For Today, February 15, 2010
Outside my window... Only little patches of snow are left. And I think that melting snowmen just look awful.
I am thinking... about a line from the current Bible study we are doing on Sunday morning and pondering the link between suffering and obedience.
I am thankful for... being temporarily caught up with Diocesan reports after last week. Now to get current on parish reports. I caught up with personal finances on Saturday. I'm feeling lighter!
From the kitchen... I'm at a loss here. I've yet to figure out the cooking for 2 thing and my creative juices are running a little dry in the kitchen. (Oh, that didn't sound right!)
I am wearing... the same black track pants I apparently wear every single Monday morning, a red fleece snowflake hoody, sneakers, perfume.
I am creating... a new afghan for the Ravelympics. I'm trying to complete a whole afghan during the time the Olympics are on. It's coming along.
I am going... to the grocery store and to JoAnn's for 2 more balls of yarn.
I am reading... a quick reread of Haven Kimmel's She Got Up Off the Couch for book club. Then it's on to So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger or The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer.
I am hoping... that I can continue with my catching up process this week and not fall back into the Slough of Despond.
I am hearing... The heater turn on again and wondering just how much our heating bill will be this month. Brrrrr.
Around the house... I need to sweep and mop. Yuck.
One of my favorite things... is Lent. I need a time to think about God.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Regular round of home things. Making at least a start on our income tax return. Noon mass on Wednesday--"Remember thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return." First of the Friday Lenten suppers at church. I need to dust off my meatless meals!
Words I'm pondering "It is no great merit to serve one's king in the piping days of peace and amid the delights of court life. To serve him during the hardships of war and amid troubles and persecutions is a true mark of constancy and fidelity." --------St. Francis de Sales
Happy Monday, ya'll!