Monday, March 09, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook, Mar. 9th edition

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY ... March 9th, 2009

Outside my window... The skies are gray and the last of the dried, brown leaves on the oak tree rustle in the breeze. The temperature is mild and I'm looking for rain.

I am thinking... about the imnportance of finding the Lord's joy and peace deep inside yourself so that you can weather life's storms.

I am thankful for... my kids, who are growing up fast, and have become grounded, intelligent and thinking individuals, who choose what is right.

From the kitchen... looking for ideas.

I am wearing... jeans, a brown finewale corduroy top and red wool clogs.

I am creating... a new landscape painitng using a limited palette of three earth colors, yellow ochre, transparent red oxide, and ultramarine blue.

I am going... to be teaching today.

I am reading... Ancestral Prayers: prayers in common use before the Norman Conquest of 1066 and in the centuries following. These are so beautiful, full of earnest and simple devotion, not to mention excellent theology.

I am hoping... that James' sleeping patterns will become a bit more normal. Staying up all night and sleeping most of the day is very hard to deal with. Autism is a strange thing and disrupts so many normal activities, like sleeping.

I am hearing... the tick of the clock reminding me that I need to leave soon.

Around the house... things are pretty much falling apart, trying not to let that overwhelm

One of my favorite things... is seeing my daughter happy.

A few plans for the rest of the week: James to the Dr. and Japanese restaurant for bento box and sushi, this got postponed from last week. Hopefully, will be a fun time for all of us.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Irene Rencsi said...

So glad you shared this. I'm going to do this for today as well. :)

Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Irene,

This is such a relaxing and thoughtful way to begin the week.

Glad you're going to "daybook" as well.


TheFiveDays said...

Just popping over from the main daybook site...what beautiful art you create! I have a son with autism as well, and boy is sleep an issue. He is 5 years old and I think has slept through the night maybe twice in his life.


Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Tami,

Thanks so much for the kind words. Sleeping has been an issue his whole life and he's 16 now.

We'll be trying some new meds with him for about a month to see if we can get him into a better sleeping routine.

Hang in there, take one day at a time.