Outside my window.... I am happy to see blue skies once more, I love the rain, but my girls were stuck in the house all day because Amanda cannot walk, and sitting in a freezing cold puddle of water is not a good idea. Kara cannot take cold weather and lasts outside about 5 minutes, Meghan could sit out in it for hours if she had a Zune to watch, she loves her hand-me-down Zune.
I am thinking...about human nature, this week some of the stories on the news and newsletters I receive have wounded my heart, I often feel I have heard the worse possible story and then another crops up that shocks me to my core. We humans have been preying on one another since the dawn of our existence, and all the modern technology we live with has not evolved our violent tendencies. I am saddened and often wonder if we will ever change?
I am thankful for...my family, always and forever.
Today Amanda played with a baby doll, she hugged it, licked it, giggled, and stared into the dolls face, played with her hair, tugged on her dress. SHE PLAYED with a toy in a meaningful way and my heart rejoiced, she did not know how to play when we adopted her. Even Meghan realized how significant that moment in time was and beamed one of her glorious smiles at me. Despite being sad about the state of mankind, having my children has been the greatest blessing to me.
I am learning...that I can speak up about injustices even if it is not a popular subject; even though I am certain others will disagree and possibly be offended by my point of view. I detest the terms "Conservative" and "Liberal" assigned to anyone who does not agree with the others ideology, I have been called both, I am neither. I would be ecstatic if those two terms left our countries language, to me, their use is as offensive as the R word is.
From the kitchen...the sink of dirty dishes calling to me. Julia is out of town at a choir event, and her job becomes my responsibility. Once we eat lunch, I can get that done!
I am wearing...my pajamas, yep, still in them, been a busy morning playing with my girls, homeschooling...
I am creating...Meghan and I made winter pictures yesterday, we had foam stickers of snowflakes and snowmen and she enjoyed putting them on her blue paper. I left her to try one by herself and she decided to place dozens of snowmen on her picture, some upside down, some sideways, her very own work of art!
I am going...to see Brian in a new production on Valentine's Day. Tom, the little girls and I will be attending.
I am reading...my new Body and Soul magazine, a yearly birthday gift from my friend Becky. I have been reading a lot about print materials becoming a thing of the past, I have to say, I do not think an electronic device will ever take the place of a old book for me. Besides being a great keepsake, a good book will never run out of power and need new batteries in order to be enjoyed!
I also worry about availability of specific texts if we go 100% digital, will the groups who want certain books banned rid the world of the supposed offensive texts once and for all if books are no longer available in print form?
Around the house... I see a dozen toys and items I need to pick up.
One of my favorite things...a sleeping child's peaceful face; Kara is napping on the sofa right now...
A few plans for the rest of the week: Laundry, tree trimming, and many items from the honey-do list that could not be done because of rain. It is time to prune some roses and trees!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Happy Valentine's Day
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