Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, again!


FOR TODAY. . .November 23, 2009

Outside my window... the street is quiet. No kids and parents walking to school today. The kids have the week off for Thanksgiving break. The air is still and cool.

I am hearing...my son and his friend in the kitchen, laughing it up.

I am thinking... how tiring it is to carry everyone's concerns.
I am thankful for... friends who remind me that I don't have to.
I am wearing... jeans and sweatshirt.
I am going... to spend the day doing laundry and house keeping.
I am reading... a book for a future blog review. Looking for something light for my personal reading.

I am hoping... to finish up a project that's been in my sewing basket for too long.

On my mind...sorting through my priorities, trying to decide what to keep, what to let go.

Pondering these words... seaglass. How much we're like pieces of seaglass, all rough and sharp, and life experience teaches us and smooths the edges. Though it may take lots of tumbling in rough waters for it to happen. I recently read a quote to this effect on someone's blog. I'm sorry I can't remember where it was, but it has been a comfort, so thank you if you're reading this!

Noticing that... "I need to continually fill my mind with things of Christ in order to overcome the things of this world". (I do remember finding this on Peggy's Daybook last week. Thank you, Peggy.)

From the kitchen... Cranberry chicken, garlic potatoes, green beans, cornbread

One of my favorite things~
From my picture journal...
From Peggy, the Simple Woman's Daybook: Would you like to linger on the simple things...then join me and many others in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those who are focusing on simplicity...beauty of the 'everyday moments'.

6 comments:

Joanne said...

Sounds like a peaceful, contemplative Monday. I'm finally reading The Time Travelers' Wife. Very interesting premise and writing style, I'm enjoying the variations.

Devon Ellington said...

Lovely.

Amazing how we often feel so overburdened about what's going on that we forget we're not alone on the journey.

May your load be lightened and peace and happiness fill your week!

Country Dreaming said...

Enjoy the time with your kids since they are off and continue to have a peaceful Monday.

Melinda

Becky said...

Karen, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I am thinking that Colorado during the holidays would be such a treat. Enjoy!

Susanne said...

Cast all your burdens and cares on the Lord, Karen,for He cares for you! He's got big shoulders! :v)

What kind of light reading do you like? Funny fiction, or a love story? A mystery or thriller?

Bee Jay said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and thanks for reminding me of things to be thankful for.
Blessings!