Outside my window...is gray and rainy. Temperatures are cooling and soon we will have snow - the snow that eluded us during Christmas will blanket everything by New Years.
I am thinking...about how to bring to spirit of Christmas - the attention to the Savior and the kindness and sharing - into the New Years.
I am thankful for... a warm home and plenty of food to eat, for loved ones both far and near. It is a blessing to be loved.
From the kitchen...we have plumbers, working to stop a leak. Later, there will be cupcakes baking for the new children I will be teaching this Sunday.
I am wearing...A warm, cotton sweater, nice jeans and the new fabulously comfy slippers my dauther gave me for Christmas.
I am creating...a new schedule and some do-able goals for the New Year which will help me be more productive with my time and allow for greater creativity in my life.
I am going...to do some cleaning and nesting later today. For now, I am enjoying quiet and stillness in my morning.
I am reading...Confessions of an Organized Homemaker, but Deniece Schofield.
I am hoping... for so many things in the future...to publish a book I am currently writing, to get my act together a little more, to be diligent and more effective in life.
I am hearing... sweet silence. How I love quiet. It fills up my heart and soul with prayerful feelings.
Around the house... the plumbers are finished and I need to begin my chores.
One of my favorite things... a cold, gray day without, a warm, softly lit house within.
A few plans for the rest of the week: blessing my home (cleaning), baking for my Sunday School (Primary) children, preparing finger foods for New Years Eve, more planning for 2011.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
The picture of the madonna and child, above, is from The Cathedral of the Madaleine in Salt Lake City, where I attended a Christmas Eve concert with my family...The vaulted ceilings are adorned with beautiful murals of angels...
The concert was performed by children from their choir school...Such clear and innocent voices.
I hope that you are still savoring the joys of this holiday season.