For Today . . . June 7, 2010
Outside my window . . . a grey day with showers and temperatures at about +10 degrees C. The forecast is for showers through most of this week and the moisture is very welcome for growing things.
I am thankful . . . for God's promises that I read in the Bible.
And I also am thankful . . . for special days like birthdays and anniversaries, times to honour and think about those we love.
I am praying . . . for our daughter who will return to work next week, after a year of maternity leave. I know she loves her job but I know it's hard to juggle at home too. And I pray that during her daily commute she will be safe.
I am thinking . . . about the proposed new Alberta Health Act that is being presented for feedback this month.
I am creating . . . a layout, based on Layle Koncar's advice over at ellapublishing about mixing patterned paper. The lightbulb is shining brightly for me!
I am celebrating . . . Farmer's Day on Friday. Our county still observes this as a holiday so the schools are closed and many communities have pancake breakfasts, picnics, games and weiner roasts.
From the kitchen . . . there's a beef roast in the crockpot and we are having Beef on a Bun for supper. For lunch I had tuna waldorf salad, eaten gulped down in 5 minutes after reteaching a lesson on perpendicular - parallel - intersecting lines that a couple of grade 5 students needed again.
I am wearing . . . light beige capri pants, a striped orange tshirt and sport sandals. This is the first day I've worn summer clothes - and by 11 a.m. it was drizzling!
I am reading . . . Luke 23 - The Resurrection and Ascension
And now I start to read the book of John on my quest through the New Testament.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See - just finished this awesome read! I highly recommend it! It's another great story about women, this time 2 sisters that are 'sold' to American Chinese husbands during the late 1930s, relocated to Los Angeles and live through WWII in America. Lisa See is an amazing author!
I am hoping . . . to send some pictures for printing this week.
I am hearing . . . "The Best New Praise and Worship Songs . . . Ever!"
I am going . . . to enjoy this day!
Around the house and yard . . . the patio pots are just ready to burst into bloom, the rose has had 9 blooms and there are 12 more blossoms developing and the lawn is once again covered in dandelions!
One of my favourite things . . . fresh rhubarb sauce on vanilla ice cream.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . another 1.5 days of subbing, some baking to restock the freezer, making Stacy Julian's Banana Brownies and sharing them as a birthday present, hoeing throw the rows of potatoes, cutting the lawn, a barbecue to honour our nephew who just graduated as a mechanical engineer and maybe the first weiner roast of the season.
A quote for today . . .