We are very blessed to have friends and parishioners who own property in rural Texas near Anderson not terribly far from us. They have always welcomed us out there. Last Tuesday we were out there for a 40 day memorial service and house blessing so we had the opportunity to stand in the middle of … Continue reading Texas Wildflower Fields
Happy Valentine's Day! I finally wrapped up a number of different projects and feel like I can take a breather and reassess my schedule. I'll share a few of those projects today. The shop is still going strong. I changed my business model as far as censers go. I'm still evaluating whether this will work … Continue reading February updates
The next step: moving photos
I've had fun this year with my camera, a Canon EOS 2000D. When we went on vacation in October (southern TN and the AL coast) I took tons of photos. I'm now just starting to move photos from my camera onto the laptop. I need a photo editing software so I can manipulate the raw … Continue reading The next step: moving photos
Black-Eyed Susans at Sunset
Two weeks after the first wedding, we had another! Thank heavens the groom’s sweet (and energetic) mother, Mollie, took over the lion’s share of the planning for this one, because I was already overwhelmed with the first. In addition, it was held in his hometown so there wasn’t much on-the-ground work I could do without … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Wedding
Pulling in, moving forward
I haven’t blogged for a long time because it’s hard to know what to say. One must be very careful nowadays. The powers that be are out for blood and no one person is too small a target. I’ve been in the process of circling my wagons. I always had some hazy idea of what … Continue reading Pulling in, moving forward
Advent is moving swiftly! We put the tree up yesterday and will finish decorating the house today. Jacob, Elizabeth’s fiancé, is coming for the weekend and I’m going to try to get a group picture of all nine (including AJ, Eleanor’s fiancé) tomorrow. Rain and perhaps thunderstorms are moving in by midday but it gave … Continue reading Advent Updates
The beauty and necessity of negative space.
Humans have a fundamental need for shadows, for negative space, for blank space on the page, for silence. We just aren’t wired to be at our best in a situation in which everything in front of us is brightly illuminated and noisy. Some of us have a higher tolerance than others, but we all have … Continue reading The beauty and necessity of negative space.
Doesn’t it feel like sometimes in our lives we’re just in suspension? We’re waiting for some outcome, some decision, some solution. In the meantime we shuffle through our tasks but our minds are focused on that one thing (or more, sigh). It’s had to live in the moment when the moments are difficult and the … Continue reading Waiting
We’re firmly into summer here which means a lot of staying indoors except in the early morning or evening. It’s just too hot. Yesterday afternoon the temperature was 98 with a heat index of 108. It was like a sauna. The little girls have a wading pool in the back yard but they’re only permitted … Continue reading Living life