December 27th 2010 ...
Outside my window... it is dark and wet, the kind of weather that makes you stay inside all day. I can see streaks of rain splash on the panes of glass. And it is cold.
I am thinking... I am thinking that I need to pursue some quiet reflective time and think about the upcoming year. I want to be intentional with my time, relationships, and choices.
I am thankful for...I am so grateful for the life I have here at our cozy house. I often need to remind myself and reflect on all that I have been blessed with. I am thankful for happy healthy kids that love the Lord and a husband who loves the Lord and me!
From the learning rooms... Not much has happened here since we have taken our holiday break. In the past I have done a modified school schedule but this year we took it off fully and I am really glad that we have. I have to say there has been lots of reading for pleasure though.
From the kitchen... tonight I made Crockpot Sloppy Joe's and a green salad with simple dressing. Delicious!
I am wearing...the usual work clothes and my apron
I am creating...Well I have been working on a mixed media bird book that I am enjoying very much. Didn’t get to work on it today. I am going to start another page this week (I hope!)
I am going...to take my daughter out to friends this week and go to the library with the boys.
I am reading...For Christmas this year my husband got me several old books at an estate sale some of them are great books of poetry, 2 wonderful art books- Art and the Bible and Art of the Masters. I just started The Vicar of Wakefield. I just finished Weaver of Dreams by Myrtle Reed, an author from the early 1900's.
I am hoping... For a year of rest and replenishment, but I am expecting a year of repair.
I am hearing... the drone of the the TV and the rumble of the dish washer.
Around the house...things are clean and picked up.Today was a day to make it happen! We spent a good portion of the day cleaning and putting away the remains of Christmas. Mopping, sweeping, de-junking drawers, rearranging, I love that feeling of a fresh start. For me it begins with my environment!
One of my favorite things...an orderly drawer with a place for everything and everything in its place. It brings me great peace.
A few plans for the rest of the week: I am planning to get back on track with my eating (too many Christmas sweets, oh dear) and continue my quest to purge and simplify life in all ways.
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