Saturday, January 11, 2020

January Ponderings

Enjoying a cuppa with a mug my daughter made...

I’ve been praying about my new routine for 2020 
And it appears to be coming together.
On weekdays I spend a few hours emptying 
the home of a former client for an eventual sale. 
And I have more decluttering jobs waiting in the wings.
Some friends and I will meet weekly for a Jesus study.
(We all left the church building years ago and pursue Him
on freer terms).
I’ll be more purposeful about visiting seniors and 
sick—- I know many who suffer mentally too.

Sunday afternoons have evolved into gathering
with several neighbors at the local craft beer place.
Our group includes some who immigrated to Canada 
from far flung places. 
Tomorrow we will host with some Chicken Tortilla Soup
to welcome back a Mexican student who had been
back home for a month. 
We had lived in this spot for ten years before
 this group emerged. 
We combat the ice and snow with community.
Is there a similar crowd in your future?

Our sweet Lucy is slowing down. 
But she continues to be a big part of our household.
Here she is looking spiffy after a bath,
face trim and blow out! 
In fibre news there’s a punchneedle course
I’m attending here next weekend.
Can’t wait!
I dug out my hooking again after a two
month hiatus.
Too long!
May your weekend be restful and reviving....

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


We are home at last; 
I am both sad and happy.
After six weeks away I am sad 
 to say goodbye to family who I seldom see 
and happy to see my friends again.

I have a new selection of wool to inspire new rugs
And candles to light the evenings
And memories to warm the winter...

Wishing you all the joys of the New Year
and simple pleasures throughout!