FOR TODAY September 15, 2008
Outside My Window... The cat, Simon, is lying in the grass. I’m glad of this; at 2:00 a.m. he had brought me an almost-dead frog…. lying in the grass is much better
I am thinking… of some of the women I’ve met on FlyLady who carry such burdens of fear and doubt and sorrow – and how frustrated I am at my impotence to help.
I am thankful for…the approach of Fall, and cooler weather – new piano student this week – good med test results last night –
From the kitchen…sweet potato muffins!
I am wearing…black tank top, white slacks, lace-up “trainers” and socks. And my glasses.
I am creating… beauty and order in my home using the FlyLady routines! YEA!
I am going…to get a haircut soon.
I am reading...True Devotion to Mary by Louis de Montford (for Christian Spirituality), Church History by Fr. Laux and A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter (for Historical Foundations)
I am hoping...to pick up an additional two piano students this week
I am hearing…the ceiling fan clicking on its cycles, and the small fan on the desk whirring. Radio hasn’t gone on yet; I’ve discovered it anaesthetizes me too thoroughly.
Around the house...It’s Monday! Home Blessing Hour – dark clothes are hanging to dry, whites are filing the washer as I come across them. I have a bit to vacuum and dust, then I start my Zone 3 – the front room which will again by my study by the end of the week. (I think)
One of my favorite things…if the way the air smells now. We’ve had a lot of rain the past couple weeks, and I think it’s causing the pine needles to start to break down – the air is so full of that sweetly sharp pine fragrance, and a hint of sweet of rotting wild grapes… I often feel restless here in this place, but I have to admit the changing seasons bring about sensory delights I’ve never encountered anywhere else. Compensations, I suppose?
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Tomorrow I go for a haircut and (maybe) a pedicure at the high school, then on to Raleigh where I’ll stop by the music store for music for my new student – and chorale practice! Also, I’ve gotten behind on my school schedule, so I’ll be spending a lot of time listening to lectures, taking notes on the computer, and READING til I’m crosseyed! (Oh! – I have some winter vegs to set out in my veg bed, too)
Here is picture thought I am sharing…drawn by my friend “Angela Messenger”
“The way the air smells” Ahhhh, pine scent on cool crisp air–lovely!
I was confused for a minute ’cause you were doing your “house blessing.” I thought I was forgetting to do something. Then I realized that my house blessing happened on Friday….