PEOPLE. It's going to be 54 degrees today. It's a miracle. I am thinking they should open the pool.
I am thinking:
about my husband as he is getting ready to be a pallbearer at his beloved uncle Don's funeral today which will be in the same church where he sat as his father's funeral when he was only seventeen years old. Might you send up a prayer for my man this morning and for all of his family? Memories can be wonderful and terrible all at the same time.
I am thankful:
for no snow in the forecast for the next few days.
In the kitchen:
I am wearing:
pink and white striped pjs
I am listening to:
a bird singing outside! Welcome back, birds! Please stay.
I am going:
to buy new pjs for Drew today. Tomorrow is pj day at school and I just realized that his pjs look like capri pants, plus buying pjs is one of my spiritual gifts. It is really one of my favorite things to do in all the world.
I am reading:
The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I am hoping:
to run outside today. Yippee.
I am looking forward to:
the beautifully straight and gleaming white teeth I am going to have if I can just get used to the Invisalign aligners that I just got from the amazing and generous, Dr. Casagrande, who might have the coolest office (and name) in all the world. I plan to be his most diligent patient ever, but these take some getting used to, so my heartfelt apologies if you are an acquaintance and I accidentally spit at you. And now I guess I just blew the whole idea of having invisible braces by shouting (and spitting) it out right here.
I am learning:
yet again, from Atticus Finch, Miss Maudie Atkinson, Scout, Boo and Calpurnia. It's taking everything I have not to show up in the back row of Joe's Freshman English class. I think this might be my fifth reading of To Kill a Mockingbird and I still sigh and underline and highlight until my book is all marked up. We need quite a few more Atticus Finches and Calpurnias in the world. And while we're at it we could use quite a few less Aunt Alexandras and Miss Stephanie Crawfords, could we not?
I am pondering:
"God does not demand a faith that asks no questions, admits to no doubts, and grapples with no difficult texts. Such faith will not withstand the pressure of serious opposition or tragedy . . .when we give our assent to a statement because we are too lazy or too disinterested to really consider the question, we show not faith, but indifference." - Romans Study Guide - Community Bible Study
I am praying:
for my neighbor Mark who is in a brutal battle against cancer right now, for Mathias, another cancer fighter who goes in for scans today and for the family and friends mourning the passing of the precious and adorable Uncle Don, a man who always beamed a smile and a twinkle in his eye. I do believe the stars will twinkle a little more brightly from now on.
On my Ipod:
Do not be Afraid by Tanner Clark
I am wondering:
if I will ever get a handle on balancing sports commitments with school commitments and family commitments and church commitments and if I ever won't feel guilty and worn out by wondering if we are doing this all wrong.
A quote for today:
“I wanted you to see what real courage is. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."- Atticus Finch
"People in their right minds never take pride in their talents." - Miss Maudie Atkinson
A verse for today:
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." - 1 Peter 5:10
One of my favorite things:
The winter is killing my lips. I love this stuff: EOS lip balm
A few plans for the week:
Getting all you local peeps to BUY TICKETS TO THE KYLE'S KAMP CASINO NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION. I'm telling you it is going to be a blast and you won't believe all the wonderful auction items we have. Also, I will be at the registration table and you can try to see if you can tell I'm wearing Invisalign and try to avoid me spitting at you. So fun. Plus, as I have mentioned 412 times: CUPCAKES, people. They are worth the ticket price all by themselves.
A peek into my day:
trying to get the to do list checked off so that I can get back to this
Daybook idea from http://www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/