For Today… May 26, 2015
Outside my window… Rain. More rain. And rain. With occasional little bits of sun but it’s been the rainiest May here ever as far as I know.
I am thinking… About packing lists. I should be doing laundry and packing and getting ready to go to the lake. But I’m taking a breather.
I am thankful… For so much. My husband. My kids. Our health. A house over our heads, food to eat, friends and family, sunshine and spring and summer and flowers. This time of year is my absolute favorite. Swimsuits drying on the front porch. Daylight from 6 am until 9 pm. It’s easy for me to be thankful right now.
I am wearing… Jeans and birkenstocks and a black short sleeve v-neck shirt. My uniform of sorts.
I am creating… Do lists count? Lists for packing. Oh and I made a pie today. My bible study is having our yearly family picnic tonight (which might have to be moved indoors due to the rain). I made a pie and we are buying fried chicken. Because that was what made me happy.
I am going… To go put clothes in the dryer.
I am wondering… What our summer is going to look like.
I am reading… I am trying to get into Flannery O’Connor and failing. Otherwise I’m in the middle of a bunch of stuff, none of it noteworthy. I did just finish Rules of Civility (see my ‘reading’ tab) and loved it. Couldn’t put it down.
I am hoping… honestly just for sunshine and warmth so we can swim.
I am learning… How to set aside time to pray. Even when I don’t want to.
In my garden… I don’t garden….. but I do have lots of peonies blooming. And the strawberries that the previous owners planted are coming up but who knows if we will actually get any?
In my kitchen… The pie I mentioned above. I made a roast in the crockpot over the weekend because it’s chilly here. Otherwise I’m making plans for our cooking at the lake and feeding 25 people.
A favorite quote for today… I find that these times of celebration pass all too quickly, and soon we are back in our work shoes, marching through the ordinary days of life. I am, though, equally thankful for those ordinary days, because I know that no matter what we are called to do with the time we are given, to be able to work and live and laugh and cry together as a family really is the sweetest time, and it is not to be overlooked or dismissed because our sights are set on times and opportunities that we hope will be easier, more pleasing or more enjoyable…times and opportunities that require less of us in the way of virtue and devotion. These ordinary days in which we forge ahead are shaping our sons into men, and I count every single one that I get to spend with them before they leave our home as precious, precious gift. from here and such wise words to ponder.