MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
OUTSIDE MY WINDOWMy window is to the back of an old stone building on campus. It overlooks a winding path that leads to Abbo's Alley. The trees are bare and leaves are scattered on the ground making it brown and amber in color. From here, I can see fallen trees that have been allowed to remain and an occasional patch of green where evergreens and ivy keep their year-round color. The sky overhead is gray and mournful.
I AM THINKING...that I am excited to start this day book journey.
I AM THANKFUL FOR
...my family and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am thankful that I have a job to go to when so many others do not. I know I'm fortunate.
FROM THE KITCHEN
...dinner for the evening: chicken in wild mushroom gravy in the crock-pot
I AM WEARING
...black pinstriped pants, beige sweater, simple jewelry
I AM CREATING
...a waiting journal for our baby that we will soon adopt
I AM GOING
...to the dentist this afternoon and then to the grocery store for the week's supplies
I AM READING
Charity's Children - Lois Carter Kelly
I AM HOPING
...to finish the final adoption papers this week and schedule our home visit
I AM HEARING
...Vivaldi playing softly on my computer speakers and the soft hum of the space heater beside my desk
AROUND THE HOUSE
...our cats have found various napping places, as the colder weather brings them inside and they refuse to go out! They usually enjoy places near the floor vents or curled up on one of our benches or chairs (the ones with cozy pillows are their favorites)
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
...is the writing cabinet my husband gave me that sits on my Queen Anne writing table. It stores all of my personalized stationery, stamps, labels and other writing supplies. I adore it.
A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK
...include an art class with my husband on abstract art (a step away from our usual traditional art interests), dinner with friends, and me finishing a writing project on which I've been working
MY PICTURE THOUGHT
This morning, I'm missing my mother. She's been staying with my brother in coastal NC for six months, and I haven't been able to spend much time with her. I miss her visits to my home and us spending time together doing crafty projects around the house.