FOR TODAY - January 5, 2010
Outside my window... It has been lightly snowing most of the night, so there is a fresh layer of fluff on everything. It's a bit warmer today than yesterday, 12 degrees when I got up this morning! Hoping that it will warm up enough to melt some of the ice on the roads!
I am thinking...This morning I was watching the news and Rosanne Barr was on talking about a book she had written. I don't normally listen to Rosanne, but just as I was about to leave the room, she started talking about getting older, and how she is embracing it. I want that attitude. I want to embrace my life, no matter what age I am. I'm thinking that this year, as a goal, I will try to like myself more, embrace the person that I am now, be more gentle with myself, try to take each minute and relish it and appreciate all of the gifts that I have been given.
I am thankful for...Kind friends who make me laugh, make me cry, lighten my life, teach me, humble me, and make me want to be a better person.
A scripture to share...
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”
From the kitchen... Loving my Nutrimill Grain Mill! I made bread yesterday and it is so good. People used to tell me that there was nothing like bread made from fresh ground wheat, and it's true! So delicious, and nutritious!
I am wearing...Still in my flannel nightgown!
I am creating...I am going to be making aprons for my sweet little Averi. I need to find a good pattern that will just slip over her head. Blind children don't have the luxury of seeing all of those little drips and drops when they are eating!
I am going...To lunch with my mom and sis today. My mother wants to buy a new pair of pants and needs to pick up a few things at the grocery store, so that's my plan for today.
I am reading...I'm reading Wren Bay. It's a wonderful book written by Clairice Fox-Hughes. Clarice as some of you know, has a wonderful blog about crafting, cooking, and decorating, http://storybookwoods.typepad.com . The charachters in the book are charming and full of Victorian charm. She also shares recipes and other wonderful helpful hints and tips. Go check out Clarice's blog and read a little more about this wonderful book!
I am hoping...That the roads aren't slick and icy today - I really hate driving on slick roads!
I am hearing...Cole, barking at the back door, the soft hum of the computer, the sound of the furnace keeping my feet toasty and warm.
Around the house...Just trying to get back to normal after Christmas. I still have Christmas decorations that need to taken down, laundry to be done, floors to be vacuumed and scrubbed, bathrooms to be cleaned, beds to be changed . . . but it can wait until tomorrow!
One of my favorite things...This is kind of silly, but one of my latest favorite things is Netflix! I can get unlimited movies through my Wii. In my opinion, there is very little on T.V. fit to watch these days. Last week, we watched several wonderful documentary's, like PBS's Civil War series, Lewis and Clark, and a really interesting documentary on caves. Most of the movies are old, but most are new to me!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Today - Lunch with sis and mom.
Tomorrow - Finish cleaning and taking down decorations.
Thursday - Go to an eye Dr. appointment.
Friday - Hang out with my husband, make a salad for a funeral.
Saturday - Hopefully, work on the downstairs bathroom.
Sunday - Church.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Lakota - Morgan Weistling
"Grown men can learn from very little children—for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show them many things that older people miss."
~Black Elk - Lakota Warrior~
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