Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain My son has been foreman on a retirement residence building project for the past eighteen months. He’s worked long and hard. Yesterday, was the final inspection and they received the occupancy permit. It was a big day. His excitement and […]

Saturday, September 9, 2017

“Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton For a short week this one has felt long. And busy. Lots going on and lots on my mind, all culminating with a restless night. Coffee is my good and […]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

“Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll He’s on the road before six. Our son heads for home loaded with canned goods from my kitchen and produce from my garden, leaving behind memories of a good weekend visit. “Back to bed […]

Saturday, August 26, 2017

“Alexandra often said that if her mother were cast upon a desert island, she would thank God for her deliverance, make a garden, and find something to preserve.” ~ Willa Cather, O Pioneers! Seems reasonable to me. Peaches yesterday, vegetable soup today, more peaches tomorrow. The canning kitchen is in full production mode these days; […]