"God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us." (St. John Paul the Great)

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Daybook - January 17, 2011

Outside my windows... snow. and cold. and wind. and below zero temperatures. and white. and gray. and I wish I could go to the beach.

(my fence is buried in snow drifts, for crying out loud!)

I am listening to... Barlow Girl -- Enough and Porcelain Heart and Thoughts of You and Never Alone and I Need You to Love Me -- and finding the lyrics resonating in my heart.

I am thinking... about how difficult it will be to relearn how to type using only one space in between each sentence, now that I know that's the way I'm supposed to be doing it thanks to a friend's FB post.

I am thankful for... a furnace that is working -- we had a little scare of cold over the weekend, but it was soon fixed. Thank you, furnace repair guy.

I am hoping and praying... that a dear priest friend of ours has a good retreat this week.

From the kitchen... one of our family dinner favorites -- I call it "chunky salad" because there's almost as much of everything else as there is lettuce!

From the schoolroom... we starting The Long Winter today. How appropriate.

I am creating... a scarf?

I am reading... Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance and Citadel of God: A Novel about Saint Benedict.

Noticing that... it is only supposed to get colder.

Remembering... two friends' birthdays (Wednesday and Friday), a brother-in-law's birthday (Thursday), a goddaughter's birthday (Friday), and a mother-in-law's birthday (Saturday). Happy birthday, Tom, Anne, Nick, Teresa, and Joanne!

Around the house... I miss the cozy warm glow of our Christmas tree and am feeling the need to put lights on something ... maybe the ficus?

One of my favorite things... Pepperidge Farm Pirouette cookies, especially the hazelnut and mint flavors.

Pondering these words... "Spirituality is what we do with our desires."

A few plans for the rest of the week: Stay warm (that means in the house).

A picture-thought I am sharing: It will warm up again. It will warm up. It will.

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  1. Oh, that salad looks delicious!!!! I'm the only one who loves salad in our house....2 girls like them with ranch dressing only and nothing else but lettuce. (and only a little bit at that, but i'm not complaining about that)

    Anyway, I'm a 2 spacer. Always will be. Ha ha!

    Thanks for responding to the "organized" post, It actually gave me a little laugh...I'm amazed you knew where to find it, That was way back in October!! Very interesting though, thanks so much!

    I caught myself looking at old vacation pictures from this past summer, wishing and dreaming of warm weather. The high is supposed to be 2 tomorrow. Yuck.

    Too cold to play outside. It needs to be at least 12 for outside play.

  2. I notice a recurring theme... I had no idea how much you despise the cold of winter. (oops, I too am a double spacer, I imagine that I can't help it.)I hope that you figure out how to continue to stay warm and upbeat over the next few months because your little forecast link up there isn't going to suggest sunny and seventy for quite a while.

    Of course, you'd probably be cheered up at this point with sunny and 46 wouldn't you. I was out with my parents last week in the Buffalo NY region. Snow every day! But it seemed so much warmer there than here!

    Kari Ellen loves your design on your blog. I am so proud of how consistent you are. I keep trying to figure out how to make it happen. You seem to know all the technical ins and outs to put in links and cool stuff. If mine can't be pretty like yours, I don't want one.

    Our prayers and love to all!

  3. Hang in there! It will warm up...I keep thinking about that, too.:) Your pics are always so pretty...keep them coming, please. Meanwhile, prayers for you...hey and I'm knitting...can you believe it? I don't know why, but I picked up a project book off a clearance rack, and I decided to try again after 4 years.:) Wish me luck!


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