It feels like a Daybook kind of night. So I'm linking up here: A Simple Woman's Daybook.
Outside my window... we are waiting for the predicted "dusting to an inch of snow." However, considering the track record of professional weather forecasters here in Maryland, we probably should have bought a generator today.
I am thinking...about all the things on my DIY project list. Yesterday I posted a biggie (framed pegboard) that I'm eager to start. But, on a much smaller scale--with a higher priority--is a sewing project. Today my future daughter-in-law brought me the fabric to make the pillow that the 3-year-old ringbearer will carry. Oh, my goodness, he is going to be so cute with this little 7x7 thing! (For the record, no, he will not be carrying the actual rings!)
I am thankful...that I have not been sick for the entire winter.
In the kitchen... on the table, is a bouquet of flowers I bought myself for my son's 25th birthday. After all, if it weren't for mothers, how would children be born??
I am wearing...a plum-colored cotton V-neck tee from Lands' End. So comfy I ordered two more--one in white, one in royal blue, and I wear all three QUITE a bit. I also am wearing some black pants and red indoor/outdoor slippers.
I am creating... a new craft/guest room, and having so much fun.
I am going...to show you the shields that my art class created for the school play. The director "commissioned" us to produce eight shields, each to fit a 20x20" space, with heraldry, Maryland colors, our school logo, a likeness of our county's seal, and a cross/tree combination. Here's how they turned out. Sorry for the poor photo quality. I couldn't get a good angle, didn't have the right setting, and was surrounded by a crowd. I created one of the shields. See if you can guess which.
I am wondering...if a heel spur is what I have. Terrible pain in my left heel and it's been like that for going on two months or more. I've kept thinking it would get better, but it's gotten worse. It affects my gait, my posture, my productivity, and my mood. I think it's time to see a podiatrist and hope he doesn't tell me bad news.
I am reading... a few different books: Power Thoughts, by Joyce Meyer; Followed, by Elaine Dauber Thornton, Simple Secrets of a Beautiful Home, by Emilie Barnes.
I am hoping...that April is as warm as March has been cold.
I am looking forward to... the "seaside ladies' retreat" in early May. It's been many years since I've been on a retreat, and my soul is thirsty for a spiritual lift, fellowshiping with other women
(I only know a few from the church we've been attending since Christmas). And I can't think of a better place than on the Chesapeake Bay.
I am learning...that letting go of children as adults is its own kind of labor pain.
Around the house... is much less clutter, thanks to my giving up "stuff" for Lent. Feels good!
I am pondering...getting involved with a particular "homeless" ministry of sorts. It's called Samaritan Women and is a home for young women, a beautifully restored Victorian mansion on 23 acres. The women, who have been rescued from sex trafficking, suffering from PTSD from combat, or physical abuse, find hope and healing at this Christian farm. They are also taught to grow their own food, as well as how to prepare nutritious meals from it. This place has all sorts of needs and ways to offer help. I would like to volunteer to teach a six-week, once-a-week art class. Creating beauty is a big part of the healing process.
A favorite quote for today...
Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (NIV)
One of my favorite things... is finding notes like this, written by my 11-year-old boy.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
-Monday : wash mountains of laundry, finish an mixed-media art project, build a
-Tuesday : attend Passover seder (anyone got a good recipe for a carrot dish--no leaven, not a dessert?)
-Wednesday: teach a class
- Thursday : work on my craft room
-Friday: attend a Good Friday service
A peek into my day... for lunch we ordered the second thing from the top on the right of this menu. My daughter likes to call them Hoochie Mamas.