Friday! The end of the week! It's time to look back at how I've been blessed this week. Susanne hosts a group of thankful people each week on her blog. Join in if you want with your own
1. My decision made, we purchased this camera. I chose a 'point and shoot' again because I just don't want to expend the necessary energy it would take to learn to use a dslr camera. I'm satisfied. I've taken quite a few photos and finally figured out how to upload them to my computer.
2. I just started a new thing. Every day, I am writing a short diary entry just about what I did that day. I'm not much of a journal person, but I recalled that my grandmother and my mother didn't write in journals; they simply recorded their daily activities, especially if they were on a vacation or extended trip. So I decided to just write a simple summary of my day. So far, it has been working for me--that is, I haven't abandoned the effort yet and it has been almost a week (which may be a new Willow record).
3. Since I can check my diary and remember what I did during the week, I can report here that on our evening walk the other night, I was struck with just how much I enjoy walking in the evenings. I think we began this tradition more than twenty-five years ago when that was the only time The Professor and I had any downtime. I know that even now it is refreshing for us to walk in the moonlight and starlight.
Walking into the sunset
4. Do you celebrate Lent? (Does one celebrate Lent or observe Lent?) Most years, I contemplate a way to observe this season, either by giving up an activity or food or by including something in my daily routine--like reading a devotional or inspirational book. This year I have chosen two things. First, I am spending some time each day in decluttering my home. One day it was accumulated papers. Another day, I finally organized the coin collection books and so was able to 'declutter' a bunch of duplicate pennies I've been planning to check. [note here: I've been a coin collector since I was a wee girl and my uncle taught me about collecting coins.]
5. Another thing I'm doing this Lenten season is read a devotional book. My artist group is joining together and we are each reading a different book and then sharing what we are learning each week. My choice is Henri Nouwen's book The Return of the Prodigal Son. Although the others are familiar with him and his writings, Nouwen is a new author for me.
a couple of fun photos, just because.