The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ July 28

by | Jul 28, 2008 | Daybook | 7 comments


Outside my Window… it is another beautiful day! The inflatable pool is filled with water for the kids, and a soft green lounge chair is just calling my name. I think I am going to grab a cup of sun tea and a book and head outside in a few minutes!

I am thinking… about the two men who were killed fighting wildfires this week in California (which is what my hubby is doing right now!).

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis Dómine; et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace. Amen.

I am thankful that… my husband is coming home tomorrow!!!! It’s been hard enough having him gone the last 15 days, not to mention worrying about his safety.

Deo Grátias!

From the kitchen… left over pizza, birthday cake and ice cream from a sweet little girls 1st birthday party. Yeah… Thanks a lot Regina, for leaving it… Can you say sabotage?

I am creating…our curriculum lists for the upcoming school year. Finally!

I am going… to start a Little Flowers group in my tiny little town. Last year one was started 40 minutes away, and we ended up having only one meeting. Twinkle Toes has been asking all year when the next one will be… She was so excited about it! I have a few others that our interested, and it will most likely be a small group, but, hey, that’s a start, right?

I am wearing…my swim shorts and a tank. We (the kids and I) just finished scrubbing our front deck.

I am reading watchingA Loving Lifestyle: It’s All About the Relationships. I ordered the whole set a few months back, and am just now getting around to watching the rest of the talks. It is VERY good, and just what I have been needing to hear right now. Seriously, this woman never ceases to inspire me.

I am hoping… that it won’t be forever before I get to see my sister and her family. She called me today to let me know they won’t be coming out this month, as planned. I haven’t seen her in over 2 years, or met her youngest son, who is also our Godson. Whah!!!!! Why does everything have to cost so much?!?

I am hearingDrive thru History. We ordered it from Netflix and the kids (boys especially) have been loving it!

Around the house… I have been working hard at organizing, and decluttering. It never ends, does it? It sure feels good to make progress though!

One of my favorite things… is the 10 minute phone call I have been getting from my hubby each night at about 9:30 pm. I look forward to it all day!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week

  • Clean up the house and yard before hubby gets home tomorrow.
  • Make a grocery list and stock the fridge, so there is some yummy food to come home to. I am also hoping to make this as well. (Right now there is basically only some Milk and Eggs left…)
  • Have some friends over for dinner tomorrow night, since they will be moving on Wednesday. I still can’t believe they are moving…
  • Auditory Processing Class for Captain, Mon-Wed
  • Summer with the Saints on Thursday
  • Celebrate the anniversary of Captains baptism on the Feast of St. Ignatius.
  • Prepare for another 2 weeks of swimming lessons, beginning next Monday morning.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing:

This book from the library has been such a hit, we are going to have to add it to our own collection sometime!

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I hope you all have a simply wonderful week!


  1. Margaret

    Are you talking about your sister, Jaimie? I miss her too!

    You sound as busy as I am! Sigh.

  2. Jessica Gordon

    Yes.. Jamie and her family were going to be coming out for a few weeks, and were going to be staying with us for part of the trip. Jennifer will be moving back to this area within the next couple weeks, so all of us girls were going to be able to get together. Now I don’t know when it will happen. 🙁 So sad!

    It has been a busy summer, hasn’t it?!

  3. Allison

    Thanks for the heads up on DRIVE THRU HISTORY, I will request it from Netflix too!

  4. Anonymous

    hello from France, I visit you every day. Have a good week. God Bless you and your familly.

  5. Amy

    Oh, that drive thru history looks awesome! I will check that out, thanks!
    I am glad Hubby is coming home. It is scary when they are gone and in dangerous places.

  6. Marie

    Hi Jessica, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I am very inspired by your love for your faith, your husband, and your dear children. Thanks for being a wonderful example of a devoted Christian wife. I am 30 (soon to be 31) and just recently married – so we hope to follow in your footsteps soon in terms of being blessed with children. God Bless you and your wonderful family. Sincerely, Marie B. (Minnesota)

  7. Jessica Gordon

    Amy & +JMJ+ ~ Hope you like them!

    Sandra ~ Thanks for visiting and commenting! I hopped over to your blog, but unfortunately I can't read French! It looks lovely, and your pictures are beautiful! God Bless!

    Marie ~ Thank you!! God is good, isn't he! Sounds like we are about the same age. I will be 31 in January. I will say a prayer that God blesses you with children soon! They are such a joy. Thanks for leaving a comment to say hello. God Bless!


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