Outside my window...blue skies, then gray skies, then blue and gray together. A few birds at the feeder but they are appreciating upper 50 degree temperatures and finding other food I suspect.
I am thinking... about my class tonight. The subject is listening.
I am thankful for ... sunlight. My dad spent a couple of years in this area and his memory was it was gray from November to March. That makes me pay attention to sunlight whenever and no matter how briefly it occurs. Most of the windows in our house face east and even on cloudy days there is a lot of natural light. By paying attention to the sunlight this winter has only had a handful of really gloomy days.
From the kitchen ... smells of sweet and sour chicken in the crock pot. Only I may have used meaty chicken bones intended for soup rather than meatier pieces, so I slipped in some cooked turkey as well. I'm not sure I'll get the two dinners out of this I had planned on.
I am hoping ... that my arm stops hurting soon.
I am reading ... Just finished From Here to Home and picked up The Spymistress. Also reading the Stephen ministry training manual and Christian Caregiving. I also have The Chemist from the library that I need to start soon.
I am creating ... fingerless gloves are getting the most attention this week. I'm also working on a cowl and prayer shawl. I keep trying to get into the sewing room to start a quilt but keep getting interrupted.
I am hearing... Erika barking, I'm not sure at what. The frig motor. Cars on the street. Otherwise it is pretty quiet at the moment.
Around the house and garden ... It's been warm and raining, so the backyard is pretty mushy. DH plans to get the soil tested soon so we can start prepping it for the vegetable garden we are planning to put in this summer. I'm still thinking about flowers and where to put those and considering planting some sunflowers for the birds.