Daybook 2017 Vol 4

November 27, 2017

Looking out my window, the sun is shining and the sky is bright blue.  It’s so bright I can barely tell that the Christmas lights on the shrub right outside my window are still on.

I am thinking about Advent, impatiently waiting for the weeks of patiently waiting.  I love the irony.  I hate when there are only three full weeks of Advent, it never seems like enough time to prepare.  Even so, I’m going to have one of the boys bring down the Christmas tree and get it set up with the white lights.

I am thankful to be sitting in a house that’s clean and orderly.  Benefit of having everyone home and unencumbered for the last five days.

I am creating Jesse Tree and O Antiphon ornaments large enough to hang on the Christmas tree each day of Advent.  There will be glitter.

I am wearing grey leggings and a hot pink long-sleeve t-shirt.  Birkies.  Dressed to say in today.

I am reading  Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World and thinking about being a woman in the last decades of the 20th Century.

I am hoping still for a new placement.  The quiet is deafening.

I am learning servant leadership.  See book above.

In my kitchen I have some leftover Turkey.  And a small amount of homemade noodles (lunch?)  I deliberately tried to avoid leftovers – success!  I’m planning to use the meat to make pot pie this week.  And I’m also going to make soup tomorrow with bone broth made from the carcass.    Also on the menu:  Avocado Toast, lox and bagels, Turkey Mole Enchiladas.


October 30, 2017

Looking out my window it’s another bright, sunny day.  But with the end of October, it’s finally brisk and feeling like Autumn.

I am thinking about politics and political parties and the future and how messed up our two party system is.  I’m thinking about whether our current representation in Washington has the moral courage needed to make real change.  And on top of that, I am thinking about how one middle-aged semi-retired lady in flyover country of flyover country can possibly make a difference.

I am thankful for the opportunity to be so caught up in all my thoughts.  I have a husband who has always provided for us financially, a roof over my head, good food on the table, and a new car in the driveway.  I don’t have to worry how I’m going to pay the electric bill or our car insurance.  I don’t even need to work outside the home, for which I’m exceptionally thankful since being able to stay home makes me a better foster mom.

I am creating graphic art.  I just finished a big project to help a new online friend campaign for New Jersey State Assembly.  I love doing this and look forward to more opportunities.  I also need to create more for my Facebook page!

I am wearing black leggings, a loose flowing tunic (with POCKETS!), and my Keen water shoes.

I am watching all sorts of grown-up shows.  I’m not a big fan of watching television so when we have little ones in the house I choose to keep it off at night.  Since we don’t have any extras at the moment I’ve been watching prime tv with Ashe and Elwood.

I am hoping for a new placement.  Today.

I am learning how to use PhotoShop more extensively.  It takes time because I always seem to be in a hurry to get things done.  BUT, now that I know Adobe has its own font library, I find myself more inspired.

In my kitchen it’s starting to look more like a kitchen and less like the junk drawer.