Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For today...August 2, 2011.

Outside my window...the sun is shining and it's about 85°. We had some severe thunderstorms last night, and it's supposed to rain again tomorrow, so I'm getting some laundry hung out today!

I am thinking...that it's hard to believe August is already here! We only have one month of summer vacation left. Thankfully, most of the preparation for the upcoming school year has been done. :)

I am hearing...the washing machine and the air conditioner. The a/c has really worked these last couple of weeks since it's been so hot and humid outside. By now you've probably figured out that summer is my least favorite season! I don't hate summer, I just like the other three seasons so much better. :)

I am remembering...our VBS last week. It was for six nights and we had so many children come out. We had to buy more supplies because we ran out. We averaged about 70 kids each night. We even have a new family that came to church Sunday because of VBS and said they would like to start coming to our church. That alone makes all the hard work worth it! :)

I am hoping...Katie is having a fun time this week. She's spending a few days with Mom and Dad, then she'll spend a few days with Lee's family at the end of the week. My house is quiet...too quiet.

I am thankful...that we have the freedom to gather together and worship God and pray and read our Bibles without fear of being arrested. I pray it will always be that way in America, and that I will not take this freedom for granted!

From the kitchen...I don't have anything planned right now. Lee and I have a meeting with a new student this afternoon, then we're planning to go to the Chinese restaurant for their lunch special. That is usually enough to keep us going for the rest of the day.

I just finished reading...the three-book Home To Blessing series by Lauraine Snelling. She has some previous series with this same family and I have read them for years. They are wonderful.

A picture to share...

My sweet Katie holding a chinchilla during VBS. They are so soft and shed like crazy! She and I held them and carried them around the church so the children could pet them. It was so fun. :)

Please visit Peggy to read more daybooks.

Hope you're having a great week.

Take care,


  1. A chinchilla at VBS! Very cool, I'm thinking of what kind of illustration you were using, or was it just for fun? 70 is a lot of people! I wish we still had VBS!

  2. Hi Melanie...such a lovely daybook! I am sure that your home is very quiet...it is always fun to spend time with grandparents. Enjoy your evening! Hugs ♥ Teri

  3. I agree with you about the heat! And you have another whole month of summer. Our kids go back the 15th. And I bet you do miss Katie!

  4. Hi, Teri~
    Nice to hear from you today. :) Yes, my house is so quiet. I miss my girl, but I know she's having fun.
    Hope you're having a great week.♥

  5. Oh Melanie, I am with you as far as the seasons go :)
    I too am thankful for the freedom we have to worship here in the USA.
    Have a great week.

  6. I usually do not have the speakers on, but this morning I do. Thank you for having the first song on your play list. I needed to be reminded of His work this morning. May you be blessed today!

  7. Hi Melanie -- I found you through SWD. What a lovely place to find myself. I enjoyed your entry and perusing your blog. Thank you! :)

  8. Melanie, I'm going to love summer more next year when my brother finally get's his poolhouse finished. This year I've helped him with putting down floor, finishing sheetrock, etc. and it was TOO hot!!!

  9. OOOH, My Grand ma,and I use to raise chinchillas

  10. My but time is flying....the summer we all wanted to get here so bad is now the same as gone. Sweet picture of Katie holding the chinchilla. Trish

  11. It is hard to believe that it is already August! It seems just like yesterday it was Spring!!


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