Too Early to Despair

This is what I'm reading this 90 degree afternoon...

 It's at least the third E. Peters book in this series I've read this spring/summer.  I delight in this period of history (1100s) and find Brother Cadfael a most interesting character.
...and out in the yard...

the last thing I need

 

the

last

thing

i

need

is

one

more

earthly

thing

(rlg, 6-24-2021)

Life with Father




a
septuagenarian
life
shared
with
a
nonagenarian
has
its
moments


Sight & Sound


Sight and sound
Distractions abound





 

One Day / One Moment










 Living one day at a time
Enjoying one moment at a time...

Here's To...

here's to

used

but

useful

old

not

over

dated

and

delightful

(rlg, 3-6-2021)

Apple Dumplings



It was an apple dumplings
sort of day, so I got out
my Better Homes
and Gardens Cookbook.


An hour or so later,  the finished product was baked and ready to be served at noon with a piece of ham as an accompaniment.



Try to Make It Last


Just about my 
favorite thank you card
ever!
(From one of our granddaughters)
Below, the present she made me.



A Quiet Life


a

quiet

peaceable

life

godly

and

dignified

please

and

thank you

(rlg, 1-21-2021)



 

No Shortcuts

He walked with me yesterday.
"Do you take the shortcut?"
he asked referring to the driveway
that veers to the right.
"Not anymore,"
I responded.
 
 "Determined
Zealous
Industrious
and
Resilient"
were the words of the feminine genius exemplified
in the life of
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
and noted by Father Wade Menezes
in a recent homily.
I'm no longer interested
in shortcuts.


Unabashedly Aged


unabashedly

aged

i am

which

comes

with

some pros

a few cons

and

fewer excuses

(rlg, 1-3-2021)

2021

A look and re-look at this post inspired these words...

natural

unpretentious

pared down

clutterless

strong

curated

basic

timeless

honest

unabashedly aged

Later, I realized my extreme fascination with this place was because it was almost everything I long to be personally.  I'm paying attention to this as I prepare to enter 2021.









The Day Before


Christmas cards blend BEAUtifully
with Christmas birthday cards
the day before Christmas and my birthday.
Today (Christmas Eve)
I baked my cake for tomorrow...
Baked Oatmeal.
I even took a hasty selfie
and include it without apology--
a record of the last day of being
71.
I'm almost finished with my Read-thru-the-Bible plan for 2020.
I've been reading out of the Amplified Bible.
Usually, the Song of Solomon is NOT my favorite book of the Bible.
But this morning, I read 7:1 as though it were a promise to me--
that my "person" would be noticed this year even as my outer beauty fades!
(I know that the bracketed parts are not actual text.)
I read on and stopped and smiled at the 10th verse.
{She proudly said} I am my beloved's,
and his desire is toward me!
I have much room to grow in the realization
of my Bridegroom's love in my 72nd year.
I believe it will be so.


Counting Hallelujahs

It was either sort the stack of miscellany or count the Hallelujahs. 
 I counted Hallelujahs.  I got 168, adding all of them 
in each of the four parts...

 

94 Going On 95

My father entered his 95th year
on the morning of his 94th birthday.
We're thankful for the blessing of having him in our home the past
four years since my mother died.
I opened the blinds for light for the poinsettia, one of his gifts.
I was happy for an "excuse"
to open the blinds and 
get some light into his room!
Happy birthday to 
an inspiring father.

Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)