Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Geez, I guess I am a bit slow to catch on. Around the blog world, I have noticed posts with lists of right now I am ... ba bap ba bap ba bap.. with thoughtful and reflective entries on aspects of the moment, the day, the week. I didn't understand that they came from a particular inspiration. Well now I have learned something new. I've recently come across The SImple Woman's Daybook mentioned in a post by Renee over at Heirloom Seasons and had this aha! moment. Aha!

These past few weeks have been full for me with family life, of course, as it is for all of us with children. I've been working hard over at The Wonder of Childhood, with inspiring and helpful articles in the works for February and March. I've also been working daily on the Celebrate the Rhythm of Life program, which is really exciting and dynamic this month. I am preparing to go to Sunbridge this weekend for the WECAN East Coast Conference, the conference for early childhood educators. I am particularly busy preparing because I am a presenter at a workshop this year. Yikes. Okay I said it. Yikes. I am very excited to do this and reminding myself that I have been doing the work for years and years and years and it's time to share more of me and my discoveries in this wonderful world of Waldorf.

As an exercise in writing and striving to be more present at this blog, I am taking up The Simple Woman's Daybook entry format for today.

FOR TODAY

Outside my window... The light is crisp and clear and blue. I see patches of snow, too little snow for this time of year and a layer of ice beginning to form on the lake.

I am thinking... about a gazillion things I need to do before my little one rises.

I am thankful... for this life, for being a Mom, for the people who inhabit my life, for sunny days.

In the kitchen... thank goodness for big pots of soup, Chicken, barley and vegetable soup, leftover from yesterday, our soup day, that makes me grateful for a meal rhythm as well.

I am wearing...warm layers, of cotton and wool, many layers

I am creating... a blog post, hip, hip hooray, you know what a big deal that is sometimes.

I am going...to make oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and pecans today, maybe for afternoon tea.

I am wondering...about wonder these days.

I am reading...so many good books, I have a stack a mile high on my nightstand. I am coming close to the end of Emma Blau.

I am hoping...to get lots done today.

I am looking forward to...the WECAN conference, singing, the puppetry, connecting with old friends, hearing the speakers, being enveloped in early childhood.

I am learning... to listen more.

Around the house...the birds are singing, outdoors that is, I hear bird songs right now, in the morning.

I am pondering....balance and focus in daily life.

A favorite quote for today... "So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die." from William Morris


One of my favorite things...the quickening of life that comes with Spring, especially the sunlight that is growing stronger and longer each day. I relish in these signs of Spring after a cold, snowy winter. Come on snow!

A few plans for the rest of the week...set up new shelves for dishes, re-organize a book case we just moved. Spend lots of time with the children.

A peek into my day...Let the hens out, school, lunch, handwork, shelves and bookcase




Happy Wednesdaying :: Day of transformation and mercurial actions. May it serve you well!

1 comment:

  1. That was so nice to read Lisa. I enjoyed the process of this and thought I might do it monthly, though maybe it will have to be seasonally...
    I must say, the photographs in your header are so beautiful!

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