Sunday, November 14, 2010

This morning

Taking in the world news sadness while waking up to your clock radio can leave you a strange mix of extreme thankfulness and embarrassment at having so much comfort. Oh God, never let me take for granted the simple pleasures you set before me. My boundaries have indeed fallen in pleasant places. Show me how to give more away.


Counting blessings

271 - November blooming borage

272 - Sunday afternoon rest

273 - surprise awesomeness found by my husband in a second-hand shop

274 - artistic inspiration supplied by NetFlix

275 - a house guest from down under who....

276 - ...brings heaps of chocolate

277 - River strolls

278 - domestic bliss




holy experience

Joining Ann today

25 comments:

Vicki Munn said...

sometimes i read your posts, and i think you just may have been my mother's first born child. i like to pretend you are my bigger big sister. i am not sure who your house guest is, but i dig the red hair! he looks just like the one asleep in my bed right now...

Kit said...

Jodi, we have the Secret of Kells in our queue (s?). Haven't watched it yet!
Mixture of thankfulness and embarrassment...yes, you're right.
And that is indeed some awesomeness your husband found! Lucky you!
Thanks for giving thanks!

Southern Gal said...

Oh, to give more away. And can I say "Yes!Chocolate!"

Jodi said...

Vicki, I'd be honored to be your big sister. The red head is a friend of my daughter and son-in-law who live in NZ. He's visiting the US.

Leslie said...

you make me happy. thank you.

fairy-blue flowers, cosy quilts and knitting and books, bars of chocolate brought by leprechauns, heavenly pastels, still waters, November landscapes, silly baby faces (i can't figure out how you took that photo!)

: )

Jodi said...

Kit, the DVD is awesome. I want the soundtrack! Not only are the pastels awesome, but the old box they came in is amazing, too. It was a blessing; he got for a few dollars what could cost hundreds.

Jodi said...

Leslie, my daughter-in-law took it. The baby was making silly faces through the washing machine door at her while she did laundry.

Hana - Marmota said...

Pastels! Now that's... - ... - ... ineffable.
May you make many beautiful pictures with them!

Nancy said...

I bet you even know what to do with borage. Grateful for this community that calls me not to take for granted the simple pleasures before me.

Kara said...

Jodi,

I pray this with you,

"My boundaries have indeed fallen in pleasant places. Show me how to give more away."


Thanks for the spurring....

Blessings,
Kara

Jodi said...

Thank you, Hannah, I'll try! :)

Jodi said...

Nancy, borage leaves taste like celery. I like to float the flowers in lemonade. They look like little blue chandeliers.

Chelsey said...

I love the chocolate and the last photo especially! What a darling...

Claudia said...

so many reasons to be grateful - so true
the sunday afternoon rest and the river stroll looks very inviting (even if i do not knit)...

Amy Danielle said...

Beautiful pictures!
Lady, how do you knit? I want to so bad- but my hands are just not allowing it right now with this funky RA...
(hugs)

Cheryl said...

Phew! I'm so glad you explained about the baby photo. I was wondering why someone would keep a baby and a vacuum in the washing machine.

Envious of your borage. The frost has killed off all ours now. Miss those blue flowers.

Jodi said...

Amy Danielle, knitting was actually recommended to me because of the RA. My fingers are already somewhat deformed. Exercising the joints helps. Also, wooden needles were advised because they warm up as you use them. I can't knit for long, long periods of time, but it's important to me to keep my hands from locking up entirely.

writingcanvas said...

Mmmmmm . . . chocolate . . . yes! It's definitely something I am thankful for too! :)

Emily Young said...

Heaps of chocolate! Yum : )

About the sailboats - they're actually docked there all the time. It's at my campus, actually, and they let the students use the boats, so I guess they keep them their for safety. And you're quite right - we can't actually consider our winter "winter." ; )

Jodi said...

Chelsea, you're right, she is a darling.

Cheryl, I was so surprised to find the blooms considering how cold the nights have been here.

Jodi said...

Emily, that's pretty cool to have access to sailboats while at school.

Amy said...

Your thoughts on 'this' morning seem so familiar to me...it's sometimes quite difficult to reconcile that 'strange mix'.

I love your list; all is a gift!

deb said...

wonderful post as usual. a collection of the just right.

and isn't it strange that now we receive an almost overwhelming sense of the world doom and gloom because of technology etc,
and yet in the same sense joy and community and hope seems magnified (esp through blogs like yours :) )..

kudos to you for taking care of yourself . My hands are giving me a bit of trouble these last few years. Nothing serious , but it was one of the reasons I stopped my garden maintenance business. there is a fine line sometimes between use and overuse.

keLi said...

loved this post -- and that verse, about the boundaries. i especially love the last part: "surely, i have a delightful inheritance." because the best is yet to come, yes?

Jodi said...

keLi, oh YES! :)

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