Monday, January 23, 2012

on Monday







 The morning was cloudy and misty and it being a Monday I figured buttermilk pancakes could only help in getting the morning started on the right foot. They were served alongside fresh blueberries and raspberries in the sunroom with the glow of a lighted candle.  By afternoon the day's ongoing drab and drizzle succeeded in creating a very real droopiness in me too. So I did the only sensible thing and put on a kettle of water to boil.  A china tea mug was chosen out of the cupboard and filled with Earl Grey tea. The violets on this mug make me think of the unexpected discovery of violets in the springtime, usually found growing in shady waysides or on a path wandered for here to there.


 "I am the LORD thy GOD which teacheth you to profit, 
which leadeth you by the way that you shouldest go." 
Isaiah 48:17
Upon reading these words, I meditated on the fullness of His words. Such comfort to know Him and to trust His ways.

  And later I listened to Pandora's offerings of Bach/Classical while I hand basted a piece of gingham fabric that is to be smocked and made into a gift bag.

 Bye Bye dreariness. 





3 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, yum. We are having a dreary afternoon here with rain expected and even though it is after 5pm I decided I needed to fix a cuppa coffee. It is a nice reward for tackling a bunch of projects I have been putting off and avoiding. I wish I had some warm mitts like yours. My hands have been freezing all day!

The dB family said...

I'm glad you found little ways to combat the dreariness. It's been really dreary around here again too. I'm hoping for a new batch of snow.

Blessings!
Deborah

Karen said...

I have been consuming hot tea by the cupfuls (cupsful?) here, as well.
Dreariness is hard to shake at times, but Psalm 139 is a wonderful way to put my weary soul at ease.
I was emptying the ashes from the woodstove around my hydrangea bush yesterday, and discovered that my fall bulbs planted in October are pushing their way through the earth, already. So typical of NC. We will see very cold weather again, I'm sure, and I hope the new growth won't suffer.
I am still praying for you and yours.
I hope your day is beautiful and warm!

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