January 25, 2010

Happy Thoughts

While the elegant grays, browns and whites of January are beautiful, I'm really beginning to miss the sun... so I'll think of warm, bright, cheerful things!

  • A pot of vegetable broth bubbling on the stove and steaming up the kitchen windows
  • A vintage, honeycomb-patterned milk glass planter that I found for 50 cents at the thrift store the other day. Hello, new pencil holder!
  • This quote from The Valley of Vision, a collection of puritan prayers:
"...In all good things there is
somewhat that pleases me,
somewhat that please Thee...."
  • The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, and the fact that David enjoys it as much as (if not more than) I do!
  • Christ is alive and intercedes before the Father on our behalf! Though we deserve death, through him we have life!


  1. That sounds like a lovely pencil holder! You do some sketching or drawing right? Could you scan some in and show us? That would be great. I've been sketching, but things don't turn out the way I imagine them.

  2. Well, I think I like to paint more than draw. That's a good idea - you might be the only one looking at them for a while, though! Art usually seems to take on a life of it's own - I don't think anything I've ever done turns out exactly the way I imagined it. Could you post some of yours, too?

  3. Kara! You are so poetically quaint and quaintly poetic! I don't know if that makes sense, but ah, yes, I found a blog. :)