Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, January 7, 2010

blue sky energy


Henry is all velvet ears and corduroy forehead today. The two of us are loving the blue sky and bright reflections off the snow. We are a few of the oddballs who like winter.

Reading lots for an upcoming committee meeting. Especially this.on teaching.

Listening to this.segment of Speaking of Faith.

Still thinking about Invictus, which I saw yesterday, with Hannah and friends. Reconciliation, compassion, courage, vision...and how something as simple as rugby could help heal a nation.

Struggling through switching from one photo application to another.

Sorting through sewing projects. Three options: finish, start, abandon (every once in a while, abandonment is the kindest thing to do).

Errands. Including sending LOTS of used Epson ink cartridges back for recycling. My "good citizen of the world" in $5.95 postage. And finding just the right shade of linen at the fabric store.

2010 is just a lovely blank canvas, and I'm having fun sorting out the possibilities. How about you? What are you doing today to move into your aspirations?

5 comments:

  1. Well Karen I was back in work today after two days off because of snow so just snugglig on the sofa tonight!
    I love Henry's ears!
    Love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  2. I like what you said about abandonment being kind. I always feel so guilty about quitting a project, but sometimes it's just not as much fun as I thought it would be!

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  3. An annual birthday visit to the Morton Arboretum for reflection and goal setting - and snowshoeing with Shelby! And for fun & inspiration: organizing quilting books in my studio - rah!

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  4. Trying to settle in after traveling, organizing my "stuff" and making plans for some new projects. I love the clean slate of a new year, too.

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  5. "Corduroy forehead" - I loved this!
    Not achieving anything regarding aspirations today, instead dealing with frozen washing machine pipes, taking the car to be repaired and shopping for groceries. Making sure there are enough provisions as we've got more bad weather forecast. Supposed to be minus 20 this weekend, Brrr!
    Clara in Scotland, UK

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