Outside My Window. . . a plastic bag in the tree is trying desperately to free itself from the branches. I know the feeling. For years, I have tried nearly everything to lose weight. Even when I am successful, I fall back into old habits, and the weight returns. This time is no different: I am back to where I was two years ago, and I am furious with myself. The snagged bag in the tree fights on, and I suppose I will too because the freedom from the weight tastes better than any food.
I am thinking. . . it is a good day to stay inside. It's too cold to be out and about.
I am thankful... for my internet buddies in all parts of the world. When I was about 12 or 13, I had a pen pal in Japan, and we corresponded for two or three years. It would be fun to hear from her again, but I wouldn't have a clue where to start.
In the kitchen... the coffee pot is sputtering. I don't usually drink the stuff, but my nephew, who stayed here last night, does. He will take a hot cup with him on his journey, and I will finish drinking the rest.
I am wearing... a new robe. The old one was getting very tattered and worn. I'm a creature of habit, so the new one is the same style.
I am creating... a pair of wool mittens for myself. One mitt is nearly finished.
I am planning... the next issue of the support group newsletter and doing research on the topics I want to feature.
I am reading... Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne.
I am praying... for my phriend, Deb who is struggling with many health issues.
I am hearing... a soft click in the next room: the wall heater's thermostat is doing its job on this cold morning. .
One of my favorite things... the vintage handkerchief collection I inherited from my mother. Last year, I decided to put them to use again and tucked them in my purse and in the pockets of my coats and sweaters. Reaching for one is like connecting with her for a split second.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . rest, read, and knit. Life is good.
A quote worth sharing. . .
by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~
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