while I wait for the cable guy…

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Outside my window…discovering all of the wildlife that I’m now surrounded by…peacocks, horses, blue jays, sheep, ducks, geese, deer and I’m fairly confident that last night I heard a donkey.

I am thinking…I’d like to take a trip pretty soon.

I am thankful for…all the perks of this new house…(besides the aforementioned laundry, storage shed and a bigger bedroom) a deep kitchen sink, coat closet, taller ceilings, a yard, built in shelves in my closet.  God certainly provided for my needs…and then for some of my wants.

From the kitchen…Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

I am wearing…my work clothes.

I am reading…Genesis.  Preparing for my Old Testament Bible study tomorrow.

I am hoping…for my life to calm the heck down.  I’d like to be still for awhile.

I am noticing that…it’s difficult to work full time and have a life/home at the same time.

I am creating…a new space for myself.

I am hearing…Phil Wickham.

I am pondering these words…“There are some things You learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather.  Straight off of last month’s Real Simple magazine.  Pretty profound.

I am praying…for my sister and brother-in-law as they start the process to adopt a child.

Around the house…cable today, internet & phone next week.  I see an end to unpacking what seems to have been hundreds of boxes.

One of my favorite things…pumpkins on my front porch.

A few plans for the rest of the week…baking, organizing, decorating.  All things I love.

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3 responses »

  1. This all sounds great Ashley. Especially the part of a pumpkin on the front porch. I have been looking at them in the stores. It just doesn’t seem the same as taking a drive in the country. Finding a pumpkin patch from a local farmer and walking through the field to select the perfect one. This is something Dad and I enjoyed doing every year. These are some of the simple things I miss. I do feel blessed by my memories. Memories are certainly a gift. Happy fall! I love you, Mom

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