All shall be well

I am just past 57 and a half years old and heading into 60 at a fairly steady clip.Remember when “a half” was something you really counted? I am thankful for my health. I am thankful that I am a person of faith.I am thankful for my belief that I am just a  sojourner here.When I see people so upset over what is happening in our country and in the worldI wonder if they are people of faith. Though there are certainly very good reasons to be upset I will not give up my heart to that mentality. ~Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me.Is my prayer at the beginning of every day and“Thank you for the gift of this day and these people.If I have offended please show me how to make amends.”Is my prayer at end of day. ~ ~ ~Thankful Thursday

Walking wild

At the Montessori school where I teach we created an on campus “field trip” for the children.Hundreds of pumpkins were put out by the admin. Team and each class or cohort (COVID) came out individually. Each child got to pick a pumpkin and have an apple and a cup of apple cider.It was so much fun!There are already ideas in the works for how we can have another on campus “field trip” in the winter.Snowmen and hot chocolate perhaps?
It isn’t always how far you go to enjoy the outside natural world.Sometimes you just have to step out of your own back door and notice the beauty that surrounds you. ~ ~ ~Image-in-ingOur world TuesdayPictorial Tuesday
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The story of home

I spent most of Saturday morning rearranging the bedroom. I moved the bed from the center of the room to a corner and it creates so much more space. It even seems lighter and sunnier though that has not changed. 

You may remember that we downsized to a small apartment last year.
My 85 year old mum sold her house and moved into the first floor and my husband and I moved into the second floor just above her. It’s been a comfort to her to have us just upstairs. It has also been a comfort to myself and my sister and brother knowing that if she falls or needs anything we are right here.  She has always had a flair for decorating. Her house is pretty and welcoming without being too pretentious or stuffy or just well...over decorated. 
Many years ago, when my daughters were still teenagers a woman whose daughters were adults told me that when they were younger they would argue and bicker with her over every little thing. She thought they would never want to do anything like her. Now she goes to t…

Pumpkins are everywhere

The good

I made a butter pecan banana cake over the weekend.I’ve been going through an old book of recipes I’ve saved over the years and testing out the ones I want to keep and the ones I want to throw away. So far they’ve all been pretty good. 
The fun
At the Montessori school where I work we had an on campus “field trip” to the pumpkin patch.The admin team set pumpkins out in the field and each class or cohort went out individually to pick a pumpkin and have an apple and an apple cider. I work with toddlers and they were very excited (if a little distracted) because they don’t normally get included on field trips. It was really fun!The random
I spent most of Saturday morning rearranging my bedroom. There is so much more space now and even feels lighter. The good, the fun, the random


Gracious words are like a honeycombSweetness to the soul and health to the body.Proverbs 16:24~ ~ ~Sunday scripture blessingsScripture and a snapshotPurposeful faithAnchored truth Tuesday Heart encouragement

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Song for a Saturday

Mist in the morning, raw and nippy,Leaves on the pavement, wet and slippy.Sun on fire behind the trees,Muddy boots, muddy knees.Shop windows, lighted early,Smoking grass, dewy, pearly.Red, lemon, orange and brown,Silently, softly the leaves float downShirley HughesOut and About~ ~ ~

When my daughters were quite young we walked to the library at east three times a week. It was important to me that they have a love of books.This book, Out and About, was one of their very favourites. It’s a collection of seasonal poems, really. With beautiful illustrations. I still have it at home and read it to my grandchildren when they visit. Poetry is something that has sort of gone out of style. I am willing to risk sounding “old” when I say that I think it’s rather a shame. It takes a bit of emotional intelligence to read a poem and that is something we need more of these days. 

Birthday boy

On Saturday my town held the 2nd annual indigenous people’s day.Members of the Wampanoag Nation singers and dancers came and taught a small gathering of people a number of dances. There were quite a few children in attendance and it was enlightening to hear the questions they asked. There were also a small amount of vendors and though we all practiced social distancing I was able to purchase a beautiful hand-beaded necklace when it was my turn.The weather was beautiful, everyone was masked, it was a wonderful time!
I love the Autumn and October is my very favourite month.

These leaves reminded me of ballerinas dancing in the Autumn breeze.
And these of a flamenco dancers twirling skirts.

Monday was my grandson’s fourth birthday. 
She had a special birthday dinner for him and he was happy to spend time with family.

Bonnie made the cake...just in case you didn’t notice that it was homemade. 
Verne’s 4, Abigail will be 2 in December, and Bonnie is expecting a third in January. 
She’s a tired ma…