Today I am..
Seeing..my newly designed budget for the week..and wondering if I'll really be able to stick to it..I want new clothes. I need new shoes...and budgets are so restricting - which is part of why I love them.
Smelling..Grapefruit..or 'fruitcake', as Yarrow would say, if she were awake to steal mine
Listening.. to the birds. There are so many this morning, all chirping and singing their little hearts out..and then the chickens squawk in their obnoxious way and drown out all the pretty birds for just a moment. We have woodpeckers all over the place, and I frightened off a quail on my way to the kitchen this morning. Pretty, pretty birds.
Grateful...for a still sleeping little girl, and a quiet dog. For potential naps later, and for..oh no!..I no longer have a sleeping girl, just a quiet dog..but that's still ok.
Reading.. Untamed Hospitality, by Elizabeth Newman. I read most of it months ago, and what I read made a deep impression on me. I'm trying to finish it and refresh my memory of early bits, in preparation for a post or two on the whole theme of hospitality, and our world's many mis-impressions about it.
Loving..Grapefruit..It's really waking me up! And the hazy-sort of early morning blue sky, and the day stretching out before me full of potential.Hoping.. joy-filled days on friends near and far.