Monday, May 25, 2009

Outside my window…overcast and very, very lush and green.

I am thinking…our lovely Sunday. Dinner outdoors (penne with pesto, parmesan, tomatoes and slices of grilled sweet Italian sausage) some relaxed knitting, watching the kids play with the rickshaw Bret built for them (photos coming soon). And then last night before bed the spectacle of a million fireflies flickering in the trees and pasture. It was so magical, I actually woke Una up to see it.

I am thankful for…God's many gifts. We are more blessed than we realize on a day-to-day basis.

From the kitchen...Blueberry muffins and vanilla yogurt.

I am creating…a hooded pullover for Dominic of the softest cotton in colors that remind me of the Caribbean. I have the hood and pocket left to do, then I can sew it up!

I am reading… My Daily Bread. Easy to digest as it is served in small bites. It always seems to give me what I need each day. And a lot of internet information on cloth diapers!

I am hoping…for energy this week. I had high hopes for last week, but sat around slug-like through much of Friday and Saturday. I need to get something done besides school and laundry!

I am hearing…a veritable cacophony of birdsong. So much nicer than listening to the boys bickering!

A few plans for the rest of the week…Stuff I was supposed to do last week! Make up a batch of herbal salve, make laundry soap, brown bunch of ground beef with onions and bell pepper to freeze and use in quick meals. Then there is correcting schoolwork and finishing the organizing of the office...

The children are...sleeping! And it is after 6! I might have to see if they are still breathing!

A Picture Thought: this archived photo of a Tennessee field-working family in 1936. It's a good one for me to look at when I become anxious about finances. My children may not be spoiled with material goods, but they have never known real want.

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  1. That looks like a Mary Ellen Mark photo...

  2. Whew...I don't know, Father...I think Mary Ellen Mark's work a bit "Fellini-esque", if you know what I mean. I don't know who took it, but I was thinking maybe Dorothea Lange.

  3. i did a double take before i read what you wrote......i thought...that can't be her.....poor dear......:)
    we certainly are blessed when we look a little closer, aren't we??
    happy week, dear friend. write me when you have a chance so we can set up that pen pal thing for the girls. i guess i'd better wait till we move though. it is just around the corner.

  4. These days it's easy to become anxious about finances - but you're right, we need to be reminded of how blessed we really are ... in many ways. Thank you for sharing your day.
    it's lovely to meet you.
    God Bless,
    Elena :)


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