Sunday, October 18, 2015

Being Punked: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, October 18, 2015

Outside my window …  A pleasant autumn day.

I am thinking...   About how to handle a situation.  A family in our church is having a baby shower. I know them well enough to want to give a gift, but I not well enough to determine whether or not they will appreciate a handmade gift.  It's not my work that I'm worried about, it's the reception of it.  I've made items for those who don't understand (or care) about the time, energy, and expense that comes with making something myself.  If I give away something I've made, it's a true labor of love.  I've had that labor spoiled, shunned, and made fun of in the past, so I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to risk putting myself out there.

I am thankful...  for bright sunny weather, for friends that pray and care. 

From the Workshop...  Several projects are on the hook.  Hopefully I'll have complete projects to show off next Daybook.
I am reading...  It's really sad.,  I have several books started, but I've not finished any in almost a month.  However, I primed the reading pump earlier this week, so I'm on the way to finishing up several volumes.
I am looking forward to...  the holiday season;  I hope it's a good one.

I am learning… This week, I learned about micro SD cards and how to put them in my cell phone.  I also learned how to make ringtones for it.  I know, my niece has created a monster.
Around the house... Going through old files and papers in the office.  I've gotten rid of some things, but couldn't part with others.  One more step towards organization. Mrs. Sue and I are both in need of new bookcases.  We'll figure that one out over the winter.

A favorite quote for today... 

"I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot atone for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I can not make right what is wrong, pure what is impure, holy what is unholy. That is all the sovereign work of God. Have I faith in what Jesus Christ has done? He has made a perfect Atonement, am I in the habit of constantly realizing it? The great need is not to do things, but to believe things. The Redemption of Christ is not an experience, it is the great act of God which He has performed through Christ, and I have to build my faith upon it." - Oswald chambers

A peek into my days:  Went to the thrift store in Saks on the hunt for clothes and again came home with nothing.  So frustrating.  I've got to find some pants; dress pants and workout pants.  I think I'll go to TJ Max at the Exchange before my shift in Oxford Tuesday to see what they have.

Got out on the Ladiga Trail in JackVegas today with Leah M. for a fabulous bike ride.  We stopped for a break at the gazebo and I took some pictures of the flower gardens.

Not bad for a phone, huh?

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Work, rest, catching up on reading and craft projects, stepping up my workouts, doing a little shopping.
And now for something totally different...
OK, you remember a few Daybooks ago when I said that I thought I was being punked by the Community Band?  Well, because I've been working in Oxford nearly every Tuesday evening when practice is going on, and because Mr. Alpha Male is there holding the music like it's his first born, and because I'm not going to spend the gas to drive there on the weeks I'm not working just to twiddle my thumbs or crochet granny squares while everyone else plays, AND because I believe that being able to use a urinal is not the main prerequisite for playing snare drum (if you know what I mean), I've been staying home. This week I got a message from the director asking me to come play because we have a concert in November and Mr. Apha Male "just can't do it all by himself." 
OK, I AM being punked.
punked - (1)A way to describe someone ripping you off, tricking you, teasing you. (2) Humiliated completely, as in disrespected. (
I haven't responded yet because a) I still think I'm being punked, 2) I'm not sure I can be respectful and tactful with my answer yet, and @) I'm working every Tuesday evening this month, so it may not matter anyway.  I guess if I did respond, it would be something to the effect of, "Well if brotha man can't do it all by himself, he should stop acting like he can simply because he can pee standing up."  But see, that wouldn't be nice...and I am a Southern lady.
From Twitter:  @ChrchCurmudgeon tweeted:  "Met some Colorado Anglicans. Nice people, but I'm not a fan of high church."
From Twitter:  @b0ringtweets  tweeted: "A coffee table is not a table made out of coffee. Please RT to raise awareness. Thank you."
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And, my personal favorite this week:  From Facebook:  J.Reaves shared:


  1. My mom doesn't like handmade gifts, to her "handmade" means you couldn't afford to buy a "real" gift. SMH.
    Love your photos - hope you have a great week!

    1. That's a shame; your mom doesn't know what she's missing.
      Have an awesome week.