I embrace Tuesdays and maybe the reason I am feeling so calm and content THIS Tuesday morning is because (wait for it) I made my sleep goal last night. SO silly, I know.
Let's all give a round of applause for rice bags now. Ha! I have my rice bag resting on my lower back and even though my back doesn't hurt it is very comforting to listen to George Winston's December album as I realize that at this very moment I am full of bliss (and my back is comforted). THIS moment. Time rolls along, doesn't it? Peppermint tea in a polka dot mug, doodle supplies within an arm's reach. Thank you, God.
There are days when I feel detached from the table tops and the dusty shelves, the kitchen counters and the making of our bed and there are other days when every little tableau calls to me, surrounds me, making me aware of our home's warm embrace.
Sweet Heather (Blackberry Rambles) reviewed this book and she never fails to get it right. I love it and grannies must have pretty picture books at the ready because the stars might align just right and a moment might present itself when a little reader might want to read or be read to.
Our Kelli's homeschool moms got together last night, so she asked me to put together some Bible verses they could focus on. I added a poem from Gladsome Light's post a while back (Mark Strand) and a few quotes from A Mother's Journal. I used the dancing script font (to make the handouts pretty) and Kelli said they were blessed. It's the words, friends. WORDS are our gift. I think we need to gobble up as many words as possible. Delicious.
I'm so glad that our grocery store doesn't just load the seasonal aisle with black and orange Halloween-themed things. The store always stocks plenty of Thanksgiving/Fall stuff, too.
Sit here. I'll make some more peppermint tea and leave you here so you can just be. I was laughing at ME the other day because I heard myself say to myself, "I'm just not a do-er." That sounds lazy. What I mean is I'd rather be a be-er rather than stirring up dust as our society prizes. Sitting in stillness, alone with God, without having to use our social brain to carry on conversations or comment on things, is a very good thing.
The frozen rose buds are not bouncing back. That's okay.
I have been stuffing things in the pantry and I think its time to take it all out and reorganize. I think it would be pretty to place a few jars of gumdrops and butterscotch and cinnamon disks in the pantry so that when I open it, I think of Christmas treats.
Hoot! Hoot! This wax cube warmer works! Holiday scents. Jeff and Christie (and James) stopped by last night and Jeff said, "What's that weird smell?" It was actually the pot roast in the cast iron pan. He said, "Oh! That smells good then." I guess a pot roast smelling wax cube wouldn't be a good idea. Ha!
Thank you to Kezzie and Heather for suggesting some great pens for coloring and journaling. They work well! I really missed my creative materials while we were in Mexico.
This piece of art is titled "Six Cups" and is the work of Cathleen Rehfeld. Isn't it stunning? My Art Pinterest board is full of this kind of inspiration. My All Things Cozy board is my other favorite. Oh! And Creative Makes! AND Illustrators and Picture Makers. Pinterest isn't about "having" or "buying" for me. It's simply about looking. Looking is a sweet pleasure.
So, now I shall doodle in my journaling Bible. Finish my tea. Be thankful for now.
Thank you for peeking in.