Monday, August 29, 2011

A Daybook Entry

It has been awhile since I did one of these but I remember that I can get a lot said without having to think too hard…which works for me these days!  So…here goes:

Outside my window….it is a picture perfect gorgeous day!  I hate to say that with so many suffering from horrible humidity, heat and drought but it is true!  Now, this past weekend we did have Irene run up the coast but, for us, it was more of a blessing than not.  The rain was not too heavy and was so needed.  We really did miss the ugly part of the storm – and I am thankful for that. 

I am thinking….how bizarre this past week was – just days before the hurricane threatened the East Coast, we experienced an earthquake!  Really now?  The earthquake was really weird and I had no idea what was happening and, therefore, I was too naïve to be worried or even scared.  But, I can also safely say that one earthquake in my lifetime is enough earthquake!

I am thankful for…my new job!  I began working at my church last week – two days a week and in a “spot” just right for me.  I am so privileged to have a part in this ministry and thank the Lord that He truly does desire to give us the desires of our heart.

I am wearing….yucky clothes because I am cleaning house all day.  I will definitely have to rethink my schedule with working.  Last week, I definitely feel behind in my housework and I truly don’t want that to happen because of the new job.  So, for now – Mondays will be housework day.  Not as bad as it sounds because I am one happy camper when all is in order at home!  But, right now my hands smell like Mr. Clean!

I am remembering…..the last hurricane we had around these parts.  I believe it was 2005.  So much more damage and power outages, etc.  We truly were fortunate this time.

I am going…to the mall tonight.  Not that it matters in the great scheme of things but tomorrow is the first day of school at the church/school and I think I just might look for a “back to school” outfit for myself!Smile

I am reading…Where is God? and it is taking me way too long to finish.  Reading just seems to be a chore to me these days.  Boo.

I am hoping…..the house stays this way for at least 24 hours.  Is that too much to ask??

On my mind….all the blessings that seem to come my children’s way and, unfortunately, I don’t think they see them as such.  I am thrilled and excited for them….and saddened at the same time.  God is so good and so patient -

They received a huge (material) blessing this weekend.  I’ll check about sharing the details but I was just tickled pink for them both!  And I have no problem – at all – seeing God’s abundant blessing!!

From the kitchen….Hubbie says we need to grill out tonight.  I’m tellin’ ya, the weather is gorgeous but I don’t want to rub it in.  And then maybe some whoopie pies!  After our walk this morning, my friend and I discussed these delicious sweet snacks – of course we did right after walking! – and now I have them on the brain.  Have you ever had one??l  YUM

Around the house….its shinySmile and the laundry is done (well, almost!) and everything is in its place.  I write that only so as to have record that it actually does occur once in a blue moon!!

Plans for the week….working, walking, coffee with a friend, shopping with another friend – and I really want to drag out my fall things and start putting them out.  Is it too early???  Maybe.  But I really want to!!

One of the favorite things….uh, well, pulling out my fall things and starting to decorate!

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new job!!! I have been out of the blog loop for a good while, and I was behind on your news. Life is good, but just too busy these days. My plate has been so full. I know you will love your new job. That is wonderful! Love & blessings from NC!

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  2. Hello! How wonderful that you are having such great weather...we have had a pretty mild summer so far for California, though it has been hot these last few days I heard...It was REALLY hot at Mel's. Over 100 almost every day. I'd love to have your job too...sounds soo wonderful. And 2 days a week is almost perfect. Soo much going on over here it is hard to keep up with my posting. Tomorrow will be a LONG day of docs with my parents...I won't lie I am really dreading it. But it is sooo good to be home. It really is true what they say, be it ever soo humble, there's no place like home. : ) Love to you, Debbie

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  3. I guess we got out of DC in the nick of time, huh? That was a big surprise to have an earthquake there of that magnitude. Glad you are safe and having a good week.
    We've prayed that you would find your camera. Have you? Happy for the kids blessing.
    Glad you have the job and that you like it.
    Have a good week!

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  4. Interesting post. Glad you enjoy your job. I worked at our church as secretary for 49 years. Best job anyone could have.

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  5. Morning Jennifer,
    How exciting about your new job, I read where you used to do that years back. Nice to have a job you enjoy so much.

    When I was in my early 20's, I was
    a part time church secretary for about 5 months at a Lutheran church. I used to have to type on this old manual typewriter, and the keys would get stuck, so typing the bulletin was a real challenge!! lol
    Nice you are having such great weather, it is such a delight when it is so sunny and bright and lovely clear blue skies. It is like drinking in the lovliness of it
    all.........So pleasureable!

    I am so waiting for those cool Fall mornings, but afraid it is a bit off yet, but am gonna soon fake myself out by making it Fall indoors at least!! lol
    Can hardly wait to get started.

    Glad to hear of all the blessings your children have recieved.....
    it is amazing how when we are young we miss so much of the fact that it is coming right from God's hand to us.........with age comes wisdom, most of the time anyway!! lol

    Blessings to you sweetie,
    Love, Nellie

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  6. Hello Jennifer. I was so pleased to find your comment on my blog and I have visited your and I have become a follower. We have a lot in common! I'm glad you were not damaged by the hurricane/earthquake experience. (Can we believe both in 2 weeks time?)Congrats on the new job. I look forward to keeping up with you!
    Debbie

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  7. Loved reading about your week and thoughts! I worked at a church on and off for 7 years and it was a blessing and joy to go to work each day! Glad that you are enjoying beautiful weather, please send some down south!! This week hit the 100's and the humidity is supposed to be creeping up...yuck!! Hope you have a blessed week!

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