Outside my window...it's a bit gray. I can see Tom walking the chickens, the trees blowing in a light breeze (nothing at all like the blowing wind of yesterday). Beautiful.
I am thinking...about food. Big surprise, I know. A couple of epiphanies this week. The more restricted my diet has become, the more creative and fulfilling it is. Intentional eating - choosing foods for what is naturally in them, rather than what has been taken out to make them "healthier" - is the only way to go.
I am hearing...puppies on the hardwood, the washing machine. And not much else. Nice.
I am thankful for...guidance and vision. Big chickens and little (that I'm not going anywhere near). Decent sales on eBay. God's provision. Surprising opportunities.
I am praying for...God's continuing guidance, vision and provision. The next steps. Local ministry possibilities. Friends fighting cancer...not just one, but two. Both my age. Both fighting hard.
Toward a healthier me....I think I can call the gym a daily habit now...with the exception of Sunday's, when they're closed. Down about 8 pounds and as many inches, I think. Increasing distance, time and calories burned on the treadmill. Feeling the changes in my body. Realizing days just don't work when I don't excercise.
Inspiring me this week...chickens...from afar. Contemplating the omelettes and fritatas I can make once they decide to start laying. If they decide to start laying.
From the kitchen.. no definite plans this week. We're going to the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner at church with my Grammy tonight. Contemplating some new ideas to help me get some meals planned. I don't like not having meal plans in place!
I am wearing...purple shirt, olive cargo pants, black socks. Cozy on a coolish day.
I am creating...piecings, piecings and more piecings. Listings have been selling fairly well.
I am going...to take a gluten-free baking class Sunday afternoon in Santa Cruz. I'm a little bit excited and a little bit terrified, but I feel like it's a huge first step towards overcoming that fear I wrote about a few weeks ago.
I am reading...Jesus: 90 Days with the One and Only (still - but I'm finally getting back to a solid Bible study time) and whatever else I can get my hands on. Ann VosKamp's One Thousand Gifts has been on my list for the past few months and I'm hoping to start it later this week.
Toward a lifelong education... researching going back to school. Waiting for $10,000 to fall from the sky for tuition.
On keeping home...I keep wondering how our schedule seems so full when we have so few commitments. I can hardly seem to keep up with dinners!
One of my favorite things...being here to celebrate two nephew's birthdays this weekend. That is just the sort of thing I've missed so desperately living so far away for the past six years.
A verse for this week:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
A few plans for the rest of the week: Caleb's first baseball practice, pancake supper and a 7th grade parent's meeting tonight, bus duty (picking up the kids and cousins) tomorrow, lots of work to catch up on, and a day trip to Santa Cruz on Sunday. I'm anxious to get Caleb's baseball schedule and see exactly how often he's going to have practices and games.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
From a few week's ago. After living in Florida for so long, I think I'd forgotten about puddles and I'm finding them rather enjoyable.
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