I forgot to do this yesterday, so it will be a Tuesday daybook.
Outside my window… Grey heavy skies and light snow. Snow still covers the ground fully. May get 4-8″ of new snow today and tonight.
I am thinking… about the end of the world — I’m reading Rene Girard’s Battling to the End, about Carl von Clausewitz’s treatise, On War, published in the early 1800s, and mimetic theory, politics, war, and apocalypse
I am thankful for… an impromptu serendipitous dinner with CHJ on Valentine’s night!
From the kitchen… the fruitcake muffins I made yesterday didn’t rise well, but I have new baking powder for the orange poppyseed bread I plan to make this afternoon.
I am wearing… jeans, grey cableknit wool sweater with many holes that have been “repaired” using festive colours of yarn, black undershirt, wool socks.
I am creating… or, aligning with … peace, every time I don’t retaliate, don’t defend, don’t resent, don’t escalate.
I am going… no where fast.
I am hoping… that a package my sister sent last Monday will arrive today! [And it has!]
I am hearing… the humidifier’s quiet rumble (it’s working hard!) Gentle bulldog snoring. The clock. My computer’s fan.
Around the house… It’s always a cozy feeling to be in the house when it’s snowing outside.
One of my favorite things … Have I mentioned how much I love the crushed ice maker on the refrigerator?
A few plans for the rest of the week: Will see what news spouse’s medical visit (this afternoon) brings us. Tyrants (Mao, maybe) on Thursday and perhaps a Langston Hughes jazz-poem event that night.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…
(Lots of other women write these, too: The Simple Woman’s Daybook)