Monday, March 13, 2017

The Simple Woman Day Book

For Today..February 13, 2017
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Outside my window...

There is  an expectancy for snow  this evening.. the  temps...  cold,  and skies  overcast...  blizzard conditions  north of us!!

I am thinking...
about  what  a Bible teacher used to  tell us "As it is in heaven,  so it is on earth...   this regards  the  spiritual battle going on in the heavenlies...  and  it is felt and  the  world responds in kind,  because  the enemies of God are  activated.  We see it in the  media,  the government, even the church,  and it filters  down into  families and relationships...  God tells us in the last days  it will be this way,   and one has to wonder,  arent we surely in the last days..

I am thankful...
for saving grace,  because as  written above,  I can get caught up in myriad  situations,  some out of my control and some I  should  stay far away  from, but don't..I and  my best friends are  leaders in a community  prayer  initiative, and  invariably  when we are in a  planning stage  for  events  the  air is fraught with tension,  as  I truly believe  the demonic  powers  are  trying to  thwart us...  weakness,  illness, pain,   irritability,    stress,  and all around  tenseness  can  pile on each of us and  we  need  intensive  prayer coverage  during these times..but God is faithful  and   we are much better when we  can just let go and let God have His way...  wearing  the armor of God is so important... especially the shield  that  will deflect the  missiles that  minions  hurl at us...
I am wearing...
my  plum velvet  sweat shirt and  navy  slacks..Hubs is dropping me off at my favorite  consignment shop this morning  to browse and  maybe  pick up  something...  I never know what it may be,,, just something  that   speaks to me. Of course, then  my daughter makes me  throw out  at least  2 items   to make up for each new one I bring into the house.  It is a good idea!  So I did find  a few treasures..
When I  met this  fair lady,   it  struck a cord with me...  I  love introducing my  grand daughters  to  fairy tales and  fairies...    I believe it is so important  to  help children  believe  in  the unseen world,  as   youngsters,   for  good    and  fun purposes  and then  I  think they  are more willing to believe the unseen world  of  God in His heaven  and  what His Son has done for us..  Anyway,  I got this  for  their  room that is designed specifically for them  even though they  visit so rarely. Next, I have  plans to  really lighten it up in the living room...  The tapestry over the fireplace must go... But  for future  use I must keep the brackets from which it hangs so I bought this gorgeous  garland to hang from those...  We'll see how it pans out.
I  have been watching  for a  green plate to  add to my  March  plate  ensemble...  and there tucked away behind  a stack of plates was  this   Burress Hall  Plate  commemorating   our daughter's college, Virginia Tech.  It   attracted me first of all because of the  lovely green... 
So those  two plates along with my  Irish   trivet    complete my March  wall  display!! 
Last of all,  I    found  this   lovely blue transfer ware serving bowl that  goes  along with my  collection of "blues "  I needed  a servng bowl  so I  am delighted!!

I am creating...
nothing creative here... unless you  consider the prayer points  I am working on!

I am wondering..
and hoping really  that this snow that is   coming  form across country  will   lay about for  days or  melt away   in a hurry.. especially  up north.  We have plans for a  road trip  soon and  was hoping for  that  lovely early spring  we've been experiencing!Also,  our daughter and  her family are flying into  Logan International  Airport on Wednesday evening....Please pray  for that one when you read this!  They  are  experiencing blizzards there tomorrow.

I am reading:: 
Redeemed,  a Bible Study by Angela Thomas Pharr.
Redeemed Bible Study Book   -     By: Angela Thomas-Pharr

Desire to fully live the life of the redeemed 
Welcome change as God slowly transforms you into His image 
Increase your passion for God’s Word 
Apply redemption to your life in practical ways 
Learn alongside other women and support each other through prayer and small group community 
Learn to lean upon Jesus for your real help and hope 

I am listening....
to  the  quiet of the house,  but the ringing in my own ears.... allergy/sinus issues!

I am learning...
Well, lately, I need to be  applying the lovely tenets  that I  had been trying to learn  recently, trust God,  wait,  stay out of trouble...

I am hoping... 

to get  my  crown...  I  broke the entire   dental work out of a tooth that  many years ago  was cracked and   the dentist had   basically  used  composite to  save the tooth,   It requires a crown,  the temporary  crown  fell out  twice in the last 2 weeks and I have  basically just  lived with the  rubber stub  the dentist  built up on it for the  permanent crown to attach to for almost a week.  The crown was supposed to be here last Thursday and I still havent  heard back from the dentist..  perhaps  this issue  has added  to a bit of my  discomfiture...praise God  so far it is only a bit quickish...  but  I am anxious to get it settled.

In my garden... 
the grass is growing and   things are greening!!!!And I saw  my   delicate  bloodwort  blooming.
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This is usually the first bloom of the  new year, but the season has been so strange  the trees have bloomed out, the forsythia, as well as, the jonquils...  and now that  we have   a forecast  of snow,   this sweet flower  makes its appearance..  I  first  saw bloodwort  while hiking through  the woods behind my  parent's home in the country  and simple fell in love  with its beauty..  So daddy  dug me up some to bring home with me  and we planted  it  at both our house   first back in  the late 70's  then again in "88  when we moved here.  Even though I just have a small bit, it never fails to herald spring!!!
In my kitchen...
Tonight  we are having  fish dinner.....  frozen white fish fillets,  lightly battered and fried, Hubs special  homemade  slaw, and  roasted  potatoes with onions.
The rest of the week  it appears we will  probably eating out  at various functions

A favorite quote/scripture for today..
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One of my favorite things...
I love  hosting teas..  and   Hubs  ordered off my wishlist from Amazon  a  gently used  tea  book.. it arrived this afternoon...

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Here is a great review of the book:
A perfect source for tips, decorating ideas, theme suggestions, and recipes... Tea with Friends is a year s worth of interesting party ideas from a Scottish Hogmanay high tea in January to a winter solstice tea in December... I was inspired to throw a tea party. --Sarah Arnold, Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications

I found this sweet teapot  last month at  the consignment shop  just in time for  party planning time.   

Board Room
Help yourself to some lovely  Irish Tea ideas!!
and here!
Irish tea drinking wisdom

A Moment of my life...
Well, Hubs did get the tapestry down
I  do enjoy it so much,   made in France, I've never seen another like it..But it is heavy  and  Im ready for a change... So he   attached my garland to the brackets and  a bit of switcheroo  and now   it  does have a  new look  not  the final look  but  it  is exciting  to  ponder  what new  change  may transpire!!
Time to  do some other major thinking about what can be done to lighten up   this room

Right off the bat...  I need to  get rid of some furniture!  hahahaha
"Honey, tomorrow  we  are  rearranging the living room!""
"Cut!  That's a wrap!"

1 comment:

  1. That's a pretty blue bowl you found and what a cute teapot. Have fun with the redecorating.

    Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places...Brenda


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