Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Daily 5 - Day 175

Today's Daily 5:
  1. 175 days of deliberately choosing to seek the things that bring joy in my day.  There's something significant to me in reaching the 175 tonight, on the eve of 4 days of anniversaries that were initially anything but joyful.
  2. Thankful for the dream I had this morning, and the things it is speaking to me tonight as I let it ruminate, and slowly pray and ponder and process it.
  3. Got a phone call from my dad today to let me know that a package had arrived for me at their house.  Because of the lack of a vehicle, I likely won't be able to pick it up and dig into it until the weekend, but it made my day to get a call that I had fun mail waiting for me.
  4. Coffee with a friend tonight - was fun to catch up.  Had a cup of one of my favorite teas, and then satisfied a craving by eating Mexican at a restaurant in Kensington.  (Note:  don't really recommend the restaurant actually, though the flautas I had were decent.  Salt and Pepper is much better and more authentic Mexican food.)
  5. Loved walking in Kensington again tonight.  I haven't been there in months, but there is something about that neighborhood that always stirs me.  Something about the color and creativity, even with all the weird little new age shops with psychics and crystals and all sorts of stuff.  (Can't walk into some of those shops, given my particular sensitivities to the spiritual realm, but I do love to walk in Kensington.)
  6. Went into Eleven:Eleven with my friend.  It's a funky shop that sells clothes and accessories made by a local designer who travels to India and buys used saris and silks, and then brings them back and fashions the fabric into incredible tops and dresses, for relatively decent prices.  One of these days I'm going to manage to be in there when I have money to spend - so many of the clothes suit my current penchant for flowy, slightly hippy, and quite colorful clothing, while still being incredibly beautiful and unique.
  7. Been enjoying watching old seasons of ER on dvd these evenings while I've been resting.
  8. A productive meeting at work this morning that led to a productive afternoon, and a much more workable solution for entertaining a large number of children and their moms at our upcoming conference.
  9. Some good reminders via email from a dear friend.
  10. Some new friends from the house church I've been attending emailed the other day, offering me a ride for tomorrow night.  I was so thankful to be included without having to ask.  We confirmed the ride today.  It really meant quite a lot that they would seek me out and offer to pick me up if I was up to coming.  I'm so grateful to get to be part of that again tomorrow night.  It will be nice to be with people who are becoming friends, and who love Jesus.