What a beautiful day! The sunrise this morning was gorgeous and I decided to glory in what I *could* see instead of bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t leave the house to head to my better view. The humidity is only 35% and I have the windows open. Most of the morning work is done … Continue reading Glorious Day
My heart is heavy and I couldn’t get past it to write any blog posts. Just now I decided to face up to it and just post and get it over with. Friday we lost Smokey. He was hit by a car. I found out through a neighborhood post about a grey and white cat … Continue reading The past week
Good morning! I hope to make this a productive day. I'm so glad I stepped back out for a second look at the sunrise, because otherwise I would have missed the crescent moon.
It's glorious out! I can't bear to be inside. Overcast, windy with some good gusts, the palm trees making a wonderful racket. Oh, it's also 73. I'm in short sleeves, a skirt, apron, and flip-flops. Down here, winter is the season we can be outside almost all the time. There is also the possibility of … Continue reading Windy
Yesterday we drove over to Holy Archangels Monastery near Kendalia, TX. It was an absolutely lovely day! The only thing to mar it was Mittens running into a cactus with her foot. One of the spines went through her shoe into the instep. It was obviously very painful but by this morning we were afraid … Continue reading Trip to Holy Archangels
...to end 2018. It was a stunner! (Watch the time-lapse at the bottom too.)
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
Rather than apologizing for the long hiatus and trying to update, I'll just begin again. I spent the previous few days at the Ancient Faith Women's Retreat meeting at Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania. It snowed the afternoon, evening, and night we arrived which was simultaneously a big treat for me and a big headache for … Continue reading New Beginnings