easily - I live for his emails:) He seems to be doing fine....the dust is thick and it is hot but he said the heat was not as oppressive as Florida (???) I guess the humidity - I don't really know but he sounds good.

I am thankful for....almost fourteen years of memories with Tyler:) How easy it is to focus on the weeks, months and moments that I am missing and forget how blessed I am to have those fourteen years!

I am wearing...pink!! Pink makes me happy.

I am remembering...all those first day of school moments when the kids were younger. Our school here starts tomorrow - I miss those special first day breakfasts, the "this day in history" videos where the kids would all record what they were looking forward to, who their best friends were and thoughts about the upcoming school year, and the always-special first day school pictures!

I am going...for a port flush today. Boo. Not boo because it hurts or anything - more that it is a long trip to the doctor for a ten minute visit...and they always do these appointments at the end of the day - read that...rush hour traffic to get home. Boo.

I am reading...hmmmm - good question. I should be reading would be more appropriate.

I am hoping...it is possible to squeeze two weeks worth of clothes into one not-large enough suitcase and have it all weigh less than fifty pounds??!

On my mind...a sweet family at church who are burying their infant son today. Praying the Lord grants much grace to each of them.

From the kitchen...will definitely be these scones I found the recipe for at this blog!! Just need to get some chocolate chips and they will be on my plate:)

Around the house....everyone is busy with morning activites - and apparently Rascal's morning routine revolves around a nap (much like his afternoon routine...his evening routine...)!

He hangs out with me in my office while I'm at the computer.. and I'm sure there is a reason he buries his head in the corner, I just have no idea what it is!!:)

Plans for the week....are to get back into a routine that includes exercising. Yea, it might be a stretch and might not happen but last week, I didn't even include it on the to-do list. So I think that is a step in the right direction. Right??

One of my favorite things....browsing through HomeGoods! All of the fall things are out - and they are adorable! I can walk around for way too long - dreaming, and decorating, and plotting to buy:) Did I mention the fall stuff is so stinkin' cute? I suppose the weather needs to fall below 90 degrees before I get too carried away! So, when do you usually set your fall things out??

10 comments:

  1. I'm going to put my fall stuff out next weekend!! I don't care if it's in the 90s in AR. :)

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  2. Good Morning...How I love reading your day book. Such a glimpse into your heart. We have had a brief turn in the weather. I say brief cuz I know it will never stay this way. Believe it or not I am heading out to Home Goods this morning too....wish we could browse the aisles together, though I don't last long with these knees...but I am anxious to see the Fall stuff too. I am going to set mine out on the first of Sept. if I get to it. I LOVE LOVE the Fall look. I don't know if we ever get much of a Fall weather feel here however. It seems like it is hot right up to Christmas almost, haha. Have a wonderful day. OH, I miss those first day of schools too. My hubby had this song he would sing to all the kids when they would be getting up on that first day. He did it all the way through Mel's first day (he did it on the last day too) and last of college. Soo funny. The kids loved it. So many memories. OK, now that's all. Have a wonderful day....HUGS, DEB

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  3. I too am PLANNING to re-introduce exercising into my life! It's been forgotten wayyyyy too long! ha

    Enjoyed reading about your day!

    Marilyn...in Mississippi

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  4. Hi Jennifer!
    Rascal sounds a lot like our Maddie...she never misses a second of sleep! Pink makes me HAPPY, too!

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  5. You asked when do I put out my fall things. I'm starting and slowly I pick up the summer things and put out the fall items. I plan to cut back this year but time will tell. I think it is a little early for the punpkins etc yet. But I do like the fall colors. My walls are different shade of green so the fall colors look nice.

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  6. HI MISS JENN,
    SO GLAD YOU ARE ABLE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH JORDAN QUITE OFTEN, THAT IS GREAT AND I AM SURE THAT MAKES YOUR MOTHER'S HEART VERY HAPPY.
    I THINK I WILL PROBABLY BE DRAGGING OUT MY FALL STUFF NEXT WEEK, WAS GONNA TRY THIS WEEK BUT WE HAVE DR.
    APPTS. 2 DAYS AND THEN THINK WE ARE HELPING OUR DAUGHTER START TO MOVE ON WED. MAYBE, SO GUESS IT WILL BE NEXT WEEK. I AM EXCITED...........
    IT IS MY WAY OF FAKING MYSELF OUT, IT IS FALL INSIDE, BUT HOT OUTSIDE, BUT FALL INSIDE IS BETTER THAN NO FALL!! LOL
    HOPE YOU HAVE A TERRIFIC EVENING,
    AND THAT IS SO GREAT THAT YOU ARE
    ABLE TO BE THANKFUL FOR THE 14 YRS THAT YOU HAD TYLER, YOU ARE A WISE WOMAN!!
    LOVE YA, NELLIE

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  7. Love your new look!! Think I'm going to hang my fall wreath on the door this weekend. It was 68 degrees this morning....NICE!

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  8. I always enjoy reading your day book. I wish we had a Home Goods in our town. They have such great stuff! What a joy to have had Tyler in your life for those 14 years. I know he was such a blessing to your family. I am looking so forward to fall myself. Hope you have a wonderful week. Love & blessings from NC!

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  9. Good morning, Jennifer,

    I'm usually done with fall decorating by Labor Day, and then just keep it all out (with a few changes)through Thanksgiving. I love the fall season and I LOVE your new background! So cute!

    Rascal has the right idea...a nap in the morning, a nap in the afternoon, a nap whenever he can snatch one! :)

    It is easy to focus on what we don't have instead of the blessings God has given us...that spoke to my heart, too, when I heard it.

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  10. That was a fun random post. :)

    Pink is a happy color, isn't it?

    I should be reading too!

    Tea scones! Yummmm!!! I have a chocolate chip scone recipe I make all the time. Delicious! I think I'll make them for breakfast! Thanks for the idea. :)

    So nice visiting. I've been overwhelmed with life and haven't blog hopped in forever!

    Love your new autumn theme. Gives me hope! :)

    Love,
    Lynnette

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