I have heard about a lovely little book on various blogs and finally decided to order it. Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers In a Hurry by Katrina Kenison looks to become a favorite.
From the description:
Katrina Kenison shares her own search for a more satisfying balance in her life. The result is a lyrical and tender series of reflections, interwoven with gentle suggestions and advice, that remind us what happens when we slow down and are fully present in our lives. Suddenly there is room for joy and play and intimacy, space for wonder and reverie, and time to awaken to the beauty of the world and discover the sacred in the ordinary. Tranquil in our own hearts and minds, we can offer our children the one thing they need more than anything: us. And we recieve something priceless in return--the chance to savor our lives and the precious people in them.
Sounds perfectly heavenly, does it not?
We've just returned from Kendall's dentist appointment. I had to take a half a Xanax to ward off a panic attack and am feeling quite tired. So while my children are happily occupied with a few new crafty items that arrived by mail, I will take a rest. The housework can wait until this afternoon.
Hope you have a wonderful day!