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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Spring is in the air

the good

Saturday night we had snow but Sunday morning we had melting temps.

It was bright and sunny and absolutely beautiful.

I had windows open it was so nice.

And everything felt like Spring...even though there was snow on the ground.

I made sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, roasted asparagus and cauliflower, and lamb chops

for a  (almost) Spring Sunday dinner.

the fun

I went up to see Bonnie, Dan and Verne on Saturday.

They treated me to lunch at Park Lunch.

He's learned how to drink out of a straw.

the random

The warmer weather has me ever so desperate for Spring. 

I wish the crocus were blooming now.

Monday: chicken breast, acorn squash, snow peas
Tuesday: kielbasa, cabbage, sweet potatoes
Wednesday: Beef and broccoli
Thursday: pork roast in the crock pot
Friday: out to dinner

Keeping Sabbath


When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child,

When I became a man I gave up childish ways.

For now we see in a mirror dimly,  but then face to face.

Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

So now faith, hope, and love abide;

but the greatest of these is love.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Friday, 16 February 2018

the rhythm of a morning

the sun is just coming up over the horizon

as I get to the end of the causeway in the morning

on my way to work

I can see our rather tiny island over the Atlantic

from the upper floors of the parking garage at the train station.

and when I turn my head toward home

the skies will be ribbons of colour

and the day will have turned from dawn into morning. 

If I shower in the morning it's a quick one.

goats milk wild rose scented soap fills the air

in warmer weather the window's open

and it smells like sea as well

Coffee or a pot of tea

We use a kettle on the flame of an old stove

 the sound of hot water pouring into the French press

the smell as it fills the sunny kitchen

are like the tread of familiar footsteps coming home

Morning chores bring an order to the day

and set the stage for when we come home at evening.

The kitchen floors are swept, the dishes are stacked upon their shelves, 

and a load of laundry is freshly folded and put away.

morning grace


the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him.."

Thursday, 15 February 2018

15 Februrary

leftover lovin'...

There's lots of goodies in the house today

but I don't normally eat sugar...

so as fun as it is to have...I will take a few pictures of all that pretty yumminess

and then give it all away.

Dining rooms are strange places...

Part kitchen, part living room

-part whatever else a family needs the room for...

I have a beautiful old wooden table which I use for a desk in mine.

It's in a corner of the dining room between two beautiful windows

and I can see all the world while I sit.

Also, we have the dining room table and a few extra chairs

for when we pull out the leaves in the table when company comes.

And, there's a sideboard with two drawers that an old friend of the family made,

and my great, great, grandmother's Victorian carved bench.

But, the picture above is of the built in cabinet...

four shelves and three drawers and each item has a story.

Dining rooms are places where stories are told...

old folks gathered round the table long after dinner is over

laughing and talking and reminiscing.

Monday, 12 February 2018

12 February

the good

the fun

Happy Valentine's

I all kinds of pink and red and heart shaped things to wear this week

in honor of the big love.

The little toddlers that I teach will love it.

the good

Though I've never been a big Valentine's day girl

this year I've been having some fun with it.

I even picked up a sweet little hand towel at the shop in the square.

It spruces up the bathroom.

the random

Monday: mini paleo salmon cakes
Tuesday: pork in the crock pot
Wednesday: One pan lemon chicken with asparagus
Thursday: sweet potato sloppy Joe's
Friday: one pan pork chops with apples and onions
Saturday: caramelized onion, sausage and apple stuffed acorn squash

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