Friday, November 4, 2011

Afternoon Journal - Thursday, November 4, 2011

~ What Time It Is...

... 1:31 p.m.

~ What I'm Doing...

... taking an afternoon tea break between chores.

~ I Am Praising The LORD For...

... His faithfulness. It seems that no matter how feeble our attempts are to do something, He comes along and more than meets us halfway.

~ Something Beautiful...

... the words with which some women express themselves. Mrs. White over at The Legacy Of Home particularly ministered to my sometimes-weary-mother's-heart today with this article. I think that perhaps it's time for this mother to put on a pair of those "rose-colored glasses." (Thank you, Mrs. White, for ALL that you do!)

~ Something That Made Me Smile Today...

... getting our 2011 paid property tax receipt in the mail today. For the first time ever, in January of 2011, we committed to put back X number of dollars each month, so that when property tax time came, we'd already have the money put back instead of having to worry and stew over it like we normally do, and, praise the Lord! It worked! We put back said number of dollars each month and when our taxes came in the mail on the 1st of November, we already had the money to pay them! It was a great feeling being able to do that. In January we will start again and we're attempting to do this in other areas, as well...a variety of medical expenses (bloodwork, teeth, and glasses) a yearly pre-paid phone card, and a small emergency fund. Some months we're able to add and some we're not, but, overall, every little bit helps! :)

~ What I've Done So Far Today...

... made the bed, straightened house, cleaned the kitchen, baked 4 1/2 dozen muffins, and have done six loads of laundry and hung them out. Two of those loads were bedding. In an effort to cut down on utility usage I'm trying to only do laundry twice a week (that way I have nice, full loads) and only run the drying to defuzz and dewrinkle when absolutely necessary. And, speaking of laundry...the Hillbilly Housewife has a free 'Laundry Tips' PDF file out today. Be sure and visit her today to get it!

~ What I Have Left To Do...

... put the laundry away after it's dry, make supper, and stamp tracts for tomorrow's city-wide tract pass.

~ What's For Supper...

... butter and garlic pasta with mushroom and garlic chicken, spinach salad, and homemade French bread


  1. What a great post idea. May I borrow it sometime?
    Laura Lane at

  2. Of course you may, Laura. I think I actually borrowed the idea from someone else years ago. Were you part of my KEEPING IT SIMPLE Yahoo group? I started it back in '06 and posts like this one is all it was...morning, afternoon, and evening journal posts. I just decided to incorporate the idea here whenever the mood strikes and I have time to do it. Glad to know that you're enjoying them, my friend! God bless! <3

  3. Laura, if you're interested in going through the archives of that's the link:


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