Outside my window...it is a chilly, gloomy day. Doug says the weather people are calling for snow and ice later this week. Though I cannot say that getting away from winter is the reason for our move south, after passing four relatively pain free and snow free months I am really dreading the rest of this week.
I am thinking...deeply and seriously about all of the ways that God blesses us and we don't even pay attention to those blessings. Jason came to visit us over the weekend (he had a load that he picked up near here). God surely knew that heartbreak that Jason's leaving would cause this mother so he blessed me with facetime calls from Ryan, Adam and Maryanne, MK and Layn, and Kim, Savannah and Kaycie. He is truly good.
I am thankful...for a family that truly loves one another.
From the kitchen...I thought I would whip up some chicken quesadillas and maybe a pot of homemade tomato soup.
I am wearing...blue capris and my chicken shirt (I've been thinking about you MK!)
I am going...to do the whole week's laundry and cleaning today just in case Doug's prediction of a potential power outage comes true. I also have a pile of hand sewing to occupy my time if that happens.
I am reading...The Dark Night of the Body by Dr. Alice von Hildebrand
I am hoping...that no such disaster befalls the southland.
I am hearing...the dishwasher doing its job, the washer and dryer doing theirs and my husband talking to my mom coaching her with one of her puzzles.
Around the house...all traces of a fun weekend and a great visit have been erased. It is really too bad that the only visual reminders of a special visit are a sink full of dishes and a pile of dirty towels. Thank you God for memories and warm feelings.
One of my favorite things...laughter! I can still hear the laughter of my husband and son ringing through the house.
A few plans for the rest of the week...make progress. Progress on projects, on myself, and on my mother's care. I feel like Winnie the Pooh some days. "There's no hurry, I'll get there someday."
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you...