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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Daybook musings

Outside my window... The most glorious fall day you could imagine.  We have had three in a row, now.  Healing balm against February's gray rain!
I am thinking... of how unfair it is that my hair is going gray while my face is still breaking out!
I am thankful for...  my children's teachers and all they do for their students.  
Pondering these words...  “Teach your mouth to say that which you have in your heart.” Abba Poemen, from  Sayings of the Desert Fathers.
From the kitchen...  three-bean turkey chili, pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting, 
I am wearing...  jeans, a black turtleneck a blue short-sleeve sweater, and my cowboy boots
I am remembering...   both my Mom and the parents of two friends who passed to their reward in the last months.  Also especially remembering all the Souls who went before us this month.
I am a get-together tonight in honor of my good friend, Tina, cancer survivor and all-around class act! 
I am reading... Priestblock 25487 by Jean Bernard. Harrowing description of concentration camp life.
I am hearing...a classical guitar something on Pandora Radio.  
I am hoping...  to get to confession this weekend.
On my mind...  our monthly budget. Halloween may be over, but the real fright fest has just begun!
I am creating... an afghan for my husband.  It is a giant forest green granny square.  With luck and busy fingers I will be done by Christmas.
A few plans for the rest of the practices, a birthday party,  a visit to the park, two lovely days off from school for the younger kids, father's weekend at our son's school. 
One of my favorite things... my husbands' homemade wine: grease for the sandy gears of family life.

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook for expanding my world with this simple and wonderful exercise in appreciating all the good little things in my life.

1 comment:

  1. I like happening upon your lovely blog, dear Betty! I did not know that you would be one to casually wear cowboy boots on a random Weds in November... now I know! God Bless you, miss you, love, Laura