I'm tired. It's been a struggle to accomplish anything lately. Sometimes life really feels like a hamster wheel. All I can do it try to put one foot in front of another. Keep praying. Distance myself from the news because it only drags me down. God knows my struggles. There's sunshine somewhere.
Father has wanted a fish tank forever. He decided to get one for his birthday, and Wednesday (his actual birthday) he got the first eight fish. Everyone has loved looking at them. We've been treated to some lovely sunsets lately. Here you can see the crescent moon too: Moppet has been longing for a BIG … Continue reading Bits and pieces
I have no shiny resolutions for 2019. I don't think it's that I'm jaded; I think I'm just in a day-to-day survival mode. After 10 or so days with not more than 2 consecutive hours of sleep, it happens. When small children are sick it consumes your life. I'm not so much pessimistic as I … Continue reading Collecting Thoughts
+George H. W. Bush June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018 Memory eternal!
Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation
A bruised reed He will not break... [Isaiah 42:3] We spent 7 hours Friday working on the new church and hall buildings. They needed to be prepared for painting which was actually quite a large task. The floors also had to be prepped for replacement tile in the hall and new flooring in the church. … Continue reading A Bruised Reed
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August
I originally posted this many years ago, sometime in 2012. I was going through old drafts today and read this and found it funny. If I had to write the same thing today, things would change for babies 6-11, because everything changes once you lose a child. I had lost two babies at the time … Continue reading Evolution
Sorry there hasn't been a blog post in a few days. Things just get busy and by the time I have a chance to write a post, all sorts of things have gotten backed up. Then you get one of these miscellaneous life posts. Moppet picked lots and lots of flowers before, during, and after … Continue reading Bits and pieces
1. I saw someone cycling away on a stationary bike at the gym today while holding a rosary. Good idea. A 100 knot rope would be dicey but a 33 knot would sit out of the way on one's wrist. 2. I'm quite sore and stairs aren't much fun. Those split squats on Monday completely … Continue reading Bits and pieces