Monday, January 12, 2015

Mindful Mondays

{ Mindful Mondays } 

 I am starting a new post series on Mondays (as often as possible) that calls all things I am doing, thinking, and creating together in one space. A good starting place for the week and a way to ease into Monday. 

What I am.....

:: readingBig Little Lies done. I was surprised by the end that I actually liked the book because in the beginning it was a bit slow and I really didn't like any of the characters. I am not sure that any of the characters really struck a note with me but nonetheless it picked up and speed and did not end the way I thought. So, good plot twist. I started reading Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. She is one of my favorite authors so I know she won't disappoint me. 

:: listening to - right now, I am listening to the quiet rain hit  the eaves of the house. A cold rainy/icy day. I dug out my If On A Winter's Night CD by Sting for these long bleak winter days. He just fills my house with soothing sounds. ( I know I am a bit young to love Sting but I do) 

:: studying- seedling catalogs because I yearn for fresh veggies and fruits in the cold of winter still....I am also starting a online course this week so I will be a busy bee. 

:: creating- 1 bag complete and on the next. I think the girls and I will make some stained glass candle holders today. 

:: cooking- tonight's dinner will be Quick Shrimp Fried Rice & Egg Rolls 

:: educating -both girls today since schools are closed. 

:: feeling- a bit agitated these days ( I think it may be cabin fever after a weekend of sickness and bad weather). I am looking forward to a quiet afternoon.  

:: thinking - about our friends across the pond as they start a new week after terrible terrorist attacks in France. Prayers of peace and healing to them.

If you would like to link up then leave your comments and link to your blog below and reference my blog on your Mindful Monday post. Thanks for joining up! 


  1. Good Monday to you, Kathleen. Joining you again this week in posting as well as in prayer for France.
    xo Lisa

    1. Good Afternoon! Thanks for joining me!

  2. Ah, we are dreaming of the summer garden too. Slowly making our way through the seed catalogs and making lists. Always such fun.