reading All The Light We Cannot See - it's beautiful; Timothy Keller's Generous Justice, Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner and 40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chloe; but, I'm sure by the time I hit publish on this post I will have picked up another book to add to what I'm already reading. It's all in how my mood is playing out.
eating Salad's in a Jar. I built three salads in a quart-sized mason jar and packed them in the refrigerator for a grab-and-go lunch. If that third jar lasts I'll attempt four jars next week; plus, I need to prep more ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, bacon bits, hot house cucumbers, sliced Farmer's market radishes, crumbled Bleu cheese or Feta - yum!
studying the book of John, verse by verse. I've printed out each chapter, made wide the margins, triple-spaced the text leaving tons of room for note-taking. Along with the book 40 Days of Decrease it is my Lenten study.
looking for a summer-weight quilt for our bed. In blue and white, of course. I have my eye on this one. With our hurricane fan on continuously now, the sheet and very lightweight blanket sometimes just isn't enough in the early morning hours before I wake, and our current quilt (spread) and all of our quilts are heavier.
filling my Amazon cart with the latest book finds: The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg, Love, Loss, & What We Ate, a Memoir by Padma Laksmi and Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg, just to name a few.
hoping to finish decorating our bedroom by the end of April or middle of May. I know. Get it done already!
loving all the grandchildren photos lately. Thank you, especially, Elizabeth for posting yours - sending kisses.
waiting anxiously for Ashley, Brad, and the boys moving closer to within a three hours drive....and our regular time together, and grandmotherly joys, and reading aloud again, and kid snuggles, and laughter out loud till my stomach hurts, and family games, and clothes shopping excursions, and, and...
watching Limitless, a pretty cool show. And then I find out it was cancelled after one season. Nuts! Still plowing through Blue Bloods and we've jumped into CSI: NY. Then, my daughter Ashley suggested Last Man Standing. Pause for effect: rolling on the floor laughing. Even Jeff, was laughing out loud. He usually only smirks:)
feeling discouraged because it hurts to walk and I need to walk. Like I'm lifting cement blocks with each step kind of hurting. I know it is muscle atrophy and the only way to combat it is too walk.
satisfiying my soul right now is my study of the book of John, reading, scrapbooking, my giving project, and acts of service. Without these I would be crying in sadness. Those things are breathing life into me. Our pastor last Sunday asked us ten yes or no questions about having community and connection and were they in our lives. Sadly, and it just made me cry, I answered no to each one. Yes, I need to do something about it, but in truth, I don't know where to start.
planning a couple projects: I started the #100days project (I'll be sharing more later), making homemade vanilla, framing and hanging some photos, purging some clothes, organizing bathroom cabinets/closet
needing physical body pain relief, emotional pain relief, and spiritual renewal.