Sunday, December 31, 2017

Peace and Purpose

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As you can see, mine is filled with color, crochet and hearts.  There's some of the drawings from when I participated in an index-card-a-day challenge during June/July, which was just that ... challenging.  (I plan to do more drawing and journaling in the new year.)  Then there sits Jingles ... she weaves her furry little self into every aspect of our lives as cats will do.  And finally, it's appropriate that the PEACE picture I took when we visited Jerusalem in September was included since the words PEACE and PURPOSE have been on my mind as words to guide me in the new year.
I contemplated all these things as I took my morning and walk and lo' and behold but what should appear.
The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.
John O'Donohue

Wishing you beautiful moments,
treasured memories,
And all the blessings a heart can know!
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas Eve

Well folks, according to my youngest son it's been way too long since I last updated my blog.  Several friends have made the same comment so here I am, a month after my last post.
I'm happy that both my boys are home for the holidays but unfortunately, their trip here was not without difficulty.  Their very first flight on Wednesday morning experienced mechanical problems and let's just say that it was downhill from there.  They missed their international connection and wound up having to spend 2 days in Chicago.  Instead of arriving Thursday afternoon, they just arrived yesterday evening, frustrated and tired, but thankfully safe and sound.
I've been crocheting and doing a lot more cross-stitching than usual.  On Saturday, the 16th, I even held a cross-stitch workshop along with Mini (from the blog Miniz Diary) at The Secret Garden.
The boys wanted to rest up and relax today after their travel ordeal so we've just been hanging out at home.
I made vegan pancakes for breakfast.  They both say that they have no taste, but topped with cashew butter, jam and sliced banana and they taste pretty delicious to me.
This afternoon I crocheted some very simple star ornaments.  You can find the pattern on the blog One Dog Woof
The moon and a colorful winter sky to end the day.
Happy Holidays!
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