Monday, June 16, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Clare at romanceandtheroses.blogspot.com posted this today. I thought it was such a lovely idea. It is hosted here thesimplewoman.blogspot.com Without further ado... here is mine.



FOR TODAY June 16, 2008...

Outside My Window...

A soft rain is falling on our garden and I can see the Mimosa tree's explosion of pink blossoms peeking in at me through the moist air.

I am thinking...

Of the beauty of life and of God.

I am thankful for...

My family.... what God has and is giving me in them.

From the kitchen...

We had hamburgers tonight, with homemade whole wheat buns, fresh tomatoes and lettuce and onions, and homemade pickles. My little brother had two pickles he liked them so much, and some "Katchup" on his potatoes.

I am wearing...

Clothes still slightly dusty from my morning spent in my Dad's cabinet shop building doors.

I am creating...

So many things in my writing..... A short story called The House with the Crescent Moon in the Doorway... and pushing laboriously through the hardest moments of my novel, Wandrian, a Fairy's Journey.

I am going...

Soon to our third floor to practice the music we are sharing this Wednesday with the Youth at the FIrst Baptist Church of Winnsboro.

I am reading...

The Scandal of Father Brown... by G.K. Chesterton... the kind of book that makes you stay up late at night, trying to finish just one more story.

I am hoping...

To soon have completed the first draft of my novel. It awaits me... longing to be written.

I am hearing...

The echoes of music from my brother's room, where he is studying, and the beginnings of music from the Third Floor above me.

Around the house...

Mom is working on a lovely baby quilt for my new second cousin and Matthew is bubbling with excitement about his new haircut.

One of my favorite things...

The sounds of life that fill my home and the things God is showing me, now, as I ponder... with the rain pouring down outside.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

Work on my book, write some letters, call a dear friend who is newly engaged, make some birthday cards, get a few blog posts finished... all this between working in the garden and the shop.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...



Roses and watermelon... color, fragrance, the simple beauties of life.

Good night, dear friends,

Emma

6 comments:

emme said...

Thank you for sharing, Emma! Your day sounds busy, but filled with the little beauties of life that make it all the worth living.

I always enjoy hearing more about your life...

~Emily

Elissa said...

I linked your blog on my blog, I hope you don't mind! (If you do, I can remove it)
You have a lovely blog, I enjoy perusing it!
~Elissa
aka Hobbit Maiden from Sense and Sensibility board.

Amber said...

Hey! I just wanted to say how excited I am to be able to meet you both so very soon at David and Keslie's wedding. I just can't wait to meet you. Kami and Keslie have talked so much about you all and I will be really blessed to meet you.

Many blessings,
Heather

Meg said...

I LOVE the photo of the roses and watermelon...So June-ish.

Carla said...

Hey there,
I just found your blog. And I have quite enjoyed looking through it =)
I'm going to put you on my blog list...hope thats okay with you?

Ella said...

Elissa, thank you for checking out our blog! That's so sweet of you to link our blog on yours:). I should hop over to your blog and check it out some more.

Amber, thank you so much for your comment! It was soooo wonderful to receive. I am soooo excited to meet you! It will be an amazing blessing to meet you and talk! :D I'm counting the days!!

Meg, thank you so much! I saw the roses and watermelon on our long table and just had to grab my camera:). I love June!

Carla, thank you so much for looking through out blog! It's so nice to know that others enjoy it. My sister and I love sharing our lives with others. I'll have to check out your blog sometime. Do visit us often! :)