Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the gracious host here.

For Today... November 10, 2009 Good morning!

Outside my window...loving this weather! Sunny and in the 60's today:)

I am thinking... that I can't believe that we are this far into November already. I know it's probably going slow for Jess ;) - but our little grandson is due on the 28th!:) He'll be here before we know it!

I am thankful for... our children raising their babies to love the Lord from an early age. What a blessing!

From the kitchen...we brought "Burgoo" home from Illinois. Bought and frozen for us in September. Burgoo is a soup that is the center of annual community carnivals in central Ill. I'll take a picture of the next batch that we thaw and heat up:)

I am wearing...blue jeans, white shirt, black socks.

I am hoping...that this beautiful fall weather goes on and on! And for a short, mild winter:) Hey-- I can always hope:)

I am hearing... Fox News on tv from the kitchen, and kids playing across the street.

I am remembering...how good it was to go back home last weekend to visit Mom. It was nice to be there with her on the third anniversary of Dad's going to Heaven. She misses him so much- but time gone by helps. Thank you, Lord, for helping to heal our hearts when we lose loved ones...

I am praying
... the families at Fort Hood and around the country affected by the shooting last week.

Around the house... looking to clear out and purge "mom stuff" from the under-the-stairs closed downstairs. It has become a dumping ground and things need to be given away or repurposed.

On my mind...outside projects that we are trying to finish before it gets cold and snowy.

One of my favorite things... my brother, Wayne's sense of humor...just makes me smile to think of him...:) Also, I just watched the video of my sister's wedding and saw again how Wayne stepped in and walked Missy down the aisle (not the original plan), when she was missing our dad and couldn't do it alone. Dad would have been proud - I know I was...such a sweet moment...

A few plans for the rest of the week...still working with apples - plus other projects.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*

These are Vacation Bible School pins that my mom has collected through the years. These are from years that she has taught the preschoolers or served in the kitchen for VBS. A lot of those early years of VBS
lasted for two weeks.

A life long friend of our family (and member of the church) made this beautiful case for Mom to keep them in. Before this was made, Mom pinned them on a styrofoam plate.
Ironically, the same company that supplied the VBS curriculum last summer ( and all previous years) did not offer pins this year.
Mom (at age 81) is now known as the "Cookie Lady" by the kids at VBS:)

What is one of your favorite memories of Vacation Bible School when you were a kid?
In my childhood, the ladies of the church also usually served the cookies on the day that they supplied homemade cookies. Delicious cookies and kool-aid were served outside on the front concrete area of the church-- Or, if it was raining, inside the entry foyer.
My husband has the belief that all VBS cookies must be homemade - because they are at the heart of wonderful childhood VBS memories. Give a child a homemade cookie and teach them about Jesus- that makes sense to me:)


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I loved VBS. It is not the same anymore. Wonderful childhood memories. I loved the cookies and juice we would receive. Only 2 cookies! That would NEVER happen today, right? Kids need so much more. And we weren't allowed to wear shorts. We had to wear skirts or dresses. Great pins!!!! Too bad they didn't give out pins this year for your mom.

Linda C said...

Haha Lois! I almost added "Only 2 cookies!" :)
I wonder if that was a universal VBS unwritten rule?

BECKY said...

Hi My Friend, It is so great to have time to stop by and say HI!! Love what you said about your borther stepping in at your sister's wedding...precious. Also loved thinking back on VBS! I loved singing songs and the kool aid and cookies!! It was different back then, but VBS at our church is awesome, too!!

Hope all is well with you, sweetie! You are a wonderful bloggy friend who just brings me a lot of joy!!

Blessings and love,

Anonymous said...

Yes, I believe the rule was 2 cookies per day at VBS. Though I didn't attend VBS as a kid, I did help with VBS as an adult. I don't remember seeing VBS pins. Perhaps they don't make them anymore.

The sunshine has been so nice the past few days. Feels like fall. :)

A Hint of Home said...

Great post! So glad you got to go and spend time with your mom. I know she was happy to have you share that time with.
I know you're excited about the new baby. Enjoy every moment.

Elena said...

Dear Linda, this is such a sweet post. I have many fond memories of VBS too. I loved the teachers, crafts and Bible stories. I know it was at VBS at a very young age that I accepted Christ as my Savior. How wonderful that your mom has served all these year and been a blessing to the little children! It was so fun to hear about little Sam playing on his piano and singing. I would love to hear that:) Take care dear friend! Hugs, Elena

A Gracious Home said...

So glad to meet another grandma. My Mama is 81 also. Daddy went to be with the Lord about 10 years ago. He was a harsh man with his wife and children but made it up being a wonderful grandpa. The children all loved him. He made a lot of wonderful memories for them. We are expecting a new granddaughter in a few weeks. I have 22 grands but we still love new ones. This one will be my second great granddaughter. I was very blessed by your daybook. Doylene