Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:11 AM | Posted by Lori ~ The Simple Life at Home | | Edit Post
Outside my window...it's a bit grey and cloudy, but I am enjoying the cooler weather knowing that all too soon the blistering heat will return. The winter weather is what makes Qatar bearable.
I am thinking...about the future and all the changes in store for us over the next few years.
I am thankful...for a good time with friends last night during our game night.
In the kitchen...with the cooler temperatures (mind you, 66 degrees F is "cooler" to me here!), I'm thinking I might bake a fresh loaf of bread and make some soup or chili.
I am wearing...a robe my mother-in-law gave me. It's white with pretty pink and blue palm trees on it.
I am creating...order in my kitchen. Today is the day I'm going to weed through my utensil drawers!
I am going...grocery shopping this morning. Yay!!! (Can you feel the sarcasm?) ;)
I am wondering...it if it worth it for me to purchase a new blender. The one I brought from the US 5 years ago finally burned up the motor last night as I was attempting to make hummous for the game night. That's really all I pretty much use it for, so I'm trying to decide if it's worth the cost.
I am reading...Reading Lolita in Tehran, a lovely, beautifully written memoir of a college professor leading Iranian college girls through some "forbidden" literature during their country's religious revolution.
I am hoping...Emily does well on her IB French external exam this morning. (Why on earth there is an IB exam in February I have no idea!!)
I am looking forward to...a weekend getaway with Hubby in a couple of weeks to celebrate our 20th anniversary!
I am learning...to trust God and know that He is truly all that I need. Before this school year is over, I will be losing many of my closest friends here as they are moving on. It's heartbreaking, but I know that God, my BEST friend, will still and always be with me.
Around the house...all is quiet at the moment. Hubby has left for work already and both children are still sound asleep. I love these precious moments of quiet when all seems right with the world.
I am pondering...what do do with regards to my job next year.
A favorite quote for today..."The days are long, but the years are short." As our time with Emily home with us draws all-too-rapidly to a close, this is ever more coming to mind. It seems like just yesterday she was a little girl playing with dolls and now here she is, ready to fly out into the world on her own.
One of my favorite things...climbing into bed at the end of a long day. Makes me happy!
A few plans for the rest of the week...Work, work, work. Try to catch up on laundry. Try to make my home a haven for my family.
A peek into my day...
I'll publish before and after pictures of my de-cluttering efforts in the kitchen later today. In the meanwhile, if you'd like to read other women's daybooks, be sure to visit The Simple Woman's Daybook home page. :)
- Lori ~ The Simple Life at Home
- I'm a woman who loves God, her husband, and her kids. We're a Bible-believing, Christian, American family currently living in the Middle East. I'd love to be a Proverbs 31 woman, but I generally fall short. That doesn't mean I quit trying though!
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