Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Musings on a Winter Morning

My deck.
I sit at my desk with a view to the back, watching snow fall quite heavily. The girls are asleep; they went back to bed when they heard of their school's two-hour delay. Watching the snow, I wonder if two hours will be enough of a delay. This is the South, you know.

I've had a lot on my mind lately and that's where it's all stayed -- in my mind. My job keeps me very busy these days, as well as my household management duties. And I've taken on other volunteer roles, ones I feel really good about. But there are adjustments to be made, trade-offs. I haven't the time I once had to devote to my blog or any other personal writing projects.

So all my thoughts and ideas whirl around in my head. I need to get them out on virtual paper! But just to get going, here are things I'm thinking about and hope to write about:

  • I'm not a French woman, no matter how much I admire many of their philosophies.
  • I do like the French take on decorating. I'm not much of a changer.
  • College is on our horizon. I've been reading, researching, planning, and discussing with my daughters, particularly my elder one. I have lots to share.
  • My role as facilitator of my daughters' educations.
  • Books I want to tell you about.

A cardinal just lighted on a snow-covered branch outside my window. I haven't blogged about birds in ages, and it used to be such a big part of my life. I miss those details. I want to make sure I'm not too busy to see and appreciate the little details that make life so delightful. Right now, my girls are snuggled in the elder one's bed, happy in the news that school has been cancelled and playing Minecraft together. I love it. I cherish it; we only have a few short years left of such things.

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  1. Nice of the snow to give you all some quiet time to enjoy the little things. :) I know what you mean- it seems things are changing even faster now that my girls are both teenagers, and it's hard to find time for everything. I look forward to reading more of your musings!

  2. Your topics are very interesting! Yes, enjoy these times because they are so precious. "Sweet are the uses of adversity"!

  3. Oh Ellen, how I can relate. I also have two daughters and time seems to be flying by. I feel like I have not been managing my time wisely lately... Enjoy your day.

  4. I am exactly where you are right now, so much pulling for my attention and time, wanting to spend all of it with my kids and husband. We are staring at the college path, too, so I know that our time as a family, who all lives together, is fleeting. How did this happen so fast?


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