Outside my window...gusty wind, cold, gray. But little kids are laughing on their way to school so it sounds more sunny.
I am thinking.......how hard the "world" pushes in on kids. Phones, billboards.......how does one protect them from the crazy and still show them the good to be found there? "It's a puzzlement" as the King of Siam would say.
I am thankful for the music of Beethoven. I took Creative Child to the symphony this past week end and we were both transported to an amazing place with Beethoven's 8th Symphony and his Mass in C Major. When the last note died out, we looked at each other and neither one of us had to say where our souls had been.....we just knew. The Beethoven gene is strong in Creative Child, and I got it from my Dad.
I am wearing my flowered nightgown. It's early.....really!
I am creating......order in my kitchen. I got these lovely, old time containers at Burlington. Also some new containers for my baking things.
I am going (went)..... to Penzey's Spice Shop with Tony.....happy, happy, smells, sights and new recipes.
I am reading.........still Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes". He is a poet with prose!
A favorite quote from the Divine Office today:
"Always speak and act as men destined for judgment under the law of freedom. Merciless is the judgment on the man who has not shown mercy; but mercy triumphs over judgment. " James 2 12-13
I am hoping......all my kids find true and lasting joy and peace.
I am learning........to think more slowly, more carefully, and to reign in my sanguine nature.
I am pondering........the power of kindness.
In my kitchen........a new recipe for Tomato Soup (thanks Pioneer Woman!), a delicious recipe for whole wheat cranberry bread found on the side of a whole wheat flour box I discovered in the cupboard while cleaning. See, the rewards of cleaning out your cupboards are great!! Even my pickiest eater liked it!