Outside my window...the sun is trying to shine. According to the weather prognosticators today is supposed to be warm and sunny. Time will tell.
I am thinking...how the seasons of life and of the year, at least in my case, bear no resemblance to each other. I think that I am supposed to be in the autumn of my life, translate slowining down. That however doesn't seem to be the case in my life. Things seem to be getting more and more hectic as the days go on. I can only surmise that God feels I need to be more active rather than less so. Brings to mind that song from The Sound of Music. You know the lyrics: " Perhaps I had a wicked childhood...."
I am thankful for...a husband who gets up in the night with his mother-in-law so I can sleep, who installs drawer and cupboard latches so she will be safe, and who holds me when I cry just because I need to.
From the kitchen...spaghetti and meatballs tonight. Uncle John is coming in from Texas and this sister know it is one of his favs!
I am wearing...a burgundy linen jumper and a white tee.
I am going...to take Mom out for a pedicure today. I am interested in seeing her reaction to that procedure. I for one am looking forward to that pampering.
I am reading...Father Alfred Delp's Advent of the Heart.
I am hoping...that my mother shows some recognition when my brother shows up. It is something of a shock when she acts like they are total strangers to her.
I am hearing...Doug working to install the latches on the drawers in the kitchen, the dryer working on its first load of the day, and some Christmas music playing in the background.
Around the house...everything is clean and neat (ok the floors need attention but I can get past that) which makes me feel like I can turn my attention to other more diverting pasttimes.
One of my favorite things...Christmas music. I admit it. I could listen to it all year. I refrain only for the sake of my family.
A few plans for the rest of the week...live each and every day as if I am going to meet my maker tomorrow.
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you...