Saturday, April 7, 2018

All will be well and all will be well and every kind of thing shall be well. Julian of Norwich Nightmares. I wake from a night where more than one of them assaulted my rest. From the nest we made in the living room, where our mattress is laid out temporarily, I hear the hum

Friday, April 6, 2018

God has engrained in all of us particular passions, drives and interests, and in pursuing them with a Godward perspective, we engage in worship. Adam McHugh, Introverts in the Church After days of crazy-making noise and prep, the floor is going in today. The plan, as I understand it, is to have the entire floor

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. Mary Oliver On this quiet morning when no air compressor assaults the silence, when Gerry is off at men’s meeting, and I sip coffee and gaze at the grandeur of the hills across the valley, I feel blessed. Later, when it’s noisy and

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou Maya and I spend most of the day sequestered in the woman cave. She, out of sorts and nervous with the noise coming from upstairs, tucks herself next to me on the

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson After a transition day in which my girls went home and I put the house back in order (in preparation for it going out-of-order), a new day begins. It’s demo day as the work to install new

Monday, April 2, 2018

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it'sjust pure, unthinking delight.  Barbara Shapiro It’s early and still dark. It’s quiet but it won’t be for long. My girls will be getting an early start as they head home today. For now I rest in the silence with a grateful

Sunday, April 1, 2018

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future Alex Haley We take our cameras and head to the park. It’s not as warm as we wish but it’s sunny and that is enough. Geese and ducks and marmots and people are making the most of this beautiful last