Outside my window...I am sitting and enjoying this perfect late summer weather. These cool mornings and warm afternoons are typical for New York State at this time of year. Days like this frustrate the farmers. When the dew glistens heavily on the fields until nearly noon they all begin to wish that it had been possible to get all the hay in earlier in the season and that the grains were ripe and ready for the combine.
I am thinking...about changes, comings and goings. The mother of some dear friends died yesterday morning. Though this even has long been anticipated there really is no way to prepare adequately for it. I am consoled by the deep faith of the family as they enter into their journey of grief and adjustment.
I am thankful for...loving and generous extended family who are doing their best to make the next change in my life easier and more pleasant.
From the kitchen...I was thinking of something like a veggie based pizza or quiche. Time will tell though.
I am wearing...shorts and a tee shirt with Eeyore on it. Layn and I are home alone today so I have declared it a good day to be sloppy and comfortable.
I am creating...a large box of necessaries for the new baby soon to be born.
I am going...to stay home, to enjoy every second of my time here, to revel in the sights, smells and textures of this place that I call home.
I am reading...nothing currently. I have finished a whole stack of library books and need to check out another bunch.
I am hoping...along those very lines that the library website is up and running today so I can search for something to read.
I am hearing...MK's roosters crowing across the road, strains of Straight No Chaser singing in the house, and off in the distance I can hear a train passing through Oneida.
Around the house...everything is peaceful, neat and clean. Layn and I got all the house work done early and then got out of there so it would stay that way. He's playing here on the porch and very content to stay that way for the morning. After I finish online I plan on moving the sewing machine out and finishing those diapers that I started Friday.
One of my favorite things...having the place to myself every once in awhile.
A few plans for the rest of the week...I have to get back to Christopher's baptismal finery, I have baptismal stoles to make, quilts to quilt, and my sanity to maintain.
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you...