Today's Daybook!

Monday, November 30, 2009

For Today... Monday 30th November 2009!

Outside my window...

The sun is going down, dusk is falling & a light breeze is gently blowing the washing on the line. All is peaceful.

I am thinking...

About our 10th wedding anniversary which is coming up very quickly! I've booked to go to a bed & breakfast place & we're leaving the kids with a babysitter - one of the girls from church. This is the first time we've left the kids overnight for a very long time, so I'm a little nervous!

I am thankful...

For the rain that's fallen in the last few days!!!

On Thursday morning I was on my knees asking God for rain as Sunnyside had less than a quarter of a tank of water left on the whole farm....Thursday evening & night we got an inch of rain!!!! Isn't God amazing!

From the learning rooms...
Lots of hands-on learning today with Dad (while Mum ploughed the firebreaks - so glad that jobs done!!) Dave & the kids began to pull down some superfluous fences.

From the kitchen...
Very quiet today, but yesterday I tried a cinnamon teacake recipe which was delicious. Also triple chocolate biscuits & egg & bacon pie.

I am wearing...

My favourite pink & purple floral skirt - I always feel so feminine when I'm wearing a long skirt.
Also a purple top & very sun burnt arms as I forgot to put on sunscreen while out on the tractor. (oops...I kept having flashes of that skin cancer ad going through my head)

I am creating...
Just finished this:

I am going...
To my ladies bible study breakup tomorrow evening. We're doing our last study on Jeremiah - I've really enjoyed this study as it's quite a difficult book to read through by yourself, so having the questions has really helped to get me thinking about the circumstances around these prophesies.

I am reading..
Ephesians & Jeremiah from the Bible
"Simple Hospitality" by Jane Jarrell - a fantastic book that's easy to read & full of good ideas!

I am hoping...
To get to bed relatively early tonight... I've had too many late nights recently.

I am hearing...
The soft sound of the breeze

Around the house...
The kids are in bed, Dave is doing his exercises while watching Top Gear & of course I'm on the computer, although I had better feed the chickens, dog & cats soon before it gets too dark to see in the chook shed.

One of my favourite things..
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Christmas.... I love the fact that it's coming up soon & this week we get to decorate the house!!!
I also enjoy Christmas carols & have had my Christmas Cd's playing regularly over the last month!

A few plans for the rest of the week...
Home school group at the city on Thursday - the last one for the year so I had shall have to try to be creative in the morning tea I bring. Dave has Friday off, so we might do something special!

Here is a picture thought I am showing...


Fun with my akubra in the wind earlier this afternoon as a storm was brewing!
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11 comments:

Sandra said...

I love the last pic. Hope you got your hat back.
Hooray for rain, hope you get some more.
I am a wee bit sunburnt too today. I did put on sunscreen but missed a few bits. Nathan said he was going to tell his teacher on me.
Thanks for the glimpse into your day.

Saminda said...

so glad you have had rain down there too. Do you think the weather is finally turning?! Please God....

I just love the photo of your akubra in the wind- fantastic!! :)

Have a wonderful night away with Dave, and try try try not to worry! I was worrying leaving my 3 last weekend but needn't have- they had a really great time and I'm sure your children will too. :) xo

the happy sparrow said...

Hi Renata! I have loved reading your daybook :) I really like the wreath you made out of butterflies - its really beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and enjoy the advent season:)
Love Martine

Kath said...

Have a great anniversary outing!!!

Heather said...

Nice to have a glimpse into your day - I love you sweet butterfly wreath!
Blessings,
Heather

Grandma said...

Hi Narn, Thanks for sharing your day with us....you certainly are a busy gal... I think your butterfly wreath is gorgeous - you're very creative.....talk soon...lots of love, Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Grandma said...

ps Thanks for your 'Motivations for Mums' - I desperately need to heed that advice at the moment - I need patience and very great wisdom....See you xxxxx

aunty sel said...

hey narn,
lovely to see your daybook, I have been praying for rain for you too. Your wreath is lovely, we haven't put up our deco's yet, but will have to on Saturday.
Guess what I made on Sunday....triple chocolate biscuits!!! They taste great!!! Luv your akubra photo too, give all the littlies a hug for me,
luv
sel

Ana said...

I am praying... those pictures look so beautiful, so peaceful! I love them!

Kimmie said...

And Renata...what is an akubra?

Kimmie

BoufMom9 said...

Lovely. This is a fantastic meme too. LOVE the idea of focusing on all of these things. FUN!

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