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!!!
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