Wednesday, May 14, 2014

our day

It was the perfectly dreary, rainy day here in The Ville today.  You know that kind of day that feels like you need to celebrate it by sleeping in?  Yeah.  That kind.  We did that.  Slept kinda late, stayed in the pajama's a little longer than normal...except for me, who am I kidding?  I live in them these days.

I have fallen behind in my chronological Bible reading, and it overwhelms to catch up, so I decided to just start with today's date and then I might go back and catch up at some point.  I made a note on a Post-It and stuck it in the Bible.  We're reading in Psalm right now, and these verses stood out to me.


For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, "Peace be within you."  Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek Your good.

I love that.  I love that part at the beginning, too, that reminds us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  I have a necklace with that written on the underside.  My dad and step-mom traveled to Jerusalem several years ago, and they brought me back a beautiful silver necklace with a cross on the front and that inscription on the back.

Other things I did today include having lunch with my friend Abbey.  She brought me lunch, and we spent precious time catching up and learning new things about each other.  We talked about the book I just finished that she has read, as well.  I love that girl.

We watched a movie after lunch, then when I grew bored with television and noise, I picked up my Bible, the new set of pens my kids gave me for Mother's day and my art journal and started writing and drawing.



While I did that, Jonah and Noah did this:


Once again, one is never too old to play with cars.  They haven't done this activity in ages, but today, because of the rain, they were forced to stay indoors.  At least until the rain stopped, then they were happy to be back outside.

The kids and Todd went to church, I ate leftovers and watched a really good (well, entertaining, I won't call it 'good') movie.  Crazy Stupid Love.  Where have I been all these years?  It was hilarious.  I thought about my sister Debi the whole time, because she loves Ryan Gosling.  About the time the movie ended, they pulled back into the driveway, and here I sit.  I'm about to call it a night.  I hope your day was wonderful!  Love to all.

3 comments:

Jaime Roever said...

Ooh..sounds like a perfect rainy day! Don't you just love days that allow you to have the opportunity to just chill? I know I sure do! It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, ahhh!!

Jaime Roever said...

Ooh..sounds like a perfect rainy day! Don't you just love days that allow you to have the opportunity to just chill? I know I sure do! It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, ahhh!!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

I do, Jaime! I consider it a major homeschooling perk. Especially in the winter months, when it's achingly cold outside and I have the promise of warm fuzzy pajama pants and a fire to keep me warm all day. :) Love, love, love it. It's definitely a good thing to be able to just stop and relax and take a breather.

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