Monday, January 6, 2014

a daybook for January

Outside my window...the orange tree has split one of its largest branches and stray oranges are cluttering up the patio
 

I am thinking...that I wasn't successful at all with my blog fast for Advent and Christmas.....not one draft or idea lingers on a document waiting to be polished and posted....ah well...
 

I am thankful...for hot water and electricity! It is such a luxury to take a warm shower and then read a book by lamplight.
 

In the kitchen...just plain rice, applesauce, bananas and teas....guess how we are spending our new year!
 

I am wearing...a very trendy coral chevron 'infinity' scarf. I like it even if it is trendy!
 

I am creating...lesson plans for my college ESL students. We are going to be in the computer lab one out of four evenings. I am looking forward to mixing up my methods.
 

I am going...to be on stage with my husband! We are in the 'parent class' of our daughters' Shakespeare program- our class will perform a scene from Much Ado about Nothing- the girls are doing the entire play of Two Gentlemen of Verona
 

I am wondering...why scented candle wax darkens in color when it melts. Does anyone know? I got some great new candles at Christmastime!
 

I am reading...Regina Doman's Alex O'Donnell and the 40 Cyberthieves - Catholic YA lit at its finest!
 

I am hoping...that we will travel to the old country this summer...
 

I am looking forward to...my parents coming for the theater performances...hint...hint....
 

I am learning...more algebra...trying to help my two eldest. They are studying math that I do not remember forgetting
 

Around the house...we are doing very well not depending on random video watching during this flu. Puzzles, UNO, Scattergories, and random reading of Christmas books are working wonders
 

I am pondering...health care and economic systems. blech.
 

A favorite quote for today...
"Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” C S Lewis- “On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature” (1966)
One of my favorite things...waking up at 6 AM to pray and exercise! This isn't really true- waking up early is hard for me because it means going to sleep by 10, but I really need 8 hours of sleep. When I do wake up at 6, I feel really good. I just might sign up for a Zumba class at 6 AM close to home to forcce me to continue waking (for me) early.
 

A few plans for the rest of the week: to get better! and to enjoy our temperate weather (60 in the day- 40 at night) with a walk at the dog park

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