Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Morning

I've been feeling poorly all weekend but am more normal today.  So far this morning I've done yoga, unloaded my car so Gayle can take it to be detailed (my Valentine's Day present), cooked pancakes and bacon for myself and three children, washed and dried a load of clothes, washed two sinkfuls of dishes, got Darcie started on her schoolwork, checked e-mails, started blessing my house (see Flylady), had a time of worship, ate my morning piece of chocolate at 9:30, and wrote this blog.

Hopefully I'll be able to get much more done today since I wasn't very productive for the last 3-4 days.  I hope ya'll have a good week.  Take the time to notice all the colors in the world,, the softness of a baby's skin and the innocence in their eyes, the sound your breath makes coming into and leaving your body, the feel of the sunshine on your upturned face, and the warmth of just dried clothes, and the quiet that's there after the dryer turns off. 

All of these things are gifts from God and are meant to be enjoyed.  I pray that our eyes and ears will be open today to the beauty that surrounds us and our hearts and hands open to our fellow man.


Susan L said...

What a lovely photo, Debbie. So peaceful and in tune with your post. I *will* take time to enjoy those things today. Thank you. :-)


Brenda Leyland said...

Hi, My first time visit to your site. Enjoyed the browse! It's always fun to see what other avid readers are enjoying.

Your current reading list caught my eye, especially the one by C.S. Lewis and Jan Karon -- two of my favorite authors!

Brenda Leyland said...

PS. Upon further browsing, I'm so excited to find a 'kindred spirit' here! Your other favorites are right up there on my own lists -- Enchanted April, Babette's Feast, any Jane Austen, Gift from the Sea......

plus you say you are a writer.... I'm aspiring at that. And although I'm not aspiring to be a watercolorist, I've dabbled and enjoyed that media very much.

BTW, I love your beautiful banner photo.... makes you want to just jump in (like Mary Poppins) and go for a walk in the picture.