Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today...June 22, 2010

Outside my window...Enjoying the sunshine today after being in the basement most of the evening last night with tornado warnings.  Some areas west and north had damage.
Right now it's 85 and breezey.

I am thinking...and praying for those people who I saw on tv who had damage to their homes and vehicles last night. 

I am thankful for...for our severe weather warning systems and the great meteorologists on our local tv channels who give us warning and news as these storms come through--saving many lives.

From the kitchen... Baking off a package of chicken thighs- may debone and make casserole or just serve with mashed potatoes and garden salad...hmmm...what to do...:)

I am wearing...pink striped shirt, blue capris.

I am hoping...Daniel and Jess didn't have any damage as the storms moved on to Milwaukee last night.

I am hearing...Street construction vehicles working on our side street - the reverse "beep, beep, beeps"...  Our little grandson, Sam, loves trucks and cars-- he would have loved seeing the crane moving big round concrete forms being put underground.

I am remembering...what a great day we had on Sunday when five of our six kids and families were able to come to celebrate Father's Day with their Dad.  (Missed Ben, Lisa and Sophie-sending love to them:)   The carving knife was passed down to the youngest son, Jonathan, as he learned from the master ( his dad) how to carve the delicious rotisserie chickens we had.     All of our sons have been taught some carving skills by their dad. 

I am praying... that the rain and storms that in the forecast for late tonight and tomorrow will be mild.

Around the house... still trying to find time (with no rain every other day) to paint the deck railings.

On my mind...this verse that a friend posted on Facebook over the weekend--"Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you."
I Peter 5:7 

One of my favorite things... blackberry cobbler...I'm just sayin'...:)

A few plans for the rest of the week...working on some projects around the house.

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

This is a Father's Day video that one of our local churches posted.  It is a spoof of the
Swagger Wagon youtube commercials for Toyota minivans.  I thought they did a great job!:)

(If you can't see the whole width of the video, go here to see it:


Elena said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend and that you and your family are safe from the storms. That is one thing we don't have to deal with here because there is not enough flat land for the wind to do much damamge. The only thing that might effect us is a flood and that happens rarely. We are truly blessed. As always I love reading your list and catching up on your news. Hugs, Elena

Missy said...

I love, love, love that video. I'm gonna have to write one for "farm dads" to honor Jeff for next year! So glad you had a good time on Father's Day. Come on down to IL and I'll make you a blackberry cobbler.....ala mode! Love you, Sis. Missy

LDH said...

Loved the video! Happy the storms did not effect you and that you had lots of family to enjoy on Sunday. Happy chicken carving! :)

Jennifer said...

Glad you guys were all safe - and weathered the storm. I will totally second that vote on cobbler!! With this diet - its been awhile but I can still remember:)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend. So sorry to see that there have been storms in your area, thankful you didn't suffer any damage. We haven't had a storm here for 3 days now, I think--must be some kind of record ;-)