Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, Monday

FOR TODAY... November 9, 2009

Outside my window... Sunshine, blue skies, mostly bare trees. A few leaves are hanging on, the last vestiges of fall.

I am thinking... I need to take something out of the freezer for supper. Be right back . . .

I am thankful family. I know, it's a standard answer, but it was a particularly lovely weekend with immediate and extended family alike.

I am wearing... jeans, gray sweater, "new shoes!"

I am remembering...reminiscing a lot these days about when the kids were small. I miss those days. But I love watching them grow into young adults, struggles and all.

I am heaven, if I'm good.

I am reading... Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints, by James Martin, S.J.

I am hoping... to stay on track this week, get my work done and stick to my self-imposed schedule.

Pondering these words... "The problem comes when we begin to believe that we have to be someone else to be holy. We use someone else's map to heaven when God has already planted in our soul all the directions we need. . ." (James Martin)
In Mother Teresa's words: Find your own Calcutta.

From the kitchen... Jambalaya

Around the house... Laundry, clean out the fridge, get the house back in shape after a nice, relaxing weekend.

One of my favorite things. . .gathering around the kitchen table with my favorite people, having a cup of tea and pondering the larger questions.

A picture for you. . .


Sonja said...

Oh that photo is so gorgeous. I love to see the sky like that. I really appreciated each one of your thoughts "For Today". I want to read that book, sounds like a good one. Let us know what you think, k? Happy Monday.

Brenda Leyland said...

Karen, I saw your link over at Sherri's, so I decided to pop over. First time here. Glad I came. I see connections of kindred spirit... and I'm all for meeting new kindred spirits!

I couldn't believe it when I saw your first entry on today's posting about what you saw out your window... I thought I was having a daje vu (sp?) moment, because I wrote it almost identically in my own! (I haven't posted it yet, as I'm not quite done).

And I see you like You've Got Mail, the Mitford series, and A Gift From the Sea.... all favourites with me.

(Must admit though, I am NOT a country music fan.... classical's my fav.)

Come and visit..... maybe we'll have more to share 'over the backyard fence'.

BTW, I LOVED your pondering entry in your posting... and I see you enjoy Mother Teresa's wise words too.

Blessings.... Happy Day!

Patty said...

That picture is lovely. What an awesome God we have, who shows His handiwork to us. Have a great day.

Susanne said...

Gorgeous sky picture!

That sounds like quite the title for a book!

Country Dreaming said...

Enjoyed today's post--
the photo is beautiful!



Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Another wonderful Monday musing, just love these :) That sky is gorgeous and jambalaya sounds yummy. Have we seen pictures of these purported new shoes?! :)

Have a wonderful week!

Jen said...

Sounds awesome...I need to clean out the fridge tomorrow. Not a fun thing to do.
The photo is awesome. I love watching the clouds.
Enjoy your week friend!\
New shoes???? Lucky girl and so close to Christmas...even luckier.

diana said...

what a cool pic.

on mondays, i always feel like i'm ready to tackle the week. by the time thursday rolls around, i realize how much i DIDN'T get accomplished. hope your week goes as planned.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Your journal entries are absolutely lovely. Yes, we all say that our family is a blessing but those of us who truly feel that way all the way down to our toes - boy, we sure know how special they are, don't we?

Barbara said...

Interesting to read. I like Thomas
Merton and I am sure you had 'tongue in cheek' when you said you were going to heaven 'if you were good'. We'd never get there if that were the case, by Grace only will we get there.

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your daybook. Not a Thomas Merton fan but I hope you are enjoying your book. The photo of the sky is beautiful. God bless, Doylene