Friday, March 1, 2013

A Simple Woman's Daybook for March

Outside my window...the orange tree is in bloom, so I'll pretend it is Spring. It's abnormally hot here today; the swings in temperature are really the only thing that gets me reaching for the Tylenol. Now, I'm just waiting for the Santa Ana winds...headache, here I come!

I am thinking...about the sister-in-law of one of my sisters who is gravely ill. Please say a prayer for K., won't you?

I am thankful...for employment and I am praying hard for those I know who are unemployed or under-employed. Lord have mercy! Here we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, yet the 'equalization board' just raised the gas tax (yes- highest in the nation...but not the best roads that's for certain).

In the kitchen...I am trying to use up the vegetables from our CSA box. 

I am wearing...a green top and gray pants...nothing interesting

I am creating...yet another tofu recipe

I am be a stage mama this weekend. 

I am wondering...if everyone has seen this album about Pope Benedict- beautiful and informative- even if they did use the comic sans typeface 

I am reading...just Family Fun and National Geographic magazines...I really need to get into some spiritual reading for Lent, but my brain is weary...

I am finally see Les Miserables next week- it was out of the 'normal' theater three weeks ago (!), so I am hoping it will soon make it to the 'cheap' theater. It wasn't my intention to wait this long, but time got away from us...

I am looking forward to... my Spring Break from my college classes...shhh...don't tell my students, but the teachers like a break, too! It is disappointing that it is during Lent, but that's okay. I'll take what I can get.

I am AncientFM. Try it; you'll love it!

Around the house...big girls are trading naptimes, trying to get over their colds and coughs before their Shakespeare performances this weekend.

I am pondering..."I would like to invite everyone to renew firm trust in the Lord. I would like that we all, entrust ourselves as children to the arms of God, and rest assured that those arms support us and us to walk every day, even in times of struggle. I would like everyone to feel loved by the God who gave His Son for us and showed us His boundless love. I want everyone to feel the joy of being Christian. In a beautiful prayer to be recited daily in the morning says, “I adore you, my God, I love you with all my heart. I thank You for having created me, for having made me a Christian.” Yes, we are happy for the gift of faith: it is the most precious good, that no one can take from us! Let us thank God for this every day, with prayer and with a coherent Christian life. God loves us, but He also expects that we love Him!"- Pope Benedict, yesterday

A favorite quote for today...“I am a pilgrim who is beginning the last part of his pilgrimage on earth.” -also Benedict

One of my favorite things...Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm -have you tried it?

A few plans for the rest of the week: The Taming of the Shrew! Daughter #1 is Bianca and Daughter #2 is pressure, girls! And then we will watch Kiss me Kate with well-buttered popcorn.
A peek into my day...


  1. I love that first picture! It would make a great painting, I can see it in an impressionist style.

  2. Thank you for sharing your day (I came to you via the Simple Woman's Daybook, and you've inspired me not to forget to do my own entry!) I enjoyed your links to Ancient FM and the beautiful album of Pope Benedict - new discoveries for me. Glad I found you! Blessings...

    1. Oh, and I love Burt's Bees tinted lip balm too!

    2. Welcome Antonia! I just found that Ancient FM through a Facebook friend- I never surf the web....I just take friends' suggestions ;)

  3. I could stare at that ocean scene all day. The ocean is a little hard to come by in the center of the continent. This brings my memories of my visits to the seas into the present. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I don't like swimming in the ocean, but we try to get there about once a husband would want to go more!

  4. Peeking in from the linky at S.W. Daybook. I smiled at your nice sunny pictures. I posted a pic of the blizzard that ran through here on Sunday. Hope your headaches stay away. We get chinook winds here and they can give me a whopper of a headache so I feel for ya.


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