Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mental Lists

If you've been following me on facebook, you know that I've been spending a LOT of time pondering this week.  It's how I always tend to close out one year, and begin another.  I curl up with journals, books, blog posts, articles, magazines, music - anything and everything that helps me think about the way the year has passed, and the way the year to come will pass.

I've found myself making mental lists the last few days.

Lists that contain snippets of thoughts that will become blog posts:

  • Love/Hate relationship
  • What don't you love?
  • scripture and political leaders/rulers
Lists of books I feel I need to revisit in the coming month or so, as I begin another year:
  • The Echo Within (Robert Benson)
  • Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
  • A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Shane Claiborne et. al)
  • Boundaries (Cloud and Townsend)
Lists of random kitcheny dreams for when I manage to have my own place again:
  • a garlic press from ikea (used a borrowed one from a friend this week - best ever!)
  • A kitchen aid mixer (seriously long term dream)
  • A microwave (a maybe in the next couple weeks thing)
Lists of bits and pieces to finish up:
  • chronological scripture reading plan
  • student loan details
Lists of things to keep an eye out for on kijiji and in thrift shops:
  • a nice largeish desk
  • a couple of filing cabinets
  • a place to live affordably
I'm making lists, and it's helping me continue to ponder, reflect, and prepare my heart for the end of one year and the beginning of another.