For Today, May 3, 2010 (WHAT? It's MAY? Are you SERIOUS?)
Outside my window... is a gorgeous day. A dove is sitting on my planter. So pretty. This is my favorite time of year. Well, once my allergies die down a bit.
I am thinking... about what Heaven will be like, and hoping that I get there.
I am thankful for... the past weekend. It was a stay at home, quiet and lazy weekend. I think I needed that. I spent a lot of time watching sports with PapaC (go Rangers!) and we did our own little mini-marathon of taped Criminal Minds episodes. I crocheted a lot, finishing one afghan, and making good progress on the squares for Zoe's Christmas afghan.
From the kitchen... grilled chicken and sausage (leftovers) plus steamed veggies. For Wednesday, something new, that will be better than the soup I made for last night. It was TERRIBLE, and it's been a long time since I cooked anything that we just didn't eat. Fortunately, I had baked banana nut bread for dessert and that made everything better. Probably sloppy joes one night. Tuna casserole of some sort another. Pork stir fry.
I'm am wearing... Shorts. Purple t-shirt. Pink flips. Groovy earrings. Perfume. Kind of a plain old day, because I'm going to be home all day.
I am creating... ORDER in this house. I failed at my task last week!
I am going... to do research for a World History class I'm teaching my nephew next fall so that I can put the book list together and his mom can start looking for the books at 1/2 Price Books. I would look for her, but, well, you KNOW my addiction to the place. Better I stay out.
I am reading... Goodbye to a River by John Graves (which I didn't read much last week. I've got to get moving on it.
I am hoping... that I can get my budget work done for our household today or tomorrow.
I am hearing... Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. How I love Pandora!
Around the house... I need to do all the things I DIDN'T do last week. Plus all this week's tasks. If I don't make an effort to catch up, I'll drown and be on an episode of Hoarders on TLC. OK, maybe it's not that bad, but STILL.
One of my favorite things... is wasting a weekend every once in awhile, just like I did this past weekend.
A few plans for the rest of the week: I have no plans yet. I've still got to sit down and look at my calendar and see what's up.
Words I'm pondering "By hoping in the unconditional Love of God, calling upon His unconditional mercy, remaining open to His unconditionally loving grace, and journeying with the Holy Spirit, we all have more than a chance; we all have the assurance that God will do everything and seize every opportunity to bring us (frequently despite ourselves) right into the midst of His heart."
Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life
Here is picture thought I am sharing... just because I like it.