I have so many items on my To Do list today. After a season of working a few days a week, my house is sorely neglected. I can write my name on the dust in my living room! What would my mother-in-law say to that? (Fortunately, I doubt there is dust in Heaven so she's fine.)
I awoke early this morning to the sound of trees complaining about the ferocious winds blowing through our area. The corresponding sound of heavy rain beating against the window caused me to return to sleep a couple of times. (There is nothing like the sound of rain to make me relax.) However, it was soon time to slip into my warm and cozy favorite item of clothing (my red flannel housecoat, a gift from my daughter the year before Miss E. was born) and begin the day.
It was rather alarming to turn on the only channel we can receive on the little Living Room TV and find the entire state under a tornado watch! Thankfully all was well this morning but severe weather could return by afternoon and evening. I sent Christopher off for his day at work with a homemade bacon and egg "McMuffin", a packed lunch, my debit card to stop by Arby's if he does go to his tennis class this evening, and a few very strong warnings to keep in touch in case the weather takes a turn for the worst (thoughts of that movie about autumn storms, Night of the Twisters, running across the video screen of my mind).
I did peruse through Victoria last night. I even took the time to fully read a couple of articles. All I can say is it is far more wonderful than I expected. It is evident the Editor/Publisher was a true Victoria fan and that makes all the difference. There was a feel to the original Victoria that I doubted anyone could reproduce. Trust the people who publish Tea Time, Southern Lady, etc. to recapture the magic.
Now to that never-ending To Do list. When I'm working at my own pace and there are no deadlines to come up against (as in company arriving this evening or the President is stopping by on his way to Camp David)... I enjoy the process of getting the house back in order. That is how I'm hoping it will be today as I do some cleaning, decluttering, and baking. All done a little at a time with coffee or tea breaks, music in the background, and another peek at Victoria as a reward for work well done.
This is truly the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. Even if it involves a lot of dusting. :)
Photo: Canning Day, Janet Kruskamp, Allposters.com