Monday, July 6, 2015

My Daybook July 6, 2015

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 My Daybook
July 6, 2015
Outside my window... Cloudy skies... still waiting to see if it's going to rain.

I am thinking... I feel like we're finally settled in our home. What did it take? Putting the flag pole that we received as a gift nearly 14 years ago from my dad (Thanks Dad!) in the ground in concrete. We've moved so much that I never felt settled. The irony is that we've lived here over five years, and we're renting.

I am thankful that... We live in a country that still has more freedom than any other. Yes, we have some poor leadership in our country right now. Yes, we have a lot of sin being idolized right now. Yes, we are still one nation under God. Pray for repentance among God's people. Don't be afraid to go first!

From the kitchen... Celestial Seasonings' Decaf Sweet Coconut Thai Chai Tea with cream and a little stevia, hard boiled eggs, and toast for the kids.

I am wearing... my black dress and glitzy sandals.

I am creating... I finally washed the new fabric my husband gave me for our anniversary. I found all the pattern pieces yesterday. Today I'm going to iron the fabric. Five yards takes awhile. ~smile~ I'm going to make a new dress. I've been waiting for a big chunk of time to work on it; it's not going to happen. It's time to follow my own advice.

I am going... shuttling son and husband to and from work. I also have to go to the library and to classes tonight. Believe it or not, I'm going to a line dancing class at my church. We're going to have once a week beginner classes in July. There's a place in Joplin that opens on Friday nights for homeschoolers and others to learn to dance. My friend, Regina, who attends is teaching our class.

I am reading... several books including Beyond the Ashes.

I am hoping... to work a little on my dress each day.

I am hearing... the hum of the air conditioner and fan.  I need to turn on some music! Ah, there. I'm shuffling Jim Brickman, David Nevue, and Paul Cardall, and Tim Janis on Pandora. I enjoy soft instrumental music.

Around the house... It's quiet. Some of the kids are still in bed.

One of my favorite things...  

Coconut Meringue Pie

 A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week... work, catch up laundry, sewing, and driving.  ~grin~

My Picture Thought.... Sometimes, love is saying yes to your teenage daughters.

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

God bless!



  1. Pretty nails! Hope you find lots of sewing time

  2. sweet that you said yes to her! Very pretty! Have a blessed day, my friend. :)

  3. Love the nails! I painted my daughter's nail red and blue with white stripes. She loves them!

  4. I hope you have fun sewing :) And the pie looks delicious!

  5. Laura, I love your look book.. So fun.
    Your nails look lovley.. So happy you are going to get started on your new dress. Really anxious to see it.. Sewing in small increments of time, is the only sewing, I am able to do , here lately. ha
    Have a great week, and hope you enjoy your line dancing classes.

  6. Glitzy sandals!


    Haha...didn't expect to see that!

  7. That coconut meringue just took my breath away. :P

    A salute to your dad.

    And wow, dance classes. I'm thinking of enrolling too. :)

  8. Oh Laura, your nails look so pretty :) You are such a kind and sweet mother to let your dear daughters paint your nails.

    It is raining right now...the perfect day to bake and craft :) Thank you for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs and blessings!

  9. Hi Stephanie, it promises rain here though it hasn't begun. I love to bake on rainy days.

    Judy, I do hope I can get started soon. My next step is to iron the fabric. The first dance class was a hoot. I was so glad I was with friends. I am grinning just thinking of how we all fumbled through it.

  10. I enjoy your daybook so much! The simplicity of it makes it very rich. :-)

    i have always wanted to learn to line dance! Enjoy!

  11. Thank you, Karen! You made me smile.

  12. querida Laura, su blog me fascina y me siento muy bien entre sus cosas.
    La felicito por ser como es usted.
    Siento la necesidad de poner belleza en mi vida y en su página junto con A delightsome life me siento feliz.
    Yo también soy bloguera...quizás guste visitar alguno de mis blogs:
    Mi profesión es la Música.
    Con cariño
    Dolores Velasco

    Madrid, España

  13. Oh, I love the nails! Say yes to the girls more often, there's nothing girly like painted nails :) Thank you for linking up at Faithful at Home Fridays, I so appreciate it x

  14. I really enjoy these posts Laura and reading about what you are up to. I like the sounds of glitzy sandals and your new dress, I hope you post a picture when it's done. Thanks for sharing your days with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  15. Love reading what you are up to Laura! And yes, our country isn't perfect, but I would not want to live anywhere else! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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