For Today…October 19, 2009. As I look at today’s date and slowly let it sink in, I am amazed most of 2009 has passed, in the past, never to be visited again. It’s mind-boggling.
Outside My Window…the sunshine is warming the chill of the morning. We have a glorious day in Southeast Mississippi.
I am thinking…how wonderful it is to be alive. God’s blessings are so evident in my life. He is so good.
From the learning room…a new project awaits my presence.
I am thankful for…just about everything. I’m working towards “all things”, but if I be perfectly honest, I’m not quite there. I’m especially thankful for our new church family. Words do not express the joy being part of the whole has been and remains.
From the kitchen…I hear the dishwasher filling with water. I can smell the faint aroma of Indian spiced chai. Yum. Soon I’ll begin preparations for an early supper. (My sweetheart works the graveyard shift tonight.)
I am wearing…my uniform…a comfy cotton skirt and t-top…long sleeved today to ward off the chill.
I am creating…various crocheted items for an upcoming “country store” booth at our annual fall festival, lap robes for my dear dad, and neck pillows.
I am going…to stay home the rest of the day. Earlier I went out to a local antique mall and bought myself a tea cup. I bought its twin on Saturday for a tea cup swap, and after looking at for the past couple days I decided to go by the second one to keep. While I was there I inquired about a stack of mostly vintage (and all old) linen calendar tea towels. He told me they were $3.00 each and asked if I was going to buy them all. “Not unless you cut the price drastically”, I continued the barter banter. And he did. I bought 19 for $1.00 each. They range in date from 1960 to 1987. All are linen. Only one has a stain. Because I’ve collected this style tea towels for years I couldn’t resist. They are now freshly washed and ironed (yes I said, “ironed”!!!) and will soon be added to the stash I already had. 1981 and 1987 coincide with this year’s date. I’m well pleased and plan to post pictures a bit later.
I am reading…Always my Bible and still Freedom and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin. The information in Levin’s book is excellent, but his writing style is as dry as a zwieback biscuit. I can only read and digest about a chapter at a time.
I am hoping…the cooler weather holds out for a while, and my parents have some really good days in a row. My mother is so tired. She’s done an amazing job of taking care of my father, but the wear is really beginning to show.
I am hearing…a Perry Mason movie playing to no one in the living room. (Yes, it would seem I am wasting electricity. I should hang my head in shame.)
I’m praying…my husband has a good night at work, for my mom and dad to have good days ahead, and to recognize more opportunities to be a blessing to others.
Around the house…I’ve had much to do today. After being down for the count for over a week this place was in bad need of of TLC and elbow grease.
One of my favorite things…snacking on dry cereal.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: tomorrow I almost must leave the comforts of our home to buy vacuum cleaner bags. On Wednesday my sweetheart has an appointment with his orthopedic surgeon and we have a church in the evening. In the next day or so I need to make a trip to the post office to mail a parcel. I don’t have much in the way of plans other than that.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing…our grandson showing the new gate in his mouth. The first tooth lost…
Until next time…
Truth expresses itself with the greatest simplicity. ~ Pierre Schmidt ~