This should have been posted Monday, but I'm forever late these days. Better late than never, eh? :) Please click the image above to visit Paula's Currently...A Life List post. She's a great gal!
Looking out my window...I see a beautiful day with a bit of a breeze. We were met with a temperature of 68 degrees when we went out to take our daughter to work. I love it!
As I ponder...What I am pondering is how a person is supposed to feel that their life matters when everything is working against them, down to the point of not even being able to breathe safely, but having no means to leave the unsafe environment. I'm wondering how the Happy Hildas of this world are able to maintain that smile when so many things come along to give reason not to. I understand the eternal aspects of things. It is the here-and-now that has to be dealt with right now and it is causing anything but a smile. I feel overwhelmed.
How do you deal with those times you feel that you are getting lost in the midst of everything going on around you?
What I am learning...No matter what I do or how much I try to do, I am always going to have "to didn'ts" at the end of my "to do" list.
What I am creating...I am still working on the purple hat. I started trying to make a bag using clothesline rope. Well, that ain't happenin'! My hand and shoulder rebelled saying it was just too hard to work with. I finally pinned down a pattern for my sweater, too. Now, to find time to get started on it. Here's the link: Diary of a Creative Fanatic.
What I am reading....I am still working on Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst.
What I am watching...I am watching the dog be a dog and David edit a review video that he is working on about a dog toothbrush.
What I am hearing...There is a big truck rumbling up the road and the ever-present sound of our air conditioner going. Since we can't open the windows for fresh, cool air to blow through thanks to the cigarette smoke from next door, we have to run our air conditioner 24/7/365. If we don't, it is just too difficult to breathe in here.
Pictures I want to share...Here are a few photos from our visit to the gazebo on the town square last week. The pictures aren't up to par (I have to re-learn the camera every time I use it), but we had a fun time anyway and that is what matters in the end.
What's happening in the kitchen...Today, I am going to try my hand at making turkey salad from leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey. I am not following a recipe. I am just going to chop up the turkey, add mayo, celery, garlic, and onion, and possibly some sage. I'll mix all that together and then see if I can find a willing victim to test it out.
A quote I want to share...I found two quotes that I want to share. One that made me grin and the other one I think is just beautiful. The Dr. Seuss speaks very much to how I am feeling these days. There's just no time to get everything done. Time is speeding along whether I am or not!
How did it get so late so soon?
Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
~James M. Barrie
Look who's visiting...These girls visit often with each other.
|Callie and Little Bit, November 2016|
A peek into my week...All that is left for the rest of this week is taking our oldest daughter into the City for an interview tomorrow and getting her back and forth to work otherwise.
A final thought...I can sit here hoping that December will be a slower month than November or I can be realistic, knowing that it is going to be just as hectic. I need to find a way to get done the things that need to be done and, maybe, a few things on the "want to" list will happen, too.
Note: The link to Uninvited is an affiliate link. If you click the link and purchase the book, we will financially benefit. Thank you for your support!
Please be sure to visit David over at Random Thoughts and Observations.
I respond to all comments on this blog, ideally within 24 hours. Please check back here for a response to your comment. Thank you!
Please subscribe to David's YouTube Channel. Thanks!