Outside my window...once again the south teases me and presents me with a very heavy frost. Although snow is not my favorite form of precipitation at this time of year it would be nice to wake up and suddenly have a couple of inches on the ground.
I am thinking...about the role that prayer and faith in God plays in our lives. Acts of piety must be real and sincere I have decided (actually I knew it all along but it has been brought home to me that this is a true thing). Satan will find whatever means he can to work his wiles on all of us.
I am thankful for...churches that have masses late in the evening on a Sunday, husbands who love unconditionally and completely, and phones with GPS!
From the kitchen...leftovers will be on the menu. This cook is recovering from a weekend long bout of the two bucket disease and cannot imagine doing any cooking yet.
I am wearing...sweats. My sweet man let me sleep in this morning so it is a slow start for all of us.
I am going...to ship our a couple of packages, take mom to the doctor, and finish up a couple of projects today.
I am reading...Father Delp. I am way behind where I should be in the book but getting so much out of what he has to say!
I am hoping...so many things I can even put into words here. When all else fails hope, my friends is all we have!
I am hearing...the sounds my mother makes when she is eating and actually likes what I have put in front of her, an airplane taking of from the little regional airport outside the development where we live, and the dogs next door barking because the school bus has stopped up on the next street.
Around the house...there is a waiting air. I have done my best to gradually decorate and prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas The stable that my dad built is out and waits the presence of the holy couple, the tree is set up and sports an angel willing to proclaim "Peace on Earth to men of good will!"
One of my favorite things...sitting of an evening in my husband's arms enjoying the silence and warmth of the home that we have made.
A few plans for the rest of the week...somehow I have to get some baking done (we will observe our Christmas traditions!), get the house clean, and finish the decorating all while taking care of mom and seeing to it that she doesn't go behind me undoing all that I have done.
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you.....