Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Day Book April 7, 2015

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Dear Ladies,
Spring has come with beauty in Southwest Missouri. The vibrant colors make me think of how exquisite Heaven will be for our senses. Everything is new. I always think about making changes in my life during Spring. I also get tired of homeschooling. I hope that we'll be able to take some time off this summer. ~smile~ What do you look forward to in Spring?
May you have a beautiful week. 
God bless you!

Outside my window... 
green glorious green! Daffodils are bobbing in the breeze. The vine on the tree is growing greener as are the trees themselves. 

I am thinking...
I'm hungry!

I am thankful...
that we have a home to live in. It is a real privilege. God has blessed us beyond what we deserve in many ways. Thank you God!

In the kitchen...
My son, Michael, is frying some eggs. He does it much better than I do.

I am wearing...
my old gray skirt and an old gray t-shirt along with my black Crocs.

I am going... 
to stay home today. Hubby needed the van.

I am reading...

Around the house...
I'm going to make a list of things I want to clean and fix. We're cleaning and decluttering in the mornings and relaxing during the afternoons during our Spring break this week.

A favorite quote for today...
"Too often we compare our weaknesses with other people's strengths, only to find ourselves coming up short.  What truly matters is simply lifting our faces to heaven and asking, 'Lord, what do you think?  How do my work, my family, and my priorities look to you?'"
Tricia Goyer 
Chapter 1

One of my favorite things...
lilacs and they're just starting to bloom!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
no school!

Have a wonderful week!
Happy at Home


  1. Sounds like you've got a wonderful week ahead Laura! I loved the quote, indeed we must embrace the fact that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, and not be so hard on ourselves when we can't do something as well as someone else. As long as we are living pleasing to the Lord, there is great peace in that! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  2. You're right Spicing Up. I hope you have a beautiful week.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

  3. I love your day book! It is so simple and so real! ie "I'm hungry" I like your ideas of working to declutter and organize in the morning and relaxing in the afternoon. Spring Break is so wonderful. I love lilacs too and mine are just starting to open here on the West Coast. I found you on Titus 2 Tuesdays.

  4. So glad to meet you Momo. I'll be over for a visit soon.

  5. I love lilacs as well! Can't wait for them to bloom here!!! Have a great week!!

  6. They're my favorites Jodi! Thanks for talking back at Harvest Lane Cottage. You have handsome boys!

  7. Hello Laura,
    I too love one of your favorite things!

  8. Enjoying your day book!
    Sounds like a great week for you to enjoy!

  9. Such lovely plans..Hope you have a great week, with no school.. Just enjoy yourself, and the things you want to do.
    I love spring too.. Love to get the garden planted and flower beds.. Just waiting for the rain to quit, and the sunshine to come out..
    Love spring colors too..

  10. I was in Kansas City last week!

  11. Hi Peggy,

    Thanks so much for hosting the Day Books. I've read your blogs for many many years. In fact, I still have a flannel apron that your daughter sewed for me.

    My lilacs are full this year and just starting to open. We have a bad storm expected this afternoon. I'm going to pray over them for protection as well as for our area. ~smile~

    Have a beautiful week.

  12. Have a wonderful week Annie. I enjoyed visiting your blog this morning!

  13. It's Wednesday, Judy, and the kids want to go to the library. We're going to go this morning instead of this afternoon, because a storm will be coming in. I want to be safe at home.

  14. Hi Elizabeth,
    My parents live in Kansas City. Were you there for pleasure?

  15. Sounds like you have planned a delightful week! No school...I am sure the kiddos are thrilled :)

    Thanks for sharing the quote from Tricia Goyer - I thoroughly enjoyed it. And thank you for linking up with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  16. Oh, Laura, I needed this today. I have been feeling overwhelmed and down for many reasons. I seemed unable to see the beauty in anything of late. Your words have lifted me and I am turning my face Heavenward.
    Visiting from Juana's.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  17. Funny you should say that Linda. I've been down for a few days.

  18. What a wonderful glimpse into your day.... I enjoyed reading it. :) How fun also to have no school for a bit and to get some other things accomplished. I hope it is a delightfully productive and enjoyable week.

  19. Right now the kids are outside playing after a morning at the library. It's supposed to rain soon; then I'll have them come inside for projects.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

  20. I should have made a list...my Spring cleaning has been a little of this and a little of that....washed the windows in our bedroom, the blinds and had the curtains cleaned...I am planning on turning the mattress and putting on a new dust ruffle when I start putting regular sheets on the bed instead of flannel....I washed the living room window and door but not the blinds, yet and the kitchen the same...today I shampooed the carpet in the Living room and the traffic area of the dining room....So a little bit here and there.
    Enjoy your break
    Mama Bear

  21. Hi Laura! I really loved the quote you chose. That strawberry totally looks like a heart!

  22. Good Saturday Ash and Crafts!
    I loved that strawberry. Every time I find a heart in nature, I just know it's God's way of saying, "I love you!".
    Thanks for talking back.

  23. What a lovely quote! Happy Spring! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  24. Sami Bear, Girl you've been busy! I've not been that productive. We did get several things done though. Most notably, the shelves in basement cleaned and reorganized. Yay!

  25. Hope your vaca week was fun and productive. The quote you shared is very wise. Angels to you!


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