Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Daybook

I read about this idea on a blog I follow and loved it. I love having my Clare's Journey blog, but I don't have the time anymore to be as faithful as I used to be. (Geez, why would that be?) So this is an easy way for me to stay connected and keep on recording moments of our life as it whirls around us. I am going to try to do this at least once a week.

Outside my window … it's a gorgeous, sunny, crisp November day. I have not set foot outside this house for an entire week now due to recovering from my kidney surgery. I am looking forward to joining my sister Christina (who with her baby Casey has been helping out around here for a few days) on the afternoon school pick-up rounds.

I am thinking … how blessed I am to have this incredible support system around me who love me, Shawn, and our children so much that they will drop their lives for a couple days to pick up ours.

I am thankful for … a hard-working, family-devoted husband who got up at the crack of dawn this morning to fly to Philadelphia for the day, but arranged his flights so he would be home in time to put the kids to bed.

I am readingThe Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase. I love my historical fiction (especially of the Tudor period).

I am hoping … there is some way I can finish my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. Nine days left.

On my mind … all those children with Williams syndrome who are currently fighting for their lives.

We’re learning … that the family can survive without Mommy being on her toes for a while, although it does put a crimp in the laundry schedule.

Noticing that … I will never be a bikini model. Unless it's Frankenstein's bikini model. Why did they have to put one of my incisions right through my belly button?

Pondering these words … “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” — Blessed Mother Teresa

From the kitchen … my deep freezer is stocked with all sorts of delectable dishes to get us through the next couple of weeks without having to cook.

Around the house … oh my goodness, it is a mess! But I am so grateful for Shawn, Diane, Leslie, and Christina who have kept it together for me!

One of my favorite things … listening to Clare and Simon play quietly downstairs, their imaginations running wild.

A picture I am sharing

Those bright blue eyes, those cheeks, she is so lovable!


Aunt Joan said...

What a wonderful way to keep us out-of-towners happy! LOL I am so glad that the recovery is going well, that everyone seems to be staying healthy, and your support system is a God-send! Violet is getting so big, and my...so beautiful! We'll keep the thoughts & prayers coming, and you keep getting stronger. Remember...belly button jewelry hides alot!

Christina and Tee Jay said...

I love it! Definitely try to do this once a week... it's great! (And P.S. - we love being here.)

Noel said...

Wow what a great idea! I may have to do that once a week too. Not too bad of an idea and maybe something I could follow through with.

Michelle said...

love it love it love... totally stealing it! thanks for sharing.. xoxox glad that you have had so much support and are healing well. you are on my mind everyday!

meringue kisses said...

she is so adorable.love those cheeks and beautiful eyes:)