Wantonly stole this idea from Danny's blog! Who borrowed it from someone else, who borrowed it from 'the simple woman's daybook' blog. It's a nice idea... so thought I'd play along and practice 'mindfulness'...
FOR TODAY... Monday 23rd Nov, 2009:
Outside my window... is, as ever, the vaguely uninspiring mini carpark which takes you out to the Royal Mile, where I can see tourists walking by - all wrapped up in winter woollies and waterproofs.
I am thinking... that I'd really better do some serious John Knox wrestling for the thesis.
I am thankful for... a warm, quiet room, the occasional passing grins of my colleagues and that I actually do get to spend time wrestling with John Knox on a daily basis and that I'm paid to do so!
I am wearing...my usual student uniform of jeans and black polo-neck jumper and my natty and very comfy new shoes which don't let the rain in - yay!
I am creating... a thesis of wonder and delight?!
I am going... down to the Rainy Hall - which looks a little like Hogwart's - for my lunch in a very short while. Alternatively, I am going quietly insane, but this has been a lifelong journey, so it's all good, really.
I am reading... John Knox's 'Order of the General Fast, 1565'
I am hoping... to stop reading the above at some point this week and have it all analysed and written up into a beautiful and potentially uniquely wonderful conference paper.... But at this point, just finishing the thing would be good too.
I am hearing... the gentle clatter clatter of folks writing on keyboards.
Around the house... is a fireplace that needs to be cleared from the debris from last night's gorgeously lovely and cheering fire; several large dust-motes which have been around so long that they now have names; swathes of notes and books on my kitchen table for both thesis and worship preparation; washing on the line that really should come in today and dry via the central heating.
One of my favorite things... drinking coffee with friends - which I will be doing this afternoon - result!
A few plans for the rest of the week... continue the citizenship process by visiting the lovely toon of Carluke on Tues, to meet with the Nationality Checking Service peeps; Wed. meeting with church placement supervisor and planning and prepping for Advent/ Christmas services and activities; Thurs. is the little matter of my Masters graduation, followed by a nice lunch with pals; and Sat. is a wee jaunt to North Berwick to see a friend's new house and to have lunch together. Nice week!!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing... the preferred way of doing the Doctoral thesis!!!!!