Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Small Wonders

- cookies baked by my children

- rainy days

- climbing out of bed this morning and putting on a robe
is so much better than climbing out of bed and cranking
the air conditioning up to full blast

- calling Katie to tell her I wouldn't make it to
her church service today and having her be
completely understanding and supportive

- another excellent morning of homeschooling

- helping Daniel memorize something he was having trouble
with and watching his eyes and spirit light up as he
mastered his new skill

- putting new pillows on my bed and then sinking low in them
to read and journal

- listening to my daughter's footsteps as she comes down
the hall and plops into bed with me: two geeks in a pod.

- more closet and cabinet purging today

- the children's excitement as they rediscover games that had
been hidden under the stuff we've gotten rid of

- Maya is figuring out when we are leaving the house as a family:
she walks into her crate without having to be chased down and scolded

- She hasn't had an accident in the house in _________. I won't
say how long because I don't want her to read over my shoulder
and break her record. (Did I mention how smart she is?)

- Steve Martin's book entitled Shopgirl. Very gently written. Describing the relationship between two distant lovers: "Some nights, alone, he thinks of her, and some nights, alone, she thinks of him. Some nights these thoughts, separated by miles and time zones, occur at the same objective moment, and Ray and Mirabelle are connected without ever knowing it."

- More insight from Moving On. The current chapter is about
marriage. Here's a quote from Katherine Butler Hathaway that is included in Sarah Ban Breathnach's book: "The change of life is the time when you meet yourself at the crossroads and you decide whether to be honest or not before you die."

Small wonders.
Big questions.

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