Thursday, January 8, 2009
I used to hate the quiet, absolutely wanted nothing to do with it, I preferred the noise and the hustle bustle of life, but as I get older and with the kids both in school this year, I've come to love the Stillness, the moments of nothing, those moments where you actually stop and think "what should I do?"
So with things back to normal, with the little ones and hubby at work/school, I find myself able to dive back into the simple things that I love.
Really old books circa 1905 - my fascination with books goes back as far as I can remember, and I especially love vintage books, those really really old ones with stained pages and beautiful words.
And if the old ones don't keep me busy, I can always turn to this bookshelf. The bottom basket holds my library books, I like keeping them in there so that I always know where they are when it's time to return them.
The bookshelf behind the basket is my TBR pile....wonderful treasures found in a box I had forgotten about. After all the moving we've done the past year, I realized that there were one or two boxes still packed away in the hallway closet, to my surprise, one was mine and it held a ton of books I have yet to read. You should have seen how happy I was when I opened it up.
My knitting basket is filled with yarn of all colors and textures and I can't wait to get in there and start some new projects....first of all I need to make myself some more dishcloths/washcloths, I can't get enough of those and I love how soft they are. The kids love the washcloths for their baths.
In between all of this there's baking and cooking and new recipes to be tried and family favorites to be revisited.
There's also blogging, reading and posting and most importantly there's God, there's the yearning that I feel to reconnect and to draw closer to Him, my need to devour all the Christian books I can get my hands on, my need to stick to the devotionals every morning, to stick to reading the Bible everyday and to live a spiritual and fulfilling life. I really can't ask for more than that can I?
BTW I want to thank you all for the comments on yesterday's post. If I had known that putting my face on video would bring me so many readers and comments, I would have done it a long time ago LOL Who knows, maybe I'll make it a weekly thing, that way you get to listen to me babble about something or other, once a week.
I'm off to pick up the kids from school, then it's homework and dinner time and all that stuff, so I leave you with one of my favorite quotes.
Helen Keller: "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."