FOR TODAY, Monday, February 20, 2017
Outside my window . . . blue, cloudless skies. It's a school holiday, so the street is quiet and there aren't the usual groups of students walking and chattering, heading to the school a block away.
I am listening to . . .the soundtrack for The Cider House Rules.
I am thinking . . . that I'm going to attempt to rise above some worry that has been plaguing my mind this past week. I'll hold the person in prayer in the morning and then try to let go.
I am thankful . . .for my husband's handiwork. This weekend, he made a knife block for a drawer in the kitchen -- much tidier and safer to be sure. And a shelf for the laundry room. He's a keeper.
One of my favorite things. . . my new sneakers. They're sooo comfortable. Great arch support.
I am creating. . . a sanctuary within my home.
I am watching . . . the Father Brown mystery series on PBS.
I am reading. . . The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
I am hoping. . . to finish up some desk work today, and still make time to get outside for a while and enjoy the beautiful weather.
In the kitchen . . . I am cooking up recipes for a family cookbook that my friend Pamela and I are putting together. Well, we're supplying the recipes and pictures. Her daughter Lori is our publisher! Yesterday, I made Turkey Spinach Meatloaf. And a batch of chocolate chip cookies, just because. Tonight, I'm making Pecan Salmon and a spinach salad.
I am learning . . . to slow my pace a bit. That life isn't a race to the finish line. That I can be satisfied working on a project a little at a time. This is big for me!
A moment from my day . . . snail mail! All the way from the UK, a sweet note from an Etsy shop regarding an order I put in. I love postage stamps, so this was such a treat.
Post Script . . . I'm really struggling with Facebook these days. I turned off my account before the election, because I just couldn't handle all the political statements. Even from people I agreed with! it was so much sparring and trying to have the last word. I'm back on, but now I find myself wanting to comment all the time about the state of our country and what's going on. I feel an obligation to speak out, however, I don't feel that FB is the forum for it. I have a small circle of FB friends and I very much respect their opinions and don't feel that I need to educate any of them. So, I'm trying to control my 'trigger finger' when I want to Like a post, just for the satisfaction of saying, "Yeah! Take that!" I miss the old days when FB was just a social place to catch up with friends and family. And I feel that I've become one of the people who have steered away from that.
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