December Is Here

It’s the third day of December. For some reason it doesn’t seem like December to me but I’ll probably catch up with the rest of the world at some point. It’s a gorgeous morning here. The sun will be cresting the top of the trees soon and it will be partly cloudy and in theContinue reading “December Is Here”

The Simple Things In Life

I ended my day yesterday evening with two fingers of The Glenlivet on the rocks. It’s a simple pleasure that I indulge in from time to time. I prefer the 12 yr old single malt but this particular bottle is impossible to find anymore. Brad happened to stumble onto this at a local liquor store…Continue reading “The Simple Things In Life”

Another Cowl And A Load Of Hay

I decided to cast on for another Fishknits Yarn mini skein cowl. I love these colors! I’ve got ninety stitches on a 16″ size 4 needle and nothing but plain knitting. I splice the ends of the yarn when I come to them, I knotted them together when winding them into one cake of yarn.Continue reading “Another Cowl And A Load Of Hay”

Bipolar Texas Weather

It was in the low 70’s yesterday, sunny and windy. By bedtime it was 42° and the wind was rattling the window screens. The low was 32° last night and it will stay below 50° today. This will be a great day to stay indoors and work on my knitting. I need to do somethingContinue reading “Bipolar Texas Weather”

Why I Am Content

“God walks among the pots and pans.” St. Teresa of Avila Two years after converting to the Catholic Church at the age of forty-one I began my journey with an OCDS community in Dallas, Texas. OCDS means literally Order of Carmel Discalced Secular. The Discalced Carmelite Order was founded in the 16th century in SpainContinue reading “Why I Am Content”

Online Purchases

I laundered the slacks. One pair fits and I’ll keep them. The odor in the pair of brushed denim slacks that fit me the best has not washed out and I ended up putting them out in the garage because I was getting a headache from the smell. I’ve emailed Lands End about returning twoContinue reading “Online Purchases”

Late Start To Our Day

We were winding down and getting ready for bed later than usual last night and Brad came in to tell me goodnight when I pointed out that a cable channel we rarely watch had reruns of West Wing playing. So, we finished the episode that had just started and ended up watching another episode andContinue reading “Late Start To Our Day”

So Many Blessings

Our gorgeous morning quickly became a cloudy, drizzly day yesterday and the rainy weather will continue well into the weekend, but somehow it doesn’t really matter to us. We are very thankful for all our blessings: God, family, peaceful home, wonderful neighbors and church communities. The list goes on and on and we try neverContinue reading “So Many Blessings”