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Beginning of Fall Daybook

A photo thought... 
My gardenia bush is suddenly in full bloom again and I am delighted.
Outside my window...
I don't quite know yet.  It is so early that all is dark and I hear crickets chirping.  I believe it is going to be a cloudy day in the 70s with a chance of rain tonight.   Another cozy day.

I am wearing... 
Pjs and slippers and glasses.   Lately I have been wondering about my aging eyesight so I found the pair I got 15 years ago for an astigmatism and they seem to be helping.  I've noticed it harder to see my son's face clearly while he is singing in the choir at Mass.  :(

I am thinking...
a billion things at once.  So much to do and not enough time to do it!

I am hearing...
The flicker of my candlewick candle.  It is supposed to sound like a crackling fireplace but it sounds more like a spluttering flame.  I am also hearing RW who got up early to finish his homework since he was too tired after soccer practice last night.

I am thankful for...
rain, birds, trees, cooler temperatures, my loving children and husband, our home, our boys' school and wonderful teachers, friends, family, bloggers, I could go on!

Around the house...
The kind of cleaning and organizing you only undertake the day before your mother is coming to stay with you for a month!  What was I thinking yesterday?  Let's just say my bathroom floor is covered with the contents of every drawer and shelf and I decided I may as well add contact paper.  Did I mention my mother arrives today?

I am praying for...
Claudia, Mrs. N and her whole family, Gitzengirl,  safe travel for my mother and my husband tonight.

I am reading...
Once a Day, Every Day for Women [Book]
Once a Day Every Day For Women  Copyright 2009 Freeman-Smith, LLC
It's a daily devotional I found at Wal Mart.  (Have you ever noticed how many good Christian books Wal Mart sells?)  Each day has a short reflection to read and suggests  readings from the Old Testament and the New Testament.  If you follow along you will read through the entire (Protestant) Bible in one year.  I have always wanted to accomplish that goal and so far it has been manageable.

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin: Audio Book Cover
The Jesuit Guide To {Almost} Everything by James Martin, SJ
I have recently become intrigued with Jesuit spirituality and this book jumped out at me at the bookstore.  I bought it impulsively and am really enjoying the simple, conversational tone the author uses.  I know many Catholics find the Jesuit way too Liberal but I love the Examen and want to know more about it.  I'll keep you posted.

I am creating...
Order in the closets, cupboards and drawers of my home.  (See above.) 

God is leading me...
To praise Him with singing and dancing.   My mother, sister and I are going to Women of Faith in Charlotte this weekend and I can hardly wait.  Their music is outstanding and we will have such a good girly time together.  I will be tweeting the whole time so follow me there for a virtual WOF experience.

In the kitchen...
Banana bread, apple crisp muffins(promise to share this soon), pork tenderloin, and lots of coffee.

In the garden...
I brought home two flats of rusty red mums a week ago and they must be planted today!

One of my favorite things... 
I love you honey!

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The Simple Woman's September Daybook 



  1. Hi! Stopping by from SWD. Love how you put a beautiful pic at the beginning! Also, appreciated the pic of your husband and how you love him. Awesome! Blessings!

  2. Hi Misty,
    I hope you got everything done before your mom arrived and now have time to sit and relax with her. Love the gardenia bush picture. Does it smell as lovely as it looks?


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