Outside my window: the wind is blowing, but it has rained again in the night. We've been a bit desperate as it hasn't rained since before Easter and if it carries on like this the horses will have nothing to eat!
I am thinking: about the mega busy weekend coming up, wedding on Friday, 40th birthday party on Saturday night, then all day Sunday at Chatsworth Horse Trials, finally getting to meet a bunch of facebook friends for the first time, so exciting.
I am thankful for: my relationship deepening with Barnaby despite the fiasco on Saturday!
I am wearing: a grey jumper that used to be my daughter's. It's still in perfect condition and must be at least 10 years old.
I am reading: Actually I've just finished reading 'Eat Pray Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert and have so much to say about it I'm going to save it for another post.
I am hoping: that my train tickets for the wedding trip arrive in the post today.
On my mind: all the cards I need to make this month, plus I need to buy some brown wrapping paper so that I can decorate it myself.
From the kitchen: we've been on a bit of a diet and I've managed to lose a few pounds, but it's more about eating healthily, drinking more water and cutting out chocolate, cake and biscuits, which is nearly killing me! I've started eating more things like lentils, too.
I am creating: my first ever more overtly Christian card and it's quite a nerve wracking experience.
I am hearing: Radio 2. I love it.
Noticing that: this computer is so much faster than the old one. No wonder people play Farmville on facebook, if it's that quick!
Around the house: things got untidy again pretty quickly after my blitzing session last week for Priscilla coming to dinner.
One of my favourite things: these two feeling safe enough to relax like this:
A scripture thought: 'Love is patient, love is kind,' 1 Corinthians 13.
freshly cut grass
the creak of leather
wooly jumpers bookmarks
hoof oil brand new paper
My Lion Heart
Top Ten voices I could listen to all day:
Tab and Climb
Such devoted sisters!
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
The perfect chicken - a speckled Sussex
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Put on the full armour of God so that you can take yor stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
The most beautiful place in Derbyshire, if not in the whole of Britain, in my humble opinion. That's my bedroom window, second from the right. I can dream! Actually we live about 10 minutes drive from here.