Monday, July 14, 2014

Bitter Pill: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Monday, July 14, 2014

Outside my window … A hazy, hot, muggy day with promises of rain later.  I'm inside under the ceiling fan.
Praising God for…  revelation from His Word. 
In prayer for...  Those who don't yet know Christ, my own heavy, bitter heart, and amends I still must make, but have no idea how to proceed.

I am thinking... about throwing in the towel, but I won't.

I am thankful... for the generosity of friends.  May I NEVER take undue advantage of it.
In the kitchen...  I think I'm going to do a pork stir fry for dinner.  I think.

I am wearing... Black shorts and running jersey.

I am creating...
 finishing up an order, starting a painting, and working on Christmas ornaments for my Christmas in July sale.
I am going... nowhere today.  I'm preserving gasoline.
I am wondering... where does all the anger come from?  Why does the bitterness appear in the weirdest places?  So, yes, I'm wondering about myself, again.  This theme is getting old.

I am reading... I finished One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  I reviewed it here.  I started the book So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore.  This one's going to be a barn burner.

I am hoping...
that I sell some crafts this week.  I'm hoping for a few chances to get out on my bike after it rains.  I've not ridden in weeks and my butt plank is going to lose its toughness if I don't hurry up and get back out there.  I'm also hoping for some relief from the burden of heavy bitterness that keeps pressing on me.  This is not me and I don't like it.  I want to eat ice cream to fix it, but I already know it won't.

I am looking forward to...
Seeing my little boyfriend at Sav-A-Life tomorrow, cooler weather, some happy times, and reading more books.
I am learning
… it's all a matter of perspective, meaning, it's all in my head.

Around the house... Going to work on the front porch.  I want to spend more time out there.  I've got the makings to pretty it up some without buying anything.  I just need to get out there and get to it.
I am pondering...  new creative ideas.
A favorite quote for today... "I don't think that any male in my life would claim that I harbor repressed anger at his gender.  (And if he did, I have a mind to hit him square in the middle of his forehead with a slingshot and a bottle of Midol.)" - Beth Moore, from her book So Long Insecurity.

One of my favorite things... Popcorn.

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Working in the workshop, volunteering at Sav-A-Life Tuesday, not sure about the rest of the week yet.

A peek into my day...  Had a great time yesterday at a social with the Anniston Runners Club and the Gadsden Runners Club at Noccalula Falls.  I got lost on the trail course, but it was still a blast.

We seriously need some rain.  The falls are just a trickle



  1. Thank you for sharing from your heart! You are such a beautiful young lady - inside AND out! Love you bunches and praying for you always!