Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Simple Woman

FOR TODAY . . . April 28, 2015

Outside my window . . . partly cloudy and in the 50s again. Maybe a bit of rain, but everything is GREEN. And my irises are blooming.

I am thinking . . . about relationship issues. There is an ebb and flow in all relationships. Change is a good thing. Growth is good. But it can also be daunting and painful.

I am thankful . . . for my fabulous group of friends who listen, support me, and tell me the truth even when it's painful.

In the kitchen . . . last night was barbecue chicken sandwiches. I'm thinking about grilling some kielbasa tonight since I've got fresh sauerkraut, but I'm not sure what to serve with it.

I am creating . . . several projects in process. Still working on that secret crochet project. Making up a wallhanging design as I go.
And a new rosary yesterday.

I am going . . . to therapy to talk through some more difficult things. It is good to have someone to help me process these issues, but it can be very painful to go through the process.

I am wondering . . . about how to honor myself while being kind and respectful of those who aren't in agreement with me.

I am reading . . . I finished Morning Sun on a White Piano by Robin R. Meyers yesterday and I'm already missing it! Still working on A Prayer Journal by Flannery
O'Connor and enjoying very much.

I am looking forward to . . . getting to take my bike with me to some new locations. I got a new bike rack (and a new basket) last week. Lots of riding in my future.

I am hearing . . . Squeaker puttering around the house as I type.

Around the house . . . I'm feeling better about things. Perhaps it's not as bad as I think it is, and maybe, just maybe everyone who enters my house doesn't immediately become horrified by what's not been done.

I am praying . . . for Nepal and Baltimore. And for my little family.

One of my favorite things . . . is spending a day with my bestie. Got to work on beading all day with LBB yesterday. As an added bonus got to visit with her parents for a bit as well.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . therapy, Radnor Lake walk, a haircut, and then it's the weekend.

Here's a picture for thought I am sharing . . .
next on the morning reading list

linking up with The Simple Woman


  1. Melanie, when I finish an especially good book, like you, I miss it so much!

  2. That bike and the necklace look really cool. I know the feeling about "I am wondering..." That's a toughie.

  3. Your necklace is beautiful. Love it. I hope you have a great week and weekend . I also need a haircut but not sure when that will happen yet. Have a blessed day.

  4. I love the book by Brother Lawrence :). It sounds like you're having a renewing spring!

  5. Thanks for all the nice comments. Just for clarification, it's not a necklace. It's an Anglican rosary. I make (and use) them. You can read more about them here --http://www.myrosarybeads.com/anglicanrosary

  6. Great post! It is 65 here today so I am loving this spring weather. Winter in ND can seem to last FOREVER! :)

  7. Love the bike rack, and that basket it cute!! Have a great week!

  8. Don't wait! Practicing His Presence as soon as you can. I have kept it near my bed for years and try my best to live it! I have blogged 31 Days of Prayer using Frank Laubach's words from that book and others of his as my guide. Come see what you think. I love your thoughts here and your site! Visiting from 31 Days.


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