Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Entering 2021

Michael bought me a bouquet to cheer a wintry day.

He's gotten me out hiking/trekking a few times.

--Rangeline Nature  Preserve in Anderson on Monday the 28th of December.

--Mounds State Park with a group of UCC Hikers on the 31st.

--Detamore Trail/ Main Street Trail in Upland, Sunday afternoon, January 3.

My main occupation throughout the week was to clear out the extra bedroom, originally called the Argentina Room, which has become the sewing/craft/junk room. As I worked, took everything out, sorted, and purged, I listened to three books to help the tedium.

--Louise Penny's latest All the Devils Are here
--Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
--The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen

Leah was also clearing areas, sorting, purging. Shefound some of Grandma Hoyt's jewelry we are still dealing with. Any piece you are interested in, family, friends?

Both Leah and I are very happy with the results of our efforts. "Clearing our physical surroundings, helps clear head space too." to quote one son who stopped by this week.

Michael spent many, many hours sorting screws and many small items at the shop that were thrown together in the big move of a year ago. He also listens to books to while away the time.

And he faithfully makes time for exercise. The long rides with his Muncie biking buddies have continued even this late in the season. However, this last Saturday he ended up alone and rode 54 miles in 30 degree weather.

It's no wonder his grandson gave him a trophy for Christmas!

Our new year 2021 brings another student to share our home and opens another season of robotics, although uncertain as to what it will look like. 

The Kick-Off is January 9. We will watch the simulcast and learn more this coming Saturday at the Matthews' shop from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

I will close with a favorite pic of the week. Kalani, the baby of our family is over 9 months and will walk on his own any day now.

Many changes are coming in his first year of life, yet he has no fear and total trust in his Dad and Mom who dote on him and are showing very natural skills as parents.

We too have a loving Father and a Savior who promised us His peace. 

Peace I leave with youmy peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.



  1. I would love the butterfly if still available. Kathy Goossen

  2. I love that photo of Michael and the green bench - he and his phone are very well coordinated with it! I also love Louise Penney's books. I'll have to check out your other authors (if you recommend them). Finally, Michael is insane. And that's all I have to say about him riding his bicycle in that weather. Ha!


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