Mike and I are very focused on our current committments, living in survival-mode--only basic cleaning and house hold chores. However, I did "undress" the Christmas tree.
Just as I had enjoyed the sparkly fruit so much on the tree, I continued to like what I saw as the colorful pile waited on the coffee table a whole week before it made its way to the attic. The bare tree patiently stands.
Having a good book to listen to helps me get a lot more done.
This is the most recent read/listen--a very moving and powerful story of how God can take a horrible tragedy and make something good and beautiful by his grace and through those who choose forgiveness over bitterness.
We are so privileged to live in this beautiful setting where we can watch: deer bedded down in the morning, . . .
. . . and grazing in the sunshine the next day; squirrels scampering; birds feeding. . .
After the long day of teaching, it was fun to meet mi hija Leah at Ivanhoes for great food and a shared chocolate-covered-strawberry sundae.
Elijah: "First we'll go to MC Sports. Look, they have a big CLEARANCE SALE banner out front!"
The coolest soccer cleats were pricey, so only one more smaller item allowed. Two other shops. Found nothing of interest. Saw lots of Star Wars stuff and laughed remembering our family joke at Christmas-time, imitating little kids' references to Stah Wahs."
Elijah: "I'd like to see it again."
Grandma: "Let's go see if it's on."
Went next door to AMC. 3D version showing at 4:00. We were two minutes early! Perfect!
|Elijah under his #1-favorite-soccer-player poster--Lionel Messi from Argentina! Grandma and Elijah 3D Star-Wars gazing.|