Outside my window... it is cold and grey. I'm hoping we don't get any rain, though.
I am thinking... about an old friend of my husband's - I know him too, but not as well - who's been struggling with cancer for almost a year now. He's currently in a local hospice and may well not come home. I think Greg's hoping to visit him this evening or tomorrow, so I'm praying about that.
I am thankful... for the polyanthus coming up in the garden. They look so lovely and cheerful, they always make me smile.
In the kitchen... I have all the bits and pieces ready to make up a bottle of milk for the baby I'm looking after when she awakes.
I am wearing... denim skirt and pale blue twinset.
I am creating... I've been working on a white baby cardigan for the past week or so. I finally got round to sewing up the blue one on Sunday, so the gifts box now contains two baby cardigans, one pink and one blue - I've got a friend due to give birth this weekend, and I'm ready for whatever the baby turns out to be.
I am going... to go for a walk this afternoon after we've enjoyed some tea and cake.
I am wondering... how much longer the baby will sleep. I suspect I've got about ten minutes left before she wakes up for her milk, and then some lunch.
I am reading... At Home in Thrush Green, by Miss Read.
I am hoping... for a quiet morning tomorrow - it's the only break in the activity for several days.
I am looking forward to... I've got a friend coming round in a couple of hours to share some of the cake I made at the weekend.
Around the house... this morning's cleaning didn't get done because I had to go into the office to do some payroll stuff. I don't think it looks too bad, yet, and hopefully it won't look too dreadful by the time the nine-month-old visitor has eaten lunch and played with toys all afternoon.
I am pondering... whether or not I should plan a Sunday school lesson for this week. Officially I'm not on duty, but the lady who is has been ill for over a week now, and hasn't responded to my email asking if she'd like me to take over from her yet. I suspect I should just plan it and hope she's not offended.
A favorite quote for today... "Kindle in our hearts, O God, the flame of that love which never ceases, that it may burn in us, giving light to others." This was quoted (from Columba) in our daily Bible reading notes this morning.
One of my favorite things... daffodils. I have a lovely sunshiny bunch on the kitchen windowledge at the moment, a thank you gift from last week, and I love looking at them while I wash the dishes.
A few plans for the rest of the week: School tomorrow afternoon, homegroup tomorrow evening, hearing aid maintenance course starts on Thursday, and I've also got craft group on Thursday and babysitting in the evening, and on Friday it's the cafe for the old folks and youth group as well. On Saturday we're off to our camp reunion with a couple of the youngsters.
A peek into my day...
|Mocha marble cake with white chocolate ganache icing - scrummy! I made this at the weekend.|