with a tinge of red across the top of the hills
and a cool breeze is blowing. The street lights are on.
I am thinking... it's time I went out to the kitchen
and dried the tea dishes and put them away in the cupboards.
I am thankful... my house is warm, dry and mostly weather proof.
I'm pleased we got the insulation in before the cold of this winter arrived.
I am wearing... blue jeans, blue long sleeved tee shirt,
bright red socks and white sneakers.
I am creating... I'm not creating anything as such
but I am trying to put together a jigsaw belonging to my daughter.
It is a snow scene and apart from sunlight on a misty mountain
it is shades of blue, white and grey.
I think it will take me the rest of the winter!
I am going... to take a break and make a hot ginger drink.
I am wondering... whether writing this piece on Tuesday evening
is okay because even though it is Monday in the US
it is Tuesday evening in my neck of the woods?
I am reading... Unafraid by Francine Rivers.
I have only just begun it and so far am enjoying it.
It is one of five novellas telling the story of five women from the bible.
This one is about Mary the mother of Jesus.
I have already read one of the others and found it quite intriguing
even though it was a fictional account based on the bible telling of the story.
I am hoping... the next few days stay nice and sunny
and we have a little bit of warmth in the sun.
And that the wind stops blowing up from the Antarctic. Please.
I am learning... to live a contented life post retirement :)
In my garden...The jonquils are through the ground
and beginning to make a bright show along the front of the house.
In my kitchen... I have a bench covered in feijoas ready to bag up
and take down to the church for whoever wants them.
I'm the only one here who eats them and
there are far too many for me. All windfalls.
A favourite quote for today... a hand up is better than a handout.
I have no idea who said it originally but I think it is a good philosophy.
A peek into one of my days... What did I do today?
It was sunny skies and a good wind so the beds were
changed and washing all hung on the line to dry.
I picked up my friend and we went around to my mother's
house for lunch and to watch a devotional video with her.
Then everyone piled into the car and away we headed to do the weekly grocery shop.
Back to my friends for a hot cuppa, dropped Mum off
with her shopping and then home again by about 4.00pm.
Cooked tea and cleaned up, husband is away out, I'm bathed and relaxing.
All is well.
One of my favourite things... a lovely hot bath on a cold winter's evening.