The Simple Woman’s Daybook: October 27, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY October 27, 2015

Outside my window… dark as it’s 1 a.m. Temps have been summery though.

I am thinking… about the things I need to do tomorrow to start building Daniel’s support issue in San Jose.

I am thankful… that the first part of the move and the 7 1/2 hour drive are over.

In the kitchen… Dad brought home Hawaiian pizza for me. I’m thankful to be done fasting from gluten!

I am wearing… Momcat shirt and navy/white striped pj bottoms.

I am going… to hopefully be able to sleep soon.

I am reading… Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.

I am hoping… that my call to Social Security goes well tomorrow.

I am looking forward to… church on Sunday at ECA.

I am hearing… silence.

A Daniel story for today… he woke up to find himself alone in his bedroom tonight around 10 so he went and climbed into bed with my mom. Thankfully, she found it cute and I was able to settle him back on his bed.

Around the house… painting and decluttering going on.

One of my favorite things… the song “God of This City” by Bluetree. The Chris Tomlin version is sub-par.

A few plans for the rest of the week: un packing, enrolling Daniel in school, and getting services for him transferred up here.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: October 12, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY October 12, 2015

Outside my window… dark. I have no idea what temperatures were here because I was gone from Friday morning until tonight but I heard something about triple digits. Yuck!

I am thinking… about whether I would have stood up and proclaimed my Christian faith had I been in the room with the Umpqua Community College shooter. I probably would have done so… which I’m pretty sure would scare the pants off my non-believer parents.

I am thankful… for Promise FM. I’m in the midst of making some hard decisions and it was really helpful to have songs outlining God’s promises for my life while I was driving through central California today!

In the kitchen… didn’t cook today but probably some gluten-free mac n’ cheese tomorrow.

I am wearing… green shirt and capri sweats.

I am going… to be playing “catch up” tomorrow after being gone for four days.

I am wondering… about a lot of things right now.

I am reading… Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.

I am hoping… school goes well for Daniel tomorrow.

I am looking forward to… Bible study on Wednesday!

I am hearing… nothing.

A Daniel story for today… Mr. Boy usually comes and crawls onto my bed around 11 pm or midnight and he even tucked himself in tonight.

Around the house… silence — everyone but me is asleep.

A favorite quote for today… “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt. I chose this one because my mom quotes it to me frequently. (Dealing with social service agencies is not for the faint-hearted!)

One of my favorite things… discovering new artists or lesser known works by established artists of the musical variety.

A few plans for the rest of the week: catching up on errands and paperwork tomorrow, Bible study and probably a quiet service on Wednesday, soccer practice on Thursday, and Matt’s Run on Saturday before Daniel’s soccer game.

A peek into my day… Some of the new songs I heard this weekend:

“This Little Light of Mine” by Addison Road

“Painting Pictures of Egypt” by Sara Groves

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31 Days of Gluten-Free Life: Attempting to Make Smart Decisions

31 Days of Gluten-Free Life

I was half-craving Arby’s today and saw one I could go through while I was on I-5 heading home. I was all prepared to go through, order 2 Jr. Roast Beef sandwiches to dissect and remove the beef when I saw that they only served Pepsi products. As a Coke drinker, this is blasphemy and besides… Pepsi tastes like chemicals!!!

I was feeling all good about myself for feeling mindful of my eating and not wasting food until I ended up at Carl’s Jr. for dinner… and ended up dissecting the lettuce wrap they made me because I hate lettuce and could not stomach the thought of using it as a bun. Yeah Jen… way to not waste food!

Anyway, my adventures in *NOT* eating gluten have made me aware of what I *could* be eating on the road and why I should be avoiding it. Now to put it into practice…

7 Quick Takes: Only 5 This Week

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Greater Church if Lucifer opening. A friend put this on her wall and commented on the nature of them calling themselves a “church”. I’m truthfully more amused by the $25 catered luncheon. Apparently, Satanists now have the sensibilities of Episcopal church women or something. I would have expected alcohol and debauchery for them, not a catered affair.

— 2 —

Travel. Daniel has a long weekend so he and I are road-tripping to San Jose from Friday to Monday. I’d love prayers for good traveling mercies on our way if you are so inclined.

— 3 —

Update on Kim Davis/Pope Francis. I think I called it. It’s a pity when people play stupid games like this.

— 4 —

Speaking of stupid… I actually had someone cite this study to me. The scary thing: I could have refuted the SafeMinds people as a sophomore taking high school chemistry.

Neil Degrasse Tyson on science.

— 5 —

In case you missed it… At the neurology appointment on Monday, we found out that Daniel’s autism is genetic (he has some duplications in genes on a couple chromosomes and a deletion in a gene on another one) which means that I can actually tell people that his autism is *NOT* due to us immunizing him for MMR and that their argument is invalid.

That’s it for this week — I’m a bit distracted and have also run out of things to say!

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31 Days of Gluten-Free Life: On the Road

31 Days of Gluten-Free Life

I’m headed to visit my parents with Daniel tomorrow and of course I’m having to deal with road food. I thought I’d talk about what I do for today’s post.

-KIND bars: I love them and many varieties are gluten-free.
-Leftovers: I have plans to take some pesto quinoa with me (if I can remember to make it).
-Fruit: Good for me and not greasy which is always a plus while driving.
-Coffee: Thankfully, my normal latté order is gluten-free!

Pray for me as I drive — I have some things to ponder and pray over so I’ll be appreciating your prayers for a safe drive to and from.