My typical weekday morning in pictures.
I’m usually up by 5 a.m. I do a quick tidy of the living room and kitchen, if the kids didn’t do it before they went to bed. Put water on to boil for tea or start the coffee.
I love to sit in my rocker in the kitchen by the big sliding glass doors. It’s the perfect place to have some quiet time before starting the day. I keep my Bible in the basket next to my chair. Don’t you just love the quiet morning hours when it seems as if the rest of the world is still asleep? It’s the perfect time for prayer and meditation. For being alone with God. For drafting a plan for the day. Filling out to do lists. Sometimes, for just being still. I bring my blanket, my heat pack, and my coffee or tea. Happy sigh.
Usually my daughter joins me for breakfast and coffee, and at some point my husband wanders in for some eggs and toast.
After breakfast this morning I was able to cut out some felt for a project I’m working on. I just love felt. I’m amazed at the different things people make with this simple, inexpensive item.
Then, I walked all the way upstairs to my office where I work 40 hours a week. So thankful for a work-from-home job. It allows me the privilege of being home with my kids.
What is your morning routine like?
Do you have a favorite place to be still in the morning?
So my sweet daughter and I spent Saturday afternoon making Christmas goodies to share with dear friends.
The plan was to deliver the goodies on Christmas Eve day. I realized I didn’t have enough containers, and the thought of making a trip to the store on this particular day for a $1 container was less than appealing. I thought and thought. And searched and searched. Suddenly my eye landed on the box of clementines.
Hmmmm…….perfect size. Not very attractive or Christmasy. I noticed the Kilz primer was still on the craft table from another child’s earlier project. Oh daughter…..could you paint and decorate this box for me? And of course she agreed because she’s sweet like that.
A little primer, some Sharpie markers, and we’re good!
Praise God for His good ideas! So that’s how treats were successfully delivered, a clementine box was repurposed, and I was spared a trip to the Dollar Store on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Thank you God!
I hope everyone has a beautiful, lovely, merry Christmas!
Gray clouds. The crackle of crisp leaves. The wonder of God’s creation. The beauty that he puts all around us. Little moments in time–captured, stilled–frozen forever. Quietness. Reflection. Wandering. Wondering. Dreaming.
I’ve been learning how to knit. I started out taking a six-week class, but after week two I suddenly found myself blessed with a full-time job so I had to quit the class. I’m determined, so I have continued on using the book I got as part of the class. It’s slow going sometimes, and I’m become an expert in un-knitting, but I love it! Someday I hope to be able to knit like Alicia Paulson . I would totally wear that pink fair aisle sweater she knit for her adorable wee one, if it were my size. Is that wrong? To be 40-ish and wanting a sweater like that? Oh, who cares! I’d do it!
After I made a meatloaf for the freezer and browned 8 pounds of ground beef to be separated into baggies and put into the freezer for future workday meals, I spent some time playing at taking pictures. I just have so much fun with it. My husband thinks I’m a bit strange about it though.
Later, we went to look at a house on some acreage. Oh how I would love to be in the country. So peaceful. Beautiful. Silent. Lots to photograph there. I love the fern growing out of the back porch step. The heart carved in the door. The tiny stained-glass window. I just happened to see the horseshoe on my way back to the car. Tomorrow we are going to actually walk through the house with a Realtor It’s a fixer-upper for sure, but the foundation looked solid. At any rate, I’ll be taking more photos.