Or, three days and counting. Depending on what you’re counting down. Hope all of you are taking some quiet moments in your days to relax and contemplate the meaning of this season of the year. Me, I’ve found a few moments here and there, but not as many as I’d like. Which is amazing, considering how much I’ve pared down the excess Christmas stuff. I think something else is on my mind, even though I’m pretending its not.
But some of us have no problem taking it easy. Here’s the king of taking it easy, doing what he does best:
Well, Monk’s not the only one taking it easy. I was trying out my new cozy travel pillow!
Noah was taking it easy too.
I saw this image and thought there was a striking resemblance:
Sophie has a hard time taking it easy. Even on the bed, she seems to spend a lot of time worrying. And keeping track of everything going on outside AND inside the house.
I’m hoping to take a little travel quilt project with me. Here’s the pretty stack of fabrics I am going to use–wool and cotton!
“My” little girl in Tanzania (Compassion) sends me the prettiest little pictures, and the minute I saw them I knew they would be great quilting motifs.
Yesterday’s party was so fun. My friend is very creative, and she had all the supplies there for us to make a collage. I was quite pleased with how mine came out. It started out with a picture of a little porch overhang that I would really love to have, instead of the constant waterfall of rain that comes down right outside my front door. (Sophie would also love to have this overhang!) Anyway, as I made it, and then thought about it afterward, the collage became about my retirement, what I might do. Things I dream about…
Regarding my coming trip to Africa (eeeeeeeekkk!!!) people keep asking me if I am excited. And I have felt a little weird when I would say I was not. Then my pastor’s wife said she had a word for me. ANTICIPATE. At the time I thought it was a little strange. But now I realize it is the perfect word. Excited is more of a ‘fun’ word in my mind. Anticipate seems to be a bigger word to me. I am anticipating that the whole direction of my life might possibly be changed by this trip. It seems similar to the time 25 years ago when I felt led (again, by God) to become a registered nurse. That sure changed the direction of my life. And the timing of this does seem providential. I planned on taking this trip over a year ago. And I didn’t plan on taking retirement until a few months ago. So I am anticipating…