Thanks to LLM Calling for pointing me to a wonderful way of reflecting on your day - The Simple Woman's Daybook. Great for somebody like myself whose middle name is "worry." Here's mine:"
Outside my window- It's been overcast and dim all day. I can see the garden path glistening with rain.
I am thinking - About my latest DIY project and wondering how I'm going to get all the paint off my fingernails!
I am thankful - For the gift of creativity.
In the kitchen - Melon, oranges, yoghurt, spaghetti bolg and soup. I love my soup!
I am wearing - Paint stained navy cargoes and old blue T shirt.
I am creating - Just finished day one of painting the study bookcases. Also in progress - a prayer meditation on the Ignatian movements of consolation and desolation in my art journal using one of the psalms, the labyrinth and the poetry of TS Eliot.
I am going - Nowhere today. I've been home based apart from walking the dog.
I am wondering - Whether the paint is ever going to dry.
I am reading - The Cat, a Complete Guide, by Claire Bessant, a beautifully illustrated hardback guide and Christmas present from DH to all things feline - 70p at the animal protection shop for a good as new, book which is worth nearly £20 new. The best 70p ever spent!
I am hoping - To turn the study into that quiet, Shaker-like sanctuary I always wanted! Hoping...
I am looking forward to - Going away on retreat in a month's time.
I am learning - To be brave and step out without worrying what other people might think about me.
And the house - I'm getting there - apart from piles of books from bookcase one strewn all over the study.
I am pondering - 'Ponder' the pyjama case, hero of "Ponder and William," a favourite childhood book.
A favourite quote for today - "Tis the gift to be simple, tis the gift to be free..."
One of my favourite things - O dear..."Smooth Radio 70s." I've had it on all day as background while I've been painting.
A few plans for the rest of the week - A couple of local spirituality network events, time with Mr GP, painting project, prayer group at church.
A peek into my day - Camera lost under a mountain of books, so here's an old pic of GP cat