Goings on in March ’14 – Daybook

Outside my window . . . happy faces regardless of the temperature (unlike me—bring on the heat!)


I am thinking . . . that what we give up at Lent is usually given back in a revised, improved form

I am praying . . . about Jenna’s mission trip to Guatemala tomorrow

Team Guatemala

. . . and my f-i-l’s heart surgery next month

. . . and Lindsey’s steep and continual decline from a strong, healthy boy to total paralysis in a year (still undiagnosed)


I am listening . . . to my new (to me) favorite podcast NPR TED Radio Hour—an interesting combination of various TED talks combined into 50-minute episodes

I am watching . . . American Idol this season (I skipped last year), even though it makes me cry every episode—both because of the beauty of voice and because someone always gets sent home

I am looking forward to . . . seeing my oldest daughter this weekend

I am thankful . . . for updates on how to pray for Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea, from Caleb, a missionary to Ukraine who is currently stateside


I am resolving . . . to be more compassionate to myself (it’s Step 3 of 12 this year) so I’ll be more compassionate to others

I am creating . . . a collection of pictures of the 4 Corners—my 3 oldest friends and me

4 corners

I am going . . . to Gulf Shores with them soon (again!, evidence of God’s grace)

stuff-the-secret-lives-of-everyday-thingsI am reading . . . a fascinating little book, Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things, (a free Kindle loan with Amazon Prime), on the gazillions of resources it takes to make even simple products, like a newspaper or a hamburger or a t-shirt

I am realizing . . . this about my t-shirts:

“The greatest environmental impacts associated with my T-shirt arose in my own laundry room: washing and drying the shirt just once demanded one-tenth as much energy as manufacturing it in the first place.”
– John C. Ryan and Alan Durning


I am discovering . . . I actually like The Scarlet Pimpernel—I’m thankful the TBR Pile challenge motivated me to finally read it—and maybe I’ll even watch one of its movies when I finish the book

I am studying . . . even more in Isaiah 55 since it’s the book club selection for March for Do Not Depart in addition to being the chapter we’re memorizing


One of my favorite things . . . is traveling with Jeff—last week I tagged along on his business trip to Cape Canaveral (where it was warm) (pic of random man I snuck up on)


A picture to share . . . you’ve already met Chris if you read this on Wednesday (he’s in the middle here); he got this picture yesterday. And if you’re an Auburn football fan (or Carolina Panthers) you’ll recognize Tre Mason and Cam Newton (he’s back in school this semester to complete his degree). War Eagle, y’all!


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What are some of your upcoming plans for March?

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10 thoughts on “Goings on in March ’14 – Daybook

  1. Linda@Creekside

    You’ve brought a glorious glimpse of spring into my life today, Lisa! Those daffodils are sweet music to my eyes …

    I hope this week’s been a good one for you and that this weekend will be life-giving in every way. I so appreciate you, my friend …

    1. Lisa

      Seeing those first daffodils of the year is always good for my soul, too! I need reminders that spring is indeed on the way, especially after such a cold winter. Thanks for your blessing, Linda. Hope your weekend is good as well!

  2. Ceil

    Hi Lisa! I love that photo of the lone man fishing. Nice sneaking work! And you are so busy with reading, where do you find the time? I am hoping to start reading some books that were recommended to me to help with writing…so I guess that’s no Scarlet Pimpernel. Wasn’t that an old movie with Errol Flynn?

    I am familiar with Cam Newton, what a fun photo!

    Have a great weekend, and like you, I just want to yell “come on Spring!!”

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      When do I find the time? Crazy hours. ha. I wake up early and grab my Kindle to read a daily prayer from Scotty Smith and my daily Bible reading chapters. Then if it’s still early enough, I stay in bed and read other books. At breakfast and lunch, if I’m by myself, I read. And then before I go to sleep at night I often read. Just snatches of time here and there add up!

      I think there’s been at least two movies made of the Scarlet Pimpernel that I’ve heard of, so maybe Errol Flynn was in one? I’ll find out in a few weeks maybe. 🙂 Hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend so far. We finally had warm weather today. Yippee!

  3. Lynn Severance

    Lisa, I always enjoy your postings but the “Daybook” days are fun for they are bullet points of “a day in the life” of your thoughts about this and that.

    Praying for Jenna and the outreach team and Jeff’s father -in-law.

    All the photos were fun to see but that lone fisherman – tired of standing, obviously – is a true image of determination!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks for sharing that you think the Daybooks are fun because they’re one of the posts each month that I always question. 🙂

      Thanks for your prayers for Jenna and her team and for Jeff’s dad. He’ll find out on Monday when his surgery will be.

  4. Barbara H.

    So glad you’re enjoying The Scarlet Pimpernel!

    Glad you got to go on the business trip – would love to walk on a warm beach about now.

    Love you 4 Corners get-togethers – that 1982 pic is priceless.

    Looking forward to the first daffodils here! I’ve seen their leaves sprouting up in a neighbor’s yard.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yeah, most of my pics from the 80s are pretty hilarious. I’ve had fun looking back through so many this week (and realizing how many I have!).

      I’ve really enjoyed the daffodils and now I’m looking forward to tulips. The weather today has been amazing!

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