Monday, November 14, 2011

good monday morning

Good Monday morning! 


Outside my window...It's dark.  I got up w/ my husband around 4AM & stayed up after he went to work. My days seem much longer and I'm able to accomplish more when I do this. 

I am wondering...if I just found the secret to a "longer" life?! .... Perhaps I would savor more moments and life wouldn't fly by so fast if I got up at 4AM year round! ;)

I am thinking...about writing some handwritten letters to people who might not realize how much I care about them, how much they mean to me - how much I admire them - &/or why I admire them, etc.  They won't know unless I tell them, right?!  

From the learning rooms...I am learning that less is more - and that more, bigger, faster, cheaper (or more expensive for that matter)  is not necessarily better. 

I am thankful...that I didn't go all the way through life without figuring out, for the most part, what I'm still learning (see previous line).  

In the kitchen...Spokes came home this weekend and I made a ham dinner on Sat. Enjoyed havin' the whole family around the table.  I used leftovers to make a breakfast casserole to heat up for lunch after church -- and judging by the amount of ham that's still left, we'll be eating leftovers for awhile. Fine with me! Keeps meal planning simple. 

I am bathrobe & slippers

I am creating...not one but three quilts! I have one to finish and both of the girls started their very first quilts last week. All are simple/patchwork.  The clerk, who was a stranger to us,  commented about how the two girls are as different as night and day as she was cutting their fabrics. Who knew that picking out fabrics shed so much light on one's personality?!

I am going... - well - I think I'm going to serve truffles (hand made locally & to die for!) for Thanksgiving dessert. 

I am looking forward handmade chocolates, from the same shop I plan to buy the previously mentioned truffles, as Christmas gifts for the mailman, husband's co-workers, neighbors, etc. They're gonna LoVe it! :) No Dunkin' Donuts gift cards this year! ... Well - maybe only for the piano teacher....or perhaps he'd like chocolate covered espresso beans instead?! The ones I gave my husband recently were a hit with his co-workers :) 

I am reading...still reading In His Image. Almost done!

I am hoping...that the bill to have my husband's car fixed won't be too crazy expensive :/  Should know later today.

Around the house...It's so quiet....except for when Strike's alarm goes off. Something tells me she hasn't reset it since daylight savings time?! 

I am hearing...the clock ticking even as ...

I am pondering...

 LORD, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, 
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 90:1, 2 (NIV)

It's really that last line that I'm pondering. Yesterday's sermon was about that. My husband had a headache after church and I told him I thought it was the sermon that caused it :) Well...trying to wrap one's head around eternity is bound to give anyone who is currently stuck in time, a headache! Go ahead - give it a try....and then take two aspirin ;)

One of my favorite things... The aforementioned truffles ;)


SavedbyGrace said...

wow, 4am??? I don't know if I'm capable. I think I would be taking a nap by time 8 am rolled around Ha! But you seem to be a very busy woman :)

warriormom said...

It is amazing how much you can get done. I'm only getting up at 5 and if I set my mind to it, I can be so productive!!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

There will be some mighty happy folks after they receive those handmade chocloates, yum! And what a neat choice for Thanksgiving dessert!

I'm hoping we'll see the quilts as they progress. It's neat that the fabric has been picked with each person in mind. There's nothing like a gift from the heart.

Have a great day!