Monday, February 20, 2012

This One Thing...

Morning sun across my knees,
I am sitting in my nighty,
On the couch...
With my Bible and a cup of tea.
And this one thing,
This infusing of the Word into my troubled heart,
Sets the pace for life.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


There is this green glob in my blender these days...

The main ingredients are 2 of these bananas...

2 cups of this stuff...

And a 1/2 cup of this yogurt.
All mixed together, they make a pretty ok breakfast. The blender wakes everybody up, the looks of this in a cup drives people from the kitchen, and drinking it leaves me longing for toast and peanut butter, but those Christmas cookies are still hanging around and I want to get rid of them. No big steps, just some healthy changes. I did this last year too and it paid off. Plus I'm getting the old runners on in the early a.m. again too. I love walking out just before the sun comes up. Last year I watched spring arrive day by day and I will again this year. Not from the comfort of my couch with a cup of tea, but on the roads and pathways of our neighborhood. Lovely. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Yesterday I Saw The Sun!

Sun through the trees    
At the beginning of our walk.
Patrick loves the sun but found the wind a little cool.
And this beauty. Lichen under a microscope.

We went for a walk yesterday. It was too pretty to stay inside. The sun was out, although only in brief snatches of light here and there. I am tired of the gray. I want more sun, more blue sky, and some green, please! Everything to its own season, however. 

In homeschool, we are charting the weather on a lovely new *bird* calendar we purchased. Everyday we write down the cloud formations, temperature, bird sightings, and any other trivia we can come up with. Great fun, and a reason to look outside every morning, first thing. We are thankful for each day God gives us.