Outside my window... the weather has changed. The sun still shone, and the sky was clear, but the air was decidedly cooler today.
I am thinking... of my high school years. Remembering people. Wondering if they have changed as much as I have. Wondering what it would be like to all be in the same room again. Wondering how life has been for the friends that I lost touch with.
I am thankful for... my husband's techie skills that allowed him to retrieve most of the data from my hard drive after it died. I'm so glad I didn't lose all my photos.
From the learning rooms... a week of Owl Moon with Ellie. Great Horned Owls, the phases of the moon, hyperbole and imagery, learning to be still and notice.
From the kitchen... searching for recipes for my first vegan Thanksgiving. Feeling slight yearnings for turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes. But only slight. I'm feeling so good these days that I don't want to go back.
I am wearing... my clothes a size smaller than a month ago. I'm still bemused by the fact that two months of running and eating all-raw netted me only a two pound weight loss, yet a month of almost non-existent running and eating vegan has done so much more.
I am creating... baby gifts. I love sewing for babies!
I am going... to keep smiling.
I am reading... Practicing the Presence of People by Mike Mason. "We are not born with love; it is something we must learn."
I am hoping... that something changes. It's got to happen. I refuse to feel hopeless.
I am hearing... the hum of an unfamiliar hard drive. The slam of the door as people arrive home. The faint rumble of the dryer in the laundry room. The gurgle of my stomach as it lets me know that I haven't eaten yet.
Around the house... not much has changed. I'm making plans, but I haven't done anything about them yet.
One of my favorite things... is the walking foot that I bought for my sewing machine. It's pure magic, I tell you!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
- planning Thanksgiving dishes to bring to various family functions
- finishing up the gift for the baby shower I'll be attending
- sewing a purse
This is my daughter sitting on a rock, high above
Lindeman Lake. We had an amazing hike on a perfect day,
and yes, it really was this beautiful.
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