Outside my window… a delicious Autumnal evening has given way to a chilly night. It’s one of those nights where frost is gently threatened and where ground mist in the morning is a distinct possibility.
I am thinking… about a couple of storylines I want to write up. Just thinking about the ins and outs of the story is entertaining enough, but to actually make anything of them is going to take a lot of disciplined writing and I’m not sure I have that. Yet.
I am thankful… that my son has had a great weekend away with school orienteering in the Lake District and is home safe. Well, if you don’t count the 6 wasp stings on his legs from when he crashed through a wasps nest in the dark. Ouch!
In the kitchen… we had a lovely meal tonight – steak pie, boiled potatoes in herb butter and steamed veg followed by home made apple pie (made by my Mum) and it was all delish.
I am wearing… several unexplained scratches on my face along with a fresh crop of painful spots on one cheek (why, WHY???!). Oh yes, and my sleepy clothes cos it’s bedtime again.
I am creating… three baby blankets for a lady at church. I’m doing two pink and one blue one for three babies due in her family soon. I love doing baby blankets because they represent such hope for the future and the celebration of new life.
I am going… to work this week. Yes that’s right, WORK. I had my induction on Friday and I have been booked in for two days later this week doing classroom cover in the school where I do exam invigilation. I have a zero-hours contract so I can’t forecast how many hours I’ll be doing each week, but in our financial situation at the minute, every hour I work is an improvement on where we’re at so I’m not complaining.
I am wondering… how I will be on my own in the classroom. Gulp…
I am reading… “Thin Air” by Ann Cleeves. I have to admit that I’m struggling with it, which is a shame because I have loved every single one of her previous books, and this series is one of my favourites. This one just isn’t doing it for me I’m afraid.
I am hoping… my book gets better!
I am praying for… my mother and father in law who both have complex health issues and who are both struggling with different forms of dementia; my friend who is having a serious operation on Tuesday; my friend Jane who is halfway through her chemotherapy sessions.
I am looking forward to… seeing my daughter tomorrow as it is her 21st birthday and we’re going to share a meal with her tomorrow night.
I am learning… to just relax and go with the flow.
Around the house… we’ve had a bit of a change round in the house this weekend and moved the computer and desk out of our bedroom into the box room. It has led to a bit of a sort out and clear out in other rooms (including the loft…) and the house is now littered with various boxes of junk waiting to be binned or sold. Sigh…
I am pondering… just hiring a bloody skip and getting rid of the lot!
A favourite quote for today:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of my favourite things… is reading in bed.
A few plans for the rest of the week: I’m at Stay and Play in the morning then seeing my 21 year old daughter for her birthday meal; I’m going to be working on Thursday and Friday and I will be conducting my band on Friday night.
A peek into my day… (a bit of a cheat because it was yesterday, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me!)
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