Sunday, August 2

Reading...


Mma Ramotswe examined the papers in the office of Hector's factory.  It was a hot and uncomfortable room, unprotected from the noise of the factory, and with barely enough space for the two filing cabinets and two desks which furnished it.  Papers lay scattered on the surface of each desk; reciepts, bills, technical catalogues.

"If only I had a wife," said Hector."  "Then this office would not be such a mess.  There would be places to sit down and flowers in a vase on my desk.  A woman would make all the difference."

Alexander McCall Smith

Saturday, August 1

August Sponsor News...

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Tuesday, July 28

Reading...

 
 

There was a filmy veil of soft dull mist obscuring, but not hiding, all objects, giving them a lilac hue, for the sun had not yet fully set; a robin was singing ... The leaves were more gorgeous than ever; the first touch of frost would lay them all low to the ground. Already one or two kept constantly floating down, amber and golden in the low slanting sun-rays.”

Elizabeth Gaskell, 
North and South  

Monday, July 27

Living and Learning: This Week...


 


Living Well
While we were away, I had to run into Target to get a few things and wandered down the soap aisle and got to sniff the Mrs. Meyer's hand soap.  My favorite was the honeysuckle.  I decided not to buy it while we were away in case it ended up spilling on the long trip home, but it is on my shopping list now that we are back.    

Netflix
My sister just alerted me to the fact that The Secret of Roan Inish is on Netflix now!  I have wanted to re-watch it for years, so this news is exciting!


Learning
As hard as it is to believe, it is time to start getting myself situated for this coming school year.  We will have a kindergartener, a second grader, and a fourth grader.  It is going to be a great year and I am excited to begin!

Reading
I had not heard about Elizabeth Bard's books Lunch in Paris or Picnic in Provence until a few days ago, but after reading a few pages of Picnic in a bookstore, I immediately went onto our library's website to put them on hold.  Hopefully they will be ready for me to pick up soon!

In Season  
It is finally peach season!  Our local orchard has not offered u-pick yet, so I picked up a few ripe yellow peaches at a roadside farm stand.  I made this peach torte (based on The New York Times Plum Torte) after lunch today and once it cooled, my sister made whipped some cream and we enjoyed a wedge for an afternoon snack.  I admit that I am looking forward to a wee slice with my bacon and eggs tomorrow!

Sunday, July 26

Home!




After ten days on the road, we are home!  It was a wonderful adventure, but it will be good to get back into the rhythm  of our daily life and the small pleasures of life in the rectory.

Friday, July 24

All-American Council Video: Friday...


On the Road...

 
 
 

  Father John lined up an Orthodox 360 job for the ride home, so we are spending the weekend in Charlotte...  it's hard to believe that our action packed July is nearing an end.  I'm dreaming of peach picking, art projects, baking, and evenings spent on the beach for the long, hot days of August.
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