Outside my window… it’s a bitterly cold night out there tonight. Snow flurries in icy wind….brrrr glad I’m inside tonight.
I am thinking…about a family at church who are anticipating the loss of one of their elders. She has been given less than three months to live and she is currently on an aeroplane from the UK back to New Zealand where she lives. She has travelled here to see her latest grandchild and basically to say goodbye. It’s heartbreaking. They are a lovely family and I can’t imagine what they are feeling just now.
I am thankful…for my Mum. It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK today and today of all days I’m thankful for all that my Mum does for me and means to me. She is the solid guidance (and occasional reprimand!) I need even now as an adult.
In the kitchen… Kevin is cooking sausages. The smell is making me hungry!!
I am wearing… comfy, installed-on-the-settee-for-the-evening clothes.
I am creating…I don’t have any craft projects on the go at the minute but I have given the task of designing some lacy “sleeves” for an art project a friend of Emma’s is doing later in the year, and I have been asked to make a couple of lap blanket/settee throws. I crocheted a special owl for my Mum yesterday as a thank you on Mothering Sunday.
I am going…to eat my tea, watch the end of Dancing on Ice and then watch Call The Midwife off the box (recording while DOI is ending) and then I’m going to go to bed with my Kindle.
I am wondering… whether I’ll get my arrangement of Skyfall ready for Friday night’s rehearsal.
I am reading… “Dark Winter” by David Mark. Only up to chapter 3, and not got a strong opinion about it one way or another yet.
I am hoping… Ethan’s concert is going well at the RNCM this evening. I’m sad not to go and see him but ticket prices are just too expensive. Hey ho, when he’s a rich and famous musician he can buy tickets for us to go and see him on stage!!
I am praying for…there seems to be so much sadness and worry about at the minute. I’m praying for those people in my life who are suffering from it, especially my Aunty Jack and her children. I pray that the light is seen before it’s too late. I’m also praying for Sue in New Zealand.
I am looking forward to…going away in the caravan. Not sure when that will be but these lighter days are putting me in the mind to camping as soon as possible!!
I am learning…not to compete and fight all the time. Just take it easy and let things roll as they will.
Around the house…Kevin gave the kitchen a deep clean today for me and Emma has swept and vaccumed the hall and the stairs this afternoon. Things are tidy-ish elsewhere so yes, it’s not embarrassing to have visitors at the moment so hurry up and come round!
I am pondering… a series of blog posts about Manchester, my home city. I want to make it a quality series so I don’t want to just jump in and do it without any thought or planning. So far, I have a proposed list of posts and I am working on finding background facts and taking my own photographs to back up my words. I want to make it a linked series, so I’m going to start off at one point which will then lead into another, and another and so on. My starting point is probably going to be Manchester City Football Club, which will then lead off into realms of Manchester history, its famous people, its buildings, its stories, its myths and legends, its successes etc. I am going to be taking some more photos this week so look out for the first in the series. It will be coming soon!
One of my favourite things…is daffodils in jam jars.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Stay and Play tomorrow morning, a Mother’s Union meeting in the evening, ALM course Tuesday evening, Lenten study group on Wednesday, Band on Friday.
A peek into my day…
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