Outside my window it is dark for night is upon us. It remains hot, hot, hot. Today’s back porch shaded thermometer read a whopping 99.9 degrees F. It does say “July” on the calendar, doesn’t it?
I am thinking about the fact that shortly I will have my twiddle toes in beach sand and water! Bliss!
I am thankful for chiropractors. My visit today offered great hope for nerve pain relief in the left leg, which has not been forthcoming since March. He said, “Boy there sure is a lot of inflammation in there.” Yea, no kidding. Now I have a sacroiliac band to wear and it is already helping. Yay for chiropractors!
From the kitchen came the delicious smell of dinner cooked by Chef Hubster and fresh baked bread. Yum!
I am wearing my new blue summer robe. It is a shortie as opposed to floor length – too hot for summer. I like it a lot. Why I purchase a lot of blue clothing I surely don’t know. Purple is my favorite color and I rarely wear it. Go figure.
I am creating a lot of ideas in my head but nothing tangible yet.
I am reading “The Cloister Walk” by Kathleen Norris, which was recommended by a friend. I am only on page 22 and already I love it and this woman’s style of writing. She has a gentle humor but poignant way with words. One favorite so far is where she mentions a monk “…who complained to me about the resistance to change he’d encountered at work.” He said…”It’s the well-worn idol named, ‘But we’ve never done it that way before!” Exasperated, he’d said, “And people wonder how dogmas get started!” Norris is a married Protestant woman who found herself drawn to the deeper spirituality and monasticism. She became a Benedictine Oblate and remained deeply involved in her Protestant church. I’m looking forward to getting further into her thoughts.
I am hoping for a halfway decent night’s sleep wearing my ‘band.’
I am hearing the whoosh of cool air through the duct work of the house and being thankful for it.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing:
Three generations: Bella and her mommy…wishing my mom could have known about her great-granddaughter Isabella…and realizing that though I cannot take her place, I represent her. To God be the glory, great things He hath done!