Monday, August 25, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook-- Week 4

For Today…August 25th, 2008

Outside my Window…it's dark.

I am thinking…I better not miss my mandatory dorm meeting tonight.

I am thankful for…Shanon and this awesome computer she got me.

I am wearing…a jean skirt, t-shirt and my feet.

My hair is... in a flipthrough (cool ponytail)

I am reading… Let me be a woman. And I am starting Exodus. I finished Genesis recently (finally! :)

I am hoping…I get enough sleep this semester.

I am hearing…my CD player.

Around the house…are my family, minus me. :'(

One of my favorite things…seeing all my friends again!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… getting though the first week of school.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

Here is where I will spend my next days, weeks, and months of my life and energy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

So I'm back.

I finally got my wireless hooked up here at Judson. (Thank you Cate!!!) I still don't have pictures from my d80 on my wonderful NEW computer yet (I can see the whole screen!). I was experimenting with lighting when I was still at home. I'll have to try to post those pictures soon.We had floor escapades tonight (getting to know ya kind of stuff) and last night we watched a movie 'under the stars.' The cafeteria was so loud tonight!! They were spontaneous screams as people recognized each other. Rather amusing, if not irritating after a while. I'm going to get my photography stuff tomorrow for my class. And apparently one section of painting has to get a ton of supplies. So I wonder if I will be needing to do that too... :-/ On Tuesday I'm really going to dive into school. I start class at 8, and am in studio until 11. Then math 1-2:15. And painting 6:30-9:30. Soooo, we'll see how that goes. :) But I'll have Upper Room, so I'll probably get a chance to breathe. Well, that's the update for now. Hope I don't go crazy before I see all of you again....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook-- Week 3

For Today…August 18th, 2008

Outside my Window…the beautiful blue sky, not even a cloud.

I am thinking…I should start on the dishes.

I am thankful for…my mom. She is amazing!

From the kitchen…nothing right now. But I might make some brownies later (and probably supper too...)

I am wearing…a jean skirt, t-shirt and my feet.

My hair is... very curly because I curled it in socks the other night and pulled back in a banana clip.

I am reading…[sigh] I have been so bad at reading. I'm still reading Let me be a woman. One quote I remember, "A man is a man, not a woman. And a woman is a woman. It is one of the simple facts that is not so simple to remember." [smile]

I am hoping…to get into my chores for the day. Laundry, dishes, cooking and who knows what else! (Sometimes I get in a cleaning mood, which mom calls my frenzy, and I clean everything in sight)

I am hearing…the air conditioner. It tends to be quieter when Scott is out in the field. :)

Around the house…I REALLY need to do the dishes.

One of my favorite things…long emails from friends.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… finishing all of my packing before school, cleaning at camp tomorrow for the renewal, playing with my new camera, doing my laundry on Thursday (so all of my stuff is clean for last-minute packing), saying goodbye to everyone and getting settled in at Judson. [sigh]

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

it was Kendra's 21st birthday on Saturday. Happy late birthday Kendra! I hope you had a fun birthday, and I really hope I get to see you soon!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm in love.

It is official. I am in love. [sigh] Deeply and madly. When did this happen you ask? 5:41pm

The name of my obsession? Nikon d80. Doesn't it even sound beautiful? Oh it is. Playing with every feature of the 80 thrills me even more. There are so many more ISO options than on my d40x. I have hardly explored 1/10 of the options on it.

Did I mention I'm in love? I don't know if I'll post tons of pictures in the near future or just be so deliriously happy that I'm in my own little world. Probably both. :)

Oh, Nikon d80, where art thou?!

It has been exactly one month since the Geek Squad took my beloved camera away from me. I am just sitting here anxiously awaiting for my d80 to come today. I've only posted eleven pictures in one month. I think if I go too much longer, I will start to disintegrate into thin air. That UPS man really needs to hurry!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook-- Week 2

For Today…August 11th, 2008

Outside my Window…I see the cloudy sky and green grass from the recent rain.

I am thinking…that it is so hard to wait for my camera. Sound familiar? Well we went to BestBuy and they had to order it. There were only two left for the states of Minneapolis and North Dakota. Phew! So I'm thankful that it should be here on Friday (finally!).

I am thankful for… ^[see above]^

From the kitchen… not much. We were gone today.

I am wearing…a teal shirt and a white khaki skirt.

I am reading… Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot.

I am hoping… I can go to Susan's house tomorrow.

Around the house… it is mostly quiet.

One of my favorite things… getting new clothes for really good prices. Not my best deal but today, I got an $80 jacket for 18.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…maybe Susan's house tomorrow, babysitting on Wednesday, housework etc the rest of the week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you

Babies are cute.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


I think I might quite possibly becoming a grown-up. And I have proof:

  • I'm not aways the one entertaining the little kids.
  • I have grown-up talks with actual grown-ups.
  • I do things without being told (well, most of the time)
  • I know kids, and they have no clue who I am
  • Naps are now considered a blessing
  • I have to actually think what I want for Christmas
  • I would rather talk than play a game
  • I don't get toys in my cereal box anymore
  • I sometimes watch the news... because I actaully want to know what is going on in the world

Yes, I'm on my way to becoming an adult.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

My accomplishments

well, for today, anyway.

I cleaned two bathrooms, did dishes, laundry, cleaned the fridge and, drum roll please... made two homemade batches of rolls-- 1 1/2 dozen carmel, 1/2 dozen cinnamon. They are so good!! [I have a plate here, that I'm trying to scratch all of the carmel off]

Side note: homemade dough is one of the best thigns to eat in the world!

Wish I had a scratch and sniff picture to show all of you, but not only do I not have a camera, but one 9 x13 pan is almost completely gone-- and there are only four people eating them! Today I got a memory card in the mail, now if I only had camera to put it in. And yes, I just ended my sentence with a preposition. I need to go back to school. Yikes, a little more than two weeks and mom and I wil be leaving!

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Simple Woman Daybook

I tried to post this yesterday, but for some reason pictures were not loading.

For Today…August 4th, 2008
Outside my Window…I see the sun setting in my frontyard
I am thinking…that it is so hard to wait for my camera. My d40x couldn't get reapired because of a part not made anymore. So I get to pick out a new one. I'm getting a d80. But first Mom and I have to find a time to go to Bismarck. (And my teeth, or lack thereof, are doing splendidly for those of you who care :)
I am thankful for…the fact that my mom and I got all of my grandma's stuff in boxes (it took five hours).
From the kitchen… cheeseburgers. I can actually eat most foods now!
I am wearing…a blue shirt (shocker, I know!), a jean skirt and a blue watch.
I am reading…techically this blog post. Otherwise, (aside from the Bible) Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot.
I am hoping… I can get more books read this summer and my lap blanket that I'm crocheting done.
Around the house… my mom is talking on the phone and I can hear Scott screaming, or just making his usual noises (its hard to tell)
One of my favorite things… reading the Bible with my brother Andrew. Last night I fell asleep with him after prayers. :)
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…cleaning for a lady in town tomorrow, babysitting on Wednesday, decorating the rec room on Thursday, a movie at camp on Saturday and church on Sunday! (By the way, we got a new pastor, and he is AWESOME!)
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

I am so blessed to get to live in the country! =)

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Happy birthday Andrew! You are 13 this year!! You are a teenager and I just can't believe it. I'll definitely miss all your funny quips and comments. And I'll miss reading the Bible and praying with you at night.

Random facts about Andrew
  • He's my model-- on this computer alone I have about 260 pictures of him.
  • Abbot and Costello is his latest obsession. Quite often you can hear him giggling from his room.
  • He just loves to help me dry dishes ;)
  • Today, I discovered the vacuum cleaner in his room, so he must like cleaning too!
  • I love him (even if he is a mischieveous red-head :)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

My Story

Over at the Feelin' Feminine site, Miss Jocelyn wanted us to share our story/thoughts about femininity and modesty. You can click HERE to read it and look at her other posts, etc. Or just scroll down to just read the article.

I used to be more of, shall we say, a tomboy. I absolutely hated to wear skirts. I was so happy that the only place I had to wear them was at church. However, my last two or three years of high school, I liked dressing up and being more ‘girly.’ But as I met people who demonstrated-and as I read about- femininity and modesty, the more I became interested in it. It has really been within the last year (maybe two) that I started wearing skirts on a regular basis. I’ve read a lot of articles on the web about femininity and modesty.
Elisabeth Elliot’s books have really influenced my thinking too. I’ve also gotten interested in the idea of courtship. I am determined to wait for my future husband. And waiting does not mean just lying around the house. I am *preparing* for my future husband. Or maybe God is preparing me for a life of singleness. Only He knows.
I’ve definitely got mixed comments when I dress in skirts as opposed to jeans. Some people think it is just weird (one person asked if I was trying to look like a teacher…?), but others say that they wish they would wear skirts more often and say they’re proud of me for wearing them.

We should not have to worry about our clothing every minute of the day. Who needs the headache of remembering not to bend over too low, for fear of exposing our chest? Or making sure that the pair of jeans being worn isn’t too much of a low rise? That’s why I like shoes. Even when you’re barefoot, no one ever thinks, “Oh dear, she isn’t even wearing a shoe!! She’s revealing her foot!!!!” :)

I have to be careful not to judge others, though. It is very easy to look at someone immodestly dressed, and think “how could they wear that?!” Matthew 7:2-3: “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” Besides that, modesty is more than how we dress. It’s also about how we think and what we say. I really need to work on how I think and act. When someone tells me to do something, sometimes I’ll forget, and that, my friends, is called disobedience. I’m trying to live for my Lord and Savior while still on this earth. That sometimes means giving up some of the things and desires that I want.

Psalm 37:3-4
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou
shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.

I am determined to be feminine while waiting for my future Prince Charming. I desire to pursue Him and what He wants me to do.