on my mind.

Outside my window… the sky is gray and depressing. It’s been this way for three weeks now. It can really get to you after a while…

I am thinking… “Wouldn’t it be lovely to move?” Yes, I’m a gypsy.

I am thankful for… my healthy children and my sweet-natured baby girl. Food on the table. A roof over our heads.

I am wearing… um. Jammies. Because I need a shower. But I got on-line to check my e-mail and the Digichick forums for emergencies.

I am remembering… that I want to make it my goal to blog more, even when the pictures I want to share are still in the camera… because no one has the time right now to stop and get them off.

I am going… to take a mental health day today.

I am reading… Inkheart. And I’m really enjoying it! Maybe because it was written by a German author (so I really don’t know what’s around each corner like I might with a book from an American author)?

I am hoping… for a sunny day… not just in the real world, but also in the midst of this tough season in our life.

On my mind… decluttering. Escaping from our present situation. Scrapbooking and telling my stories. Knitting. Finding a new blog template for this blog that gives me WordPress widgets and the same format… (that’s tough!)

From the learning rooms… (I have no idea what this one means!) ::sound of crickets chirping::

Noticing that… Katie is very tall and a real “kid” now (and not my “little girl”).

Pondering these words… “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

From the kitchen… Goldfish crackers. Homemade fast food chicken sandwiches. Junior Mints. I want to find the time/motivation/inspiration to start cooking from scratch again. It’s an uphill battle. And I weighed myself today and it was not pretty. That’s what I typically weigh when I’m 9 months pregnant. So, I’m searching for a solution.

Around the house… is clutter, clutter, dust and fuzzy carpet junk. Gaah!!!

One of my favorite things… coffee. Ah! Always coffee. And time with the family at the dinner table. Life is rough, but I am blessed…

(HT: The Simple Woman’s Daybook)

9 Responses to “on my mind.”

  1. Kate Says:

    Hang in there lovely lady, this too shall pass and this time next year it will be a distant memory. Soak up those moments of sunshine when you can and they’ll keep you going when it’s tough. xox

  2. Kelleigh Says:

    Ah, Nicole. Whatever it is . . . the pressure, the stress, etc . . . I’m here for you! You are such a wonderful friend, and I’m so thankful that you are in my life!

  3. Pati Says:

    I hear ya, chica… too much to do, no time to do it… hang in there… will say a prayer.

  4. Sharon Dale Says:

    I always think that I’m the only one in the world going through tough or rough times, but I know I’m not and tendto get lost in my own little world. But we’ve just got to get through each day and face the next with a positive attitude, even when that’s hard sometimes. You are fabulous Nicole and do so many good things for so many people so here’s a big {cyber-hug} for you. It’s nice to know that we can all get things off our chest and help support each other 🙂

  5. sascedar Says:

    I love your pretty blog! This was a great journal idea, and it’s nice to see someone having a parallel experience on the other side of the world. Well, apart from the weather!! Your little Penny is beautiful- I think she must be around the same age as my little boy.

  6. Jessica Says:

    I hope that you are having a better day my friend! Sometimes it just feels good to be able to say what you’re thinking though, doesn’t it? If there’s every anything I can do for you all these miles away, please don’t hesitate to ask! Sending you a hug across the web… 🙂

  7. Jacinda Says:

    This journalling is perfect for a scrapbook page you know… ;D
    I hope things brighten up for you soon. (((Hugs)))

  8. Dawn Says:

    As I sat here reading your post from this day, I had to smile. I only see a little bitty part of you at TDC, and you seem so put together and with it and just beautiful! And it was kinda nice to ‘see’ that you are indeed just like me. We are not alone in our struggles little or small. Thanks for letting us in to see the every day you here on your blog! Hope things are going better for you!

  9. jessica Says:

    i’m an associate of mary anne radmacher’s and saw you’ve enjoyed her quote, “courage doesn’t always roar.” i know mary anne is so happy when people find inspiration from her words in the context of their daily lives. for more work from mary anne’s hand visit her website maryanneradmacher.net and her product site maryanneradmacher.com. mary anne has written several books and shares her work in many forms including conferences and classes. If you’d like more information feel free to e-mail me at jessicaformaryanneradmacher@gmail.com. thanks for sharing her words!