Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Thoughts

Our Lenten sacrifices aren’t supposed to be a test of our strength—they’re supposed to be a reminder that we can only conquer sin through Christ, who conquered temptation in the desert.

-- Bishop James D. Conley, Southern Nebraska Editorial, March 17, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I took Arwen to her very first circus, at the kind invitation of our Goddaughter Isabel's parents.  We both had an excellent time!

Belovedest and I played board games with my sister Rachel. Lots of fun!

A really close game...

Auntie M. had a lovely birthday tea.  It's becoming a tradition of elegance that I very much look forward to.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Six Months at My New Job + Ash Wednesday

I wrote here about waiting until I'd been at my job six months to pick my goals for my new life.

I think I'm just going to keep praying for God to show me His will.  And I'm going to try to take things one day at a time, and not live in a perpetual state of impatience yearning for the next stage of my life.

To all of my Christian readers: Best wishes for a holy and fruitful Lent!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Round Up

Lately we....

... enjoyed my sisters Rachel's performance in her parish's annual melodrama.

... started planning the garden

.... started planning the garden shed.  We used an old role-playing map that can be written on and then erased with ordinary dry-erase markers, and then we made shapes in the sizes of the stuff we wanted to put in it.

.... decorated my office.



Friday, February 24, 2017

One more year....

.... next year on Feb 24 my brother will be marrying the beautiful and sweet Maria!  Can't wait to get a new sister :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Triumph! A Clean Craft Studio!

I cleaned my studio!

It’s not perfect, but I can actually create stuff now.  Sometime, it will be beautifully organized.  But for now, I’m happy to see usable space.

For your own inspiration....


Makes me happy!