What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, July 28, 2008

Since I am on a temporary blog-photo hiatus (and it hurts. Man, it hurts!) until our computer can be set up and internet restored in our new home, I have realized how much inspiration from my blog comes from the photos that I take of everyday happenings and the loves of my life. Without them, blogging seems to be a bit more difficult an experience and yet, I want to be sure to record all these non-photogenic goings-on for the sake of posterity. I thought a great inspiration to keep me blogging is to participate in Peggy's Simple Woman's Daybook. Here goes:

FOR TODAY ...

Outside My Window~
A huckleberry bush that is nearly picked through between my cupfuls for baking, the birds and little chubby fingers longing for afternoon (and morning, and evening) snackies. A big blue sky and a happy breeze.

I am thinking...
About how I can get water to our new homestead so that we can stay there, or be there during the day as we wait for water to be hooked up. I could haul a gallon or two and put it in the electric cooler (borrowed from my parents) for drinking, a few buckets for washing up, and set up a few rain barrels for the plants. Could it work!?!

I am thankful for...
An easier week for Mattie at work. Last week was just insane.

From the kitchen...
Freshly baked blueberry zucchini bread and muffins-and yes, it is delicious. I've already tried it-to be sure. ;-)

I am wearing...
A blue t-shirt that is tight around the middle. I am not a t-shirt kind of gal but my regular shirt days are long since past and I have had to resort to t-shirts. My growing Bunkin tells me my t-shirt days are soon to be over too.

I am creating...
All that I have been creating these days are thoughts. That doesn't require unpacking any craft room boxes.

I am going...actually, returning from:
A morning strolling through the most gorgeous perennial garden which, incidentally, also sells perennials. I returned home with a perennial for each of us: to mark the beginning of our lives in this new, Lord-willing permanent home. Also a trip to the Mennonite Market.

Later this afternoon, after the children finish their rest, we will be heading to The Villa to plant our newly bought perennials, check the mail, and do some work out of doors.

I am reading...
the CVS flyer. Should I start my CVS excursions again or wait until I am more settled? This decision is a toughy...

I am hoping...
For news that the plumbing is done in the house so that we can start staying there. All I want is a working toilet!!! Is this too much to ask?!?

I am hearing...
My children singing and talking to themselves when they OUGHT to be napping. The humm of the lawnmower outside.

Around the house...
The laundry is hung, the garbages cleaned, the rooms tidied and beds made, a new bouquet of flowers on my nightstand. A house filled with comfort. Living with the in-laws isn't all bad. Someday (hopefully) soon I will be longing for the comfort of a room NOT filled with construction dust or the sounds of buzz saws. I ought to enjoy it while I have it, right?!

One of my favorite things...
the beautiful colors outside, available for the smelling, picking, and displaying within.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Sometime this week, a date with my Mattie. Boy~ do we ever need some time alone, to talk. Setting up a new midwife. Figuring out the whole telephone company deal, creating a new bank account, you know~ all the in's and outs of moving somewhere new.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

*sigh* You MOCK MY PAIN!!!

8 comments:

LBP said...

Rebecca, I temporaily lost your blog and so much has happened with your family! I am so glad you are beginning to live your dream of having a place of your own. I wish I lived nearby, I would surely help!

Hang in there! God is good and the reward of having your own home is well worth all the trouble.

Blessings

Linda

Mom2fur said...

I love this Simple Woman's Daybook meme. I do it once in a while, but in a little booklet for myself, not online.
Water to the homestead...maybe it would be easier to transport ice? Then you wouldn't have to worry about it spilling. What about freezing water in super-cleaned-out gallon milk jugs? (Could you get them clean enough, I wonder?)

And CVS...well, unless there's something you really need, I wouldn't be buying things I just had to move unless I was saving way better than 75%!

Alas, the picture did not come through!

Tracy said...

You seem in good spirits! OH!!! I know about the needing to talk part. When we were in PA for a few days at the end on May, we were at my in laws. I pulled Verne to the basement for a few minutes of alone time. It seemed there were ears EVERYWHERE!

Andie said...

I'm so glad to see that you are seeing the positive in staying with family for the present. And a date night! Now, that's something to look forward to! Having family close for free babysitting is a great advantage! We're planning a trip to see my family this week and are hoping to squeeze in dinner just the two of us one night!

BLessings my friend-
Andie

Jthemilker said...

Enjoy the peace while you can. Thanks for the snippet of your day.

I gave you a brilliant blog award this morning because I love your photography. I also love that you allow us a glimpse into your simplistic life. You have a lovely family and grand love for the Lord.

God bless you and your family.

Jthemilker said...

Oh and FANTASTIC recipes too!!!

Smith Family said...

I too lost your blog and am SOOOOO glad i found it again.But as much as i miss your pictures I am so glad you are checking in.!
Thanks Marcy

Mrs. Bonnie said...

I think fozen milk jugs of water would work to bring along too. I have had fine results if I add about 2" of water, and a dab of dish soap, shake really well, empty, and then run water into them until it overflows, and isn't sudsy. No milk taste, and no soap taste.
I too am glad you are able to do some blogging, and praying just as hard as ever you are able to move in soon!