Outside my window...It is 1:15 P.M. and the sky is bright blue and it is cool. At least it is here in the house where we are protected from the hot sun by large shade giving trees. It is 72 right now outside and that seems a little chilly. But it is supposed to reach 90 today so we'll see. So far my long sleeved shirt and hoodie feel just right. I thought I would have started on this much earlier but instead I was treated to a lovely visit from one of my favorite friends whom I have not seen in quite awhile due to our crazy summer schedules. Faye, thank you for your visit and gift. So sweet of you!
I am reading...Another S. Michael Wilcox book about prayer. Excellent! His Sunset still lingers with me, I think it always will.
I am missing...all the kids. This is what happens when we do not see them for a month or so. And I am really missing seeing Robert at home with his family after a very long year of separation. We are so happy and thank all of you for your good wishes and many prayers. My heart always longs for loved ones far away.
Some spiritual thoughts I have been having...how merciful God is and how many blessing we each receive on a daily basis. They are just so numerous and easy to take for granted. I try not to and to remember what he has done for us all. Yesterday I woke up with a terrible toothache and was able to get right in to our endodontist and get a root canal. At the time I wasn't thinking "Wow I am so blessed to be spending my day in the dental chair having a root canal!" But I should have been. It is so great to be pain free today after a miserable 24 hours. Sometimes having our carefree, pain free moments taken away we have a much clearer picture of what we should be thanking the Lord for daily. Like the simple grace in just being able to be alive and well.
One of my guilty pleasures...afternoon naps. I need them because we wake up so early.
Pet Peeves...People without manners or any sense of propriety or circumspection.
I am quoting...
If I could change one thing it would be...that bad things would not happen to good people. But I do understand it is part of the plan to make us more faithful and stronger but it is hard to witness sometimes. One of my really good friends begins chemo this week after a double mastectomy. Not good. But her attitude is remarkable and she will survive!
An enjoyable movie we have watched lately...Nothing great lately. I have to really search some more for some good uplifting movies.
I am curious about...a lot of things and it can really derail me when I am at the computer with the largest library on earth at my finger tips. Fun but can be a tool for procrastination.
Plans for the rest of the week...tomorrow perhaps a trip to the city. Saturday going to a friend's garage sale and then in the afternoon the General Relief Society broadcast and dinner. Sunday church and genealogy meeting in the afternoon. Monday start it all over again!
Some photos I am sharing this week...a few photos from out dinner on Monday night. I got a few things out for Halloween and some fall things knowing that it will be here before we know it and nothing like a party to inspire you to get a move on things.
Not usually my style but fun
for autumn and white dishes.