Hooray! I'm 57 years old today! When I woke up this morning I remembered a birthday long ago. I was turning 5 or 6 and my mama gave me a little doll crib with a pretty little doll and she placed it by my bedside so when I woke up I saw it. The doll had a knob on its back, like a music box. I named her Twinkly. I STILL love dolls and stuffed toys! Anyway, do you like my new slippers? I bought them for myself (smile). It's finally cool enough in the mornings to tuck into all that sheepish wool! It feels VERY good!
Today I shall do what I often do! Drink tea. Click, click, click with lovely wool and listen to nun music. I'm reading Rumer Godden books again (along with a confusing amount of other books) and that makes me think about nuns.
A good day always contains doodle time with a great variety of pens and pencils. GLEE!
Remember Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortlund? It's another one of my standout life books. Yesterday Jenny and I were browsing at Target and I found the right size notebook. My tabs won't be the same as Anne's, but you can tab as you please, she said.
My sections: calendar, order (as opposed to disorder! lol!) and a little journaling and my verses, prayers for family, prayers for others, scripture and art. I like it!
I think you should stop by this morning before the cake is all gone.
Who cares about other people's slippers? Really! Blog readers do. So nice. Here's today's view. Aren't they fuzzy?
Last night we had our family/girls/Jesus time. We ate cake (yum), and we read John 15 together. We read our Bibles and wrote down attributes of Jesus that resonate with us, we wrote letters to people who have encouraged us or maybe someone we wanted to encourage, and we prayed. We shared. Delicious moments that I am ever so thankful for. Now you know why the pens and markers are still on the dining room table.
And Bill. He is so loving, so honoring of little old me.
Have you watched the movie "One True Thing" a million times like I have? Meryl Steep's character (Kate) says so many things I love, but one thing I'm thinking of right now is when she stops Ellen (her daughter) and says something like, "Listen to Langford (the college town where they live). It hums." I am hearing my little spot of earth hum right now. It hums a song of contentment. Deep happiness. Blessed.
Finally, I want to share one of Ellen's (Mennonite Girls Can Cook) recipes I made last night. Mexican Corn Soup. It was scrumptious!