I am link up at Diary of a Stay-at-Home Mom where other women share what is happening with them on their Monday. For me, it is actually Tuesday (I am one day ahead of the US), but it is still meaningful for me!
It’s Autumn here so it is definitely cooling down. However, we still have some gloriously warm days – just the last few days have been drizzly. It’s fun though, now living on a hill, that we often sit in the cloud of drizzle, rather than being below it. I like the atmosphere it produces – cosy and warm.
how i’m feeling this morning//
Fairly well. This is Day 6 of lockdown in NZ and each day I pray for peace settled on our hearts and minds here at home. It helps that Tim is studying still, but through online, and we’re doing 1-2hours of homeschooling in the morning. So routine is really, really beneficial. We’re quite happy currently.
on my mind//
Just what is the next thing to do, to be honest. I don’t check the news or media very much, just for updates. And, though it’s not a good place to be in, I have not been worried or anxious about Coronavirus. In many ways, I see it as a blessing for the West as I don’t think it could carry on as it has been. Perhaps this is a way the Lord is putting us in our places and allowing people to turn their hearts toward Him. I’m not in anyway saying that this pandemic is trivial, at all. Rather, I’m trying to have a broader perspective, especially a historical one, that enables me to see above the panic.
on my breakfast plate//
Currently, I don’t have breakfast. Because I like to have something special each night after dinner with my cup of tea, I have cut out eating in the morning until between 10.30 – 11am.
on my reading pile//
Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer – she has been a delight to me since my teens.
A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada.
on my tv//
Tim and I have been watching Line of Duty (UK version). It’s very gripping and at times rather surprising.
from the camera//
A scene that brings me much joy and thankfulness. We are into our third year of homeschooling and I have finally found a way of learning that suits us all, but especially my seven-year-old son. We are doing Gather Round Homeschool and it is an answer to prayer for us. I can’t wait to share more about how it is blessing us but I want to wait a month or two until I do.
looking around the house//
There are always things to do in our run-down, derelict home! Still working out cleaning routines and getting back into the habit of things since moving and being in survival mode.
chore i’m not looking forward to//
Despite loving being a homemaker, I don’t ever particularly like doing chores. It is taking me years to ‘learn to love what must be done’ as well as self-discipline myself. But, slowly, I am getting there!
to relax this week I will//
Read books and bullet journal.
on my prayer list//
Praying for families in lockdown, for those doing it alone (like my mother), and for those who struggle with mental health.
As always, my favourite verse is unfolding new layers of meaning during this time of lockdown:
“The LORD is my portion and my cup; You hold my lot.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places,
Indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Therefore, my heart is glad, my whole being rejoices;
My flesh also dwells secure.”