Monday, September 15, 2008

Mondays at Peggy's


For Today...September 15th

Outside my Window...A mess. We had tropical storm winds yesterday morning. Outside my window are down tree limbs, my flowers in hanging baskets split in 3's, debris and trash, Miller's tree house in 3 pieces, lawn furniture everywhere and tree's uprooted.....a true mess.

I am thinking...We have alot to clean up. And alot going on with the funeral too. We lost power yesterday for 10 hours so I couldn't get alot of things done.

From the learning rooms...Miller needs to make up a music class and go to another one this week....we are working on the letter C.

I am thankful for... electricity. Not having it yesterday reminded me of this. I'm thankful for my family also in the death of my aunt on Friday...family comes together in good and bad.

From the kitchen...the visitation is tonight. So I don't plan on cooking. We will just eat something fast. My menu will be little this week.

I am wearing...pajama pants and a white tank.

I am reading...nothing...no time this week.

I am hoping...that the next couple of days will go by easy. I need peace and God's hands to hold me up. Funeral Homes are not easy...esp when its family.

I am creating...a list of things for tomorrow and tonight.

I am hearing... the washer and dryer starting up for the day

Around the house...cleaning up outside this morning. Picking up limbs and such. Doing some laundry..ironing our clothes for the funeral....not a whole lot.

One of my favorite things...peanut butter and chocolate

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...my aunts funeral, 3 tests for Madison, gymnastics and only 2 games to cheer at....a music class, getting my hair done, a movie and dinner with girlfriends at the end of the week...thank God for them

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...some of the storm from our area...it was wild. We had gusts clocked up to 70mph...crazy. We were in church...so we didn't see alot of it....God protected us.



I hope you all have a great week...please keep my family in prayer and thoughts...for more daybooks please stop by Peggy's.....it's getting bigger and bigger each week....The Simple Woman.

18 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

Wait a minute...where did the bad weather come from? Was that from IKE? Jen it is terrible looking there...sounds like tornados hit too. Good grief...I'm sorry. I'm sorry to hear about you aunt too. That is way too young...a life cut short. I dont know what to say but I will be praying for that peace and comfort you asked for...Jen I hope your week will get better. LOVE YOU

Christy said...

I am so sorry about your aunt. I will be praying for you this week.

I am also so sorry that the storm happened on this week of all weeks-but you are right about God's hands holding you up. He always will!

Mrs. Mogul said...

WOW! Glad you're ok. I get scared of storms like that!

Chez Nous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry to see the damage done by the storm but thankful that it was not worse.

Karen said...

Jen, you'll be in my prayers this week. Take a few moments for yourself when you can. You have a lot to deal with this week, and being the mom your list grows tenfold. Take good care of yourself, my friend.

Anita said...

I am so glad to hear you all stayed safe...we were praying for everyone in the path of Ike! Living in Greensburg, Kansas, I DO understand the destruction!
So sorry to hear of your aunt's passing... sending up a prayer for you now!
Thanks for the glimpse into your home this morning!

Prairie Dreams

The Bookworm said...

That is hard - storm damage and a funeral. I hope your week goes as smoothly as possible in the circumstances.

Lisa said...

Condolences on the death of your aunt ~ and so sorry you were in the path of the bad weather. But, you're so blessed to be one of those that knows to thank God even in sorrow and disaster. Many blessings as you put your life back together this week, hon!

Trailboss said...

Rough time bring out the best in us.....usually anyway. You have your faith and family and that will get you through this week.

We had a lot of trees down too. No electricity from 9am Sunday until about 3am this morning. It was very scary to have such winds. We had 7 trees down on 2 roads. Thankfully with wonderful neighbors along w/their tractor and some strong backs we were able to clear them. Then, since we didn't have electricity and my neighbors did we had a yummy lunch at their house. Dinner was a cold cheeseburger but we were thankful we were all ok and safe in our basement house.

Lea-Ann said...

Sounds like a full week. Hang in there!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm so sorry about your aunt, Jen. Will be thinking of you and your family :)

I'm so glad you didn't have more damage than you did from the storm. We had a lot of wind here, but thankfully didn't lose power. It's amazing how much you take for granted, whenever we lose power, I still go into a room and flip on the light switch! I'm glad it came back on for you guys and hope you didn't lose any food in your fridge or freezer.

Take care and have a good week, as best as you can under the circumstances :)

Sandra said...

I'm praying you do ok at the visitation, I know it has to be tough.

I can't believe the weather and the damage it's been causing everywhere.

gail@more than a song said...

I'm glad y'all are ok and have power now, that is never fun! We have had some rain/storms too, tail end of Ike but at least we didn't lose power. My son lives in Houston but their power is back.
Sorry about your aunt and the funeral. Hope your week goes ok!
And hope Madison had fun at the dance!

Susanne said...

Oh my, that is so much for you guys! Praying for your family. Sorry about the passing away of your aunt. May God comfort you this week.

Heart 4 My Home said...

My condolences go out to you and your family on the loss.

~Blessings

Michelle said...

Praise God the storm/winds didn't do more damage than that and that your family was safe.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I am so sorry about your Aunt, Jen.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Wish I could give you a hug.

-Andrea

Renee said...

Wow, sounds like Ike passed us by and headed up your way! Glad you all were kept safe. Sorry to hear about your Aunt. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.