Outside my window… there has been bright sunshine, blue skies and cold crisp air all day. It has been a gorgeous autumnal day out there.
I am thinking… about how precious life is.
I am thankful… that I have so many positive things in my life. I am grateful for the roof over my head and the water in my taps which is something millions of people in the Philippines don’t have at the minute.
In the kitchen… we are currently “clearing out the freezer to make room for a winter stock up”. Which translates as “food shopping is off the agenda until next week’s payday so using up the odds and ends of things that make really weird meals” haha!
I am wearing… blue tracksuit bottoms, black t-shirt, blue hoody, thick socks. Heating’s off brrrr…
I am creating… space in the house. We have recently had an addition to the nest (Emma moved back home) and to accommodate her belongings and animals that she’s acquired since she moved out earlier this year we have had to move things round a bit.
I am going… to be working for a couple of weeks in December. Yay!! I’ve just had the call today to see if I’m free to do some exam invigilation and the answer is “of course I am, let me at it!”
I am wondering… how on earth I’m going to get my assignment score up for my next essay. I barely passed the first on this course and I just don’t know what to do to improve it. I thought it was ok but obviously my tutor didn’t!
I am reading… “Saints of the Shadow Bible” by Ian Rankin. It’s the latest John Rebus book and I’m not sure whether I like it or not. I’ll finish it because I always do finish Rankin but it’s just a bit beige, sadly.
I am hoping… that I will be able to get to band on Friday night. I had to miss the Remembrance parade this Sunday because of my stupid offal and so far this week it is still giving me grief. We’ve got a lot of work to do on our Christmas programme so I’d best be match fit by Friday!
I am praying for… Ruby who has had open heart surgery today to repair holes in her heart; Bob, whose wife’s funeral was today; my uncle David who would have been 70 this weekend; my aunty Norma whose anniversary it was on Saturday.
I am looking forward to… Christmas. It is going to be a very lean one this year (I’ve said that in the past but really this year, it is really going to happen). I am looking forward to all the non-material stuff more than ever this year and thinking about it, it’s because there isn’t the resources to spend, so the emphasis has to be on time WITH people, not cash ON people.
I am learning… lots and lots about the history of medicine. (Although sadly for my OU progress, it’s not enough…)
Around the house… there are bags and boxes of “stuff”. Belongings coming in, books going out, craft stuff to be made up and sold…
I am pondering… how I’m going to earn some money, other than selling my craft and invigilating at school. Things are getting too lean for comfort and “mild need” is giving way to “actually quite hungry”.
A favourite quote for today:
“You were given this life to live because you are strong enough to live it”
One of my favourite things… is receiving phone calls from a very good friend who has moved away from the area. Good to hear from Joyce this evening.
A few plans for the rest of the week: nothing much this week – just some studying (a lot of studying really…), a visit to the X-ray department tomorrow with my daughter, band on Friday all being well, church on Sunday. Things pretty quiet at the minute, just how I like it!
A picture for the day:
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