Wednesday, June 03, 2009

My First Daybook Entry

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

I thought I would particpate, as I have enjoyed reading various blogs who use this daybook for blog entries.

The librarian in me notes with pleasure that the creator of this blog movement is a Christian woman whose house (I peeked at her other blog) I love. It looked very much like a home I would want to have!

For Today...

Outside my window... is sunshine, red flowers in a balcony across the street, green leaves

I am thinking... that I need to finish the first draft of my paper this afternoon

From the learning rooms... I am learning a lot about through my class on 17th century literature – I will miss this class when it is over! I hope to write a series of short blog posts about what I am learning.

I am thankful for... a really good week so far. It has been great to have time to reflect and recover from this past year. I am thankful that with God I can still change and grow.

From the kitchen... I bought a pizza crust and need to buy cheese today. Will make the pizza tomorrow, I think.

I am wearing... a vintage black shirt and a khaki skirt and white Birkenstock sandals

I am reading... The Waves by Virginia Woolfe and am loving it. The Brothers Karamazov for a summer book club; it is wonderful to be reading this for the first time after being Orthodox almost 5 years. I am excited to see how this book can encourage me to spiritual growth. I am thinking of re-reading King Lear and am still reading literature in the 17th Century, especially Milton’s Paradise Lost.

I am hoping... to get news that my contract will start sometime in mid to late June. I am creating... various blog posts for the week

I am praying... for my friend Mark. He has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis which is a lesser known disease that has flipped his and his wife Brooke’s life upside down. I went to a small Christian schools with Mark from elementary school to grade 12. He is a strong Christian and I am so glad my Mother still passes on prayer requests from my old church so I know to pray for those I grew up with. Please pray for Mark and Brooke!

Around the house... It is almost totally clean! My cat Cleo is loving the warmer weather with the window and doors open. I am slowly putting more decorations up and am really happy about this.

One of my favorite things... other than my cat Cleo!! The books I am reading and the friends God has given me

A few plans for the rest of the week... paper writing, class, going to Home Hardware, reading more of The Brothers Karamazov

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...



Taken on my way to my midterm (I got an "A" by the way!).

14 comments:

Mimi said...

Congratulations on the A! And, I look forward to your thoughts on
"Brothers K"

elizabeth said...

Thanks Mimi! I look forward to writing about such a deep book!

RW said...

congratulations on your grade

my children are facing down their first grade 8 final exams.

my daughter is quite stressed out about the whole thing.

elizabeth said...

Thank you RW - I was stressed before the midterm myself - will pray for your two! Lord have mercy!

Elizabeth said...

Praying for Mark and his wife....

elizabeth said...

Thank you so much Elizabeth. We are all upheld by each others prayers.

Mimi said...

Eeep, I forgot to leave my prayers for Mark. My cousin has sarcoidosis

Philippa said...

Congrats on the "A". Beautiful photo! I love the image in my mind of the red flowers and warm sunshine!

elizabeth said...

Thanks Mimi - how is your cousin doing who has this?

Thanks Philippa! Glad you like the photo! The red flowers are lovely; deep red in a balcony flower container accross the way! :)

E Helena E said...

That's wonderful about your mid-term - congratulations, Elizabeth!
I will strive to pray for Mark and Brooke also. Glad this is a good week.

elizabeth said...

thank you E-H for the well wishes and prayers for Mark and Brooke!

Mimi said...

She's doing awesome, she had a baby in January who is absolutely adorable.

elizabeth said...

Wow. That is wonderful Mimi. Thanks for letting me know. I pray for Mark that he will also do well... ! :)

Meadowlark Days said...

I may have to read The Waves!