Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekly Review: 11-3-14

Settling In

 

 
 






 
 

 
 
 
     It was another week of getting used to cooler temperatures and some rain as fall continues to creep in.  Autumn always leaves me with an uneasy feeling that the earth has tilted a bit, leaving me slightly off-kilter.  I find myself more tired and much less motivated.  Thus I did scant work on Ebay, but concentrated more on settling into the house. I cleaned more than usual.  I began bringing in unprotected outdoor plants, and had to cover the ones on the front porch with light blankets the night we had our first freeze. Quilts come out indoors, too, as the heat kicks on during chilly nights.  The cats snuggle up closer. "Falling back" an hour robs us of our evening light even more than the season does.
     This week I managed to make a necklace and bracelet to mail to our sweet niece, Tina.  Monday night Sweetface and I visited the home of another Tina, our friend from church, with her husband, Cary, and the rest of our home fellowship group. It was warm that night, and we all sat around candles on the table outside, cherishing the rare warm darkness. 
     Friday night a couple of girlfriends, Becky and Ruthie, came over for an impromptu movie night. We snacked and laughed as we watched movies downstairs. Why do we not do things like that more often? Why do we think we must plan ahead? Spontaneous fun is the best of all. Laughter and spending time together requires no planning.
     Saturday morning Janine and I visited the local high school craft fair. I bought a bib for a neighbor's newborn. Janine bought a gift for her sister in law.  Nothing else inspired us, which was good for the budget. Once home, I napped and then spent lazy hours in the studio playing with jewelry and fabrics. 
     Sunday morning we picked up Becky and took her with us to the early service at church, since Sweetface was not playing in the band this weekend. Ruthie met us there, too. We were so happy to see our dear friend, Nancy, with her husband; they also sat with us.  God has done a miracle and healed Nancy of a very serious health issue in the past few months, after much trial and tribulation--we all rejoice at her clean bill of health. She has been so courageous and faith-filled through it all. We sang and hugged each other through the worship time, choking back tears of joy. 
     I am not sorry to see this summer go.  It has been fraught with pain, grief and sorrow, in our own family as well. But there is much to be thankful for, just the same.  The God of creation keeps making the sun rise and fall, the seasons come and go, and the cycle of life and death ebb and flow.  There is a time and a purpose for every season.  I rest in that.  I cannot do otherwise. 


6 comments:

  1. Your photo's are so pretty. I love the yo yo quilt on the bed! I hate to see summer go, but realizing it's already November, I guess it's time. (it's 70 degrees here today, but the nights are cold) I've decided to start my Thanksgiving and Christmas planning this week.

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    1. You got our yesterday's weather--stay tuned! :-) Yes, it is time for planning, isn't it?

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  2. You've made a beautiful home....I, too, love the Yo-Yo quilt, but OMG think of all the work involved with all those tiny circles.

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    1. Yes, I bought the old yo-yo quilt on Ebay; some things are much easier to buy than to make!

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  3. I met you on the Scavenger Life blog and came to visit your blog where I really enjoy seeing your gorgeous home and had to say how much I love your decorating style!

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    1. It's so good to hear from you here, Pat! We have Ebay in common, I see. :-)

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