Friday, January 9, 2015

Daybook 01/09/2015

While this picture was from a couple years ago, it is pretty much what our house looks like right now - minus the greenery and the little flag in the window.  We have snow and ice and VERY cold weather at this moment. 

Outside:  I think I covered that in the above picture.  My drive to work this morning was uneventful except for the people stuck behind me.  I refuse to go flying down a road with snow blowing over it to cover all the ice.  Nope - they can either have a heart attack or wind up in the ditch but not me.  :)

Reading:  Love and Respect - and I will explain why a little father down but I still love that book and wish I would have had it a LONG, LONG time ago!  Also, re-reading Lori Wick's book "Every Storm" and her book "Pretense".  Please don't ask me how many times I have read them - they are just my favorites and I haven't had a chance to make it to the library yet! 

Work:  Still thankful for my job although some days that may be harder than others.  Don't get me wrong - I like my job and the people I work with but both of those make me bang my head against the wall every once in a while.  Then I stop and thank the Lord I have a job, that it meets our needs and pray FOR those people and my attitude gets back in line.  :)

Family:  My house is quiet again.  Both a positive and a negative!  :)  Everyone in our family except maybe Andrew and Dave and David has been sick in one form or another.  This "cold" and "flu" bug just knocks a person down and getting back up is a challenge!  But, I think we are all about on the mend except for Christa who is really just getting it.  It is just another reason I will be glad for spring!  :)

Dave:  I am blessed - he took the car and filled it up with gas, shoveled the drive AGAIN this morning and sent me on my way.  I am glad he is usually home this time of year because shoveling is probably my VERY least favorite chore! :)

House:  Thankfully is clean!  Back to the Love and Respect book - A couple weeks ago our pastor and wife decided to do th3 6 week small group study with this book.  They had such a great response that they needed 2 sessions on Tuesday nights.  Then, a third one for Wednesday night which we offered to do at our house.  Hence the reason for reading the book again AND why the house is clean.  :)  I can't say my house is all that big and my little living room gets pretty full but our first meeting was fun!

Eating:  Homemade vegetable soup.  The cold and snow just screams SOUP to me!  Next on the list will probably be chili!  :)

Praying:  Hmmmmm....not sure where to start here.  There are several things I am praying for but for some reason, most of them are centered on me.  Don't get me wrong, I pray for a LOT of people and a LOT of different things but right now, it is "me Oh Lord standing in the need of prayer".  I just want my life to be in complete harmony with my Savior and the one way to do that is to be in communication with Him.  Sometimes I have a tendency to get too wrapped up in the problems and situations around me that I lose track of ME.  That may not make much sense to some but it does me.  :)