Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Random Thoughts

Here is a fun meme I got from Rachel over at Not-So-Plain-Jane. I liked it for its simplicity, yet its telling qualities.

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW . . .
I see the night view of my neighbor's house across the street. Whenever I walk past my front window, I always look at their house, to see what lights are on, if they're home, if all is well. It's not a Mrs. Kravitz kind of looking. But just a motherly kind of safekeeping that we neighbors do because we care about those who surround us 24/7. It's all about neighborhood.

I AM THINKING . . .
that I need to go to bed, but there is so much more to accomplish, to think about, to do. And if I did go to bed, I'd be turning on the light every 5 minutes to jot down on a bedside notebook some inspiration, some TO DO, something to look up. I stayed home sick today with a sinus infection and truly felt sick yet tied to work obligations. I need a day that allows me to devote myself to me.

I AM THANKFUL FOR . . .
the safeness I feel in my everyday routine. I'm all for spontaneity, but I really do relish the everyday things that I know will be there without fail. . . to make me laugh, to make me a better person, to make me feel good about being me (a mom, a daughter, a sister, a co-worker, a friend).

FROM THE LEARNING ROOMS . . .
I want a good camera and I want to learn how to take beautiful pictures. Period.

FROM THE KITCHEN . . .
My kitchen is so small. So very small. And when I bake or cook, I sometimes teeter on a place that makes me anxious and resentful, so not the place I want to be when I'm basking in the glory of measuring cups and double boilers. I sometimes imagine myself in one of those magazine-layout kitchens and I swoon with envy. But it always comes back to the results. Forget the lack of counter space and the close quarters . . . I make things with love, that people enjoy. God bless MY kitchen.

I AM WEARING . . .
Good gosh. It's always the same. Big man shirt with polyester pants. A Christmas pin (at this time of year). A pair of Merrells as worn in as a good pair of slippers. Hair up in a chip clip. Laid back. Casual bordering on needing help. But content. Oh so content.

I AM CREATING . .
We're doing our Secret Santa at work and I've got the perfect gift. Need to hunker down and get 'er done!!!!!!!

I AM GOING . . .
to all sorts of places in my head thinking about Harleigh going off to college. Pray for me. I love her so much and want the best for her. All my parenting will reveal itself now. I pray that she takes a Godly path.

I AM READING . . .
cookbooks, lists, the newspaper, magazines. No time for books now.

I AM HOPING . . .
that the church's middle and high school Christmas party is well attended. Our dwindling youth participation is so sad.

I AM HEARING . . .
You get one guess.

AROUND THE HOUSE . . .
it looks cozy and snuggly and oh so Christmasy.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS . . .
is the Christmas wreath on the front of my car. A Thanksgiving tradition. After the meal my Dad puts one on every family member's car. Harleigh even has one!

HERE IS A PICTURE FOR THOUGHT I AM SHARING . . . it is really what this season is all about.

3 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

I'm praying for you both as you make big college decisions!

Denise said...

Lovely, getting to know you better!

XXDenise

Traci @ The Bakery said...

I have one going to college as well....my 2nd to fly the nest. You struck a chord with the youth thing....our church is doing the same thing....we are back at ground ZERO. It is sort of a blessing for us because we spent so much time on crowd control, that we didn't have time to really worship.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wreath idea!!! I am going to add that to my TO DO NEXT YEAR list if you don't mind. That just cheered me right up on this dreary day...THANK YOU!!!

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