I pray your holiday week continues to be full of happy memory making. Carl and Emily are on the road visiting cousins and friends in the Mississippi Delta while Ben and I are home; at least I’m home when I’m not driving him back and forth from 2-a-day swim practices and feeding him in between. In the in between I’m reading, sewing and generally doodling around.
I finished Stephen King’s newest; 11/22/63. It’s not creepy or gory and the story is interesting. But I read him for the writing and learn from him every time. Love In the Time of Cholera has been on my list forever and it did not disappoint, a perfectly heartbreaking love story. I didn’t expect it to be so funny and I learned new things about South America. Now I’m reading C.S. Lewis’ memoir, Suprised by Joy, which is, no surprise, wonderful and myth correcting; namely that he was altogether an atheist before becoming a Christian.
Donetta once said told me it’s good for teachers to be beginners at something now and then. Toward that end, I’m learning to serge (sewing). Mostly I fumble, make mistakes, re-read the directions, back up the video and rejoice over a four inch seam.
As for doodling, I scored a very large sweater at Goodwill for $4 which I brought home and spent 2 hours taking apart and unknitting so I can have the yarn - about 1500 yards ($80-90 new) of the softest, blue gray wool ever.
There is always work to do and problems to solve but peace and quiet is never wasted time. I pray that we all enter a new year strengthened and grateful for the gifts of the season.
peace & prayers, pastor annette