Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The clouds are parting for what we in the Northwest call a sunbreak,off and on sprinkles throughout the day. I don't miss the tornadoes of my youth growing up in the south by do miss thunderstorms. The crabapple tree is in bloom as well as the azaleas and rhodendrons and the fruit trees are shedding their petals like flowers at a wedding. It is cool and damp and the birds and animals of the forest seem to be waking up from their long winters nap.I love listening to the "peeper frogs" sing the nightly arias as we walk the dogs.
Doing household chores like washing clothes and sweeping and the chores of daily living, listening to CNN talk about Swine Flu in the background. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head and food to eat and a job.Contemplating how glad I am to be an American and for the things I do have.
Molokai -I am about 1/2 way through it and it is an arresting and thought provoking story about the leper colony in Hawaii at the turn of the century and those who were exiled there. I found Julie Andrews biography at the library for a $1.00 and was tickled over this because I had been wanting to read it.
Contemplating simplicity and plans for the rest of the year and how I can make every day count. I am steadly trying to find the "pockets of joy" in each day.I am revisiting my Simple Abundance path and anticipating spending the weekend with my husband and a daytrip to Portland.
"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." — Anna Quindlen