Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ten things that are happening

in the month of May

1. A morning off from work...

2. ...so we can go to the Big City and pick up my middle daughter, who is coming home from college for the summer!

3. While we're there, we'll pick up some items for my youngest's high school graduation party next month...

4. ...and hopefully find just the right graduation dress for her, too!

5. A children's musical performance at our church. Our youngest participated for years as one of the children and then, when she was too old for the program, as a helper and occasional adult participant in the performances.

6. A Mother-Daughter banquet at our church. I'll be so glad to go with my two youngest daughters.

7. A special day in May when we go out as a family and have an ice cream from the local dairy bar. :)

8. A Senior Trip for our youngest. They'll have a wonderful time!

9. A "Flour Sack Baby" project at school. That should be a lot of fun! My youngest must carry a five-pound sack of flour that's dressed in baby clothes wherever she goes.

10. Designing, printing, and mailing invitations to my youngest's graduation and graduation party.

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The Simple Woman's Daybook, May 3, 2011

For today...

Outside my window...it’s gray and cool with occasional sprinkles.

I am thinking...how amazing it is that the years have flown by and my youngest will be graduating high school in a little over one month.

I am thankful for...God's mercy and grace as we have raised our girls and have seen them grow into women after God's heart.

From the kitchen...came spaghetti with sweet sausages for dinner tonight.

I am wearing...a blue top and navy blue shorts.

I am creating...memories of these upcoming three and a half months of having our two youngest at home over the summer before they go off to college.

I am going...to hold them close during those months and praise God for His love, protection, provision, and more for them as they leave the nest for the next thing He has for them.

I am reading...some scriptures, a library book, and blogs. :)

I am hoping...my middle daughter's flight comes in on time next week. I'm very happy that she will be home soon!

I am hearing...the hum of the computer and the sound of cars driving by.

Around the house...it's cool and quiet.

One of my favorite things...a lap cat and a good book.

A few plans for the rest of the week: getting together some scholarship paperwork that must be mailed tomorrow; a new fibromyalgia support group meeting to attend; my daughter's "flour sack baby" project for school will begin; and a children's musical presentation at church this weekend.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

Enjoy your week!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

1000 Gifts, #11 - 20

1000 Gifts, #11-20

Counting my blessings and thanking God…

11. I have a part-time job.

12. The days and hours for my job are exactly what I wanted and what our family’s schedule could work with.

13. I don’t hurt more because of my job. (I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.)

14. I have my own office where it’s just me, my computer, and two printers. :)

15. The people I work for are very nice to me.

16. I actually have the office skills needed to do this job. Even the word processing program is the same as the one I use at home.

17. I have the flexibility of taking time off when I need to, as little or as much as I need.

18. I get to use writing/editing/creativity to do my job.

19. I work just down the street from my daughter’s school. My husband works at the same school. It’s a nice feeling to know that I’m physically close to them each morning.

20. I like being able to contribute to the family’s finances.

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