As we discussed our responses to the BSF questions this today, and as I reviewed the readings this morning, I noticed how much this last week I was expressing gratitude.
Then I log in here and find comments from Gail and Julie, which is wonderful… as Gail notes, most tiny personal blogs have melted away into the much more commercial type of stuff…. I long to play with the camera and maybe try to craft an sonnet a day, but alas, it requires dedicated time. Today, BSF, and finishing up to the pin basting of a quilt I hope to finish at a quilt retreat next weekend. Yesterday, Carlo came over from New Orleans, and we had a nice visit before he went back to gather the grandgirls. Spoke with him this evening, and he is in Houston with the little ones (who will visit their auntie for a couple of days.) Yesterday evening I screwed up my courage and went to a session meeting which had been cancelled so I visited with the pastor and the one elder who showed up, and they didn’t seem to think I was nuts to want to do some sort of VBS for grown ups, or initiate a Bible study. This will be a huge commitment if I get ‘er done. Sunday was church and then the bridge team game in Lacombe (which is not how you do your Sabbath honoring thing.) The point here is that for a lazy old gal, I stay incredibly busy.
Bread, Gail, bread. I bake every day a small portion (except Sunday… I bake double on Saturday.) The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The discovery…. A gift from Sara S. Way wonderful. I get up, and form a small loaf, fold clothes, get the kitchen going and bake the loaf, and get out and walk. It really has worked for me.
Tomorrow, I get to share some of the things I love about New Orleans, and I’ll need to get the camera loaded with battery and memory card, because this is going to be fun.
My “Breath of God” quilt will be waiting for me to decide what I want to stitch on it to hold it together. By Thursday, I’ll be back into the busy part of the week. What’s up with this retirement stuff. No boring life here!
Life is still good, change is hard, and God is still faithful.