Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Daybook... July 26, 2015

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 My Daybook
July 26, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt spoke these words of encouragement.

Outside my window... It's hot and sunny. The shadows are beginning to lengthen.

I am thinking... about cutting out my new dress. I finally figured out how to fit all the pieces onto the fabric and began cutting yesterday. I ran out of time and had to pack it all away. Maybe I can do a bit this evening before bed.

I am thankful that... I am a blessed woman. I have a husband who washed my feet in front of our congregation this morning at church. He and the men of his discipleship group all did it for their wives. I cried through it. To think he loves me that much....

From the kitchen... I had cottage cheese with sliced frozen strawberries and almonds. THM friendly.

I am wearing... my green floral dress.

I am creating... a new dress. Women's Panel Dress from Common Sense Patterns. I've also begun working on preparing photos for Christmas posts.

I am going... to run all over creation tomorrow. I'll take my husband to work, go to the bank, take my daughter to her art class, my elder son to a chiropractor (please pray, he's hurt his back badly), take him to work to pick up his paycheck, take him home, grab some lunch, pick up my daughter again, go to a nearby town to pick up my younger son, then go back and pick up my husband. Supper, then I'll stay home tomorrow night while the family goes to classes. I was taking the line dancing class with them, but had trouble with my foot, so I dropped out.

I am reading... several books including Until My Name is Known.

I am hoping... to wrap up the 2014-1015 school year this week. I need to start planning for next year. It will have to start in just 2-3 weeks.

I am hearing... the air conditioner and fans.

Around the house... puppy just asked me to give her attention.

One of my favorite things...  lunch with a friend. This week I'll share lunch with Lanita.

A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week... work, school records and plans, cut out my dress, maybe paint the hallway ceiling, catch up laundry, and driving.  ~grin~ Same as last week. I didn't get it done last week. I wonder if I will this week?

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My Picture Thought.... 

Now go check out the other Day Book entries at our hostess Peggy's blog, The Simple Woman.

God bless!



  1. Great words of encouragement! I have been running a lot lately. With my dad in the hospital and school starting Thursday it looks like another week of running around. This homebody is trying to embrace it. :)

    Have a great week!

  2. Laura, I love reading your day book..
    SO sorry your son hurt his back.My daughter is having a terrible week with her back too. She doesn't know how she hurt it?? But , she can barely walk.. Pray for her too, Please. Will pray for your son.
    can't wait to see your new dress. I too, have one cut out, and just cant seem to find the time to sew it.ha
    You have a busy day for tomorrow.. Hopefully, it will slow down..
    Have a blessed week.. Judy
    Hope you and your friend have a nice time and nice lunch.

  3. a great post, Laura
    you are one busy woman
    how dear of your husband
    you are blessed
    hope your foot heals quickly!

  4. Thank you Annie! Have a terrific week. God bless you.

  5. Good morning, Judy.
    It will be too busy for me! May God the Father bring healing to your daughter from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet in the name of Jesus and by the power of the blood he shed. Amen.
    I look forward to seeing your dress as well.

  6. Another beautiful Daybook, thank you for sharing. Hope your foot heals soon---I admire you, not many women (myself included) who can make clothes. Have a Blessed Monday, friend.

  7. I love hearing about your week Laura, sorry to hear about your sons back and your foot, praying for both. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  8. Sounds like a busy week for you this week. I hope you get some time to relax and sew on that dress! :)

  9. Your so sweet and a bit of funny and to think you get to drive all over God's creation this week.
    So sorry about your foot and your sons back. Always something we have to press through. I was so happy that your daughter got a ribbon on her apron. Much love, Roxy

  10. Hi Roxy,

    I had conflicting pick up times for my two youngest kids in two towns. God worked it out. My son called an hour early and was ready to be picked up. Yay God! Everything just lined up, and I just kept driving. I got home just before 6:00. I'm so glad to be home!


  11. My ankle and my son's back are both improving. Thanks Terri!

  12. I'm hoping to cut awhile in just a bit, Joyful.

  13. You're such a sweetie Linda. I'll be over for a visit in a few minutes.

  14. Boy, you are one busy mama Laura! What a blessing you are to your family. I'll be praying for your ankle and your son's back. Rest when you can and keep on keeping on. I love reading your day book entries. So fun! We have another busy week here. Prepping the houses for painting next week. Lots to still do and not enough daylight to do it all on. :) Cleaned the house all day today. Need to bake something sweet, but it's been sooooo HOT! Maybe I'll try to bake early in the morning. I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs to you, Amy

  15. I very much hope that God will work through your chiropractor to heal your son's back.. Nice to meet you, and God bless!

  16. He's already improving Alex. Thanks for the prayers.

  17. It sounds like you're super busy, too, Amy. How many houses are you going to paint? Inside or out? I like cottage cheese with frozen sliced strawberries and nuts with a little Truvia for my sweet snack when it's hot.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

  18. I love that quote, Laura! I need to print that one out! :)

  19. I have participated in foot washing. It is a very humbling and touching ceremony...too bad more of it isn't done today...they always had foot washing at my Papa's church.
    Mama Bear

  20. My tears flowed, Mama Bear. I found myself forgiving and loving him more.

  21. Oh, my, what a sweet, precious thing for your husband to wash your feet! I know that must have touched you way deep inside. I am sorry to hear that your son hurt his back and trust God will send relief soon. Sounds like you are a busy bee! God bless you and keep in all you do. :)

  22. Thank you, Cheryl! Happy week to you!​

  23. Love the quotes, but love your puppy the most. What a cutie!

  24. Be my guest, Kim. Blessings to you!

  25. What a full and blessed life you have, Laura! I enjoy these Daybook posts so much. Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your day with us.

  26. Such a sweet and beautiful post, Laura. You are indeed blessed and it was a joy to read of your blessings :)

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  27. I wish it were easier to see the blessings sometimes, Stephanie. Sometimes I get too caught up in the busy busy of life. Know what I mean?

  28. Glad you are getting to share lunch with a friend. Yes, I think a lot of our happiness depends on our attitude and being happy with what we have! Nothing wrong to work towards better, but just be happy along the way. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. Yes Jann. It's all about finding contentment and joy in Jesus in the journey, isn't it?


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