Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . October 15, 2013

Outside my window . . . . it's a bit overcast and 65 degrees. We are supposed to be in the 70's again today with rain and cold front moving in later.

I am thinking . . . about how hard it can be to hold onto peace and contentment in the swirl of day to day life.

I am thankful . . . for the weekend retreat. I needed the quiet and contemplation. I am already missing that lifestyle! I've said it before, I could be a very good hermit.

In the kitchen . . . last night was pasta with Italian chicken. Tonight is pot roast with potatoes and carrots, and green beans.

I am wearing . . . my cotton batiste gown and summer weight robe. Tomorrow will apparently be a different story.

I am creating . . . still working on my shawls, but I whipped a little cowl yesterday based on Wink's pattern at a creative being. I made mine a bit larger than hers because I don't like things tight around my neck.

I am going . . . to enjoy a day of yoga, talking, and creating with my bestie, LBB here at the house. I so enjoy these days regardless of what we actually do.

I am wondering . . . how compassion can sometimes get in the way of doing what is best for others. I feel too much sometimes. I think the psychological term is enabler. LOL!

I am reading . . . I got my hardcopy of Daring Greatly, but haven't gotten back to reading it yet.  I am working on  A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle and am enjoying it thoroughly.

I am looking forward to . . . a stretch of cooler weather. I'm planning homemade ham and bean soup for tomorrow as the high is predicted as a cool 61 degrees.

I am hearing . . . birds chirping and plane flying over my house. 

Around the house . . . I suppose it's time to put out some Halloween decor. I'm not a big fan of Halloween these days. It's taken on too much darkness for my liking. 

I am praying . . . for so many people right now. The list just seems to go on and on. There is so much pain and struggle in this world. I am understanding more and more the longing for heaven.

One of my favorite things . . . is time and quiet to think and process. My silent retreat over the weekend was so refreshing as a time and quiet to complete thoughts and linger on issues, topics, and scriptures with no interruptions at all. And having all the meals prepared for me was such a luxury!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . a meeting this afternoon and another in the morning, some walking and yoga, Bible study on Thursday. My 5 year old friend is coming to visit on Thursday. Worship on Sunday, and then I'll be playing chauffeur to the hubs on Monday. 

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing . . .
the view from my room on retreat

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  1. I enjoyed reading your Daybook post. I, too, find it hard to hold onto peace and contentment, during my daily life, but I keep trying!
    Your picture from the retreat looks so relaxing...

  2. Lovely post. I've never done a silent retreat, but it's on my 'things I want to do" list. Have a great week!


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